Wednesday, September 11, 2019

A Basket, Some Buttons

 This morning I decided to bring out my favorite basket in the house and put it on the new old green table.  
This basket is rather fragile, as it is about a hundred years old.  It's big....13" x 26."  
And, it's wonderful!

So, I wondered for a bit as to what, if anything, I would put in it.
And, then it came to me...

I rounded up as many buttons as I could, having a stash of them in several places in the house.
 I wanted them to be mostly white, off-white, or Mother-of-Pearl.
With a few exceptions.
For instance, not there yet, but I am going to put some larger brown ones in there.

I also added a big spoon.
For gathering up a handful at a time.
I will add more when I find more.
I will enjoy choosing buttons for a project when needed.
No way I can fill it.
#1, it would take so many more.
#2, it's already heavy, so more would make it impossible to pick up the basket.
#3, I don't want to damage the basket.

So, what do you think?
Right now it is a fun thing to look at and it's always fun to run your hands through a bunch of buttons.
Does there need to be any other reason?

until next time
Bird Nest Cottage



Marilyn McLeod @ Pink Paper Cottage said...

Oh I love that basket of buttons! I seem to have a "thing" for vintage buttons and if I find any at a thrift store or antique store, I can't resist them. I don't use them alot, but now and then on my mini albums and cards. My coffee table looks like yours.... lots of stacked magazines and books! I can't seem to stay away from magazines and books and I collect them all over the house! They are like old friends and I still keep some from the 70's and 80's (mostly pattern books for knitting or quilting). Have a nice week! Marilyn

sandi s said...

I love your basket and the buttons are a great ide!! I love that you added the silver spoon. I’m in love with your green table. Hugs,

Sherry said...

Oh, my! I love the basket of buttons! I don't think I could come up with that many but that's okay since I don't have a basket that big. And that is such a beautiful silver spoon. You are finding such great inspiration from your new old green table!

Sherry in Little Rock

brianhaggard said...

Hello and good morning to all your good readers.
I will always back you in your great idea of having buttons out on the coffee, It makes your guests have something to be interactive. lets admit it always makes a person smile to see then and you cant really resist a finger dragging through them. I wish every one a great day and Go Pat you know I love you and the buttons you know the pearl buttons are my favorites.
As a collector of buttons for many years I never get tired of the Mother of pearl (MOP) they just come to life.

All my best to you as always Brian from Indy

Jaybird said...

I'm officially in love, and I am going to hide my big bowl of MOP buttons :^) When the girlies were younger, they could spend HOURS sorting and stringing and matching
the buttons. When they went home, I would cut the strings and rumple everything so that they could start all over the next visit.

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