Monday, June 8, 2020

Button Jar

My grandmother did not have a built-in closet. She had a tall wardrobe with a small space for hanging clothes, and the other side had several drawers that came up halfway. What intrigued me was not her lack of storage, but the colorful jar filled with buttons. Mind you, she was not a collector, but a practical woman who reused everything she could, including buttons from clothing that was repurposed as cleaning rags. So, when the Jar of Flowers stamp set made its debut, I couldn't wait to get it and recreate my grandmother's jar of buttons. What do you think?

   Jar of Flowers
   Well Said

   Island Indigo A-2, 2-3/4 x 1
   Wood Textures DSP 5 x 3-3/4
   Whisper White 5-1/4 x 4, 2-1/2 x 3/4, 2-1/4 x 3

   Island Indigo


   Jar Punch
   Lovely Labels Pick a Punch
   Mason Jar Shaker Domes
   Frosted Flowers Embellishments (Petal Pink & Maroon)
   Various Buttons
   Glue Dots

Obviously, her jar was filled with more vintage buttons, most of which had faded in color. 

This sentiment is from the Well Said stamp set. The apple never falls far from the tree. I think that is the adage. Either way, I like that this one focuses on the "best" part of someone. Here is another photo of the Button Jar Card:

Thank you for stopping by and taking a peek. I hope you enjoyed the stroll down memory lane. What is your favorite memory? 

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  1. Love the jar of buttons and what a great memory. My last house had 1 room with no closed and was over 100 years old. So I can see a wardrobe in that house too for that room. In fact, 2 of the other rooms did not have a closed and a room in between those rooms was repurposed to a closed for those rooms and a hall closet. Only 1 of the bedrooms had a closed and it was tucked under the attic stairs. Oh the stories in that house for the last 100 years. Thank you for the memories.

    1. Thank you for sharing your story too. I enjoyed it.

  2. Sally, this is a fabulous card! My grandma had a jar of buttons, so of course I love yours!

  3. Thanks, Jeanette. Funny, how they kept the buttons. If you lost one from your shirt and needed a replacement, you could never find one that matched. Still, they kept on collecting them from worn out clothes.