Tuesday, March 30, 2010

I've Always Been a Button Floozie

...and now it's official!

I'm Laurie, aka Indulge Your Shelf, and am thrilled to be among this group of people who love buttons as much as I do!

The story of my love of buttons began like so many of us -- by rifling through my mother's button box in and making piles of my favorites.  Fast forward to when I was a newlywed, and shopping in Alton, Illinois with my mother-in-law; at a junk shop, I found a cool old tin full of buttons for $5.  Inside were some of the most wonderful examples of buttons from the early 1900s.  I've been actively collecting ever since.


 I love to craft with my buttons, and find just the perfect one to embellish one of my projects.



Very recently, I joined the Colorado State Button Club, and learned that my button collection is not as exquisite as I once thought.  I've seen some breathtaking buttons in my short time with the CSBC.  I now aspire to learn all I can about the buttons I have.

Still, it's not the quantity, or the quality even, of my buttons that gives me joy.  It's the details of each and every one -- and I love them all!


I especially love carved Mother of Pearl, all colors of glass, and Art Deco and chunky buttons in all those fun shapes.

Thanks for having me!  I look forward to getting to know you all!

8 comments:

Coloradolady said...

Oh, that bird button is so yummy!!! LOVELY stash of buttons.

Pallas said...

Isn't it fun to be new Button Floozies? Welcome to you too. I enjoyed looking at your blog and Etsy shop, and I will be back again.

Diva Kreszl said...

well my buttons plae in comparison to yours but I still love playing with them! thank you for sharing these most exquisite buttons :)

CARMELINA LOUNSBURY said...

i love your post on buttons...
and yes, it used to be one of my favourite passtimes too...rifling through my mothers jars full of different buttons...

I really do think they take us all on a nostalgic trip to our childhoods! and that's a good thing....

the only thing I don't like about buttons....is when people know just how to PUSH mine! lol

ciao bella
creative carmelina

Bunty said...

Congratulations Laurie on becoming a Floozie! I have been accepted too - my post will follow soon!

I see you weren't joking when you said you had a large button stash! You have some beauties there.

Barbara :)

Allison said...

I'm new too! You have some wonderful buttons. I look forward to your future posts.

becky said...

I adore the bird, soo cute.That would be one I would definately add to my collection!

mandapanda said...

Welcome to button floozies! Post as often as you like, share your button journeys with us, and your crafts! We're so glad to have you join us! I also love that bird button...

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