Sunday, January 24, 2010

~~~Honoring Mr. Lincoln~~~~~~~~~

Each year at this time, I create a display of Lincoln memorabilia-----books, post cards, buttons and much more. The mantel cannot hold all of it as I have been blessed to have been given many items from friends. I have always been an avid reader about him and his family.

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A few years ago I stitched the head of Lincoln in black and white.

Buttons are at the heart of my collection. One of my faves is the largest one near the top. It has a silver back mark and was made in 1951, my birth year.To the left of it is a real Lincoln penny set in metal. The bottom two blue ones are what button collectors call "jasperware", a type of ceramic.


  1. Dear Linda, this is one of the neatest collection ever and quite a large one too! One of my favorite quotes (one I'm sure you are familiar with) comes from Abraham Lincoln:

    “I have been driven many times to my knees by the overwhelming conviction that I had nowhere to go. My own wisdom, and that of all about me, seemed insufficient for the day.”

    Greatly enjoyed this post!

    Kindly, ldh

  2. oh my gosh Linda..AMAZING collection..Lincoln himself would be proud!

  3. Delightful, Linda!! You continue to amaze me. I love your it works!! Thanks you for sharing with us.

    Hugs and twinkles..........Gwen

  4. Goodness! What a beautiful collection Linda!

    I've always had a very warm place in my heart for Lincoln as well. He represented all things good in my opinion.



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