Sunday, March 30, 2008

Button Challenge

I just happened upon the "button challenge" that Analise is hosting today. Since I have a love for vintage buttons I thought it would be fun to join in and show a few of my favorites.
Rhinestone buttons are probably the ones I love best. You can never have enough sparkle!

Glass buttons are a close second - cuz they sparkle too.
Mother of pearl, abalone or shell buttons are another favorite of mine - love the lustre.
Anything pink....
or jadeite green are some I always search for.
Gotta love all white too!
I guess it's fitting that I love to collect buttons. According to my mom, "pretty buttons" were the first words I spoke as a child.


24 comments:

leesiebella said...

Hi Karoline!

Thanks for joining in! I just posted your link!
Your buttons are fabulous, I really like those rhinestones!!

xo,
Analise

Pinkie Denise said...

Hello Caroline,
I love your buttons, pink and green are my favorite colors....Thanks for sharing yours Pinkie Denise

She'sSewPretty said...

Karoline,
I love all of your buttons especially the jadeite and pink buttons!

Little Pink Studio said...

Wow!! You have some wonderful buttons!! Love them all!

Diane said...

What a wonderful collection of buttons. I love the sparkle too! We girls always need bling. The jadeite are special because I collect jadeite.
Hugs, Diane

Alison Gibbs said...

Oh wow they are all so pretty.
Love all the pearl and rhinestones.
Thanks for visiting and seeing some of my buttons
Alison

LiLi M. said...

Hi, thanks for stopping by at my blog. Your collection is really fabulous. Cannot think which I love the most. The rhinestones, the jade color, the pinks, the whites... Lets just say I wouldn't say no to any of them. You are a rich girl!!
Nice to meet you!

Dawn said...

I am loving your buttons!!!!!!! I need to sort through mine soooo badly!
:o)

María Elena said...

Great buttons collection! I loved all them.

julie (jane's apron) said...

I LOVE your jadite colored buttons (green with envy!)

Beth Leintz said...

Excuse me while I drool over your buttons- I agree you can never have enough rhinestones- and they're so hard to find! Your buttons are just gorgeous!

Betty said...

You have a beautiful banner....

I enjoy buttons as well...especially jars of buttons from long ago...

Thanks for visiting and commenting on the Victorian birdcage....Betty

Rosa said...

Hi Karoline,
Just found your blog through Sonya's Love of Yellow Roses blog.
You have a beautiful button collection, thanks for sharing it with us!
Rosa

A Thing for Roses said...

Love your pretty buttons Karoline!

Lisa

PAINT MINE PINK said...

Ok now i am jealous. There is a serious button shortage here in Sydney Australia im telling you. I NEVER find any, and if by chance i do, they are BLAH YUK. Your collection is gorgeous. I love the first pic the most..soooo pretty!

ahhh button heaven here.

hugs,
Shann

Carla said...

Pretty, pretty buttons, Karoline. I especially love all the different patterns in the white ones. That photo has such great texture.

Charlotte said...

Those buttons are not just pretty - they're beautiful. I think it is interesting that even as a little child you loved pretty buttons.

Carla said...

Good morning, Karoline. Thanks for your kind comments--I'm really trying to get the hang of all of this. I believe it is a Hardanger heart. For a number of years, I was a member of an embroidery guild and it was a gift from one of the members. I added the little mother of pearl initial pin and it normally hangs from the beak of a sewing bird. I "rescued" the one-winged bird from a flea market years ago. I have the bird clamped onto a desk cubby shelf and it's turned so you can't even tell the bird is missing a wing.

Paula said...

Well! I know who to come see if I ever need a button. :0)

The Apron Queen said...

I'm incredibly jealous. How cute!

By the way, any of your blog entries would be absolutely perfect to share for Vintage Thingies Thursdays over at my place. I'd love to have you participate.

Come on by! Confessions of an Apron Queen: http://anapronaday.blogspot.com

Jen Glover said...

Beautiful buttons, I love them all! You must share where you find these beauties! After seeing everyones buttons, I want to start my own collection!!!!

Grammie said...

My oh my!!I didn't know you had so many buttons. And I cut the threads out of so many of them. They are truly beautiful all sorted like that. Again your creative talent takes over.

Kathleen Grace said...

Fabulous buttons! I love all the rhinestones and colors:>)

cindy said...

Just beautiful...so much fun seeing everyone's button stash!

c