Saturday, 5 June 2010

Is it wrong to love buttons?

I’m not talking Cinderella here I’m talking real buttons.

After bitching with fellow posters on MSE (money saving expert) about how rubbish and expensive my local charity shops are the patron saint of charity shops must have heard my rantings and blessed me yesterday. Look what I got ;


All of these were sorted into similar colours in loads of little sandwich bags tied together with wool.

It is clear someone slightly unhinged like me collected these for years and treasured them. Most of them are full sets of 5 or 6 of the same type, many of them are so well made and it is clear that they are quite old. I kept finding bits of threads amongst them where someone had snipped them off old clothes and saw fit to keep them.

These are a few of my favourites:

I love these badly cracked little black buttons:

These are my very favourites, look how much work went into these:


And now to the price … I paid £1.00 for all of these, I did feel a little guilty and added my change to the charity box to help ease my guilt!

I came in from work last night after what seemed like a very long week and I was stressed to the eyeballs, and after 20 minutes sat sorting and adoring my buttons I felt better, isn’t that mad?

Am I the only button freak out there?

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23 comments:

Annie xx TheFeltFairy said...

NOOOOOOOOOOOo! It is Soooooooo right to love Buttons! What a great buy, well done - I need not add 'enjoy' as you clearly already have YOU CRAZY BUTTON LOVING LADY!!! lol xx

Vintage Vixen said...

I have those silver Roman coin head buttons,too!
I adore buttons!
Well done for donating your extra pennies to charity, good karma!
Vix
xxx

WoodbankCrafts said...

I have to agree with you, buttons make me go weak at the knees. I regularly look through my button collection just to make myself smile :). What a bargain price too! I never seem to find any at my local CS's xx

CraftyHelen said...

I completely understand - I guess either you're a crafty girl or you're just not?xx

witchwoopiggy said...

aww lovely buttons, and yes its great to love buttons :) I have a button in the shape of a ladybird on my crochet blanket that was on my hubbys dressing gown when he was two :) my mil loves buttons too :)
witchwoopiggy x

Alexandra Mason said...

I love your buttons! hope you are having a lovely weekend x

cherisong said...

I too love buttons and I recognise some of those that you have. Both my mum and nan were very handy, My mum crocheted (spl) lots of my clothes and my nan sewed lots. I definitely had some of the buttons on some clothes. I especially remember your favourite buttons on one of my jackets and the purple ones on my most favourite ever crocheted cardigan. Thanks for reminding me of them. See buttons are full of surprises.

hart44 said...

Im a button lover too :) my little box is now full of different buttons and it is just so nice to lift the lid and look at them :)
You are so lucky to find so many lovely ones Kandi :)
hart44 xx

Alex said...

One of my favourite childhood games was playing with Mum's button collection. I still love them - in fact I bought quite a few today. Nothing as bargainous as your haul though!

Crafty JuJu said...

Your no way a buttin freak :D I'm just as bad...I've got loads & still have not done anything with them yet. I have decided I'm going to make some jewellery with mine though :) I love the buttons you got that look like coins :D x

Tuesday said...

Buttons I love :) I tried some DIY putting different kind of buttons too, I've collections hidden in our storage.... so I think you're not the only one hihi

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dizzytina said...

What a bargain well done lovi. I love the shiny purple ones they are fab. I'm a bit of a buttonholic too x x

dosierosie said...

the word button just jumped out at me which is how I found your blog. Does that make me a button freak, I think so.

Amanda said...

Oh Lisa...we're talking the same language, you and me! Lovely buttons! xxx

LadyBugSays ... said...

I remember when I was little sorting through my mums button collection. Whats not to like about small, shiny and colourful things!

giddynici said...

Totally not wrong! I adore buttons. Have a box full of them, all different kinds. What a fab find. The coin ones are delightful. x

VintageVicki said...

I hereby rant about my local charity shops & there lack of buttons (and hope it has the same effect) ;)

Magic Bean said...

Oh Lordy, there are so many there which are so familiar to me from my ma's button tins (sorted into black, white and multi). I can even smell them!

Thank you for visiting my blog- I have put your name in the lucky-dip for the necklace. Ax

Crafting in the beach hut said...

Course you're not the only button freak! I think you should start a facebook group for button addicts (I'd join - I did a very similar post to this a few weeks back.... and am still guilty of being a closet button lover). I love the glassy purple ones - and so bargainous!! Lucy xox

Kim said...

wow very unque post! love you blog hun! hope you could follow me back.

Karen said...

What a great collection of buttons. I too just adore the purple shiny ones. Nice blog, glad I stopped by.

Josie-Mary said...

What a great find, well done :)
You can never have enough buttons!

A Country Girl said...

What a great haul of buttons! Wish my local charity shops would come up with some that nice.