Saturday, September 20, 2008

Jars of Buttons


It's not a busy Saturday when there's time to sort out the vintage buttons by color, and mess around with the camera.

20 comments:

Sally said...

So pretty! I have all of my grandmother's and great grandmother's buttons. Sometimes I just pour them all out and love them for a while....

Sally

YayaOrchid said...

Anna, now with Giles off to college, who's taking the blog pictures?

The picture of the button jars is very colorful and pretty.

Anna said...

I took this photo and yesterday's, and the Composer did the ones before that and all the photos in Savannah. He tries to explain things about the camera to me and I just nod my head dumbly as the meaningless phrases go right past me. Please just let me try without understanding!

Martha said...

I love it. It reminds me of a new box of crayons.
I hear you about our guys trying to explain something. I always think of the statement "I just wanted to know the time not how to build the watch." I learned the most by just pushing buttons and taking pictures to see the result. A benefit of digital you don't have to wait till the pictures to come back. More chance of me remembering what it was I did.
A very good friend's daughter graduated from SCAD. Great school.

momawake said...

Looks like your pictures are turning out fine. : )

Keri said...

Gorgeous! I just put some vintage thread in an apothecary jar. I love when useful things are so beautiful that they can be decoration!

Michele said...

Your photos look expert to me!

melissa said...

Lovely! You know, I have a 2.5-year-old who would love to help you un-tidy those! :-)

~Karen~ said...

I think you're doing an excellent job on the pictures!
I would not have thought of separating the buttons into different jars of color. That would sure help when I'm digging through my tins of them for matches. Once again, thanks for the great idea!

Anonymous said...

I see you've learned a thing or two from Giles about the camera. Your photos look great!

Carol

Chad and Sandy said...

I adore buttons! I remember spending hours just looking through my grandmother's buttons as a little girl...

AmysZoo said...

Your resident photographer may be off to college, but you are still posting beautiful shots on your blog :). Continued blessings on you as you adjust to life with Giles away.

Amy, in So. Cal

Mrs. MK said...

Keep having fun with the camera!! You're doing a nice job!

Linda said...

I love doing things like that Anna. There is such a sense of orderliness when everything is in its little place.
I think you're doing very well with the pictures. I couldn't have said it better, "Please just let me try without understanding." My husband always very patiently explains the way things work to me. It all just sails over my head. I just want it to be easy!

Chel's Leaving a Legacy said...

You seem like such a neat person.

I mean, you sound like you like order, but I mean you seem like an interesting person. :-)

I absolutely love the idea of the house you live in. Do you ever tire of hearing that?

Anyway, I've enjoyed everytime I've popped on over. You are a breath of fresh air!

AnnaVallance said...

Sorting and collecting buttons; started when I was seven and I'm still at it many years later. Such a simple, meditative occupation, making order in my small world when the world outside my window is beyond me.
Thank you for the beautifully simple picture.

Anonymous said...

Anna,
What a lovely photograph. You did so well! Giles would be so pleased with your photography.
Thanks for sharing, the colors are beautiful.
Peace,
Lynne in NC

gina said...

sounds delightful!

Anonymous said...

I don't know what it is about "jars" of old buttons! I remember going through my Grandma's button box some 50+ years ago! And my grandkids went through mine when they were little. For some reason they are fascinating. Thank you for the picture and bringing back old memories!

salina said...

I have very similar little jars filled with buttons too. Initially when I bought the jars I had intended on filling them with lemon curd but didn't get around to it. After about a week of seeing the jars sitting on the counter, I knew what I must do with them...fill them with buttons!:)
~Salina

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