Sunday, July 25, 2010

simple things......

Hello all!  Was your weekend a lovely one, I certainly hope so.  Mine was a wonderful one.  I spent time revisiting many of my favorite books, delightful indeed. I also did a little knitting and a little writing too.  Honey and I did go out on Saturday evening for a few hours heading up the coast to enjoy the ocean breezes.

I wanted to share this little button picture ornament I made sometime ago.  I love old vintage buttons they are one of my favorite simple things and find it hard to part with them or even craft with them.  I keep them all in pretty clear jars occasionally taking them out simply to admire.  What is it about old vintage buttons....I love their smoothness, their texture, their history, and the fact that they are just plain beautiful.  If I ever become brave enough to do a tutorial, this little button ornament I think would be one of my favorites to do.:o)  What is it that frightens me about a tutorial?   Hmmm I do not know.   I think it is wanting to make sure I make it doable and enjoyable.:o)   But I do think it is high time for me to break the ice.:o)

When it comes to simple things.....which ones brings you the most joy, peace and happiness?

Year by year the complexities of this spinning world 
grow more bewildering and so each 
year we need all the more seek peace and
comfort in the joyful simplicities.

Woman's Home Companion, December 1935

Enjoy a lovely week each and everyone of you.

Smiles......

Beverly

19 comments:

Renna said...

A lovely post, Beverly. :-)

As a little girl, my favorite thing to do when visiting my Nanny was to play with her button tin. To me, it was magical. Having lived through the depression, Nanny (my mom's mom), though not a hoarder, held onto things 'just in case'. There's no telling what all garments were held together by those many buttons at one time.

Tracy said...

LOVE your button ornament, Beverly...such softness! I love old buttons and have two big jars I use for all sorts of projects--sewing, quilting, knitting, papering, etc. It is often the "simple things" that mean so much... That first cup of tea in the morning, a note from a friend, a smile from my hubby, times with family, picnics at the beach, a sunset...yes, the little things mean so much! Happy Week, Beverly :o) ((HUGS))

Becky K. said...

My mother still has a large button jar. Some of them may have been my Grandma's and even Great Grandmother's. I'll have to go and take a peek. Maybe get some background....I love it when she shares stories about the fabrics in the quilt my Grandma made me.

Becky K.

Lisa said...

I love old buttons, too, and have mine in an old blue Mason canning jar that belonged to my Granny.

Your ornament is lovely and a tutorial would be great!

Eve said...

Your button ornament is lovely, and I also would love to see a tutorial one day.

I have an old pocketbook, and in this old pocketbook are old buttons, many of them quite dull, but they belonged to my Mother so I'll always cherish those buttons and her button bag.

Peace in Him

Marilyn said...

Love buttons too! And your ornament is just lovely. I think I am with you, I just love seeing them sit in a jar. I also am enjoying seeing art supplies gathered in a basket. They give me hope that I will actually use them one of these days. And my camera, I just love holding it in my hand. Happy week, dear friend.

LESAPEA MUSINGS said...

Hello I just found your blog and you are crazy talented. I love buttons as well, actually I have an old peddle singer machine from my grandmother and the drawers are filled with thimbles, buttons and scraps of fabric. Sigh I miss her so much. Sniff, Sniff. Sorry I'm tearing up just thinking of her.

Anyway much love to you and all the very best.

cheeky curves said...

Love the look of you blog, I have a tin of buttons i love to play with, I have collected them over years, some I will never get to use but they are beautiful

LESAPEA MUSINGS said...

Thanks for visiting my blog. So glad we are going to be friends.

Take care.

Lisa xx.

Carrie said...

I enjoy buttons too, and have them separated by colors in glass jars.
Enjoy your week!

Bee said...

I LOVE old buttons, and that button ornament is lovely. How did you make it?

Pauline said...

Dear Beverly, what a lovely post :o) Women and buttons...sigh...they were invented especially for us. You've done a great job with these, I'd enjoy your tutorial :o)
Are you making cards anymore? I've stated on my Christmas cards. They will be quite a mixed butch this year, lol.

Have a blessed day
Hugs

tea time and roses said...

Thank you so much ladies for your sweet comments about your love of buttons.

Bee, I do plan to do a few tutorials sometime in the near future. As I said before, I am just a little shy when it comes to the thought of a tutorial. But I am going in.:o)

Paulina, I have so been missing my paper and do plan to make Christmas cards this season. I can hardly wait!:o) Yours are most certainly beautiful.

Lisa, I am glad we are going to be friends too! I am so delighted to have met you!:o)

Each and everyone of you are something special!

Smiles.....

Beverly

Juniper Hill Antiques said...

What a thoughtful and wonderful blog! Your creativity is to be envied (in a good way!) Your button ornament is truly wonderful!
Linda

Karen June Miller said...

So pretty! I love the excerpt from Woman's Home Companion, too!

I hope all is well with YOU!

A Christian friend of mine just started blogging. She is exhilarated! Would you stop by and say hello? We all remember our beginning blog days and how sparse the visits were.

Thanks, friend...
http://birds-on-a-branch.blogspot.com/

Hugs, KJ

Mary Isabella and Kiley too! said...

I do so love buttons...m....

Vanessa Brantley Newton said...

Oh how beautiful those fabulous buttons. You make me want to bust out my box and do the same. I just love this post. You never ever disappoint! It is sooooo good to hear from you. Thanks so much for stopping by. God bless you.
Hugs
V

Cynthia said...

Hi Beverly, thanks for stopping by. Will definitely be exploring your creations.

Karen June Miller said...

Thanks for stopping by to visit Susy's blog! I know it means a great deal to her. Plus, I wanted her to meet YOU!

Happy Day,
KJ