there's been a button frenzy lately on several of the blogs and websites i visit daily that i can't quite understand. this button tutorial on craftstylish and this new button book that soulemama mentioned on her blog gave me inspiration to check out my own collection of buttons.

so i pulled down from the closet my sewing kit that, i must note, was given to me by my father. yup! instead of tool kit, my papa gave to my sister and me each our own sewing kits filled with items that my grandmother used years ago.

beautiful spools of thread, old vintage metal scissors, and the best part, her very own labels (pictured above) is what he filled our kits with.

among all of these treasures, i found my collection of buttons scattered everywhere inside. several of them were in those small little white bags that are attached to new clothing (yikes! is that a sign?). the others were miscellaneous ones that i found and collected over the years.

after i gathered all of my buttons, i plopped them into a jar and decided to display them, along with all of the vintage spools of bright color thread from my grandmother. they all seemed too pretty to put right back into the closet.

so their new home resides on a shelf in my bedroom where i can admire them every morning and every evening.

now for those of you who are feeling left out because you don't have any buttons (and, truthfully, i think you have a collection stashed somewhere in your drawers), have no fear, you can get a scoopful of buttons here for just a few dollars.

and in celebration of buttons, i've added a new blog to my blogroll over there to the right, 3 buttons! check her blog out!

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