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6/28/11

My studio Part 3. Button Storage

Hello! Me again. I hope you are finding my studio photos helpful? A month ago my friend wanted to go antiquing for her B.D. Sounded good to me because I wanted to look for some  antique buttons.
Well...I didn't find ONE button but, I saw this in a dark corner. When I laid my eyes on this "Replacement parts" stand I knew it had to be mine.
This is it's new home and gives my corner a nice shot of color. Before I show you more buttons I want you to notice the pencil cans to the left of the lamp where I store my colored pencils. It's so easy and so rewarding to create your own storage cans. If you want to see how to make them go here and here .

 The acrylic boxes on the left are hold my special antique buttons.

Here is a close up of these yummies. I find it difficult to use them because I enjoy looking at them so much.
One rainy lazy day I should make some molds of these. That may never happen but, it's fun to think about.
In the top sections are clear glass buttons, milk glass and some plastic buttons. Such great details.

This is the second box containing the metal ones. Love these too :)

and I have to leave you with a close up. If you are interested you can see three antique buttons cards I created here , here and here. Thanks for letting me share my studio with you. Tomorrow I will show you what I do with special cards from friends. Thanks again! Hugs, Kathy

37 comments:

Barb said...

Oh, to be this organized! :)

sunnysideup/doreensng said...

Kathy, Love the antique "replacement
parts" storage for your buttons.( what a great collection of colourful buttons!(would be great for flowers to,this storage system)yummy colours! Love your collections of antique buttons too!Love your desk and creative work place!

paula said...

What eye candy! I love it all - can I pleeeeeeeeeeeeeaaaaaaaaaase move in with you ;P. Kathy thanks for sharing & making me oooh & aaaah over your delicous goodies xoxoxoxoxo

Shirl said...

The replacement parts button storage is just uber cool! Love the splashes of colours it adds to the room...yummy!

kath said...

Hi kathy thanks for allowing us to have a snoop around your craft room...I am loving your button storage and wow all those gorgeous antique buttons...big hugs kath xxx

Kim C said...

Hi Kathy. Loved the containers you used for your buttons! And you have a beautiful craft room! What I really wanted to see though is a close up of what you used to store your copic markers! I really need to find something and haven't found the right storage unit yet! Can you show me yours? Thanks!

Heidi said...

Just love your 'find' for your button storage, so cool. hugs heidi x

inkyfingers said...

What a find!!!!!!!! How come I never find things like this? Beautiful buttons, too!

Cathy A said...

Oh my Kathy, I just adore your button stand, it fits perfectly in that corner! I have to say I have some of your antique buttons and I agree I don't want to part with them, they are too nice!

Tanya said...

I love these post, you are so organized! Wish I could be like that! We are having pasta tonight, so I know what I am doing with my cans! Have a great day!

Chelle said...

Love the holder you picked up..it's great for buttons.

Amy* said...

What a fabulous find...I love your your vintage button collection...I have a hard time using mine too.

Cheryl said...

What an awesome find! It makes such a beautiful display. I would never get any crafting done because I would be gazing at the beautiful buttons.

Lin said...

What IS it about buttons that is so fascinating? You are so surrounded by beauty it's no wonder that you turn out beautifuly designs, my friend! Thanks for the tour of your lovely studio!

Heather Innusa said...

Wow Kathy! THIS IS A FIND!!!!!! I love it so much!

Julie said...

I just about fell over when I saw your button organization - I'd give my right arm to find a treasure like that. Love, love, love!

Welkom bij Happy Stamper said...

woooow what a great room and cards, love you're blog, i become a follower from you're blog, hope to see you some time at my blog to.

greetings from the netherlands

angeliqu

Lorie a.k.a.The Peddler said...

What a wonderful find. I want to find something like that. :)

Melissa R. said...

I love buttons. I have 2 round cookie type tins that were my grandmother's. I used to dig through them as a kid. I love them and have trouble using them as well. I've loved seeing your studio. I can't wait until I move to the Ozarks where there are "antique/flea markets" galore and see what I can salvage for my craft room. Thanks for sharing!!!!

Cathy P in AZ said...

Oh my Kathy-this antique storage for your buttons is FABULOUS!!! And your collection of antique buttons is SO YUMMY - I don't know if I could part with them either! Beauty in a box...and infinite great taste! :) TFS!

Katie said...

I must ask, what is that you have your Copic's in? We made towers out of foam core to house our Copic's but I like the look of yours better.

pegg said...

Thanks for sharing your craft space - love peeking into my favorite bloggers' spaces! That button holder is amazing! And those vintage buttons - wow - I wouldn't use them just look at them lovingly :)

Paula said...

I'd never thought of antique buttons - now I'll be on the lookout for those. Love that colourful stand - it does brighten the area so. I spied your copics stand yesterday & caught another glimpse today; looks very interesting & user friendly.
Thanks for a real snooping treat!
Paula (PEP)

Julie said...

that is the most amazing selection of button I have ever seen. Your storage certainly beats my left over plastic containers from the chinese! x

Eve said...

Luv your NEW addition!! I luv buttons too, as well as ribbons! Thank you for all pictures of buttons!! They are the Eye Candies! LOL! :-)

♪♫♥ Charity Crafter ♪♫♥ said...

This is absolutely mouth-watering, I dont watch television much, far too much fun looking on blogs x

Karen said...

I have really, really enjoyed these posts. I love your stamping room, and how it is such a creative, inspiring space. Very organized (couldn't even hope to be that organized), and things all make sense. But what I love best are all the special finds and how you've incorporated all those wonderful antiques that just give the room such character. I also love the special treasures that your loved ones have made you and that you've done (like the diva doe). Your room really shines with creativity, style and originality. This would be the kind of article I would want to see in the magazine, "Where Women Create". Thank you so much for sharing!

Jennifer said...

awesome find!

Yenni Natalia said...

I am so inlove with the buttons jars. totally neat and i am feeling like in the candy shop :)

Kelly said...

totally drooling over your collection!

Deirdre said...

Wow, Kathy - just amazing collection of buttons. I adore that new/old vintage find.... stunning.

cards by cara said...

What a scrumptious button collection!!

Latrice said...

Oh.my.goodness! Imlove this piece so much. Greatt find Kathy! I'm a sucker for vintage and antique buttons too. I love the texture on them.

Anonymous said...

LOVE the "replacement parts" button storage. Very original!

Love the feel of your studio. The fun way you have used some lovely old bits and pieces.

Came across from Crafty Storage.

Birdie (Australia)

Linda S. said...

Hi Kathy, I am visiting your blog from Crafty Storage. You do have a beautiful room, and some great ideas for storage and organization. Love the antique piece where you have your buttons. I had to chuckle to myself that you have your newer everyday buttons stored in the "antique" piece, while your true antique buttons are stored in a clear sparkling acrylic storage unit. One question for you...with manufacturers being to reproduce and make brand new things look like old, antique things, how do we know when we are buying buttons that are really antiques? TIA
ls4atwindstreamdotnet

Anonymous said...

I just took a tour of your stamping center, and cannot believe how artisitc it is. (I especially love how you have seen the functionality of vintage antiques--after all, so often in their past they were functional!) But the way you have everything arranged, I feel that I am in a painting, with attention to color, composition, and with true inspiration. (I get the same feeling sometimes when I am in the grocery store and see amazing food displays.) Because I have seen many of your cards, and even have almost two dozen in my own personal collection, I can attest that not only does your stamping center look beautiful, organized, and useable, but you can take these supplies and turn them into art! (Some folks have all of the supplies and none of the fine production.) In additon you give so much attention to your family--wonderful meals, thoughtful acts of kindness. Well, I am a fan. Rachel

Matt Arellano said...

Oh, to be this organized! :)

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