Wednesday, June 11, 2014

A Bottle of Buttons

One of the sentimental things that 
I wish I had not let get away 
was Mama's sewing box. 

Mama was a seamstress.  
She loved sewing.
She loved quilting, 

She'd find a dress that she liked
in the store and go home 
and make her own pattern out of newspaper
or paper sacks from the grocery store.  

She was thrifty and picked up every 
button on the floor and cut off the 
buttons from old shirts and coats.

Her sewing box was full of buttons. 

I like finding old bottles or cards of buttons.

They make me think of Mama.



  1. That is so sweet, Bonnie. I love old buttons and have lots of jars of them :)

  2. I love old buttons too..thanks for sharing the memory..Blessings

    (ps I just noticed you had a "like, interesting etc" buttons.)

  3. Yeah, missing the mom here too. I so understand. I think most women sewed "back then"? My mom did, a little. My step-mom did. In fact, my step-mom, Myra, was a seamstress. I swear that woman could make or mend anything. So cool. I still have her old jar of buttons. They sit there. Unused. Missing their former owner like I do. God bless. ~:)

  4. I wish I had my mom's collection of sewing things too.

  5. Grandmother was a seamstress, and I love old buttons, spools of thread etc.

  6. I love this post. I love the memories in a jar. So sweet!

  7. I wish I had my MIL old button tin. She had so many nice old ones. My daughter makes bracelets out of I got her some from my sister's yard sale. Blessings xoxo,Susie

  8. I love old buttons and memories of the past. My grandmother had lots of buttons and I have a few of hers. Hugs, Diane

  9. I love old buttons, too. They remind me of my grandma. When our granddaughters were here in April, we did a heirloom craft with their great-great-grandma's buttons!

    I admire women like your mama, who can look at something in a store and go home and make their own pattern out of newspaper. I've always had to have everything mapped out for me...whether it be sewing or crocheting.

    Thanks for sharing about your mama, Bonnie.

  10. My Mom had one of those bottles too and I always loved playing with them. I have an old blue canning jar filled with buttons. I plan to put it somewhere in the gray room when I finish it.

  11. I love old buttons, too, Bonnie, and have several from when I was a kid. LOVE that it reminds you of your Mom. xo Diana

  12. I love buttons too:) My Mama also sewed and quilted! Love those memories of her! Have a blessed day dear friend, HUGS!

  13. I'm a button lover, too!
    So lovely that your love for them is connected to your memories of your mom. Great post!

  14. I love old buttons, too! and I keep them in Mason jars!!!! and some in an old ironstone dish.
    Your vignette is so sweet.
    Very nice post, as a tribute to your mom.
    Have a nice weekend.

  15. I have an old aqua mason jar filled with buttons too. The button were purchased from an old fashioned fabric store near our cabin that sold them by the pound...just regular old buttons...but I loved the way they looked in that old jar. My mom had one of the drawers of her old treadle sewing machine filled with OLD buttons, ranging from very large to very small...some had rhinestone centers and very decorative. It was always so much fun going through them when I was little. Like you, I wish I had it in my possession....wonderful memories!!

  16. I have my granny's scrap box and my grandmother's crochet bits. They are treasures.

  17. My sister got mothers button jar, and many of her quilts. When my sister died she had given then to her friends. Sad for me!

  18. What wonderful memories. I have a mason jar filled with vintage buttons and love it!


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