Thursday, 17 April 2008

Am I getting old?

While sorting out various drawers in my house this week I realised I have accumulated a lot of spare buttons over the years. I collected them together and then realised


I remember spending hours playing with a box of buttons at my Grandma's house when I was young, and MY Mum now has that box of buttons, which I presume she has added to over the years. But to realise that I have a button box all of my own, made me feel slightly strange. And OLD!

Pretty though, aren't they?


Jo Beaufoix said...

Miss E has a button box. She loves them. My gran had one too. :D

picklesmum said...

Thanks Jo, it is a GRANNY thing. Not a relatively young woman thing! I AM OLD!

21st Century Mummy said...

I've got a button box's mine, all mine...I've also got a ribbon box for the odds and ends that come with presents. ;-D

Anonymous said...

Oh! I was about to say that Jo Beaxfoix's daughter has a button box and she is only seven, so you can't be old, but Jo got there first!

PS Your button box needs some pink buttons too!

Rosie x

Frog in the Field said...

I have a small leather button box which I was given by my grandmother when she moved into a flat from a large house. I really treasure it.

Paul F said...

Mrs F collected buttons from the age of about 12 (XX years ago) and button shops were a favourite haunt. She still has her box, including those from her mothers 'jar'.

Her tip for button lovers is to get charity shop garments just for the buttons - which nowadays cost a lot.