Sunday, February 14, 2010

A Total Blog Slacker......

Yep, that's me. While I've been visiting everyone's beautiful blogs over the past week, I'll admit I haven't been the greatest about leaving comments, or about adding a new post to my blog, so I figured it was about time I at least updated my blog with something new so you won't think I fell off the face of the earth.

What have I been doing over the past week? Nothing too exciting that's for sure. I've been battling with a case of laryngitis and a cold that's just seems to be hanging on so haven't felt up quite up to par and have just been taking it real easy trying to get as much rest as I can in between work and taking care of the mundane tasks at home that need to be done each day.

One thing I have been doing just because it makes me happy is playing with my collection of buttons. These buttons are not vintage but are inexpensive ones that I've purchased mostly at Archiver's Scrapbook store and in my local craft stores. There is just something about the yummy pastel colors that are so soothing and so pretty to look at.

Fun ways to display and admire them are in small candy dishes like this white hobnail dish...

Or in inexpensive glass storage jars that can be found at your local stores like Target and Walmart (I have a few ideas for this one to pretty up the lid of the jar but haven't gotten quite that far yet)...

Or maybe in some pretty storage jars that can be purchased online like I did with a set of these ...

Do you enjoy playing with buttons too?

14 comments:

Mary said...

Pretty,pretty, Miss Kim. Love the posies also. Hope you feel better soon. Your blog is always so full of fun-to-look-at goodies. Happy Valentine's Day~

luv2quilt2 said...

Glad to see you back, and sorry you've been feeling under the weather. Your blog is always so pretty that I miss getting to see it. Happy Valentines Day!

Valerie@travelingthrough2 said...

Hi Kim,
Sorry you have been under the weather. My daughter has a cold that has been hanging on too. Hope you can kick it soon. Love your button collection, so pretty!
Valerie

Cottage Rose said...

Hi Kim, Sorry that you are not feeling too good,, hope you get better real soon... and welcome back,,love your buttons,, and how you display them.. I do love to play with my buttons,,, one can never have to many of those wonderful little things.... Happy Valentine's Day

Hugs;
Alaura

GARAGE SALE GAL said...

Your blog is so pretty and your button collection works perfect with your decor!
Deb :)

Crystal Rose Cottage said...

Hi Kim....Your pastel buttons are so pretty! I love them displayed in the white hobnail bowl. It's the little things in life that gives us pleasure...don't you think?~Patti

Holly- Girls At Heart said...

Oh Kim , your button displays are so pretty and happy! I'll have to come back and look again!

You poor thing. I've had laryngitis twice in my life and it is never convienant to lose one's voice! ♥

Sheila said...

What a lovely way to display your Yummy buttons. I love the colors and how eastery it looks. I remember when i was just around three years old, or mabey i just seen pnotos and think i remeber it, but my mommy made all three of us girls a colorful dress, it had all the prettiest pastel colors in it.. That just brought back those memories when i looked at your bowl of buttons. Thanks for the memories..

The Pink Rose Cottage said...

I love the pastel buttons. They look like candies!

Feel better soon!

~Holly

karlascottage.typepad.com said...

When you are feeling ill, isn't it nice to just browse blogs? Feel better soon!

Happy Cottage Quilter said...

Very cute buttons. I love to use buttons as accents on my quilts. You can never have too many buttons :-)

Jocelyn
http://justalittlesouthernhospitality.blogspot.com/

julia said...

I do love buttons. These are great ways to display them. I remember when the local hs band used to sell buttons by the bag full! My grandmother always bought a bag. I still have some of them. There's a store not far from here that sells them by the cup full out of a big barrel!

Rhondi said...

I love buttons too! I like the way you have displayed them. So pretty.
Hugs, Rhondi

Pink Roses and Teacups said...

Hello Kim,

Sorry you are feeling under the weather. Feel better soon. Love your buttons, and how you have them displayed. It sure looks like spring at your house. I think I will get some too, and put them out for Easter. Eye candy with no calories!

Debbie