Buttons used in projects have really not
changed that much.
I wanted to share with all of you a story (in part) from a magazine called "The Good Ole Days", written by Kate Hartnell Stobbe.
I found it interesting that projects and activities using buttons have not changed all that much in the last 81 years (at least according to this article)
Grandma Vaughn always said "I never saw a button I didn't like, couldn't use or wouldn't save."
Stringing various sizes and colors of buttons on heavy thread for necklaces and bracelets was a delight of my preteen years.
Grandmother's handmade quilts for my sister and me were decorated with buttons or our current favorite colors.
Gloves and mittens, so often lost or misplaced were readily recognized with large, ornamental buttons sewn on the cuffs.
Her curtains were hung evenly with buttons sewn on each side of the hem, those weights helped the curtains fall into place when we kids lifted the curtains to look outside as children are prone to do.
Many soft pillows were decorated with buttons.
One holiday season, she cut a Christmas tree from green felt and decorated it with tiny glass buttons that picked up various colors in the light.
Grandmother customized each frame by gluing on tiny pearls and small buttons in the shapes of flowers and leaves for Christmas 1931.
I hope you enjoyed the highlights of the article as much as I did.
What do you create with your buttons?
Are you the lucky owner of your Grandmother's button collection?
Thanks for stopping by.