Exploring Grandma’s House: Buttons, Buttons, Buttons

Hi all,

First, you may have noticed that I have changed the format of my blog yet again. I think I am happy with this one, although it requires going back into the previous posts to set a “featured photo.” Luckily, I have not been at this blogging thing too long so I should complete that work soon (fingers crossed.)

Not a lot of arty crafty stuff going on this weekend. We are currently visiting my husbands parents in Spokane, WA for the weekend. My in-laws have a fascinating assortment of antiques and cool old stuff that I never get tired of investigating. The thing I love about my in-laws is that they actually use a lot of these antiques, and they aren’t too afraid to let the little one touch and investigate a lot of this stuff too.  So rather than a collection of precious untouchable items that are only to be looked at, we get to interact with them, feel their history, and talk about them in a meaningful way.

My son and I spent some time this afternoon going through an antique button collection and found some treasures that I thought I would share with you.  I could have stayed in there exploring and photographing buttons (and brooches, and cuff links, and hat pins!) all day. Pretty magical.

Button, buttons, buttons.

Some of my favorite buttons from the collection.

Small, old pearlized buttons tacked on to a strip of silk.

Little “gem” buttons.

An old brooch mixed in with the buttons.

An old cuff link mixed in with the buttons.

Antique hat pins. Not from the box, but close by 🙂

The button box.


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  1. I love these sorts of things too! What fun.

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