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Friday, February 12, 2010

Recent Treasures

I've done a little hunting and gathering of treasures recently. Here's a sampling of my bounty.

I'm using the tin to store my sewing machine accessories. The Paris magazine was a surprising find, and now of course I wish that I had bought them all. I've already used some of the old trim on a project that I hope to share next week. The book is an old copy of Pride and Prejudice. I loved the design on the cover, so I hope to use it in a future project. The black box contains a player piano roll. I've been hoarding the one I bought last year; now that I have two, I can use one of them! The trims were bought for cents!

The one item I'm not showing is a bag full of old buttons that I picked up while visiting my family in NJ. I took my 2-year-old niece with me to go antiquing. I wasn't sure how she'd be. She was an angel! She held my hand and let me look at everything and never touched a thing, until she spied some vintage party noise makers - then all bets were off. Now back to the buttons. We were in the basement of an old mill-turned-antique shop when I saw a barrel full of old buttons and a little cup with a sign "$1/scoop or 5 scoops/$4". I got a little bag and had my niece count out five scoops of buttons (she can already count past 10 - she's such a smartie). When I took them to the counter, the woman wouldn't charge me anything; they were her buttons. She said she loves children and I can use those buttons to teach my niece.

I made a lovely memory with my niece and have a little treasure to go with it. If she behaves herself like this all the time, I'll be taking her with me on more hunting trips.


Blogger Julie Boeck said...

Aw...what a lovely trip you had with your neice! I love how they sold buttons by the scoop too! You are going to have fun with those finds of yours!

February 12, 2010 at 7:59 AM  
Blogger tarnishedandtattered.blogsot.com said...

Thanks for the comment on my blog today. I'm glad you left it because it led me over to your neck of the woods. Love your treasures. Ya, milk that cute baby girl thing as long as you can. Free buttons, weeeeeeeeeeeee! My daughter is 4 now & she has always been my flea market buddy. She rides in the cart & spots things for me, 'Mommy look at the pretty cup, it's beautiful'!! Love your ATCs too, the heart that you fashioned after T'McFadden is really cool. I live in Hurst & was selling at a shop in Arlington Collected Treasures, but I'm leaving as of the end of the month to do my own thing. Where do you live? Lisa

February 13, 2010 at 9:22 AM  
Blogger Thespa said...

What a wonderful story. Now if her sweetness buys that much good luck I would take her anywhere. LOL. Great find!


March 15, 2010 at 1:30 PM  

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