I went to a real, honest to goodness, moving sale last weekend with my best friend. She and I had a fun time!
I found 3 bags of buttons and carded buttons. What sweet little treasures!!!
Here's what I found:
Aren't those leaf shaped buttons the coolest????
and the cutest baby pattern dated August 8, 1935.
I love finding buttons. Looking through them is just getting to know the family that they came from. You can tell a lot about buttons from a family. Were they thrifty and did they keep everything? Are there buttons tied together with thread to keep them together? Was the owner a lover of reds, whites, or greens? You can tell styles of dresses that were worn, whether the men were in the military, or whether there were children in the family by the buttons kept in the family button jar. Always, there's something in there that's NOT a button.
I found a Hot Wheel's tire in my bags, along with a few saved stoppers from a salt shaker. The rhinestone pieces might be missing a stone or two...or more, but still, it was saved.
We that live in this generation don't really value the family button jar that once was prized by our mothers and grandmothers and even great-grandmothers. We haven't had to live through World Wars or huge Recessions where food was scarce and thread was saved.
Aren't we blessed? The buttons give evidence of those blessings. Do you save your buttons? Do you collect them to remember and get to know those from the past??
It's a wonderfully fun hobby.
Now for the party! It's time for Pearls and Lace Thursday where I invite you share your own lovelies. Do you have lace or pearls? Wonderful! Show us what you've got! From Rhinestones to Collections of vases, from Food to Fabric, share your favorites with us here. Add your post's URL code to the Link below. Please remember to link back to this post if you do!
Also, please no Ebay/ Etsy/ or any sales items. We want to see what you LOVE!!!
I'm also linking up with some FUN PARTIES! The section titled Parties I Love on my right hand sidebar has some GREAT parties!! Go over and check them out!
Blessings to you all, and Praise The Lord for the 'cooler' weather headed our way!!!