Monday, November 21, 2011

HooRAY For Buttons And Picking Karma!

 I was in the right place at the right time this Sunday and look what was waiting for me at the VOA!  A sweet old English tin and a box of Christmas lights from 1956.  The lights aren't really my thang but I have a blog friend who will love this and hopefully I will get a chance to give them to her before the holidays are over.  FOUR, count 'em FOUR bags of buttons. 
 Many, many original cards, plus plenty of the other usual button box, sewing and crafting stuff.
 Lots of loose buttons to poke through and the previous owner had even  bagged some of the matching ones.  There were a LOT of leather buttons so I might have to show that accumulation in one of my next buttons posts.
 Sorting these went pretty quick since there were so many carded ones.  I still plan to thread together the sets.  It is kind of tedious to do but the buttons just look so much prettier that way than in bags.
 Here are a few of my favorites I picked out.  You can click the picture to get a closer look.
These are hands-down my favorites. Oh, I wish the macro setting on my little camera could give you a better look.  They are glass paperweight buttons with gorgeous peach swirls and glittery gold inside.  Extra special buttons to my eyes!
Maybe this was my good picking karma from giving up the poke jar at that other sale!


CATHY said...

Happy holidays to you early! What a haul! (squeal} Yes - it WAS Karma!

Andy's Attic said...

It is definetely good picking karma! What a bounty you found. I wish we had a VOA in the Vancouver area.

Annette said...

I'd call that button heaven and definitely good picking karma! I can see why those peachy ones are your favorites!

Diane said...

Great finds (love those Christmas lights!)
And those buttons--they look like jewelry pieces.

My Vintage Mending said...

I love are the button magnet. How fantastic to find them on the cards still. I can only imagine the projects they were bought for...smiles...Renee

Barbara said...


laurie -magpie ethel said...

I can't believe how lucky you are with buttons...great BIG STASH of them! Glad you picked up those lights too - they would have been in my basket if I saw them.

Cheryl~ZanyMayd said...

You certainly were Lucky.... Love those Buttons! Happiest of Thanksgiving to You~

Laurie said...

Wow Kathy -- that is the kind of haul that makes my heart go pitter patter! Button heaven!

Nook & Cranny said...

Way to go on this find. Love the last buttons, too.