I have a long-standing love affair with buttons.
My mother's button box was an endless source of fascination when I was young, and the feelings that are evoked by the sight of a jar filled with these smooth, luminous rounds are deep and meaningful to me.
I know I share this affection with many creative women, whether the medium is sewing, needlework, jewelry, or any type of mixed-media crafting. We covet the look and feel of authentic shell buttons, so beautiful and often so delicate.
We wanted to bring them out of the jars this holiday season, and use them to bring a bit of button nostalgia to our decorating plans.
Hung on trees and cabinet knobs, the look is so sweet. Both glamorous and humble, all at once.
There is really no telling where these decorations will find themselves during the holidays, but one thing is certain...
They will not be packed away when the festivities are over. They will find their places in the permanent studio rotation of embellishments.
But we will certainly strive to also keep the jars filled. Yes, we are that smitten.
Have a lovely, creative week!