Buttons, buttons, buttons, any shape, size or colour, we love them all!!
When a cornish school appealed for vintage buttons so they could make bracelets to support the school they received a box donated by a dressmaker in her eighties. When they went through the box it was obvious it had never been tipped out and they could date the layers of buttons and rather than hide them away in the box the mothers made them into brooches, bracelets, rings, neclaces and hairbands and have not only given the buttons a new lease of life but have raised the school over £1000.
(Sorry about the quality of the pics but its a rainy grey afternoon)
How marvelous to think that 1. an old lady would give away her precious box of buttons and 2. some lucky people are now wearing beautiful jewellery.
This second article is labled "the button box" and it reads,
"My dream button box would contain as many beautiful and exquisite buttons as possible"
So I was thinking what would be in my dream button box??
I like the idea of old glass jars filled with rainbow coloured buttons, and I like buttons on cards displayed on cake plates but most of all I like mother of pearl buttons scattered in this very old music box that belonged to my dear old nan.
How do/would you like to display your buttons???
I'll make a brooch with one of my pearly buttons for the person with the best "button" comment.
The hurdy gurdy plays a beautiful tune but I don't know the name of it!!
Love Lucey xx