Thursday, December 26, 2013

Last Minute Shopping

 My last minute shopping had nothing to do with Christmas.  While everyone else was fighting the crowds at the mall, I was treating myself to some last minute junking.  I scored another aluminum tray for my collection at the VOA and the rest is from Nina and Joe's Division Street Antiques.
 A big pile of buttons and a sweet little tin sugar bowl.  The button pile was the "real" kind so had all sorts of treasures, including a bullet, which I did NOT save.  I will show more of the buttons in a separate post.
 Creepy doll eyes.  Don't judge.
 This was a fun find.  I live in Portland but this is the first time I have found a City of Portland Fire Department uniform button.
Uniform buttons are a whole button category to themselves.  I don't know much about them but I always save them.  I Googled these and discovered the POD stands for Post Office Department.  Who knew!

9 comments:

laurie -magpie ethel said...

Super cool uniform buttons! You do get lucky with buttons.

Annette said...

The post office and fire department...I'd say you scored! I'm going out with my daughter tomorrow. I hope we find something good!

GardenOfDaisies said...

The POD and FD buttons are very cool! I imagine one could have an entire collection just of uniform buttons. I love your hammered aluminum tray, too. I collect those as well.

Curtains in My Tree said...

good finds there, yes the little tin sugar is sweet
And yes your a real junker to be out beating the bushes for vintage finds when everyone else is at the mall LOL
I went to GW and found things for other people that I shop for. I have a sister who never goes because she is always busy and she is thrilled when I find things she wants

Happy New Year Kathy

Annette said...

Wow!! Post office and fire buttons. You are the button queen. Really, you are!! No comment on the eyes.............

Maureen said...

Oh I love the little old sugar bowl and the Fire Department button is too cool. Great finds Kathy! Hope you had a great Christmas.

Gail Thayer said...

Oh my, loving it all but especially those eyes!! And yeah, I don't care if anyone "judges" that choice...lol!
I know my tastes are a bit "out there", always have been.

The Polka Dot Closet said...

While I was fighting the after Christmas crowds, you were back at your "Honey Hole" lol. More great finds...I kind of like the creepy eyes! and buttons oh my!

Carol

Betsy@My Salvaged Treasures said...

Fun, fun, fun! Love all your buttons and those doll eyes are fabulous...not creepy at all.