Sunday, March 30, 2008

Show Me Your Buttons!

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Happy Sunday, everyone! Analise over at Sugar*Sugar has issued a challenge....She wants to see our buttons....
And do I have buttons!
If you have been reading this blog for any amount of time, you know the story of the mason jars filled with buttons that make up my blog Banner (if not just click here to read a bit more about them). Well Analise's challenge inspired me to drop everything and finally give those buttons the attention they deserve. I had been putting off (dreading the task, really) the sorting and cleaning these guys, but I use these guys in my crafting. It had become a major pain to sort through every jar for just the *right* button (read this post to see what I am talking about).
Now, thanks to Anelise, they are clean (for the most part- some were so stubborn that no amount of scrubbing got them completely clean) and sorted (although I may have to find more jars or figure out a new system because I have way too many white buttons to fit in one jar but not enough to fill up two) and photographed (the FUN part!)....
So without further rambling, I share with you...
My Buttons....

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Let's start with the bling.....

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The Neutral Textures...

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PINK!
The coral-ly pink carved button in both photos is my absolute favorite button of the whole collection. I have four of these, waiting for a very special, still unknown, project...

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Reds.... After I sorted them all, I figured out that the red buttons, for some reason, have the BEST textures and details....

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Blues.... The crackled glass buttons in these photos are a close second on my favorites list...they are SO interesting to look at.....

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Some funky Greens....

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And, last but not least (because I didn't even get to the black and brown buttons and there are some winners in there too!) Golden Ambers....

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So there you have it....a small selection of my buttons....A HUGE thank you to Analise for hosting this challenge!
Now I guess I have to get back to my real chores...Or I can just go look at all the other pretty buttons....decisions, decisions....

16 comments:

Mockingbird Hill said...

Love, love , love these...but am absolutely drooling over the REDS!!

Great collection. I also need to sort and separate... thanks for the inspiration ;)

Cassie

Joy said...

Oh my - MAJOR button eye candy over here! :)

michelle said...

The reds are really great! What a great collection! And a fun blog!

leesiebella said...

WOW!! I am in loooove with your buttons!! sounds funny... no, you have a beautiful collection! And WONDERFUL photos!!

thanks so much for sharing, glad you got them clean and sorted... doesn't it feel great?

hugs,
analise

Lori said...

Steph, oh my!!! you have oodles of buttons!!! they are all just wonderful, i especially LOVE your darling pink buttons, they are very sweet!!! and of course a little bit of bling always catches my eye, thanks so much for sharing your fabulous collection, your pictures are gorgeous:)

Lisa B. said...

you have some real beauties!!! Tiny little works of art! Thanks for sharing!

jthom03 / Jan Thomason / thomranch@hctc.net said...

AUGHHHHHHHHHHHHH!!! you are totally shaming me!!
you've done what i have needed to do for years - there's no telling what treasures i have in this honkin' suitcase where all of my buttons are.................when i get home from this trip (check out my blog:) i'm going to do what you did and clean up my mess!!
and, of course, when i finally do get it done, i'll blog it!
xoxo, jan

Clever Karen said...

These are terrific - I saw a few white ones that are in my stash too! I love the wonderful closeups! It's been fun to look at everyone's collections.

GeorgiaPeachez said...

You have a fabulous button collection! I jealous! xo, suzy

The Vintage Sister Studio said...

What a beautiful button collection! When I saw the challenge on another blog I thought, "I bet Stephanie will be all over this!". I don't think I could part with most of the buttons you showed.
Tracy

Diane said...

What a beautiful collection of buttons I love the bright colors and a mix of bling, stop on over and see mine,
I always love company!
Hugs, Your Button Sisiter,
Diane

Doreen said...

Oh my goodness....how beautiful. My favorites are the lovely pink's and the round yellow one with all the cracks...I LOVE that one :)

Thanks for sharing....you take beautiufl pictures.

Blessings,
Doreen

rosabeer said...

So many beautiful buttons and the pictures are also beautiful.
Nice colours.
Greatings from Holland.
Marja

karlascottage.typepad.com said...

Those pinky ones are my favorite too!

marsha said...

I can't choose a particular fave as I love them all! But I'm particularly drawn to the neutral ones and the pink ones! SO PRETTY!

Lorissa J. Longfellow said...

WoW. You have a beautiful collection of buttons. Thanks for sharing.