Tuesday, 10 March 2009

Brass buttons, green silks and silver shoes

Warm evenings, pale mornings, bottled blues
And tiny golden pins that she wore up in her hair
Brass buttons, green silks and silver shoes

My mind was young and then it grew
My thoughts known only by a few
A dream much too real to be leaned against too long
And all the time I guess she knew

Her thoughts still dance inside my head
Her comb still lies beside my bed
But the sun comes up without her, it doesn't know she's gone
And it remembers nothing that she said

Brass buttons, green silks and silver shoes
Warm evenings, pale mornings, bottled blues
And tiny golden pins that she wore up in her hair
Brass buttons, green silks and silver shoes
Brass buttons, green silks and silver shoes.

Song Name: Brass Buttons
Artist Name: Gram Parsons


It just seemed appropriate to my post being all about buttons today.
I'm trying to recreate the button box that I used to spend hours playing with when I was wee. Of course I do also intend using 'some' of them eventually.







My arty shot!!!


And my button box so far....

10 comments:

mollycupcakes said...

Hi Taz,
How funny about being swapping partners with Steph twice, I just popped everyone in a pretty bowl and picked them out in twos.
Hope you enjoy doing it.
Hugs,

Catherine x
ps. lovely buttons

bekimarie said...

Hi Taz

Great button box!
I love the russian doll ones, can I ask where you got them from.
Have a good week.
Hugs
Beki xxx

LissyLou said...

I love the russian doll buttons, gorgeous!

madmummy said...

Ooooo, we LOVE buttons! Those in your arty shot remind me of my Dad, I have some of those from a cardigan (?) he used to wear, and even my little girl asked why you have pictures of Grandad's buttons on your blog!!!
I'll email you after school run...
x Steph

Jude said...

Golly, what beauties... the birds and russian dolls?? Yes, memories come to mind immediately when I see those other buttons, every grandad had a cardy with those on???

Shabby Chick said...

Lovely post, that song is like poetry.

You're doing so well with the button collection! Of course mine would actually get bigger if I'd stop using them lol. Where did you get the Russian dolly ones? They are just gorgeous!

Mel xxx

Pixiedust said...

Your button box looks amazing already. You have some really pretty ones. I love the babushka doll ones. xxxx

JuliaB said...

Ooooh what gorgeous buttons! I particularly like the russian doll ones. x

Kookie said...

oooh those dragonfly buttons are lovely! I inherited my Grandmas button box and have been adding to it (and using from it!) but don't have anything as pretty as yours : )

Fiona McCrae said...

Wow, thats alot of buttons, I have a massive thing for buttons and sorry to say looks like I'm miles ahead of you in the hoarding of them pretties!
I love the little bird ones you have tho, so cute!