Saturday, May 9, 2015

My Latest Project and Obsession

You may or may not have noticed that I have been collecting Butter Pats for quite some time.  I have a bad habit of getting hung up on one thing and then just going overboard on collecting that item.

Well, I decided that I had plenty of butter pats and they were not out where anyone could see them when they were in the china cabinet.


On a recent visit to Fabricut Outlet (in Pryor, OK), I found this gorgeous frame with some really gaudy fabric on the inside of it for $5.00.

I instantly knew what I was going to do with it.

I covered the wood piece that was in it with a linen in a tan color.

Now, if you do something like this, with something breakable, you need to put a dab of hot blue under the linen where each little butter pat will be.  This will keep the butter pat from pulling out away from the backing.

Now, don't fuss at me for gluing them down.  I used hot glue and can always peel it off.  Before I glued them down, I wrote down anything they had printed on the back so I will know what is what.

Some of these may not be actual butter pats, but that is what they sold them to me as.

Here we go, row by row.....

Aren't they beautiful?  All of the varied colors, shapes and designs are so interesting.

The frame is 18" x 30" so it is a rather large piece.  Now, I cannot wait to hang it.




  1. Enjoying indeed Judy. What a wonderful way to view them. Hugs. Joy

  2. This is a fantastic idea to collate a beautiful collection Judy. Have a great weekend xx

  3. You are so creative! I still think you should write that book! Stay safe in all the storms! XO

  4. What an amazing way to showcase your collection of beautiful butter pats. I never would have thought to put the hot glue under the fabric, but it makes sense.
    Happy Mother's Day, Judy!

  5. I love butter pats and several and I like that you wanted to showcase them. A great idea! Looks pretty! Happy Mother's day!

  6. Like the way you have them displayed - great idea.
    Happy Mother's Day!

  7. What a beautiful display.


  8. Judy, That is adorable. I love all the different patterns. Now you can admire them hanging up so nicely. Blessings, xoxo,Susie

  9. Great idea to show them off!

  10. Judy, this is a gorgeous way to display your butter pats. So so cute! I have just a couple of butter pats but nothing like your pretty collection.

  11. How clever -- and now you can see them -- and they're like mini plates. You have some lovely ones!

  12. I'm embarrassed to say I've never heard of a butter pat! But they sure are pretty :).

  13. Hi Judy,
    I love all of the different shapes and pretty prints. So cute. Love this idea to put them in the frame to display them.
    Happy Mother's Day.

  14. This is insanely cute-I love it!!!

    Jane x

  15. I love these little plates (as I call them)... my mom had several, and now I have something else I can collect! I didn't know that's what they were called, but i love them too. This is such a great way to show them off without taking up room on a shelf (who has room anyway?). Now if I could just display my teacups and saucers that way.... hum..m.m.m.m.m..... I'm going to be on the lookout for a frame like that... Ingenious!

  16. I love butter pats, and have a few of my own. What an inspired idea!

  17. They are lovely, and this is such a great way to display them!
    Helen xox

  18. What a neat idea! They're all so beautiful, but so tiny. By framing them, you've made a statement and they're shown off in all their beauty! Good job, Judy!


  19. What a great idea...I love it! It's so nice to get things out and displayed, and that is so unique. Uh-oh, now I am going to be on the hunt for the same thing!

  20. Love them so, all are beautiful.Blessings Francine.

  21. What a terrific idea. Happy Mother's Day Judy.

  22. Really unusual, but a very pretty collection, and way to display them too! xx

  23. So clever! What a beautiful job Judy. Have never seen it done before, and I love it. Thank you for sharing!!
    I used hot glue for my large collection of skeleton keys & placed all in a printer's tray, hung it in our hallway, it has become quite the topic of conversation. Hot glue is easily pulled off , no worries.

  24. Great idea, Judy - I love it! I have an assortment of butter pats too, and I really like the idea of displaying them. happy Mother's Day to you!

  25. I love this idea, Judy! This looks great and what a unique and creative way to display your collection.



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