a button surprise

On Saturday, I had the privilege of attending my cousin Katie’s baby shower. It was wonderful to see my grandma, my aunts, my cousins, and of course Katie, who despite her large belly and sore feet, was full of smiles and excitement as she opened parcels filled with tiny dresses and shoes.

blue & white stripe buttons

After the festivities, I was hugging aunts all around and getting ready to leave, when Aunt Jeanie said she had a box of buttons that I might like. Buttons? There’s a good chance that I like those.

“They aren’t very exciting,” she said, “but I figured I’d give them to you before giving them away.”

pink buttons, yellow bug buttons

I am familiar with unexciting buttons. Usually when I happen upon unexciting buttons, they’re all shades of black, gray, and white – spares from old coats and shirts, dangling by a “don’t lose me!” thread. I’m sure you can relate. Those boxes are what I consider the less exciting button boxes, but they usually harbor some treasures despite their appearances.

golden yellow buttons, white decorative buttons (the gold ones are my favorite!)

This was not one of those boxes. Yellow disks? Pink candy-stripes? And all on the cards, with some prices as far down as 25 cents.

box o' buttons

Tell me, am I just too excited about buttons? Or does this constitute a treasure box?

pink buttons, red buttons

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8 Responses

  1. lynaeve says:

    This is just the sort of thing I dream of finding at a thrift shop. Sadly though, when they’re are buttons in, they are always priced way to high (like 10 dollars for a small jar). So I wait until the next week hoping its on sale, but they are always gone. So I’d say this is a pretty exciting box of buttons lol

  2. Sue says:

    TREASURE BOX!! I’m jealous.

  3. Gramma Rita says:

    Definitely a treasure box! :D

  4. Stephanie Saniga says:

    Boy, do I remember LaMode buttons! Grandma may still have some of those, too.

  5. Cathy says:

    OMG! Definitely unusual buttons! How cute and they will make your creations beautiful – if you can give them up! I’m not sure I could. :)

  6. Laura says:

    Oh my word. I go crazy for buttons. Seriously. I love them so much. LOL! That is definitely a box that I would go gaga over. Lucky you! What a great gift. Not a boring box-o-buttons AT ALL!

  7. Nothy Lane says:

    Oh, I love all those buttons! Buttons are so underestimated I think. They can really make all the difference on the right fabric. Enjoy!!!

  8. Paula Sells says:

    If I didn’t know better I’d say that box of buttons came from my house. LOL! I think I even have a StrideRite box like that! I’m sure my husband would be glad to pass my stash out.

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