Friday, 3 December 2010

Button up

Now, dear readers, I'm not going to talk to you about the snow and how flipping cold it is and the state of the nation's pavements (they are like ice rinks).  Nor am I going to talk about how our boiler has broken down and we have no heating or hot water for the foreseeable future.  Nor am I going to talk about Christmas - prep, decs, prezzies or otherwise.

No, dear readers,  I am going to talk about buttons.  Get a load of these little beauties that Mr J and P brought back from a recent charity shopping spree.



Didn't he do well?

So, what have I done with these buttons?  Well, I've come over all crafty and I've decorated a couple of very plain IKEA frames with them.  Wanna see?


This one has all green buttons complete with a green gingham embellishment!



What do you think?  I spent rather a long time playing with the different colour and style combinations.  In fact, I have to say that playing with them was the best bit!

Such fun!  I heartily recommend this craft project.  It's incredibly easy and very satisfying.

The photos I chose to put in the frames were suitably vintage - old ones of my mum. I do like looking at old black and white photos.  Everyone always looks so elegant and beautifully dressed.


Love the bouffant in the one above.  Note the screaming child (me).  I remember that occasion very well; wasn't very keen on those pigeons!




Love my mum's sunglasses in the one below and the jaunty little neckerchief:

The one below is of my mum on her wedding day.  The coat was blue mohair, she had a blue feather fascinator in her hair and matching blue suede shoes.  I remember those shoes very well as she eventually gave them to me but for the life of me I can't remember what happened to them (boo hoo).


Well dear readers, I'll love you and leave you.  I need to move around as I'm in danger of turning into an icicle sat here.  Keep warm everyone (sob).

22 comments:

  1. Love all the buttons! The frames and photos look great, you're right about everyone looking so elegant. I have to say that I don't really bother, but I should make an effort for when future generations look back at the photos! :) x

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  2. Hello Loo, I love your buttony frames! Those photos are fabulous too, especially your face in the one with the pigeons.
    Take care and have a great weekend.
    x

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  3. Hope you get that boiler sorted out soon!

    Your mum was such a beauty. I am very impressed with the beehive.

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  4. Hope you get your heating sorted out soon. I love those frames, it's such a clever touch to add the green gingham to the sides of the green frame. Wasn't your mum very glamorous! xxx

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  5. Well done Mr J&P for getting the buttons. Those frames are great, what a good use of the newly acquired, colourful buttons.
    Lovely pictures of your mam. She looks radiant.
    Hope you get your boiler sorted. We had the same issue for a week last dec but it wasn't nearly as cold as this so you must really be suffering.
    x

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  6. The buttons look fab on the frames; so cheerful!! :)

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  7. Your Mum is so elegant! And your Mister is a keeper! A man who understands about buttons? How wonderful....who needs a working boiler, with a husband like that!!! Have a great weekend, my dear. Lots of love, Amanda xxx

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  8. Hooray for no more snow posts - I'm sick of everyone trying to outdo each other's 'inches' on Facebook!

    Love the frames and the gingham edging - subtle and effective, and love the pics of your mum! x

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  9. Loved the picture frames - lovely idea. I have some old buttons somewhere - must dig them out Mostly brown coloured - any ideas?

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  10. What beautiful elegant photos of your mother.....

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  11. Hi Loo, thanks for your comment about my sideboard! The print of butterflies is actually wrapping paper from Stanfords it was £1.50 a sheet! Love these old photographs, you mum was tres stylish! lou x

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  12. Cool button frames - good idea! Your mum looks so elegant - like a film star! Love the one of you bawling! I've got a pic of me doing that!

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  13. Thanks for your comments on my post Loo. I hope I have sorted out the link on my justgiving page now. The buttons are fab and I love the photos. I have some of myself looking a bit like your Mum - (oops, gives age away!)and yes, I don't think there was 'casual'dress in those days, we always 'dressed up to the nines' except my hair would never bouffant as it is very curly!
    I do hope you get your boiler sorted out pretty promptly. It is no fun being cold. Just keep on the move and look out all those hot drinks, hot toddies and mulled wines etc. to ward off the chills. Ann x

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  14. Your frames are very cute, Mr J & P did a good job of buying those buttons! I LOVE those old photos of your mum, she looks so glam, I hope you find the shoes!

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  15. Love those frames they look really good and I LOVE LOVE those photos of your mum .
    xx fee

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  16. Your Mum's photos are wonderful. So stylish, and the hairdo's make me feel positively unkempt. Creative frame ideas too, I like the green one best.

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  17. I love buttons. Something about them is fascinating! Your frames are very cute!

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  18. Love the button frames :) xxx

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  19. What fab photos - we are slobs by comparison these days. I love your button frames.

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  20. Oh hope ur boiler is fixed soon! Love the old photos and the buttons! Xxx

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  21. The frames look really good,like the added touch of the ribbon on the side.
    Great photos of your mum too!
    Hope it's not too long until your boiler is working again.
    Lisa x

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