vintage craft: button cards
Old craft supplies or crafted items are great, but I love when they are practically untouched. You know that someone bought these things with a plan (or perhaps just to be prepared), and then they just sat there. It gives me comfort to know that I'm not the only one who does that, and that it's been going on for years and years.
These buttons are just a sampling of the never-used buttons that I have from long ago. I mean, we have jars full of old buttons, but many are dirty and they have a certain smell to them. These are still on the cards and that makes them special to me. Take a look:
These are buttons of quality. It says so right on the package!
I'm not much of a fan of metal buttons, but I have to admit, these are pretty great.
Love the colorful ones! And there are a couple packs of the green ones.
Wood? Oh yes. And the apples remind me of my childhood and looking through all of the "special" buttons at the fabric store.
There are a few that have missing buttons, and I love them just as much. I like to think about the story of where they have been used.
These and many other buttons on cards came to me as a sort of instant collection. They have been stowed away in a tin (and probably lots of other places if I were to go looking), but I think they need to come out. As I pulled them out to take pictures, an idea began to form. And idea for displaying them as art. Because I think they are pretty enough for that, don't you?