Thursday, December 8, 2011

A Glimps of Heaven

I like buttons. I like Brits. But what happens if you combine the two? You get an amazing blog called Bonkers About Buttons. I was trying out pinterest.com for the first time this evening when I discovered after only two clicks this beauty...
 
Can you believe it?! A button bowl!




I excitedly clicked on the image to find out if there were any instructions for recreating the masterpiece and found my way to Bonkers About Buttons. Absolutely fantastic. BRILLIANT! The woman in charge of the blog has just accumulated another die hard fan. How could she not when she has pictures and items like this posted:
A Button Box!
An interesting Notion- I Like It!
  BUTTONS by Marian Barker
When I was just a little child
Sat at my mother’s knee
She used to tell me stories
We didn’t watch TV

She had a box of buttons
She took down from the shelves
And for hours upon hours
We would entertain ourselves

The buttons held many memories
For mother and for me
They captured special moments
In our family history

A military button from my granddad
For he was very brave
He fought for king and country
It said so on his grave

A tiny pearl from grandma
I really must confess
This was my very favourite
It was from her wedding dress

A shiny silver button
From the blazer dad once wore
When he went to watch the cricket
Hoping that his team would score

A little yellow button
With a flower on from me
From my tiny little jacket
That mum called a matinee

A woggle from the cub scouts
Was amongst the fine array
My brothers went there once or twice
But didn’t want to stay

Those buttons taught me colours
And taught me how to count
They taught me shapes and sizes
Of that there is no doubt

Now I’ve got a box of buttons
I take down from my shelves
And tell stories to my grandchildren
We do enjoy ourselves
©Marian Barker 

Lovely
All I Need Is a Little Chocolate On the Bottom
3 Words- I. Want. It.
 So, yes. I am in love. Actually I am going to end here so I can go and look at more buttons! What are you still doing here? Get over to Bonkers About Buttons!

1 comment:

Jenn Fallula Hoff said...

That's awesome! I think you found your bliss! Ok, so the bigger question now, is DID you find instructions on how to make the bowl? Cause we could totally do that!