Saturday, April 24, 2010

I seem to be becoming a button glutton

I have always loved buttons. Even as a young girl I remember sewing a ton of buttons on a t-shirt because I thought it would be really cool. It wasn't. The buttons were too heavy and it made the shirt all weird and stretched out.

This is a really cool piece that hangs in the Rochester Children's Museum. It was made around 1940. I wonder how many buttons it's made of?

I recently got these button from Marquina over in her etsy store, Destash Party. They look a bit like fancy feathers to me.
Aren't they great?

And then my husband and I went prowling through a local antique co-op this morning and I came across these lovelies:
The thistle ones are actually metal.
Ihave no plans for any of them, but just like to admire them for now.

Speaking of admiring things, I was out in my yard today just soaking up all the spring newborns in my gardens.

Baby Ferns unfurling are just magical.

Forget-me-nots are super sweet. I wonder why some have a yellow center and some have white?

Look at this beetle that popped into the picture. Cheeky little guy. I think he (she?) is called a sargent beetle. I've seen them around, but never in my yard.

Then he climbed over to the hyacinths. Won't be too much longer before those are done blooming.
The primrose are still vibrant, but looking a tad tattered. They've been in bloom for a few weeks now. This particular one was a shower favor I got probably 7 or 8 years ago. It blooms beautifully every year.

I love the dark purple star in the middle of this flower. Can't remember the name of this one, its a vine ground cover kind of thing I got from my mom's garden. It grows amid the sweet woodruff that's just beginning to sprout buds.
The lily-of-the-valley are beginning to join the party - I love to stuff a tiny vase with these and place it on my desk - how something so tiny can smell so heavenly is beyond me!
Ah yes, and the ever-present wildflower -- the dandelion! I have to admit I like dandelions. I don't understand why so many people think they are a weed. Look at that bloom! It's adorable - and how can you beat the puff ball it turns into?? Too fun!

Last, but certainly far from least, the bleeding heart.
~sigh~ I love spring.
Bead Happy and Often!


Craftymoose Crafts said...

Thanks for sharing the beautiful colors from your garden!

Have you ever seen the button robes made by Pacific Northwest tribes? I find them fascinating!

Gypsy said...

What great button finds!!
And your purple ground cover goes by a couple of names; vinca or periwinkle..whatever the name, it is a wonderful vining cover!

Lisa Criswell / Indigo's Beads said...

those are some really great buttons. let us know what you decide to do with them. or will they just be for admiring? i'm envious of so many people on my blog list that have beautiful gardens. i can't grow a plant to save my life. oh, i've tried, but never any success. yours are gorgeous!

Michelle Mach said...

I love the phrase "button glutton." That is just how I feel!