Oh my. Buttons. I'm so, so, so loving vintage buttons at the moment. Over the last few months I seem to have changed every button on most of my coats and cardigans and I love it. I'm loving the finding of buttons from charity shops (so love that bit!); then the choosing of what goes with what; and then the fact that my clothes are just that little bit different.
And the buttons - my collection is growing. I sit for hours in the corners of charity shops, often on the floor, with their button tins and a hopeful heart. This was me last Saturday taken by secretly by Lucy who was playing with my phone. *Note rather large bag of wooden coat hangers in second photo (it got fuller, see last post for hanger details!)
I have found some beauties. I didn't think anyone could get quite so excited over buttons, but I do. If I feel a little low I just think about either going on a charity run to hunt some down or look through my own tins and glass jars and get a little giddy at my collection! Saddo..! Want a peak at my stash? Bear in mind you cannot see every glorious button but there some hiding in there.
We will start with the glass ones - with the odd plastic one too.
Then move onto my smallish favourites in my rosie tin
Isn't it a beautiful tin?
My slightly bigger vintage beauties should be in my Coronation tin but I'm needing a sort out due to a rather steady influx of buttons recently. O.b.s.e.s.s.i.o.n.
And then probably my favourite, favourite..the jar of pearl buttons. I wish I could show you some of the unusual shaped ones- they make my day when I find one of those - but I fear you are probably in some sort of stupor already!
I have the most wonderful vintage diamanté buttons on my black cardi which I wear constantly (cardi cost £6 from Primark, buttons cost £5 at a flea market!) but hard as I tried they wouldn't photograph in this terrible light.
So, if you see a woman sprawled out on the floor, or snuck in a corner with her head in a tin in the next charity shop you visit; perhaps dressed like Elton John - do come and say hello!