Monday, January 23, 2012

Finding Joy in the little things - Button Edition

Hello Fellow Thrifters and Friends,

   I finally got some time over the weekend to clean my craft room and organize it a bit. As we are all aware storage is tricky in any craft room as us crafters save all sorts of odds and ends thinking they will be the perfect addition to a craft project down the road. That being said we have a lot of weird stuff that needs storing.

  I have accumulated quite the button collection over the years, but I have not had a good way to store them. More importantly a good way to store them where I can still search through them without having to dump them out all over my work space. I found this adorable tin on the christmas clearance table at Joanns for $2.30 and knew it would be perfect for BUTTONS!

I love how it looks vintage, but its brand new. Plus a vintage one might have rust or other particles hanging around inside of it. We all know what age can do to a tin. 

Take a peak at my collection. I love looking at the different shapes and colors. 

I picked out some of my favorite buttons to feature. Let me rephrase that, my favorite buttons at that moment. 

This pale blue button has always been a favorite button of mine, and it is being saved for just the right project. 

Do you have a button collection? And if so how do your store yours? By color? Shape?

The Joyful Thrifter

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  1. I have a bag of buttons that I picked up from the Goodwill a few months back. It reminds me of searching through my grandmas button box when I was a kid, being so amazed at all the wonderful buttons she had in there! I have been searching all over for another bag of buttons that is cheap, but they are always so expensive! I really need to search!

  2. I have a button collection that is a combination of two of my Great-Grandmothers collections. I took a few nights to do some marathon t.v. watching and sorted mine out by color into separate glass jars.

  3. I'm so jealous, I wish my button collection was that impressive. I found these awesome crafts on BH&G for buttons. I wanna know how your going to use your buttons???

  4. I love that button tin for your buttons. I have lots and right now they are displayed in jars. If I ever get crafty then I think I will have to sort them a little better into something else.

  5. My button collection resides in a couple of old colanders. They too, like yours are perfect to rummage through to find the perfect button.
    I also keep a collection of my very favourite old buttons in a Fowlers jar. x

  6. YES!!! I do Love my buttons!!! I store mine by color in clear jars. They sure make me happy!
    Love the little blue flower and the bunny button!
    Deb :)

  7. What a cute button tin! Such a great find! Just stopping by to say thank you for leaving a comment over at 21 Rosemary lane. So nice when others take the time to take a peek at my blog. Just wanted to let you know that I appreciate it!

  8. Buttons are my weakness & one thing I have a hard time letting go of. Mine are organized by material ... glass, fabric, wood, etc & then by color. I buy old jars (coffee, honey & such) to store them in. I started buying them to replace the buttons on all of my cardigans & found that it was a great way to clear my mind, sorting buttons ... it reminds me of hours spent sorting through my Grammaw's button tin when I was a wee one.

  9. I heart that tin! Mine are in jars by color, plus a jar of metal ones, a jar of novelty ones, a jar of favorite ones, and even a jar of ugly ones. Sometimes when I'm lucky enough to find a jar at the thrift I leave them together that way. OKay, maybe organized is not the word for my buttons. :oD

  10. I have buttons in old jars, buttons in tins, buttons in plastic containers - what a mess when I have to use them - there must be a better way!! Love your button tin!!!

  11. I love buttons, loved going through Mums button jar but as I don't sew I don't collect them (yet). I think that blue one would be my favourite too, it's the first one I saw in your pic.


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