Sunday, October 26, 2014

Bloggy Love and Button Distraction

 Well, I don't even know where the past week went, besides behind me!  I'm going to blame it all on Suzan at Old Grey Mare.  She gifted me with an amazing goodie box this week and it included buttons and buttons and more buttons.  My button OCD means I have to pick up each and every one and turn it over twice and it takes some joyous time.  The were all clean and mostly free of strings so much easier to sort and admire that my usual routine.  There was no denture cleaner required.
 This big whistle button was one of my favorite finds.  It reminds me of Texas Ware marble.  I did a little looking on the Internet but was not able to find anything about Texas Ware making buttons.  This is a big 1" diameter button.  If anyone know more about it I would love to hear!
 These are glass buttons.  I adore the charm-string button on the far right and the painted green one on the far left.  Green buttons always seem to be few and far between.
 BIG red plastic buttons that I have never seen before.
 Dyed and carved mother-of-pearl.
 Interesting plastic and metal buttons plus painted wood buttons.
 Pierced plastic - love these! There were a lot of red buttons and some look to be Bakelite.  I don't know how she could part with them and so grateful that she did.
 These are beaded over glass and even prettier in person.
Tell me you couldn't lose a week in this amazing gift of goodness.  Thank you, Z, for all the goodies and especially all the smiles!


Kelly_Deal said...

Wow! A feast for the eyes!

Gail Thayer said...

Wow, we both have buttons on the brain today! But in all fairness I think you always do.....:).
I've started creating 'button cards' in my etsy shop using my found much fun and I think the graphics on the old button cards are just wonderful.
You're lucky to have such a great friend who would gift you such bounty!

Annette said...

Wow, talk about happy mail! I laughed at you description of going through the buttons, because I can so relate!

~Lavender Dreamer~ said...

A gift of doesn't get any better than that! Our blog buddies know just what we love! Have fun! Sweet hugs, Diane

Betsy@My Salvaged Treasures said...

Wow, what a fun surprise. I'd have my eyes and hands buried in this pile for days. Love all your little treasures. Lucky you!!

Maureen said...

Awesome, the perfect gift for you.

Curtains in My Tree said...

What a great lady to send you all those button treasures

I know you still playing with them

oldgreymareprimitives said...

So happy you found some treasures in there. I knew they were going to just the right gal <3

Annette said...

You have the button Karma!! What a dear person to send all that goodness to you. I know you had/are having fun going through it all. Beautiful buttons!!

Blessed Serendipity said...

What a nice package going to an even a nicer lady. There are some amazing buttons in that collection. Have fun playing.

xo Danielle

CelestinaMarie@SouthernDayDreams said...

Hi Kathy, what a wonderful gift of buttons. Each is a treasure.
I know you are a happy girl!!

The Polka Dot Closet said...

Wow...What a gift, yes I would definitely lose my self in all the goodies. I loved the wood painted button, I have never seen one like that!


Patty Antle said...

Wow! Pure gold!

CATHY said...

oh what a great gift and I know exactly how you feel as I got a very special package in the mail too! thank you Kathy - working the post now!