Monday, January 18, 2010

Think Monday, Think ATC - Buttons

Did your Mother or Grandmother have a button jar? Mine did and I used to spend hours dumping it out and sorting out the buttons by size, by colour. I had favourites, ones that intrigued me in particular and I used to imagine the piece of clothing that they had been taken from. In art, I tend to favour the small white or clear ones. This is my entry for the Think Monday, Think ATC challenge this week.

18 comments:

Anneke said...

what a lovely atc heather and love how you placed the button

danisart said...

very lovely!!!!!!

KnutzEls said...

I still have several buttonjars and they are still attracting to me.
Love your ATC

Annar said...

Gorgeous !!!!

Kelly said...

lovely atc! adorable image!

Faye said...

My grandmother had a button basket that had a lid. My mother used that same basket. I have the basket now but my sister got all the buttons.

Your background is awesome, Heather. And I love the extra touch of the flowers.

Gabi Mewi said...

A buttons jar might be a gorgeous game...

Saila said...

Beautiful card!

Amy said...

that is funny..I think all moms have a button jar and I remember doing the same exact thing. I had my fav's and the one's I didn't like.
Great Heather

Silvia said...

Beautiful ATC, love all the details.

allmimsey said...

I know own my grandmother's button box along with a few other's...I think it was in the genes....my grandparents sold sewing notions! Lovely ATC.

Lorraine said...

lovely ATCs like the colours you have used..do you want to swap your sunday afternoons with mine...mine consist of trying to get my sons to do their homework and then get baths!!

laury55 said...

love your ATC...my mother gathered all her buttons in a cigar box and now they are mine but I put in a jar, also sorted by color and size

Orsolina said...

Tolles ATC.

vintagesusie said...

Heather...
I love your art piece & I LOVE Old Buttons! I like the sound of them clinking together in a jar. I like the process of pouring them out & sorting them by color & size, I like the texture of buttons. I like the idea of a time & a place without the luxury of Velcro or zippers or snaps, the simplicity of a button directly connects us with the past. Your post reminded me of that...Thanks Heather!!!
Big Smiles & a wink, ;)
Susie

Rachel said...

Gorgeous ATC. Love it!

froebelsternchen Susi said...

OMG... this is darling and charming!!!
I love it!


Susi
FUN WITH ATCS

LiveArt said...

This is just sooo wonderful,and yes my granny had a small treasure chest filled with the most wonderful buttons, and just like you I used to love playing with them :) Wonderful sweet memories and my first thought when I saw the theme :)

Linda