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Tuesday, June 10, 2008

A love of buttons and tufted furniture

I grew up in a small town with one fabric store, Hart's Fabrics on Plumas Street. Near the register in Hart's was an old iron claw foot tub that was filled with buttons. Hundreds of thousands of buttons in every style, shape and color imaginable. When I was really small I would crawl into the tub and bury myself in the buttons. As I got older I was content to select 5-10 of the prettiest buttons for purchase. I am sure that this early love of buttons led to my adoration of tufted furniture.

Isn't this chair dreamy? So feminine.

On the other side of the coin are these tufted leather dining chairs. A great shape, not to masculine, a true classic.

This is definitely a statement piece. Both in color and in form.

A tufted headboard in a grand scale that provides a fresh, modern twist on a classic design.

But this true original is so inviting.

A traditional hand tied couch in cool serene blue.

Another classic couch enlivened by vivid accessories.

This is a wonderful grouping with an over sized tufted ottoman.

All images from Architechtural Digest.

I haven't found my perfect piece yet, so I will be content to sift through my button collection.


vintage paper bella~andrea said...

I love the buttons and tuffed furniture too! I like the buttons when there on there original cards!

Charli and me said...

This was a great post. When you really think about it buttons are every where aren't they. I loved all of your pictures.

Mélanie said...

I love tufted furniture ! it looks so glamour and feminine

Miss Sandy said...

Your post reminded me of a button tufted piece of furniture from my past. My beloved aunt Susie had a white leather button tufted headboard with a deep purple crush velvet bedspread. (What can I say, it was the 60's!) It had a wonderful shape. I used to lie in it and call it my princess bed. Thanks for bringing back such a sweet memory, I haven't thought about that bed for years.

Kimberly said...

I can just picture you buried in buttons in the tub! What fun!

Wanda said...

Laura, If you want to you can blog about your tag kit. Hey, that worked out got more buttons for your collection. :) Buttons, buttons, buttons...who doesn't love buttons.

Kimba said...

I just love tufted furniture too. I don't have any yet but I'm hoping that my first purchase for my new family room will be a beautiful tufted chair.

I love coming to your site. The pictures are so beautiful.


Barbara H. said...

I love the idea of a little girl burying herself in a tub full of buttons! What fun!

Vee ~ A Haven for Vee said...

Very nice gathering of images...I especially like the one with the oversized ottoman. Your button collection is charming!

Anonymous said...

You left me breathless and full of inspiration...