Wednesday, January 18, 2012

Winter neutrals in my nest

Once the Christmas lovelies are packed away, or as packed as they will get with the Christmas closet in an uproar (a post on THAT when I get up the courage) I like to use my blue and white china and milk glass collections.
Winter in Wisconsin just feels like blue and white to me.

My latest finds in the clearance aisle at Hobby Lobby.
I love that store.
I hope to use these in the back hall when that gets finished too, for hanging knobs.

Meanwhile I kind of like them in my white cup.

The fabulous Eiffel tower knob was in amongst the other clearance ones, and even though I told the checkout person that I thought it was there by accident since there were others like it in the regular priced section, she gave it to me for a clearance price.

Have I mentioned I love Hobby Lobby?

Most of my collection of vintage mother of pearl buttons.

in a glass jar from...........

yes, Hobby Lobby. 

I love that store.............

My mother had a real "thing" for mother of pearl buttons.
She always thought that Pearl Button would be a good name for a woman.
I think she was a bit disappointed I didn't marry someone whose last name was button.

They are rather lovely.


SkippyMom said...

One of my daughter's middle name is Pearl, which she goes by - it is a family name. Never thought of her marrying someone named button. Too cute.

I want that Eiffel Tower knob. Time to get over to Hobby Lobby myself and scope it out. :)

I have one of those old sewing machines - base and all- with the sewing machine and lid on top, but it is more adornment because of the sewing machine. We can't use it as a table. I think I might have to put the machine in storage and have more "table top" space. Love the blue and white.

Keep Stitchin' said...

How funny! I decorate with blue and white in January, too!

Hobby Lobby is fun, especially when they have stuff on clearance!

Thanks for the chicken quilt top and backing, and for the lovely conversation at Starbucks today!

QuiltedSimple said...

Oh i love the blue and white! And I really wish I had a Hobby Lobby close by!!!!! Stay warm!