Monday, October 20, 2008

Blue Monday -- Button Jars



I've haven't done Blue Monday for awhile and really wanted to share the blue thing in my bra but then I remembered that November is Diabetes Awareness Month so I'm going to wait until then to post pictures of that. (Don't worry -- I'll keep them G-rated.) So, instead, here are the two vintage Ball mason jars that I keep my buttons in. I wish the blue in the jars showed darker in the picture. I swear they really are a pretty shade of blue!

button jars



They look a little bluer in this one. Both jars came from a flea market or antique shop (I can't remember which it was). I just wish the buttons were as vintage as the jars.

button jars

Thanks, Sally, for hosting Blue Monday! For links to other participating bloggers, visit Smiling Sally.

26 comments:

Greyscale Territory said...

Those jars are a very interesting shade of blue! So solid and such a handy size for lots of buttons!

Brook said...

these are great! my aunt bought me a vintage Ball mason jar already full of vintage buttons.... I am in love with it... is it okay to love a jar of buttons? hahaha

Smilingsal said...

I've seen jars like those before. They ARE a beautiful blue. Thanks for sharing. Happy Blue Monday!

Amy Rose said...

Hi Patty! I just wanted to say thanks for checking out my new blog! I really appreciate it. Brook is a cool chick, huh? lol Well, I love your blog, too. I've checked it out many a time. You're such a sweet lady... and it feels good to know there's someone else out there who likes candy corn as much as I do!

~Amy Rose~

Knitty said...

Jars full of buttons are a happy site to me. Thanks for showing them.
Happy Blue Monday!

Sweetie said...

I love the old Mason jars. They are great for displaying collections. Very nice. Happy Blue Monday!
Sweetie

Miss 376 said...

What fantastic jars, love things like this

Twyla and Lindsey said...

What a great blue Monday post. I love blue Ball jars and the zinc lids are great. Twyla

ellen b said...

Hi Patty,
I love the blue vintage mason jars and I keep buttons in one of mine too! Hope you have a great week!

Anne Fannie said...

Those jars are definitely vintage with that shade of blue!
Great Blue Monday Post!
love, Ann

Susan Hickam said...

I think they still turned out well-Happy Blue Monday.

Charli and me said...

Beautiful old blue jars. I love to see button collections. It's a great way to save buttons waiting to be used. Happy Blue Monday!

Coloradolady said...

I love your old jars. These are really a nice shade of blue. I look for them when I go to flea markets, but around here, they are pretty pricey. Nice Blue Monday Post.

Barbara H. said...

What a pretty way to keep buttons!

Shabby Kim said...

What pretty blue jars and what a lovely way to display your button collection.

Happy Blue Monday!

Dawn said...

The jars are great. I love button collections. They remind me of playing with my great grandmother's collection when I was a little girl :)

take care,
Dawn

barbara said...

I have a couple of these jars, and they're a gorgeous shade of blue. Love those zinc caps, too.

Diane said...

The blue is really nice. Perfect jars for you button accumulation. It's a whole lot better than pulling them out of the vacuum because they jammed up the belts. Not that that has ever happened to me.

imjacobsmom said...

I love the old ball jars. I have a lamp or two made from the larger quart size. One is full of buttons, too.
Maybe I'll use, I mean steal that idea for a future Monday post....Robyn

Neabear said...

I love your blue jars. I use mason jars to store buttons sorted by color. But they are not blue jars like yours. Have a happy week!

Elizabeth said...

Great jars; mine have no lids. I just spent the morning sorting all my buttons by color. Didn't have as many pink or blue as I thought I would.

CC said...

Your beautiful blue jars bring back a lot of memories Patty. Many years ago, I had quite a few coming from my grandmothers "cellar". I shared with the rest of my family...alas, mine were broken later on..but the memories are sweet.
Come visit..xx

Ashley Bilodeau said...

I use jars for my button too!
Hooray! Yours are blue and I'm kinda jealous!

Ruthie said...

Neat blue post! Enjoyed your blog. Thanks for coming by mine..
and happy Blue Monday. Looks like you've been blogging for a long time. Could give some tips to us newcommers to the blog world! :)
Smiles.

An Enchanted Cottage said...

So glad you liked my vintage blue tablecloth - sure you can move in!! Maybe we can trade houses, east coast to west coast! Love your button jars - I keep buttons in clear vases all over my house - yours are beautiful!!!!...Donna

I am Arizona; a person, not a place. said...

I love button jars. There's something about a jar of buttons that makes you smile!