Saturday, 8 January 2011

Buttons, buttons!

I got a wonderful haul of buttons from the charity shop today for 80p

I love these brown and tortoiseshell type ones

The reason for buttons twice in the title of this post is due to an incident a few years ago.
When the kids were young we went to see a pantomime every year (I probably enjoyed them more than they did because I love the audience participation).
One year it was Cinderella, and Buttons was on stage at the beginning introducing it.  He had a bag and when he left he hung it up at the front of the stage and said if anyone should go near it, the audience had to shout 'Buttons' and he would come back.
Of course as soon as he'd gone someone else came on, noticed the bag and was walking up to it so we all started shouting 'Buttons'. 
Can you believe that I was the only person in a full theatre that thought he meant keep shouting until he came back? 
I let rip with 'Buttons, Buttons, Bu...' and everyone else just did one, so my second 'Buttons' was to a completely quiet auditorium.  The kids were so embarrassed, but it got a laugh!

Ever since then if buttons are mentioned it always has to be said twice.


  1. Hey LBM, what a haul you of buttons (buttons) you bagged, wonderful.
    What are you going to do with them?
    Funny story about the pantomime and trust family never to let you forget those embarrassing moments.
    Thanks for visiting,
    Enjoy your weekend,

    Claire :)

    P.S. On looking at your photos again, I just spied those lovely blue flower buttons, too cute.

  2. I was just going to say how lovely those blue rose buttons were too :0)
    Also like the basketweave ones.
    I wish my local charity shops sold buttons in 'lots'. Ours all sell them for 10p & 20p each!

    What a lovely family story to share.
    Have a lovely New Year.
    Donna x

  3. I do love a vintage button! I've got far too many and happily spend hours sorting through and gazing upon their loveliness. xxx

  4. Oh I'm so glad that I'm not the only mother who is a total embarrassment to her offspring! Lovely buttons! xxxx