Kids love to play with buttons, they are pretty and fun to sort. I remember playing with my mother's button collection and my grandkids enjoy playing with my button collection. It’s a fun tradition that has been passed down without even a second thought.
I have a friend, Lisa, over at Grandma’s Briefs and she recently wrote a post about buttons. It seems that most grandmas have a button jar, box, tin, or whatever to hold some sort of a button collection. I am no exception here, I too have a jar of buttons collected over time and it contains some handed down from my mother.
So after I read Lisa’s post I decided to play with my button collection myself, looking for that magical fascination buttons seem to hold for little eyes. I poured my buttons out and pushed them together in a pile. I sorted through some colors and ones I thought extra pretty.
I made an L shape, for Lisa of course, then pushed them up close against the jar.
I noticed they were in a heart shape sort of so I manipulated them into a more formed heart shape.
I was thinking about Lisa as I did this and thought about her love of her family and those cute grandsons of hers. I thought about how she loves on her friends and on her blog readers. If you know anything about Lisa you know she LOVES with a capital L! Yes Lisa is a wonderful person to have in your life. Hmmm another L word; Lisa…Love…Life. Lisa lives life lovingly.
So here’s to you Lisa, my friend, my blogging buddy and confidante. This one, a Jar of Buttons, is for you. Happy Monday!
*Read more about Mason Jar Monday and the Pantry here.
I linked at French Country Cottage, My Turn for Us, The Shabby Nest, Bowdabra Blog, Cheerios and Lattes, Under the Table and Dreaming and Living Life Intentionally.
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