Saturday, April 2, 2016

Surprise Buttons

While I was on vacation I had the rare pleasure of getting to spend time with a dear friend IN PERSON.  We stay in touch but we both work full time so face time is a real treat.  She surprised me with a blue Ball jar AND a tin of buttons.
She is not a button person but she knows I love them.  She scored BIG on these.  As soon as I started rolling over the jar and looking inside I realized it wasn't an ordinary jar of buttons.  This was some one's collection!
There were very few "ordinary" buttons.  These pearly ones look like earrings but they are buttons.
Beautiful Lucite!
Extruded celluloid and a tiger-stripe glow bubble below it.
Glass buttons and some beautiful dark red casin buttons.
Some wooden buttons and some unusual rectangular metal buttons.
Green glass buttons seem to be the hardest to find and love those glass eye buttons!







As found.  Thank you dear friend.  The only thing better than sorting all these beautiful buttons was hanging out with you!

11 comments:

~Lavender Dreamer~ said...

How wonderful when we get to spend time with good friends. And of course they always know what we love best! Enjoy your day sweet lady! Hugs, Diane PS Can I hang out with you?

Laurie said...

How wonderful that you had a chance to see your friend! And the gift of buttons -- I'm having button envy over here! Lovely photos!

rush said...

What a wonderful treat! Time with a friend and some wonderful buttons! "Back then", the buttons seemed so much more interesting than today's. The designs, the materials used, the colors! I have a vast collection, too. Such treasures...buttons and friends!

Betsy@My Salvaged Treasures said...

A double treat indeed! Time spent with your friend and time sorting through all those little beauties.

Art and Sand said...

I spotted a lot of fun shapes and colors in your pics.

The Junque Seeker said...

What a great friend to pass along all these beauties to you! I see lots of unusual buttons there. Enjoy!

Kim@Snug Harbor said...

What a great collection and what a special friend.

Melissa Stanley said...

So pretty!

Annette said...

Friends and buttons are a great combination! Face time with a friend is always time well spent.

CATHY said...

what a great gift - her friendship and her knowing what you love. looks like some really awesome buttons in there! happy spring kathy!

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