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Sunday, June 29, 2014
First off, let me apologize for the wonky angle on this picture! My camera was "exhausted" (I love how it announces it's dead battery) and I was in a hurry to take these pictures so I could, um, dive in to that tin of buttons. I gave it about 10 minutes on the charger and snapped fast.
I actually bought the little wheelbarrow last Monday. I had an errand to do at the bank and Nina and Joe's Division Street Antiques just happens to be two doors down and this little treasure was sitting outside. It will be headed to the garden and planted. I made a quick stop to buy it and went back on Saturday to take my time. There is always something new.
They know my love of button and had this seriously HUGE tin waiting for me. It must weight 15 pounds. Of course, I couldn't resist the old scrapbook with the roses on the front. I haven't paged through it all yet but it is from the 1950s. There are some fun scraps inside to that will be a future post.
I picked up a couple more yardsticks. I have a table I want to top with them. This is the first time I have seen the little hatchet cookie cutter. Surely it must have come in a set that had some cherries, too. Imagine, cookies for President's Day!
I am always on the lookout for interesting photos for my altered Altoids tins and these fit the bill. Now if I could just find a good deal on the tins! I am almost out. I use the old style with the flat lid. A couple of years ago I found some reproduction ones on line and bought a whole case but they are almost gone and the ones I am finding now have a huge minimum order. Does anyone know a good source??
Ahhh... the buttons! These are the "real deal", meaning an unsorted lot in as-found condition including all the odd things that end up in button boxes. Yes, that is a rock on the top.
Naturally, I couldn't resist poking through just a little to see what kind of treasures were in store. Luckily there don't appear to be any sick buttons, just very dirty. I will show more once I get them all sorted out and cleaned up.
On Saturday afternoon I met Laurie aka Magpie Ethel at Monticello Antique Mall to give her a bag of craft stuff I picked up for her at a recent estate sale. We enjoyed a cup of fancy coffee and a nice visit as we strolled through the booths. I picked up two more yardsticks for my project.
It was a good day!