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Wednesday, August 31, 2011

Pearls and Lace Thursday #61 Buttons Galore!

Buttons Galore!!!
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????

Yummy rhinestones!!

and the cutest baby pattern dated August 8, 1935.
So sweet!!

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!!!


Loretta said...

I know this is a tacky question but, did you buy all those buttons? If I had been there I would have given you a run-for-your-money! hehe! I love buttons...all buttons! My palms are sweaty now. LOL. Have a good eve. Hugs!

Doni said...

Hey Loretta!! Yes, I bought those buttons you silly!!! They were.bb thr first things I grabbed as I ran into the garage!! (just kidding...I didn't run nor grab...but it was close!)
Thanks for your comment!!

LV said...

You definitely hit the button jackpot.

Cinner said...

Hi Doni, I loved this post, what a super find, I do love that tray you have all your buttons in. I am having a giveaway on my blog right now....there are a bunch of beautiful buttons. Do pop over if you get a chance. take care.

Happy Cottage Quilter said...

All I can say is WOW!!! Love the buttons!

Jocelyn @

Kathy said...

So well said! I always marvel how much you can tell about a woman by her buttons and her sewing box. They are filled with a lifetime like preserved little time capsules. You got some great scores, too. I am a sucker for rhinestones and love those lucite buttons with flowers in them, too. I'm a fool for buttons - LOL!

Cindy Craine said...

DO I have buttons, oh do not ever ask that question with my hubby around! I think that my mother of pear buttons alone on a scale would weigh.....30 pounds! I have jars and bottles and bottles of mops. Now on to the other ones, the rhinestone, the vintage, the colors, I could say, at least another 30 pounds, it's insane! I like to buy the big lots on ebay, wash them, bleach them and again, put them in bottles!!!!!!So I am soooo jealous of your find! xoxo-cindy

Cindy Craine said...

oops I tried to post my buttons and messed up, could you delete my link up and I'll try again when it's cleared? SOrry!!!xo-cindy

tina said...

lot pretty buttons

Curtains In My Tree said...

I just love buttons and love sorting them and putting the different colors in different jars

I posted my china salt & pepper garland this week


Concetta said...

Dear Doni,
I love buttons so much! My grandmother always had gobs of buttons in jars or tin boxes. I would spend hours going through them - it is mesmerizing! I have my own button collection now - but I am coveting your extraordianry buttons!
Have a great weekend, dear friend.

L'Heure Bleue At Home said...

I love collecting buttons especially vintage ones. They are like little jewels. Lovely photographs!

Favourite Vintage Finds said...

Wow! All those wonderful buttons!

Nook & Cranny said...

What a great find. I do love buttons and the jars, tins and whatever else I find them in. Yup, these containers full of buttons do tell a story.
Thanks for sharing.
Have a great holiday weekend.

Anonymous said...

Wonderful post. I think many of us remember playing in the button box, sorting and imagining.

You made me smile when you said there is ALWAYS something else mixed in with the buttons. So true.

And now everyone thinks their old buttons are priceless treasures. So nice to find affordable ones.
You hit a treasure load.

Vintage Jane said...

Lucky you - I would have made a beeline for those buttons too. I have been making cards with buttons and lace today! M x

Diann said...

Oh just seeing all those beautiful buttons makes me smile! I love finding old buttons! Thank you for joining TTF and have a fun week!


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