Monday, May 18, 2009

Last Chance to Enter, plus a few buttons...

Great whatever Great Aunt Selina has a change of view - she is now guarding some charming vintage tins with well-sorted buttons...But before any more button pics (and there have been a lot of them already today - check here for more!), please don't forget to enter my Auld Alliance Giveaway to win these Franco-Scottish gifts - you can have up to three entries, until my next post tomorrow! Lurking followers are particularly invited to comment, as I've been really enjoying getting to meet some of you already.So, back to the buttons. Last night I got to sorting "mamie's" tin (I'm thinking of her as mamie, which means granny) - it's the tin I bought from her generous family yesterday (I also got her bloomers!...)The buttons on the left, in the tin lid, are some interesting vintage ones from mamie's collection.
And again on the left, are mamie's mother of pearl buttons, to add to my own... When you add in my recent ebay winnings, which arrived today, it makes quite a nice selection.On the right, this time, are mamie's contributions to my 'pretties' - glass and flowery buttons. Thank you, mamie! She was obviously collecting until fairly recently (I allow clear plastic pretties, as well as glass - apologies to the purists).
Now, for the 'I'd forget my head if it wasn't screwed on' prize, here is a really super little bunch of buttons and buckles I've obviously had for ages - no idea where they came from, though!
Really rather good, though...And they are all resting under the watchful (but possibly ever-so-slightly-amused) gaze of Aunt Selina.In other news, Son 1 is vealthy (thanks Olga for that word, meaning very healthy) but Son 2 has had another miserable day at school followed by a trip to the doctor. So it's another day off tomorrow and a course of iron tablets - the doctor says it's perfectly normal for him to be tired after the virus, but I find it all a bit overwhelming - another day of cancelling my own lessons... I took some much needed sempervivum therapy, planting some of my 'chicks' in another pair of old boots, and felt much better.
Son 1 was so vealthy that he pranced around in our pool as it slowly filled up this evening - can you see his shadow?And finally a pickie for Sarah, of Red Gingham - look, in France, our butter is your favourite pattern!I've been meaning to snap that for a while...

13 comments:

Lululiz said...

Oooh, what a fabulous button collection! Do you have anything special in mind for using them?

A Thrifty Mrs said...

What a wonderful collection of beautiful buttons!

As for your comment on my blog about sunburn, I'm Irish so I go with the coverup and hide method. Big hats a pleanty.

Thanks for sharing your pretty photos.

Melanie said...

Hi Floss, I have gave you an award, you can collect it from my site, I do hope you like it! xxxxxxx

Sarah said...

Oh, you funny thing!! How lucky are you to have such a fabulous wrapper on your butter. Thanks for a good laugh! I'm sure in England they had blue gingham wrappers on the butter when I lived there.

Love, love, love your buttons! I would absolutely be in heaven if I had a collection like that. Mine is miniscule. I've been checking out the second hand shops but not much worth buying so far.

Have a great night, Sarah

Josie-Mary said...

wow how many buttons do you have???? I think you may have a button problem..lol!! I like the butter wrapper :)

Olga said...

Hi Floss :) Definitely for your mom this blog must be a little treasure - its such a great way to find out how you all are, being far away.. (its the blogs deeper purpose) and especially if you share the same interest in craft and vintage finds she must be delighted to find your finds :) It also is a great diary - some day your sons will grow and come back to read about how much fun they had with their mom and dad when they were little..By the way, great one of them is vealthy ;) hopefully it is not long before the same happens to the second one :P
Such a great idea to put those plants in old shoes, it had never occurred to me.. very original! will they grow? I like the buttons from box #5 - so unusual and colourful, I think I recognized a couple of them from your header.. Still I think I like the tin boxes more...

Thecraftytrundler said...

LOVE THOSE BUTTONS!! I definitely need to visit France one day, and visit some of the brocantes. You certainly pick up some beautiful items!
Have a lovely week : )

Sharon xxx

P.S. Still can't find that card reader : ( My son & Dave say they saw it, but can't remember where!!! Grrrrrrrrrrrrr!!!!!!!

Elizabethd said...

What are you going to do with all the buttons??

Ashley said...

Thank you, Thank you, Thank you for my lovely Pay it Forward gift. It was so lovely to find it waiting for me when I got back from my holiday! I have posted dome pics on my blog!

Glenda/MidSouth said...

"Vealthy" - never heard that term before. :-)
I need to remember that word.
I will also ask, what are you going to do with all the buttons?
Glenda

lou said...

I am liking all of those buttons, you have got a fab collection!
I can’t wait to come too France and find some treasure
Love Lou xxx

Country Cottage Chic said...

I love tins & buttons so the two together are perfect!
My mum tells me that when I was a tiny girl one of my favourite things to do was sort through button tins. In fact I have a few silver name brooches that came out of Grandma's & great Aunt Lily's button tins!

Sarah said...

I love the tins just as much as I love the buttons! It's funny how many button collectors there are in bloggy world!
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