A bouquet of buttons
We recently had a party and my friend Sarah brought me buttons.
She brought wine and cheesecake too.
But buttons. A bouquet of vintage buttons. I like that Sarah lady.
Today I gathered flowers from the garden. Red and pink roses, a daisy or two; lavender and mint, some trails of honeysuckle.
Then I set to cutting some Liberty print hearts for bookmarks. I always cut them freehand, I like them to be uneven, each heart a little different. The fabric is Betsy and as the hearts fell to the table I looked at the flowers and the little bag of buttons, then put down my scissors and stopped to really enjoy the scene before me.
Lately it seems that too often I take pictures only from necessity - product shots or the recording of family details. Today I just enjoyed the moment. The beautiful June sunlight falling on the table.
The gentle rose and lilac of the buttons and the heart shapes in the petals.
It was fun. I am so very glad I stopped to enjoy the tableau on my table. Stopping to take in something beautiful is a tonic like no other.