Thursday, April 8, 2010

The Colors of Spring...Fresh and New



This morning brought more sunshine and perfect spring temperatures...
Walking out back I couldn't help but notice the yellows and light greens of early spring...



...everything fresh and new...
...another new beginning.



...a lovely way to start the day!



At the flea market last weekend I bought a huge box of buttons...
...which I emptied into this glass jar...



There are really some beautiful and interesting buttons here...
...I started to sort through them...
...but soon realized that I could spend hours sorting and playing with these buttons...



...so I decided to put them aside for a rainy day...



We are so fortunate to have won tickets to the Metropolitan Opera at Lincoln Center and tomorrow we will see Rossini's Armida.
I have not been to the opera before but look forward to the experience....
Rob, a musician and singer is very excited to be able to see and hear Renee Fleming who has the starring role.
...another new experience...
New beginnings are exciting!

I hope your Friday brings something fresh and new!
:)

32 comments:

Katsui Jewelry said...

I love your blog. I just bought a bunch of beads today, too, and sorted them into little jars. I don't even mind the sorting.

Suz :-)

Linda said...

I love the jar of buttons, oh yes hours of fun!!
Enjoy the Opera, I've been a few times and it is a great experience!

cumquats said...

Your buttons are a lovely find. What is it about buttons that makes them so special? Perhaps it's the childhood memories they evoke...the promise, the excitement and the possibilities of something new made with love. :)Kim

Alecia Justice said...

Oh I could spend hours sorting through pretty buttons. C: Alecia

Gracie's Cottage said...

Grandma used to let me dump her button jar out and play with the buttons ...thanks for the reminder of a sweet memory!

north pal said...

what a nice unexpected thing to happen for you.Enjoy! Bestest,Denise

Linda said...

My daughter loves relaxing going through old button jars- she calls it "Button Therapy"!

Maura @ Lilac Lane Cottage said...

Hello Laura! I love the look of buttons in a jar...my Nana used to save all her buttons way back starting in the early 1900's. Wonder what happened to those old buttons...probably got thrown away years ago. Oh how I'd love to have those now. Love your spring photo's ...I LOVE this time of year. Hope you have a wonderful Friday. Best Wishes...Maura

Nancy's Notes said...

Your photographs are truly stunning, I could sit and look at them and take myself away! Love buttons and you sure have a collection! How wonderful to get to go to the Opera! Enjoy!

Jane said...

It seems everyone has a love of buttons, including me! I sorted through my huge stash of buttons last week and separated them by color so that I had a better idea of what I had. They look very pretty right now compartmentalized in a printer's drawer....just don't know how long they'll stay this way.
Have a great weekend.
Jane

manon 21 said...

Oh Laura j'ai aussi acheté un gros lot de boutons mais en nacre blanche que j'ai mis dans un grand bocal.

Bonne soirée à l'opéra où j'ai eu la chance d' aller,un rêve!
Amitiés

manon

MARY PERNULA said...

Buttons, they are such a big hit these days. I have them in antique canning jars in my sewing room and they make me smile when I look at them. Thanks for the post. It would be nice for you to come by and pay me a vist. XO MARY

DustyLu said...

Love new beginnings. Great post! Would love to go to the opera someday. Sounds fun. Cute Buttons. Have a great day. ~lulu

brocantezussen said...

I also really enjoy spring and its flowers and greens. Never so green as in spring!
Have a nice time at the opera!

Bonjade said...

Such love spring pictures......
Love your buttons...oh I see some georgeous ones.......;))
Nice weekend my dear

Jeannette said...

Buttons...never can have enough of them. And the joy of going through them the first time after you bought a lot. Just sheer bliss! ;)
And by the look of it, you found some real gems.
Have a wonderful weekend!
Big hug, Jeannette

My2sweetAngels said...

Hi Laura! I'm the Brocantesses mom and am looking forward to meeting you in April. I also love the color blue. We are having a great time. Have a good weekend. Jan

It's me said...

Hi Laura

Enjoy tomorrow evening!! and have a good weekend too........hugs from me !! bye !

Aladdin's Cave keepster said...

When I was a child my mom gave us buttons when we played 'shop'...the buttons were the money....I did the same with my child...And now everytime I open up the sewing box...I see her and my childhood....lovely!

Zita - Mlle Magpie said...

What a wonderful jar of buttons, Laura! That was certainly a great find at the flea market. Have a wonderful time at the opera - how exciting!

Dar said...

Your button collection is a wonderful find. So many of the ivory ones...how fortunate. I adore the older ones. Have fun with them and at the opera. I have never been, so, please, share your first-hand experience. Can't wait.
Have a fun weekend and bless you.

Theresa said...

Fresh and springy pictures! Love buttons and you sure hit the jackpot with those:) Have a blessed day and all is beautiful where I am! HUGS!

Susie from Bienvenue said...

Bring on the spring!!! Girlfriend, you have got to go to Round Top. It is that much fun! Really...maybe we could meet in the fall. I would love that~ Susie

Christine said...

Love the buttons, great score!! And the little white bunny is so cute!!

Jacqueline said...

Dear Laura,
We have had beautiful weather today and everything is bursting into bud. One of my favourite times.
I am loving your buttons in the jar. They do remind me of my childhood, so much.
Have a lovely time at the opera. XXXX

Carole~Maynard Greenhouse said...

One of my favorite things to do is sort thru buttons...but it takes so long...winter project..lol
have fun at the opera.
xx

Gypsy Brocante said...

Enjoy the buttons AND the opera!
Wishing you a nice weekend ...
xo
Jill

Roseanna said...

Renee Fleming is from our hometown of Rochester, NY. She is fabulous, I know you will have a great time...soooo jealous!

carpe diem said...

,,,bonitos botones!
un abrazo, Olga

Diane said...

Laura, I just found some mother-of-pearl buttons (currently soaking in dish detergent) at the antique store today for $3! Good deal!

What is the "contraption" leaning against your tree? Is it an anti-squirrel gadget? I'm very curious about it!

I'm so glad to see you visiting and posting today. Thank you for saying hello!

Diane

Floss said...

Oh yes, lovely buttons. I have a MOP buckle (or two) just like the one I can see in your picture. You are going to have a LOT of fun sorting those! I've been collecting tiny jewellery bags to help my mum sort her collection. How would you sort them?

Michelle said...

Hi Laura,
Thanks for stopping by my place, so glad to be back! I love the pictures, I can smell the fresh cut grass from here!
XoXo
Michelle