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Thursday, May 28, 2015

Mother-in-Law's Button Bag

My MIL passed away late last year and the family have had several working bees in clearing out the house.  Once the furniture had gone to new owners, we had to deal with cupboards and wardrobes full of bits and pieces collected over the years.  Robin’s sister does not sew, and neither do the other daughter-in-laws, so I claimed the big black button bag.  How exciting – not only does it contain heaps of interesting buttons, but also lots of buckles too.  In fact, I’m wondering if it may have belonged to Robin’s granny at some stage, and maybe she passed it on to MIL.


Family button bag

The weather is certainly getting colder so I can’t help myself -  I’ve been cooking up more soup.   Today I made broccoli and cheese soup for lunch.  This is made in the microwave and whizzed up in the food processor.  Yummy, I love home made soup.


Broccoli and cheese soup for lunch

7 comments:

Kate said...

How nice that you inherited the button bag with all of it's treasures. Your soup looks delicious!

Jenny said...

Thanks Kate


Nancy J said...

I have lots of buttons from my Grandma,my Mum, and myself, some I can place on the frock or coat, others not so sure. You will have fun looking through that bag. Soup, Hugh has been making pumpkin soup, with onions, herbs and spices , Yummy. Minus 0.4C again this morning !!!

loulee said...

Love playing in button tins, what a wonderful treasure to inherit.

Jenny said...

Thank you ladies, I consider myself very lucky to get all those lovely buttons! I'm sure I'll be dipping into the bag from time to time.

Jocelyn Thurston said...

Love those buttons. I too inherited several tins of buttons found here in the house and just love them. Love that soup...what a great way to eat your broccoli.

Lis Harwood said...

Love the button bag and know you will cherish it.