Phavorites – Buttons


A favorite Christmas gift was this jar of buttons and note from my mother:

“These buttons were from Granny Broadwell’s button tin. Many of them were from the clothes she wore early in her marriage. I can remember some of them. The value of these buttons are not very much, but the person whose clothes they adorned is valuable and precious to all of us. I wanted you to have them. I know you will treasure them. Love, Mom”

I placed the note in an old frame. I want to find a piece of burnt sienna overlay to place over it, for protection, and to give it a look of age. If I can’t find what I want, I’ll try to create a piece out of things I have lying around the house.

4 thoughts on “Phavorites – Buttons

  1. Dear Kathy,
    I loved the ancient letter and the buttons.
    I read today of old early 20th and mid 20th century button cards and how people used to treasure them- even recycle them on their clothes during the Great Depression. Strange coincidence with your own button post.

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    1. Hi Susie, the note was just written at Christmas time. My Mom included it with the gift. I want to make it look older by putting some type of overlay over it…so then it will match the look of the buttons. My grandparents all lived through the Great Depression. My parents were born in the next decade. My grandfather (Mom’s father) jumped trains and rode them to the west coast to find work in orchards. Everyone really struggled in those times. They knew how to save everything. I think wasting things and letting food go bad is one of my worst flaws, and something I am always trying to work on. Happy day to you Susie. Kathy

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