Do you keep your buttons organised in colours ?
Do you keep them in jars or a basket or even in the junk draw ?
I have to admit that I am a bit of an organiser.
I like everything to be pretty and in it's place. I wouldn't say that I am a perfectionist around the house because 4 children definitely does not allow that ! lol
But when it comes to being organised, then I have to be for my own sanity.
My organisational skills can be a tad excessive when it comes to my sewing bits and pieces. All cottons have to be in colour order and all of my fabrics are also kept in a colour scheme.
AND YES I am one of those scary people who likes to group colours together in my wardrobe. I simply find it easier to work out what I fancy wearing each day and it makes the choice a little easier.
So when it comes to my buttons then HELLO........my compulsion to group in colours comes well and truly out to play.
Over the weekend while I was out antiquing I added a few new buttons to my collection. They were quite inexpensive and I knew that they would be great for my jewellery line that you can find HERE AT MY ETSY STORE
I try to pick up buttons at good prices whenever I can because I have noticed the price of buttons has been increasing of late. The antique dealers seem to be able to sell them for a lot more these days which means that there are a lot of button collectors around who are prepared to pay the prices they are charging.
I like to make my jewellery line affordable and the price of what I pay for my lace, buttons and buckles reflects in what I charge in my store.
Please pop over to MY STORE for a look at my pieces.
Meanwhile please scroll down to see a few of my favourite buttons.
These few below were the newbies that I found over the weekend.
The gold one top left is my favourite. It is really a lovely button and I know that it will look gorgeous on one of my French Cuffs.
I don't mind the odd pearl or 2 or 3 or 4.........
and only vintage will do. The older, the better !
Stains and marks only add to the patina and beauty.
My pieces have lived a life of purpose and I like to think that even the ugly duckling can transform into a beautiful swan.
See you all tomorrow !