Monday, September 29, 2014

Back To The Regular Agenda

After all the looking and limited buying I was ready for a good pick before the end of my vacation. These are the treasures I found the weekend after I got home.
I hit one estate sale and the VOA.  There was no shortage of poke sacks or buttons, like it had all been waiting for me to find and rescue it.
One sweet little Golden Book and loads of random sewing notions including tomato pincushions and tape measures for my non-collections.
A Styrofoam head to put on one of those stands I got a while back because I really need more projects waiting in the wings - lol!  Yes, that is a jar of buttons under it.
Any ideas what this is besides cool?  It looks like a butter crock but the ones I have seen are wider than they are tall, not the other way around.
These spoon racks WILL get painted white and head to Etsy for hankie display.  The wall hanging has already come and gone on Etsy.
A great old Emerald Green vase to add to my collection.  I DO collect Emerald Green and Royal Ruby.  On purpose.  This vintage wallpaper was being used as shelf liner in a bedroom closet.  When I went up front to see if I could buy it they looked at me like I was a little nuts.  Okay, maybe so...
A couple more thimbles to add to my jar.  I love it when I find the advertising ones.  I bought a baggies filled with debutantes and doves that has already come and gone on Etsy.
Sweet set of blue and white dishtowels in their original wrapper.
These are not the buttons in the jar.  They were much cleaner.  Never confuse dirty with valuable.  I kiss a lot of frogs in my hunt for buttons.  I will show my favorites in another post but have to show you this because so many of you ask about it....
This is a perfect (??) example of a SICK celluloid button.   It hasn't started to crumble yet but it is about to.  I kept it just long enough to take this picture then tossed it in the trash.  If you have anything that looks like this, get rid of it!

8 comments:

Melissa said...

Great finds! Your mystery item is a chicken waterer/feeder.

CelestinaMarie@SouthernDayDreams said...

Hi Kathy, you hauled in a great bunch of treasures. Love the emerald green vase!!Love the spoon rack too. You always find the best junk!!
Have fun and a great week.
xo

Beth Leintz said...

You have a great VOA. Thrift stores around here are so full of new stuff that I havent been in one in years.

I love celluloid buttons...and it makes me sad to have them crumble when I touch them...or to find a bunch of buttons laced with celluloid crumbs.

Betsy@My Salvaged Treasures said...

I'll bet they were happy to see you back in action! Look at all those buttons...I've had my share of those crumbling buttons also. Love Mr. S. Monkey's pose.

~Lavender Dreamer~ said...

Ahhh...one sweet Golden book! What a lot of fun treasures! Have a good day my friend! Hugs

Laurie said...

I wonder if that crock thing is the top of a water jar...so the little notch is where the spout would come out? Just a wild guess.

Art and Sand said...

I didn't realize you turned stuff around so quickly on Etsy. I guess that is how you still fit into your house with all the fun finds you bring in.

I thought of you the other day while I was recreating my creative space in the garage. I came across the book you sent me to alter. It still has only a few pages altered, but I think I might actually get some time to play later this week.

Annette said...

When I purge my emerald glass I will call you first. Love all your little treasures. Thanks for showing the "sick" button. It helps to see what to look for when looking through buttons.