Smile though your heart is breaking....

I've always loved a button tin. I used to spend hours sorting out my mum's. This one is inherited from my lovely old neighbour - an old small Quality Street tin from the days when sweet treats came in modest portions. Both the buttons and the smiley are reminders of those we have loved and lost.
I may disappear from loading for a couple of days if I manage to get both old and new computers to the shop so they can sort out my e-mail etc - I hope to be able to keep commenting on various other gadgets.
A lovely collection. We found my mother-in-law's collection all sorted by colour after she died. Now there's an organised lady.
posted January 11th, 2012  
Oh I love a button box too! I've got one of my own and my mum has hers with her mum's.....such simple treasures. Does this fit a January treasures theme somewhere?
posted January 11th, 2012  
My mum always had a button tin, and I loved looking through it and playing. We were looking at buttons in Hobbycraft yesterday - lots of novelty ones. Love that smile!
posted January 11th, 2012  
@Cherrill Probably - I was just going with the yellow theme!
posted January 11th, 2012  
Great composition. I used to enjoy sifting through my grans. Love the reminder of those acid house days btw....
posted January 11th, 2012  
Lovely shot. Keep on smiling!
posted January 11th, 2012  
ooooh buttons I love them, I always cut off buttons before I throw any clothes away, I'm not sure why though? great composition and for the theme.
posted January 11th, 2012  
I ADORE button collections! So much fun to run your hands through them and sort them and admire them! Addition of smiley face....brilliant!
posted January 11th, 2012  
Jo
yay great buttons. my grandma collects them. always so much fun searching for the rare ones
posted January 11th, 2012  
Aww this bought back some happy memories
posted January 11th, 2012  
You are early today Judith !! Lovely buttons & I love the feel of them as you rout about finding the right one !! These days people will probably throw out rather than sew a new button on !!!! That yellow button with the smiley face grabs your eye straight away !!
posted January 11th, 2012  
Ps. Good luck with the change over computers, I think you are right letting the experts do it !!
posted January 11th, 2012  
Very fun and colorful. A great theme shot.
posted January 11th, 2012  
@fueast Great minds think a like (snap). Love this pick. Groove is in the heart
posted January 11th, 2012  
Brilliant! Why does everyone love buttons? I'm trying to collect some too :)
posted January 11th, 2012  
Fun and great theme photo! Your smiley button goes with my smiley cup that I posted yesterday. Good luck with the computer!
posted January 11th, 2012  
Cool buttons and bobs shot, love all the colours
posted January 11th, 2012  
This is so fun. Like the light and shadows as well,of course, the colors. Good luck with the computer switch over
posted January 11th, 2012  
My grandmother's button tin was always so much fun to sort through. It was a little bit of history of all of the clothing she and her kids wore. It was fun to go through. Great shot.
posted January 11th, 2012  
Great idea for a shot. Lovely colours and shapes We have mums old button tin too, my daughter now has it. We love to look thro it too.
posted January 11th, 2012  
So creative Judith!
posted January 11th, 2012  
I have my mother's tin too. And I agree with Ulpi, creative!
posted January 11th, 2012  
So wonderful! What a fun and happy shot!
posted January 11th, 2012  
Such a great idea for the theme - very happy : )
posted January 11th, 2012  
Great collection of buttons!
posted January 11th, 2012  
This is cute! I love all those colors!
posted January 11th, 2012  
ace buttons.. i remember spending times sifting through the button tin.. all those different buttons are fasinating.
love it. ..and best of luck with your computing shenanigans.
posted January 11th, 2012  
Theme perfect!! This marvelous shot brings back memories of my grandmother's button box that intrigued me as a child. Love it!
posted January 11th, 2012  
The big yellow one really draws the eye.
posted January 11th, 2012  
Oh grea shot, I used to play with my grandma's buttons she kept hers in a sweet tin too.
posted January 11th, 2012  
Great composition. The smiley face one adds wonderful colour and character.
posted January 11th, 2012  
Great photo - excellent composition, color and lots of interesting stuff.
posted January 11th, 2012  
Love the smiley one! Fab colours and composition
posted January 11th, 2012  
lovely shot, great composition and theme shot - hope the computer is fixed soon
posted January 11th, 2012  
This is very lovely. Lots of memories in one little place.
posted January 11th, 2012  
I love buttons too! To me they are the same as old keys---they've been around and have lots of memories attached to them. Fine photo
posted January 11th, 2012  
lovely composition and idea! hope you get the computers sorted
posted January 11th, 2012  
some great retro buttons in your box judith...i bet most will never be used again !!!

Lovely composition :)
posted January 11th, 2012  
great shot - for some reason I was thinking of buttons today - don't knwo why as i don't have any I don't think!! Love the pop of yellow - reminds me of college "aciiiid"...!
posted January 11th, 2012  
Love this! I inherited my husband's grandmother's jars of buttons, added to by my mother-in-law and me. My daughters always know where to go to find an unusual button - the tradition will continue.
posted January 11th, 2012  
Aww, this is co cute! Lovely composition and what a cheery yellow :)!
posted January 12th, 2012  
Nice happy little shot
posted January 12th, 2012  
awww, this is such a fun shot! old buttons are very cool.......have a box myself:)
posted January 12th, 2012  
Nice composition and lovely colours!!
posted January 12th, 2012  
wonderful :)
posted January 12th, 2012  
Perfect
posted January 13th, 2012  
Wonderful tribute shot. I love the colors.
posted January 13th, 2012  
Love this photo, Judith! All the sentimentality of it, with a bit of comic relief with he yellow smiley face!
posted January 13th, 2012  
so colorful... what a fun creative idea ;)
posted January 13th, 2012  
I love a button tin as well. I had mine out when my grandchildren were here for Christmas. My 5 year old granddaughter loves sorting through them. Great clarity in this shot, Judith.
posted January 14th, 2012  
Lovely.
posted January 14th, 2012  
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