Saturday, July 5, 2014

Whole Lotta Soakin' Goin' On!

 This is the first of the treasure from the latest button score - the plastics.  That is all I have finished cleaning to show so far.  You can click the picture bigger. This was a huge tin and it took me several days and some very sore fingers, to get them sorted and the strings picked out.
This was a real button tin in as-found condition so it included all those odd things that make their way in to button tins.  No bullets or baby teeth this time but lots of dry beans and corn.  Weird! I don't know what happened to these buttons but I suspect they were spilled out on a cellar floor and swept back up and plunked back in the tin.  Nobody know the trouble they have seen but there are happier days ahead for them!
 Holly at Damita's Pretty Wrap and I were joking the other day about what a great theme "what's in your kitchen sink" would be for us junking aficionados!
Nothing to do with junk but must share a few garden pictures.  My hydrangeas are back to their full blue glory this year.  The last couple years they have been a mix of blue, lavender and pink, like an impressionist painting.
 There are a still a few renegade pink blooms but mostly blue this year and I'm loving it.
The water lilies are also putting on a show this year.  Yesterday there were four blooms.  I need to put on my water socks and take a little walk in there.  The lily pads are about a foot across and some are extended above the water - a sure sign they are pot bound.
I hope you are all enjoying the holiday weekend.  The Husband and I are celebrating 39 years today.


Annette said...

Happy Anniversary to you and your hubby. It is wonderful you have a husband you wanted to be with for 39 years.
It's interesting to see your buttons soaking. You have some pretty plastics.
The hydrangeas are lovely. One of my favorite plants. Ours is just blue and I love it.

oldgreymareprimitives said...

Happy Anniversary you two!

Gail Thayer said...

Happy anniversary Kathy! Your hydrangeas look like mine! We planted 'Everlasting Summer' a few years ago and they really live up to their name....they just bloom, and bloom, and bloom.
Love them so much, I've been meaning to clip some to bring inside. Now to find just the right container.
Enjoy your weekend my friend!

Erica of Golden Egg Vintage said...

I'm swooning over your blue hydrangeas! They've always been my favorite. :)

Erica of Golden Egg Vintage said...

I'm swooning over your blue hydrangeas! They've always been my favorite. :)

Annette said...

Happy anniversary!!
I like the different colored hydrangeas but the classic blue are my favorites. It looks like you have bunches!
I like the little rectangle black buttons. Can't wait to see the rest.

laurie -magpie ethel said...

39! Hope you and your hubby do something more exciting than button soaking!

Blessed Serendipity said...

Happy anniversary! Your water lilies are so pretty.

xo Danielle

Betsy@My Salvaged Treasures said...

Ooh, look at all those clean and happy buttons! I always wonder how all those little extras get into the button tins; I'm going with your cellar floor theory. Still jealous of your gorgeous hydrangeas. Congratulations and happy 39th anniversary to you!

~Damita's Pretty Wrap~ said...

Such pretty buttons! So glad you were able to rescue and give them new life!! :) Soon as I started reading your post as you were soaking them, I was thinking about our "theme" ....'what's in my kitchen sink' ...perfect!! Such beautiful blooms you have, those are lovely! Have a great rest of the weekend!! xo Holly

~Damita's Pretty Wrap~ said...

And Happy Anniversary to you too!! :) xx

Patty Antle said...

Those buttons are awesome! I love the teddy bear one. Happy Anniversary!

Into Vintage said...

Happy 39th! :)
While looking at your button-soaking pics, I was thinking that's what I do with my vintage tablecloths so that's what's in my kitchen sink.

vintage grey said...

Happy Anniversary!! Gorgeous flowers!! And, love all the buttons! I am always having linens in my sink! ;) xo Heather

. said...

Happy Anniversary!!! Thank you for sharing your space and for stopping by my studio as well and for the comment you left, thank you! You have a great space and I totally love the old vintage needle cards, lovely little things.