Saturday, 2 April 2016

B is for ... #atozchallenge

A - Z Challenge 2016

B is for Button
Which are useful for all kinds of things

Buttons can be very useful by helping to keep your clothes fastened so they don't fall off!!

Or made to look elegant and pretty and be an accessory to your desirable fashion!  

Early Buttons

Buttons of today

Even chocolate buttons!!

Best of all my collection of buttons ... which I hope everyone ate plenty of over the Easter Holidays! 

The History of Buttons is a fascinating read!  Who would of thought there are so many buttons, old and new, in the world! There are even Button collectors!  yes well can all say we have a stash of buttons, or the family tin of buttons that has been passed down from generation to generation!  

I have my own little stash of buttons in a Kilner Jar!  Goodness knows that I will never use them all but over the last few years I have been given many and bought the rest!  Well how could I resist! Plus it is lovely to have a choice when embellishing my projects :D  That's my excuse and I am sticking with it!! 

My Kilner Jar
Still room for some more buttons though! 

Buttons and Ribbons
Standing proud on display!

Many thanks for stopping by!

Have fun!

Heather


24 comments:

  1. Buttons are definitely a necessity in all sorts of crafts. I collected most of mine during my scrapbooking days and really ought to ensure I add at least one to each finish. Now to guess what you've written for C... :)

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    1. Oh yes I will have to start inspecting your finishes to check for the button lol :) C will be along soon :) Thanks for dropping by :D xoxo

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  2. I too have a tin of buttons from my mom and grandmother. Some are from the early 1900's.

    Linda

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    1. Wow! They would be great to see :) Thanks for sharing that! :D xoxo

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  3. What a wonderful post. I enjoyed that! Thank you! I smile every time I come across my collection of buttons, thanks for the reminder :) Wishing you a wonderful journey in the A to Z Challenge

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  4. buttons aren't always my favorite things but they are always interesting. so many different shapes, sizes, and colors. Some of which are quite unique. There are many different textures to them as well!

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    1. They are interesting 'things' in all different shapes, sizes and textures! For something so simple there is a lot of choice!

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  5. I like the jar full of buttons! Very colorful. I'm going to have to pull mine out of the drawer and let them see the light and vice versa:)

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    1. Haha! That's a great idea and photographic evidence is required! I want to see those poor buttons sun bathing!! lol

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  6. It seems I'm always finding spare buttons somewhere!

    Romance Author Piper Presley
    Blinded by the Blaze: Blogging from A to Z

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    1. Send them to me! lol :) Thank u for stopping by! Your writing is great :)

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  7. I love the idea of buttons being collected, enjoyed and sometimes used on a project. There is such amazing variety.
    Kathryn Discovering Daisies

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    1. Thanks for stopping by! There are some great buttons. Sometimes I just like to keep them lol

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  8. I remember playing with my mother's button box as a child - so many interesting things in side. Some ornate buttons, some plain ones and we always used to sort them, only to dump them all back in afterwards :).
    Tasha
    Tasha's Thinkings | Wittegen Press | FB3X (AC)

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    1. Yes that's what I do! Great fun! Thanks for stopping by :D

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  9. Hi there!

    I’m stopping by from the #AtoZChallenge. My mother used to have a huge jar of buttons that I would loved to spill out on the table just to look at the different ones and wonder where they had come from. Lovely reminder post!

    I have two blogs in this challenge…my author blog at THE STORY CATCHER (www.donnalmartin.com) and my KICKS Kids Club blog (www.kickskidsclub.blogspot.com) . If you get a chance, check them out and good luck with the challenge!

    Donna L Martin

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    1. Hello! Thanks for stopping by :) I checked out ur blogs too :D My son would totally love ur kids blog :D Excellent and good luck with ur A-Z :)

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  10. Found you through the A to Z challenge. Love buttons!

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    1. Thank you Beth :D I hopped over to your blog too! Brilliant stash!

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  11. Collecting buttons is addictive, isn't it. Have fun with the rest of the challenge

    Visiting from A-Z Challenge
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    http:crochetalongwithme.wordpress.com

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    1. Yes it is :) Thanks for stopping by! Enjoy A-Z too!

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    2. Yes it is :) Thanks for stopping by! Enjoy A-Z too!

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  12. I have way too many buttons! LOL

    Great theme for the challenge.

    Stefani | Dreams of Nyssa

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