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Wednesday, November 5, 2014
The Button Motherlode
I heard through the junkvine last week that Nina had some buttons for me so I hit Nina and Joe's in addition to the new The Bins on Saturday. Boy howdy! I never thought you would hear me utter these words but I think I might have too many buttons - lol! I couldn't open that big tin in the back for these sneak-peek pictures because there are some sick and STINKY buttons in there. They went straight from the tin in to a sink of soapy water. Luckily only a few had to go to the big button box in the sky.
Some of the tins are (were) really pretty, too, but I made a HUGE mistake and put them in the dishwasher and ruined all but one. They came out nice and clean with most of the paint gone down the drain.
I have been cleaning and sorting for days and my work table is still covered. Buttons in a fabric softener box are okay in my book.
Lots of carded buttons. I will keep the ones with pretty cards as they are but I think I will be removing most of them from the plain cards so I can wash them. They are very dusty.
A lot of the cards are marked with original prices of 7 cents and 10 cents. Those were the days!
This chocolate tin was the sole survivor from the dishwasher. BIG lesson learned.
Broke my heart, or at least put a dent in it, when I lost this tin with the pretty flowers. Black and pink is my favorite color combination.
My favorites will be another post. I need to get busy listing as soon as I have room on my table to take pictures because the junkvine says Nina already has some more. If you can't find me, look under the buttons!