Sunday, October 23, 2005

buttons in glass houses!

my buttons live here II

one of my most favorite things to do while thrifting is to search for the ultimate storage display! i came across a dozen of these forgotten glass baby bottles (in the original boiling pot) at a local thrift a few months ago. i got the whole set for a couple bucks not knowing exactly what i was going to use them for. after some thought, i realized i have always color-coded my life, so why not do the same with my vintage buttons. what a perfect home! i think the buttons look so beautiful through the glass, and most importantly, i can see all of them - i no longer have to sift through mounds of buttons to find the perfect one!!!

10 comments:

natascha said...

So nice! Like candies!

simply kasia said...

hahah! i love it! very cute bottles, great idea.

i'm a "container freak"... i collect nice bottles, jars, boxes etc. almost nothing in my kitchen cupboards is in its original container.

jenny vorwaller said...

wow::so beautiful!

lucky olive said...

That's a fantastic idea! I hate that I have my buttons in ziploc bags in my closet...I may try something like this!

Cassi said...

so pretty! love to see the colors and shapes :)

Hanna said...

Yes! Glas is the best storage for beautiful things - great find and great display!

sue said...

thanks everyone!
another idea for button storage is baby food jars with the label peeled off - so cute!!!

Stefani said...

Beautiful! You've inspired me to sort out my buttons by color. Besides looking great, it will be much easier to find one!

andrea said...

oh yes-- such a treat for the eyes! vibrantly colored buttons in glass jars... love this!

I like red buttons best.

Lizette said...

Great idea. I wish I'd have kept some.