Vintage button collection! Button, button, who has the button? My next sewing room task was clearing and organizing the top of my storage cabinets,
On this space, I didn’t get rid of anything. I love it all and maybe one day… well, you know!
I did the same 8 steps as in my last post. I moved everything to a staging area.
I sorted the “stuff”. I decided what could stay and what needed to go. The rolls of interfacing and fusible were stored. The vintage magazines were moved to a spot with other vintage magazines.
The button boxes once belonged to my mother-in-law. the black handled scissors were my grandmother’s, the buttons are an accumulation of mine. These get to stay but in a different arrangement. Why am I keeping these things? Mostly sentimental reasons. Will I use these things? I get into those button jars a lot.
These old and battered jar lids should have gone to the trash but I think they are treasures. They are not vintage but they are just the right colors and the jars are full of buttons, so they get to stay.
I stitched a piece of drop cloth to cover the sides of the storage cabinets and added a vintage doily just for fun.
The button boxes are used to create levels.
The cigar box looked better propped up. The sweet, little restaurant bowl and pitcher were purchased from “The Junkyard Queen”, a memento from our recent garage sale.
Don’t you love the way this vintage button collection is displayed? So much of my de-cluttering is just cleaning and sorting and in spaces that no one sees. It felt good to do tackle this little corner. When I finished, I rewarded myself (Step 8) with a break, a cup of coffee, and some chocolate covered almonds.
I am so glad you stopped by. I want to challenge you to find those little spaces that you can de-clutter and re-arrange. Small steps add up.
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’til next time,