Sunday, June 19, 2011

The Button Picking Gods Smiled Down on Me Again!

I stopped at one estate sale yesterday where I picked up five gorgeous white lace-trimmed hankies plus two rather faded floral ones.  I also got a hand full of wooden spools and yet another jewelry box.  I was on my way home and made a last second decision to stop at the VOA.  Well, maybe my car decided.  It knows the way there and what it should do when it gets close. 
 Thank you to my well trained car!  The VOA coughed up yet another poke sack of buttons.  This was a much bigger bag than last weekend but I suspect it may have come from the same original donation because there were a few buttons that match what I got then.  How lucky is that - I got the rest of the story!
I didn't photograph all of them but these are some of the more interesting plastics and MOP.  Look closely in the upper left corner and you will see I put a quarter in for scale.  Those white plastic buttons are HUGE.  The MOP at the bottom of the photo are some of the biggest I have seen.  My favorite is the orangish one in the center with the crescent moon cutout.  They just don't make 'em like this anymore!

5 comments:

My Vintage Mending said...

They are gorgeous little works of art. I haven't found anything good in the button department lately. This might explain it!!! Lovely haul...smiles...Renee

Beth said...

How fun! I love buttons. I haven't been collecting for very long and I get most of my buttons form old clothes. It never occurred to me you could find bags-full at the thrift store. I will be on the look out. We played that purse game at a baby shower this weekend and I pulled out a handful of buttons. It's a long story but you gotta get your buttons wherever you can! Thanks for your post.

Annette said...

Lucky you!! I wonder if the white ones were on a coat. I can't imagine anything else that would use such large buttons. The other 'stuff' is pretty great too!!

barbara said...

Saw buttons over the weekend but they were mostly the yucky ones nobody wants ... these are great. I think your favorite might be Bakelite - kind of hard to tell from here, but it's worth finding out, since they're worth a lot more.

Betsy said...

Isn't that funny, my car does the same thing. I love, love, love your button finds. There's always room for one more jar full:-)