I think many of you already know that I LOVE mushrooms! Not the edible kind ( they are pretty good when you fry them up with some onions though!), but the beautiful, colorful, probably crazy-poisonous kind, like the ones you see in fairy tale illustrations. ( You can read more about my obsession with mushrooms in this post). Mushrooms are not the only thing I am obsessed with though. I also adore BUTTONS!
Whenever we go to any antique/junk shop I am always on the lookout for buttons. My absolute favorites are the pretty, pearlescent Mother of Pearl buttons! I find these occasionally and they make my heart go pitter-patter. Silly reaction to a button find? Maybe. But for me it is like treasure hunting and their cost doesn’t break the bank. I have even trained hubby and youngest son to be on the lookout, because sometimes those little button jars are hiding in the oddest places.
Because I been collecting buttons for quite a few years now I have a pretty good collection, so when I found this adorable little storage cabinet with all the individual drawers I HAD to buy it! I have sorted my various buttons by color in the drawers so that when I need a particular color it is just a question of opening the right drawer!
I own many buttons and not only did I not have room for all of them in my little button cabinet, I also wanted to have some on display for inspiration. Nothing looks prettier than a mason jar full of buttons! Two is even better…or three 🙂
Even though I own loads of buttons, I am actually very stingy about using them. But every once in a while there will be a project that just screams out for some special buttons, so I go in search of just the right ones… and then I will include them in projects like this:
I of course have a Pinterest board dedicated to buttons! You can imagine all the wonderful ideas that people have come up with using buttons, such as these ones:
For more ideas make sure to go check out my board! There is all kinds of great inspiration on there, everything from jewelry, to hair clips, to home decor and cards…truly something for everyone. I also found some ideas that are perfect for kids and grand-kids that love buttons!~ which reminds me of a funny story: Someone I know ( and I won’t mention any names here) could not wear any clothing with buttons on it, and actually could not even look at buttons on other people’s clothing because it made them gag! True story and I still have a laugh about that to this day! I think I can safely say that they are NOT button fans!
How about you? Are you a button fan? And if buttons are not your thing, do you have a secret obsession with something in particular? ( Fabric does not count, that is a given!) Or am I the only strange one here? 😀
Until next time…happy button-hunting…but make sure to leave some for me!