Friday, 10 March 2006

braid, ric-rac and buttons...

I have had a nice laid-back day today in the house doing laundry and playdoh with the children, and taking some photos as the sun has been out, between the showers.

Yesterday I visited our local sewing shop and bought all this lovely braid and ribbon, Isn't it bright and colourful? I dont know what I am going to do with it yet, but I am sure I will think of something. I also bought some buttons, these sweet gingham ones that look quite vintage (and knowing our shop they probably are a bit old!)

And also these white shirt buttons

"...but wait", I here you say "those are just normal buttons". But they are not, and I had to buy them as I was laughing to myself so much in the shop, Look, they are Gordon Bennett buttons!!!

I do not know if this is lost on international readers but here in the UK "Gordon Bennett" is ( 'scuse me while I quote the dictionary) an 'exclamation expressing surprise, incredulity, or exasperation'. Which is why it made me laugh. The phrase has become somewhat outdated but what a funny thing to see on a button. It amused me anyway.


ellia said...

ohhhh pretty braided ribbon!!! and buttons too! i have tons and tons of vintage buttons my mom gave me (she got from thrifts) and i am waiting to find something swell to use them in...

Samantha said...

I couldn't find a link to e-mail you. But I have that exact braid that was bought from City Road in Cardiff.

I just wondered where you lived. Drop by the blog and send me your mail address - if you want to!


Kristy said...

Love the ribbon and the gingham buttons.Gorden Bennet buttons whatever next Cor Blimy!Lovely blog I've added ypu to my bloglines!