Buttons galore by happypat

Buttons galore

Something fascinating about a button box.
I remember my mums well & liked nothing better than playing with them when I was young.

Of course in those days you did replace buttons, I think in this throw away world not so many sew buttons back on!

Three good things:
1. My car passed its MOT.
2. It's warm again!
3. Harry has picked the damsons & I have bought the sugar & Gin. Damson gin! 😁
A fav for the buttons. Love them. Also No.3 of your 3 good things. I have had a very poor crop. My son has made blackberry and apple gin ..
September 17th, 2018  
OH WOW! I LOVE buttons...been looking for sharks but not found any fun ones I NEED these buttons!
September 17th, 2018  
What a lovely photo. I had such fun with my Mum's button tin too and my granny's though no idea what happened to it. I have my Mum's here and it's going on a down under journey in 25 days....to a vintage loving daughter 😁
September 17th, 2018  
What a huge display of buttons. Maybe they’re making a revival.
September 17th, 2018  
@motherjane @huvesaker @sarah19 @dide

Funny how we love buttons, perhaps buttons are indeed making more of a comeback just like pockets!

I have seen some wearers with buttons on the shoulder part.

Are you going with the button box Sallie?
September 17th, 2018  
Sweaters!!
September 17th, 2018  
Damson gin soumds good.
I have a total and absolute phobia about buttons. I hate them, but cannot tell you why. (They are OK on clothes!)
September 17th, 2018  
@quietpurplehaze I have never heard that before Hazel, how very unusual! There must be a name for button hater! 😁
September 17th, 2018  
@quietpurplehaze Just googled & a fear of buttons is called Koumpounophobia & Steve Jobs had it together with many other people. You do t say you have a fear but it's also an adversion! I never ever heard that word before!
September 17th, 2018  
Oh dear. Well we all have that button fetish, don’t we?! Just today I found a gallon zip lok bag full of buttons, tucked in the back of my travel paraphernalia drawer. 😵

Oh and @quietpurplehaze, you are in storied company with your button aversion, Steve Jobs, oh my.
September 17th, 2018  
Bep
Gorgeous display of buttons! I inherited my mother's button box. Granddaughters love to play with them.
Never heard of Koumpounophobia...
September 17th, 2018  
@louannwarren @quietpurplehaze That's the reason he always wore roll neck sweaters!
September 17th, 2018  
I also loved my mum / grandma's button box . I think buttons are very "in" at the moment -not only on garments but also used by crafters as embellishments on their work . Btw Damson Gin sounds wonderful !!
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September 17th, 2018  
Our family had a button tin, I loved it and now the grandkids love it, to be able to thread all those buttons on a string, so button tin still alive and loved.
September 17th, 2018  
Love buttons and I still cut them off clothes before throwing them out!! Don't know why really a habit from my mum and nan I think. I have loads of different button boxes. This is a great selection of buttons. Fabulous capture
September 17th, 2018  
@happypat yes we are both going Pat!
September 17th, 2018  
This well surpasses my button photo of the other day! How very odd that there is a name for button haters - they must have had a nightmare about buttons as a youngster!
September 17th, 2018  
got my damsons too they in the freezer to save pricking them. got get the gin . just bottled some slow gin from last year
September 17th, 2018  
@brennieb If you freeze them they don't need pricking....I hadn't heard that one! Might have a go doing that way! Thanks Brenda!
September 17th, 2018  
@maggiemae Ha ha yes it's a weird thing isn't it but there are some equally strange worries us humans get! About 75,000 folk feel the same apparently!
September 17th, 2018  
@sarah19 Oh wow how exciting...I live Melbourne & of course to see Laura & Ian! ❤️
September 17th, 2018  
@rustymonkey Funny all the memories button boxes revive!
September 17th, 2018  
@bizziebeeme Yes I imagine you have loads of buttons Laura, all ready fir the grandchildren!!
September 17th, 2018  
Always fun to find the treasures of the button box ... My Aunty had the best collection ever .. but she did use to own a haberdashery shop .. That Damson Gin sounds much more exciting that the damson jam I use to make ..
September 17th, 2018  
@beryl. There is a very strange large gap after your comment Beryl! I think the art of making pictures with scarabs of material & things like buttons is a lovely thing to do.
September 17th, 2018  
@happypat -- Isn't that strange -- must be a space for further thoughts - !! ha ha !!
September 17th, 2018  
What an amazing array of buttons! I have a button tin but never seem to find one I need! My mum has just picked damsons and is also making gin!
September 17th, 2018  
I used to love my mother's button tin! What an inventory!
September 17th, 2018  
@julzmaioro Yes it could be but Harry would pick the jam!
September 17th, 2018  
I have a button box but rarely use the buttons in it. I think it must be a hangover from my Nanna's era, she always had a button box. Zoe used to love playing with the buttons when she was small.
September 18th, 2018  
My Mom had one as well
September 18th, 2018  
Oh look at that! So much fun. I would be scared of dropping one of those boxes en route to set up the stall.......can you imagine having to re-sort it again!
September 18th, 2018  
@casablanca Oh wow I never thought of that, what a nightmare!
September 18th, 2018  
that;s really cool and I like your POV Pat
September 19th, 2018  
i would love to get a closer look at these. Love buttons.
September 19th, 2018  
Ooh yes, I love buttons too! I have a very small button tin of my own but it's been useful more than once. Pretty buttons can make all the difference. Is the lady on the left doing lace?
September 20th, 2018  
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