I am a self described buttonaholic. They don’t have to be anything fancy but I do prefer the old ones. I keep several jars of them in my kitchen, this bunch being in an old Mason jar.
I keep some on top of my cupboards and this one bugs me because it isn’t full. Little OCD much???!! I am feeling the need to go shopping at some of the thrift shops and antique places around town to look for some more.
Now this jar is full the way they should be. :o) This jar does not cause me angst. Doing the happy dance! :o)
I come well by it as my mother and my grandmother saved buttons. Before my Grammie (on my mother’s side) passed away she spent hundreds of hours putting buttons on cardboard covered with some kind of material. Her trailer home walls were covered with all of them and I always loved looking at the latest ones. When she passed away the buttons were divided up amongst us and I am happy with the ones I have.
There may be some of value but most are just everyday buttons that came off old clothes and lots that were given to her as people knew she loved doing this. I think she used cereal boxes for the cardboard.
When I was in the tote bag business I used a few of the big ones on my bags which I regret. You can see some missing places in this picture below.
There is one in this lot that has an old B & A Railroad button which is probably quite collectible to the right person but my Grampie on my father’s side worked for the railroad so that one is special and will never be sold. It’s the one with the piece of paper under it'.
These are treasures to me that I will keep forever. It’s so nice to have things passed on down from our parents and grandparents. I also have a quilt that Grammie made that is amazing. It was made out of old men's suits and is awfully heavy but the stitching is AMAZING~ Will post pictures of that next time.
The kiddos continue to ride each day that the weather is good. Mr. D has all of a sudden this year taken to the horses and just can’t get enough of them. I call this one of Miss T the ‘no fear’ photo!
Taking Mrs. Mom’s advice and having her ride just using her legs and seat! It works! Thanks MM!
Please don’t anyone tell D that he has on a girls helmet!!!!
I love this picture even though Lil’ Bud looks pregnant!
Bare back is where it’s at!!!! :o) So great for teaching balance.
Haven’t gone the no reins route with D yet. This old horse is so patient, I wish I could clone him about 15 years younger. Look at those heels, D has that down pat.
Helping little brother. Makes my heart smile~!!
Got to go do some mowing as the rain is coming back in on Wednesday. We’re hoping for a good day on the 4th for a big family outing at the lake. Don’t even have the boat in yet as it hasn’t really been lake weather on the weekends yet. Let’s keep our fingers crossed.
Love you Funsize!! xoxox