Monday, January 24, 2011

Button Monday and a Giveaway!


Some of you may know that I have a rather sizeable stash of vintage buttons.  I love old buttons and enjoy working them into my projects.  I love the history behind them, the odd shapes and colors, and the strange not-buttons that I find mingled amongst them when I buy an old button jar.  Mostly, I love the diggin', the pickin', the explorin'.  I have more buttons than I'll ever use but still...when I see a jar of buttons at a thrift store or yard sale, I have to buy it just so I can dig through it.
 
what I'm doing today

I have some of my buttons sorted but I have about 50 pounds that I haven't yet sorted.  In fact, they've been sitting in my workspace for about 2 years now sooooo it's time for them to go.  Since I know there are other button-lovers out there, I thought I'd start my de-stash with a giveaway. Yay!

I'm starting with a pound bag o' buttons.  If you'd like to dig through some unsorted old buttons for yourself, then leave me a comment on this post and maybe you'll get one for yourself! 

I'll pick a winner on Friday Jan. 28 so please be sure I have some way to contact you.   I'll ship worldwide, so come on fellow button lovers, let's see what treasures you'll get!

Tomorrow I will start adding buttons to my (now empty) destash shop - lilfishextras - so if you're interested, come have a look.  I'll be adding a bunch of these unsorted bags o' buttons to the shop as well as a few more, but if you're looking for a certain kind of vintage button, just ask and I might have it for you.

Happy Monday everyone!

**** this giveaway is now closed ****

173 comments:

amy said...

Oh gosh. Button sorting is one of the best ways for me to clear my mind & release worries. It made me feel cheered just to see your photo of the bowls of buttons.

Sophie said...

ohh gosh I got goosebumps at the idea of new buttons, especially a mixed bad, one of the most exciting things of all time! yes please, yes please, yes please!

Amanda Pedro said...

buttons buttons, I love the buttons!
I've only ever had 3 bags of buttons from wally world to sort through. I can't imagine to have rare, vintage with some history buttons! The kids and I would have a grand ol' time sorting.
thanks for sharing

Carlee Rene said...

So awesome! Thanks for doing this giveaway! I really hope I could win it! :) YAY

Marilyn said...

I love your buttons....so, I'm in!!!
Love doing things like sorting buttons or untangling necklace chains!!!
:)
M

O. said...

holy cow, that's a lot of buttons.

Jovita said...

it would make my day, week, heck the whole year to win a bag of your buttons. count me in! but i might have to come collect them ... you did offer cinnamon rolls after all :)

meredith said...

i would love the chance to be the lucky recipient of your buttons. i love vintage buttons--when i was a child, my mother had a stash of vintage buttons that her aunts had collected during their days working in a textile factory, and i used to love looking through them.

i have been reading your blog for a short while now and enjoying your photos and your work. thanks for sharing!

vesna said...

I absolutely adore vintage buttons!thank you for a chance to win

eidolons said...

I found a mushroom button in a huge bag once - totally made my day. (:

lkp said...

when things are going from bad to worse
I keep a bag of buttons in my purse!

love buttons

♥ meninheira ♥ said...

Oh my God! Lisa, I'm looking my poor and small button jar... enter me please!! :D

hugssss
meni *

silver.work said...

Oh girl. I scrolled to the pic of the bowls of buttons and snorted my tea. O.M.G. Now I don't feel so bad about not doing much yet with the bag you sent me.

xox :: lynnie

Mattie van den Heuvel said...

THAT is an impressive amount of buttons!
I get most of my inspiration of things that lay about, so I would LOVE to win!
Love, Mattie (Filz10A

Tara said...

Oh my, that is a lot of buttons. I think I'd like to go digging through some of them. Count me in!

Polar Bear Creations said...

Uhhh wonderful! Love buttons!
Thank you for having the give away! :0)

realmofthebluerosedragon said...

What a wonderful collection of buttons. I used to have a few more tins of buttons, but for some reason they did not make it in the move! I had buttons from my great grams on down to buttons from my kids outfits! I would love to win a pound of these lovelies! Thanks for sharing!

Krista H said...

Oh, the possibilities! I would love to win :)

pulchrabliss(at)hotmail.com

Sally said...

Ooh! I love vintage buttons. Love the pickin' and explorin' too! What a fun giveaway!

sauceyjill said...

My favorite memories as a kid was getting to sort thru my Gran's button jar, my Mom's too. I've been trying to build my own so my kids can sort and play too.

A pound of buttons! What a great give-away!

Pisi-Pisi said...

So lovely buttons!

Susan said...

Oooh, I'd love a bag of vintage buttons! I'm so jealous of your amazing button stash – thanks for sharing them with us!

PineBlossoms said...

How Exciting! I haven't been on here in a while...Your blog looks great! I feel inspired!

Toodie said...

I LOVE old buttons! That's quite the collection. Keep warm today.

Lorna said...

I was just looking through my meager button stash the other day and was wondering where I might lay my hands on some more...This would be the perfect solution! Nothing I liked better as a child than sorting through my Mom's button box.

Amanda said...

LOVE buttons! i recently made some wreathes out of them - a vintage-y wreath would be gorgeous!

funkyluke said...

i have a 11 year old.. very active.. but put tons of buttons in front of him.. he is in his glory checking each one out like they are gold.. love to win this

Robin and the Sage said...

how lovely to give some buttons away!
i do love especially mother of pearl buttons.

Delila

Greetje Penning said...

o yes, don't you loooovvvveee to go through that old tins and find all those odd things, little treasures (next to buttons)? And than those buttons!

Yep, I'm in!

Colleen said...

Holy Cow! That's a lot of buttons! I would love to sift through some!

Rhymes With Magic said...

My OCD will thank you for the buttons. :)

Tumus said...

Count me in! I'm envious of your collection, but not the work you'll have to do to sort them ^_~

starmunki said...

oh my goodness, yes!
pick me pick me! =]
i have a button stash as well and
can't think of one good reason not to add more to it!


xox. keri

Miss Colleen said...

Ooo! Buttons! And international shipping, exciting!

Anonymous said...

Oh I love old buttons too! What a great giveaway, please add my name to the pile. lyntamm@hotmail.com

Dawn S. said...

oooOOOOooooo! Please put my name in the hat or button jar! I love buttons and your collection is quite impressive!

ecokaren said...

WOW. What will you do with all your bowls when you giveaway all those buttons???... To me??? Send 'em all my way. I'll gladly take them off your hands for ya! :D

Glo said...

I also love buttons and I am a terrible sucker for surprises, so I'd love to get one of your surprise bags!

Lolailo.Etsy.com

Lacey said...

Ooohh. What a great giveaway! I love buttons. I keep buying jars, but I never really find treasure in them. Maybe cause I'm in the city. Who knows. You'd think a town with as many old mills as this one has would have a great supply of old buttons etc. Not so much.

V said...

Oh, my!! I absolutely love antiques and anything vintage and old! Living in Germany I feel very lucky to be able to go to all the European Flea Markets in search of antique treasures waiting to be found. I have never thought of collecting vintage buttons, but just looking at all the pictures of your vintage button collection makes me super excited just thinking of what treasures might be hiding there! :)

Scrapiana said...

Oh, what a lovely idea, Lisa! I just tried to leave a comment, but got so excited I forgot to press the right button. So, trying again... Thanks!

antilight said...

Helo from fellow button fan from Poland :) It would be very nice to go through the new pile of buttons especially the ones that are from across the ocean.

Mrs. Gnome said...

Woohoo Buttons! I'll be checking out the shop!

Cindy said...

What fun! I love the picture of your bowls of buttons.

tizi said...

Sounds like just what I need!
tizi

mmmonkeymakes said...

Hello from a regular lurker! You certainly know how to de-lurk me!!

I can't get enough of buttons - always stopping to pick up any strays that I see anywhere! I also keep one in my coat pocket to fiddle with while out and about - especially useful while standing in a queue!!

Glyn said...

I would love to win some buttons! I need to start a stash (as I have very few), since I'm getting ready to knit more and more things that require buttons!


Thank you for this giveaway!

Anne said...

My button stash is in serious need of help! I donated some to an author on a book of buttons, and have not had time to replace them! Would love to use this prize to do just that!

joanie said...

Lisa we collect buttons in the same way and some of my favourite pieces are the bits that aren't even buttons! So many funny and cute things I've found at the bottom of tins. As much as I would LOVE a pound of your gorgeous stash (the best stash I've ever seen), I would bow out of this one because there are most likely lots of people who need them more than I do and winning would just be glutenous of me :)

You are so generous!!!

susan said...

Criminey!!! That is some kind of button stash!! You win handsdown. I would love to be in for a chance to win some. I lurve vintage buttons

Rachel said...

Ooooohh! I LOVE buttons! (So does my five-year-old daughter!) I hope I win!!

kiko said...

Better than christmas....Vintage buttons means happiness.
Many years ago, my husband took me to a vintage button shop on my birthday. Love this.

Renee said...

Just found your blog (through the Fa La La La Felt book) and LOVE it! It's like a little slice of home for me, a MN native.

I must say, too,...that's a load of buttons ya got there! I have my fingers crossed to receive some.

jimandrenee(at)juno.com

Patricia said...

Well, you know I can't resist a button giveaway!

Anonymous said...

Hey Lisa, Thanks for the giving! Your site is awesome, I look forward to each day just seeing what you have to share with us. vickiewhalen2000@gmail.com

Heather A said...

As a kid I loved playing with my Mom's tins and jars of buttons. I don't have many of my own and would love some for craft projects, now that I'm back to doing those kinds of things.

Ruth said...

Buttons are memory joggers! Sorting through piles of buttons gives no end of pleasure, and now I know I'm not alone in this!! Several years ago in a magazine I saw a photo of what I'll call a button swag. It was a length of wire with MOP buttons twisted on, spaced maybe 4 or 5 inches apart, and only about a yard or so long, resting between the articles on a nightstand. I found some fine copper wire and made some for myself. There's one on a windowsill, one curled over the top of a hanging chamber pot, one from a nail on the half-log mantel...I'm sure you get the picture!

Your blog gives me as much pleasure, if not more, than a whole tub full of buttons!! Thank you so very, very much for sharing!

Anonymous said...

Is there anything more exciting than a mystery bag of crafty goodness - especially if it's mystery buttony crafty goodness? Thanks for the opportunity to win this Lisa.
All the best - Hazel
bowierat at hotmail dot com

Peggy said...

OMG -- I LOVE buttons! I would love to win your button giveaway--thanks for the opportunity!

liniecat said...

My Auntie had a tin of buttons when I was a child. When I visited her, I would sit with them on my lap and simply run my fingers through them.
I loved the colours, yes mostly dark back then, but even so the odd pink or shiny jet, little duck shapes, glass or mother of pearl........they were just such a simple delight to me.
Guess theres many of us that have never lost that simple pleasure, so yes please, pop my name in the draw 'hat'!
And thankyou for the opportunity!
Lyn

Annette said...

I, too, have a button fetish - LOVE THEM! Thank you for sharing with us.

kristin said...

i can never pass up on buttons!! what a treasure trove you have there!

thanks for sharing.

Sandy Ang said...

What an amazing collection you have! I love to use that one of a kind old button on my project too - makes it unique I think.

NanaBeast said...

How can you NOT sort through them even while bagging them up? It wouldn't happen if it were up to me. I would start out bagging and get lost for the rest of the week amid the buttons. My bladder would be angry with me, too!

Just over a year ago I made my mother a wall quilt of painted and sanded muslin that was embellished with vintage buttons. I had to buy a package of VINTAGE buttons from a local craft shop because I didn't have a stash of my own - my mother still has the family button stash.

This quilt was a first for me as was the button embellishing. I loved the whole process and must say I am very please with the outcome. The rest of the package of vintage buttons has become the beginning of my personal stash. Adding to it has been an absorbing past time. I can see why you have so many!

Thank you, Lisa, for adding my name to the draw for this pound of treasure!

Anna said...

ooooh, yes please! i find sorting things a bit like knitting ... very relaxing. i've been having to rely on store bought buttons recently which is just a little bit sad :(

Jude said...

Best giveaway ever. I do tons of button crafts with my nieces and nephews.

Bridget said...

What a cool giveaway. When I was little digging through my grandmothers metal button boxes was one of the neatest things to do. When they became my mothers and then to me. I still like to go through them. I enjoy bring back the memories of which out fit they came from.

Jennifer said...

I love vintage buttons! My mother-in-law has a beautiful collection of rare buttons framed in her kitchen. I get lost in daydreams every time I look at it. I think I should make my own.

Mona said...

Just this morning I was thinking that one of the reasons I dream of going to America is because I'd love to go thrifting over there. You have such a wonderful collection, one could probably spend days and days sorting through it all. I would be as happy as a piglet in a mud pool to win this treat :)

Laura said...

What a fun prize! I would love to have a pound of buttons to sort through. I love how yours look there in their bowls.

Lisa said...

Ohh wow!! Thats like a treasure! I love buttons and i'm a bit jealous of your collection!! :)
I would love to win...

Calee said...

I love buttons!!! ...and i love this blog :]

Janee Lookerse said...

A whole POUND of buttons!?!?!? Please!!! Count me in!!!

Grace said...

Ohohohoh! I want some buttons! I am totally jealous of your stash!!!!

btw...my email address is gracedlee AT gmail DOT com

thanks!

Jane said...

As much as I love buttons - my 39 year old daughter is the one I'm hoping to get these buttons for. She had an unusually close relationship with her Grandma N - my hubby's dear mother. They loved each other from the moment they met and cherished every moment they spent with each other. Grandma N had an old Maple Buffett where she kept a large jar of buttons she had collected most of her life. My daughter loved getting that big jar out and culling through all the different buttons. Grandma N had to go into an assisted living facility and after that a nursing home. My daughter begged for her Grandma N's buffet but alas, the big jar of buttons were gone. No one in my hubby's family seemed to recall what had happened to them. She still talks of them after all these years. I started collecting buttons but it has been a very slow process and I don't always think of it. This would be a wonderful gift for my special daughter but if not - it has reminded me again that I need to "make the time" to search for some buttons for my big jar I've been trying to fill (not even 1/4th full). What a wonderful give-away

RaeA said...

Ohhhh! Pick Me...Pick Me.... :0)
How Fun!!! I have such great memories of pick'n , digg'n and exploring thru my Mum's button tin as a little girl. And I still Love Buttons!! Thanks for the give-away Lisa!

Loll said...

Beautiful collection. What a wonderful idea to give some away.

It's such a thrill to go through old buttons and think of crafty things to do with them.

saldalilover said...

Wow what a wonderful collection u have!

Sarah said...

I almost fainted with delight at the sight of your button collection and the possibility of winning some!

Janet said...

Ok I would love some buttons how fun is that! Just a question--Do you have any buttons that Paul Bunyan might have used! (yes I remember Paul Bunyan land--I just loved how he knew my name!!) PS I spent every summer on Mille Lacs lake! Howdy neighbor although now I am way out west in Montana!

Debbie lannerd said...

I have a very treasured tin full of buttons that belonged to my grandma, then my mother and now me... I remember as a young child sitting on grandma's front room floor sifting through the buttons, a very treasured memory :)... I would love to give some new treasured buttons a loving home...

PumpkinGirl said...

Okay, you have 50 pounds of unsorted buttons? Wow, you DO love vintage buttons! Count me in on the giveaway! I need it like I need a hole in the head, but...

Anonymous said...

One more button lover here! And so many of us loved sorting through button tins as children - it was always a treasure hunt and a springboard for spinning daydreams. Great giveaway! Thanks!
Melissa M
tinissa@epix.net

prpltrtl946 said...

Pick me pick me!! I know it doesn't work that way, but I don't have any old buttons!!
And, I would dearly love to have some!!
prpltrtl946 at hotmail dot com 8*)

Viktoria Cseh said...

I would love some of your buttons! I like to use them in the most unconventional ways--most notably in lieu of ribbons and bows on wrapped gifts. I also like to sew them on my and my children's hats.

Anonymous said...

oh, I did not successfully post contact information. Here it is:
viktoriacseh at gmail dot com

This is My Life said...

Yes, yes, I love buttons:)
I love the photo of the different bowls of your sorted stash.

CaLynn said...

Heya! This is awesome:):) PS i LOVE your new broaches with the wood and thread. How. Freaking. Clever. :D
-hoopla ((at)) thecrafties ((dot)) com

yemamaya said...

may I join in as well?:)
A button a day keeps... err..boredom away?! Not exacly, but true nevertheless.

Suse said...

Button sorting is so therapeutic. I remember whenever I needed soothing as a child my mum would set me to sorting her button collection.

What a lovely giveaway. You are very generous!

kreativgeschichten said...

OH, what a paradise of buttons. I love buttons too, so I started for a few months with creating my own buttons with polymer clay.

thanks for sharing.

Anette

Suzie said...

Please, count me in!!! I LOVE buttons and your collectione is wonderful!

chocolate river alpacas said...

Yup, count me in. I don't have a button stash. Labberdabberdo@gmail.com.

Centi said...

Oh no... a button give-away! How great is this?! I love buttons, especially sorting them and, well... just keeping them is fun. =)

Roseanna said...

Oh my...buttons are my favorites. What a great, generous giveaway. I will happily sort through buttons anytime!!

Tanja Sova said...

I rarely visit blogs (time), but this one I am so glad to check out - LOVE IT, just like I love what you create :-)

Anonymous said...

Ooh, yes please. I want to start a button stash and I love sorting, sifting, rifling.
kat_lush@yahoo.com

ELK said...

well .here i am in button land . your collection is amazing . your generosity is special

jessica said...

If you can believe it, I am actually sorely in need of buttons! I would love to get my own little stash going :)

lori said...

I love the buttons! What a great collection. One of my favorite activities is just sorting through a pile of buttons and getting inspired for a new design.

Se said...

i really love button!!

What a collection!

Pesky Cat Designs said...

WOW! What a collection!

Would love to win that sweet bag of buttons. :)

dawn said...

I <3 vintage buttons so much that I dreamt about them last night -- no lie! Would love a chance to win :)

Lora said...

oo...oooo...oooo

Count me in! I love buttons, and I'm growing my own stash.

mimi k said...

Hurray for buttons! You can never have enough!

Norma said...

I have never seen so many buttons. I have one biggish jar of colors and a small jar of whites/cremes. Your bowls of buttons look like treats~~~

Katie said...

Oohh, I adore buttons... yours are organized so nicely! Mine are all over the place. I really should sort by colour one of these days :)

erin, maker of chimes said...

Count me in! I love using them on special projects too :)

sudukc said...

Count me in! I just love old buttons, I have both my Grandmother's button boxes and still use one of them today.I also have jars of their buttons displayed up in the upstair hall by the guest bedroom and my stitching studio.I have several framed buttons too.

Mr Puffy's Knitting Blog: said...

Ohhh. I have a newly discovered LOVE of buttons ~ what a lot of beauties you have :)

Sorana said...

Your passion for buttons is so heartwarming! My grandparents collected whimsical mismatched button sets in a decorative sunflower seed "halvah" tin box. From time to time I would run through their stash of buttons to pick some for my knit and crochet projects. Or to string them in colorful necklaces. When I left my homeland to come to the States, I took my favorite button from the stash with me. I carry it with me everywhere I go, like a charm. I'm still looking for the perfect project for it.

Heidianna said...

One of my favorite childhood memories is spending hours looking at my mom's button collection, dreaming about what mine might look like when I was an adult. Buttons are so fabulous!

(clickinggirl (at) gmail (dot) com

Mousy Brown said...

I would soooo love to win one of those! I am sitting with fingers crossed till friday :D

HA! Designs said...

oh, oh, oh! Pick me, pick me!
There's just something so FUN about poking through a bunch of buttons!

greenearthgoodies said...

Oh me oh my...I love me some vintage buttons...be still my beating heart.

Amber Siepel said...

I tried to comment yesterday, but it seems it didn't work! Too bad, since the word verification was "buton". it seemed like a sign that a super fun bag of buttons might be in my future! I also commented that I so love the mossy heart brooch, which is now featured in today's post! I wonder if you have another mossy brooch among the ones you're working on?? I hope so!

Janelle said...

I love buttons!

tamdoll said...

That is some impressive collection! Thanks for the chance to win.
Tammy

yellow finch designs said...

Buttons
Buttons
I love buttons!

Bobbie said...

I hope, I hope, I hope!!!!
(my fingers are crossed!!)
XXX

June said...

Thanks for the giveaway! I love buttons too :)

Nabiha said...

Where I live, we have no thrift stores or garage sales so no vintage buttons for me so far : (...I want to win that bag so much! Thanks for the opportunity..

Orbie/\;;/\ said...

I inherited my mother's button box (tin)which I treasure and have always loved sorting through it. My favorite buttons are three little red Scottie dogs which I need to festoon something with. Sometimes you just need that perfect button to make things right!

Uyek said...

This photo of yours ed me over here: http://www.flickr.com/photos/lilfishstudios/5387610658/

Aren't buttons the best?
I was at a company event last week where they were playing bingo and using buttons for markers. It was all I could do not to steal some!

Kellie Christie said...

WOW I can't believe that you are parting with all of those fabulous vintage buttons!!! If I were you I would have gone through and picked out the good ones first :) I'd love to win a bag. I make my own buttons and make statement button jewellery.

janssen designs said...

I love your photo of buttons in those bowls! such a generous giveaway-thanks for the chance to win buttons!

dibuix said...

I have a button colletion (small one comparatively to yours) that comes from my grandmother's brother. they are real treasures to me...I feel very curious about your button bag.....

Margie Oomen said...

it took so long just to get to the end of the comments. Wow, so many lovely people love your buttons.
I know why!!!!

Bonkers About Buttons said...

wow - what an incredibly generous giveaway Lisa! I like buttons. alot. in fact, I have an awful lot of them already - and like you I have a small mountain that I have not even got around to sorting yet - so, I really really don't need any more buttons - but then... when did 'need' ever come into it!

Betsy and Bess said...

Oh I LOVE vintage buttons. I keep mine in an old blue Ball mason jar, seems like the perfect fit. I would love to have some more! Fabulous!

Brittany at Home Ground said...

You are so sweet for doing this, Lisa! I still love and treasure the buttons you gave me a while ago. I'd love a new bunch of buttons!

PrairiePeasant said...

Wow! I wish I could come over to your house to play! Thanks for your generosity in hosting this giveaway!

Salonika said...

I'd love to get my hands on some buttons! There is a project I'd like to attempt.

Thank you

Salonika said...

I forgot to leave my email...


sarabboll @ gmail dot com

livandminerals said...

Hi! Thank´s for the opportunity. I love buttons of all kinds, and I think these are adorable. I have a small collection, and I add buttons to all my projects (I´m studying fashion design). It is sad that here there are very few shops where they sell them so I do not find much variety.
I would love to get them , from the moment I saw them many projects came to my mind.
:)

cindy m said...

buttons!buttons!I love buttons! here's wishing for some...

sparkleanddoomdesigns said...

LOL I love buttons. I saw your photo and gushed to my fiance that there was this photo of such delicious, wonderful, yummy goodness.

He said (after he saw it): I love you honey, but you're demented.

lol! Buttons are so awesome.

Lori said...

I used to sort my Grandma's buttons. The ones with the "diamonds" were my favorite!

Jamie (aka Batty) said...

What a great way to trim down your button collection and make one of us (your blog readers) very happy! :D
It's amazing how such little things (like buttons) can bring so much happiness :)

-Jamie
jamiesabot@gmail.com

Artisan Clay said...

I would love a chance to win!
-Kristie
-Artisan Clay

Tiffany said...
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Christine said...

That photo of your buttons is so amazing, and it brings to mind many afternoons spent in my grandmother's basement marveling at her buttons. I see you already have plenty of offers to take a few pounds off your hands, but I still have to have my chance at winning a few days of button sorting joy. Thanks for the giveaway and the reminder of those precious days spent with my grandmother.

Tiffany said...

Holy mountain of entries! I have no hope of winning, and little hope that this comment will ever even get read! But I have to say that sorting through the button box is a generations-old tradition in my family. My kids will do CHORES for the hope of getting a chance to sift through my pirates' booty of treasures! Of course, it is a dwindling loot, as I tap into it far more often than I replenish it... Maybe I'll win since it's my birthday on the 27th! ((0:Holy mountain of entries! I have no hope of winning, and little hope that this comment will ever even get read! But I have to say that sorting through the button box is a generations-old tradition in my family. My kids will do CHORES for the hope of getting a chance to sift through my pirates' booty of treasures! Of course, it is a dwindling loot, as I tap into it far more often than I replenish it... Maybe I'll win since it's my birthday on the 27th! ((0:

Tiffany

pbcrafts at gmail dot com

Julia said...

I love sorting through buttons, I started young delving into my mother's button drawers. I'd be thrilled to have a whole pound to dig in. Thanks!

sugareaterATgmailDOTcom

Jennifer P said...

OMG! This would be like Christmas morning going through a pound bag of vintage buttons!! This is a really great giveaway. Thanks!!

Elflyn said...

I love buttons! I have my Grandmother's button jar which treasure.
Thank you for the opportunity to win some more buttons to add to it.

Bronte said...

I love this idea! Thank you so much!

brontebel@ gmail. com

Kayjay in New Zealand said...

Oh my If I won some buttons it would be like having 2 Christmas's in 1 year. I am so addicted to these little treasures.fingers x in New Zealand.

kayjay957@yahoo.com

Rabbit said...

If I got your beautiful bag o buttons, It would make the sewing department at a summer camp for girls soooo much more awesome! I have been collecting buttons for them, but i only have what i cut off of the clothing we wore through... ;)

You're the best!
sanguinaria.etsy.com

joon said...

Hi Lisa...

Love seeing your beautiful photo by the way. This is a wonderful idea and so thoughtful of you. Hope I am a winner. I have photos of my buttons - similar to yours - that I took to blog and never got that far. I'd forgotten all about them. I'll have to hunt them down on my old laptop. Have a beautiful day.

Joon

joonbeam.blogspot.com
my etsy shops: joonbeam. joonwalk.flyinghousewife.joonE

Sherringa said...

I was just Blog surfing and found your blog and oh my when all those buttons came into view my heart began to flutter. You seriously have more buttons than I do! Those bowls all lined up really make my heart sing! I would love to win you pound of buttons! Bless You!

Maya in Eugene said...

best giveaway ever... I can't tell you how many people I send a link to your Monday blogs. I seem to have attracted a collection of button-crazy pals. I'd love to share your buttons with them in real life, not just cyberspace. :-) thanks!

EcoMonster said...

This is inspirational, I'll have to do a giveaway soon since it's always so fun to get goodies in the mail. I'd love a stash of button goodies.!

greener@ecomonster.com

kraplap said...

I am trying my luck too !

Sally said...

oh wow! you really do have quite the button stash! I love reading all the comments. Seems like we all have wonderful memories of digging through our mothers and grandmothers button stashes. Sign me up! but in the meantime I am going to visit your shop and pick up a bag!

Debby and Joel Arem said...

My mouth just dropped open when I saw the pictures of the bowls over flowing with buttons - did you hear the clunk of my jaw??? ;-) I'd LOVE to win in your giveaway and thank you for your generosity! I use recycled 'everything' with my recycled circuit board creations and have never had access to cool buttons before........ I'm drooling just thinking about it... Fingers crossed here as we await your decision and thanks again for this awesome opportunity!
Debby
debbyaremdesigns@gmail.com

Laura A. said...

Buttons?! Who doesn't love buttons? Especially mystery buttons. I'm in! Thanks for having the giveaway I'm most inspired.
Laura

lshin116 (at) hotmail (dot) com

Christy on the Craggy Moor said...

oh, I just have to enter-I dearly love buttons too especially old ones! Thank you so much for this very generous giveaway-I can't wait to see who wins!

lotsofus@robsclan.com

Tree Dellinger said...

My aunt has an extensive button collection, but I've never dared ask her if I could raid it for a craft project.

Anny said...

I love buttons!!! And I see that I'm not the only one!! ;)

Monika said...

I too love buttons, so this must be the right place to be :)) Thank you for the giveaway......

jhenzel said...

My first visit to your blog - wow what a lot of buttons!

Jennie

Jacaranda said...

Please enter me! I love buttons!!! I need buttons!!!

Your blog is wonderful!

Jacarandi at gmail dot com

amyrguthrie said...

I <3 vintage. I have some vintage buttons that were my great-grandmother's BUT I haven't used them b/c they are sentimental. I can't decide on a project worthy! Your button bags are a fabulous idea. I like the tag with a button on top, too... nice touch.
Email me if I get chosen!
aguthrie@cfcc.edu

kelby said...

Thanks for this giveaway! I would love to win this. I'm a bit of a button hoarder because my stash is so small.

the fam said...

Oh buttons how I love thee :c) I am actually looking for some vintage buttons to match a cute sweater coat that my daughter is wearing that used to be mine...Ill have to send you a message, but I would LOVE a bag o buttons of my own to sort through & use :c) great giveaway!

artstitched (at) aol (dot) com

Peg-Leg Blog said...

Great idea! I just got my sewing room together and would love more buttons!

Anonymous said...

Will you send to Germany? I would love a bag of those nice buttons...
Kristin

yesterdaydream said...

Funny, because my mother and I were sitting over a bunch of buttons she brought back from Mexico the other day and I couldn't find the perfect button for what I'm making.

It would be great to have a pound (!!!) of buttons. You have some really beautiful ones in your photos.

Lovely blog :)

Valerie said...

to tell you the truth, I've never seen so many buttons... even in our craft stores here !! and this is a wonderful sight indeed.
but if you want to part with a pound of these, I'd be very happy to give it a home :)
Thank you Lisa - this is a fun give-away !!

Jenny said...

oh my goodness, I love buttons. I had a collection when I was a girl, but it got left with my parents when life's transitions happened. I would love to win a bag of these lovely vintage buttons to begin my collection anew. :-)
jonandjennb at gmail dot com

Marsaille said...

Ohh! I would love to win! I have always wanted a button stash like my moms. This would make her jealous.

Lisa said...

I too cannot pass a good button stash, I carefully cut buttons off of thrift store shirts, and don't get me started with my never ending need to keep jars that need to be filled. Honestly I love sorting and looking at my jars of buttons!

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