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Thursday, August 10, 2017

Button, Button, Who's Got the Button?

Did you ever play "Button, Button, Who's Got the Button?" It was another simple party game I haven't heard of for years, but played many times as a child. I won't go through the details of the game, but if you've not heard of it you can read a simple explanation here. Games don't have to be complicated to be fun!

The Scribble Picnic theme of Buttoned also brought to mind times of going through Mom's collection of buttons, then later of my own kids going through my collection. At some point I came in possession of a small basket labeled "button basket" and started throwing buttons from old shirts in it. Mine actually has handles, and most of the buttons are white, but it is similar to this colored pencil sketch.


See how others buttoned up their posts this week here.

16 comments:

  1. very cute basket of buttons Jolene!

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  2. Jolene,
    That's what went through my head too. And we played a lot with buttons as kids.
    Lovely picture.
    Blessings
    Janis

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    1. I figured you'd be one of the Picnickers who remember the game! The buttons I remember playing with were all shapes, colors, and sizes. Thanks, Janis!

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  3. Those are very sweet, soft looking and simple... like the game in fact. What a lovely take and story too. I've never heard of that game before. Thank you so much, Jolene. I enjoyed the read too.

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    1. Thank you, Michael. Guess I went with "buttons" more than "buttoned" for the theme. But then again, all the buttons in my button basket buttoned many different items of clothing in their time!

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  4. I love your basket of buttons Jolene. There's something about buttons that make me smile and yours bring back memories of a shop my husband and I visited that had baskets similar to yours filled with different colors. I was in heaven looking and picking out special ones. Great sketch!

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    1. Glad to have sparked the memory for you. It's surprising how many variations of buttons there can be. Thank you, Lorraine!

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  5. I like the colorful buttons as I also kind of collect buttons but they're in a box. good take on the theme.

    have a lovely day.

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    1. Thanks, Lissa! It seems many people collect buttons. I don't remember what mine were in before I started using the basket! My mother had her smaller buttons sorted by color in clear pill bottles.

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  6. Awww this is so cute and I LOVE your basket. I find them a bit challenging to get right. You did well. :)

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    1. Thank you, Alexandra! Yes, baskets are a bit challenging. At least we can tell what this one is, whereas the last one I drew I think everyone assumed it was a speckled pot! :-)

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  7. I have never heard of the button game before but it sounds like fun. Lovely sketch, Jolene. I have a little jar filled with spare buttons...they sure come in handy. :)

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    1. Thanks, Serena.
      I remember the game as being fun when I was early grade school age anyway.
      You never know when you'll need a spare button!

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  8. Isn't it great that so many of we gals have buttoned stories from our childhood days. My mother was a dressmaker so we had tons of them, and I loved playing with them! Love the idea of a 'button basket' instead of having them rattling around in tins!

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  9. Good memories!
    I'm so glad whoever made and sold my little basket had the great idea of adding the little "Button Basket" label to it!

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