Monday, January 12, 2009

Dazzling Inspiration

A peek into the haven for my special vintage buttons... the 'heroes' that I place on the spot where I want the emphasis of the piece to be...

I found this old jewelry box at a thrift store and love it's green/blue color. The velvet lining of the eight compartments is a soft nest for these beauties to lie in wait... the satiny sheen of the inside of the lid catches the light in that old romantic way...

Over the years I have developed a system of 'organization' for my embellishments that tends to get reduced to a tangle when creativity is in high gear. This box however has become a sanctuary for the pieces I do not, under any circumstances, want to lose track of. Seems to be working!

5 comments:

Grace@PoeticHome said...

Those are such beauties! I can see why they are your "heroes" of design :) The box is lovely as well -- quite a fitting house for your button treasures.

Anonymous said...

Lovely vintage storage solution Carol :-)
All those yummy eye treats ha!
Love Debra x

Waterrose said...

OH very cool buttons and button holder! I have an entire drawer full that I use. Isn't it funny how certain ones pull you right to them when you are creating something? I also love your jeans cuff!

Marcie said...

I love the jewlery box, I had one just like it growing up. perfect for the wonderful jewels you are lucky to have. Thanks for commenting on my blog.

tracey said...

Thanks for commenting on my blog. I love your buttons collection and how you have displayed them.