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Saturday, May 15, 2010

I have the crossed the line...

...into the world of crazy collectors.

The other night, before my husband could get home from work, I took a quick trip to a local antique mall. I bought a few little things - a vintage Paris fashion magazine, an old embroidered tea towel, and a small tin full of old buttons.

This tin of buttons was $8. I thought the tin itself was pretty cool, and saw some interesting buttons inside. So I bought it.

Fast-forward 30 minutes when my husband gets home, we go out to eat, and finally another 2 hours later we get home. I go straight for my tin of buttons and dump it out on my craft table to examine what I have.

OH MY GRAVY! I was so pleasantly surprised with my "haul" that I had to bring husband in to see them. While many of the button are just neat plastic buttons of various shapes, sizes, and colors, I have a decent sized pile of antique glass buttons, cut steel buttons, filigree metal buttons... Needless to say, I was in Button Heaven! Any one of these buttons is worth more than $8.

I even told my husband that I need to label the tin "special buttons," so that when I'm long gone, someone doesn't toss them out or send them off to Goodwill. But, maybe then someone else will have the thrill of buying a bargain treasure like I did.

Don't forget to enter my 200th Post Giveaway. Details are on Thursday's post.


Blogger tarnishedandtattered.blogsot.com said...

Okay, how did I miss that awesome deal? Which mall....Lonestar? Grapevine? Mid-Cities? Or could it have been a smaller one. You should see what I found at the 'thrift' a couple of days ago. I'll show you today. Lisa
PS I totally spaced blogging your giveaway, blame it on drugs. LOL I'll do it tonight promise.

May 15, 2010 at 7:10 AM  
Blogger Rhonda said...

There are some fun and innovation looks to buttons these days, but they do not compare to those of yester-year. What an awesome find. I love when that happens.

May 15, 2010 at 8:46 AM  
Blogger Julie Boeck said...

Oh My Gravy is right Erica!! I love the tin and the buttons!!!!!!!! I would have definitely bought that too!

May 15, 2010 at 7:39 PM  
Blogger dianapena8 said...

What an amazing find, I am jealous ;)

May 17, 2010 at 10:24 AM  
Blogger Angela said...

Hi Erica, I live in Greenville and we have several thrift stores here in town, I make the rounds. I got those plates at Twice is Nice. Where do you live? I haven't ventured too far since moving here 1 and 1/2 years ago. I've been to Lonestar Mall because my son lives in Keller. I like McKinney too. I'm trying to find a good place around here to start selling again. I've been out of the biz for a few years...I lived in Longview and had boothes in Gladewater for several years.

May 17, 2010 at 12:31 PM  
Blogger Auntie Cake said...

Love those buttons!
PS- and I have crossed the line into "what are you thinking?" from my hubby many, many times.

May 17, 2010 at 10:49 PM  
Blogger ScrapAddict'sAttic said...

I never get to go to thrift stores any more, dh just isn't into it and my boys are like bulls in china shops... they're just dangerous!

May 18, 2010 at 2:31 PM  
Blogger Anne - Fiona and Twig said...

Hi Erica!

What a wonderful find, I'd go nuts with all those wonderful buttons!


May 19, 2010 at 3:19 AM  
Blogger Lillian Child said...

Don't you just love finding treasures! Those buttons are just stunning! As they say, someone's junk is someone else's treasure. I LOL at your special tin/goodwill comment! My family just doesn't understand (completely) my papercraft passion and after I'm gone I just know they will shake their heads and sell everything on ebay for pennies on the dollar. But like you said - we'll play it forward for the next person!

May 19, 2010 at 8:09 AM  
Blogger Lynn Stevens said...

What a button score!
I did a search last week to try and find information on some antique buttons I have and low and behold I got a nasty virus on my computer, had to have my son whos a computer tech come fix it for me.
enjoy all those fab buttons

May 21, 2010 at 1:10 AM  
Blogger Janice Selby said...

I love your comment on making sure your special buttons are not thrown out when your gone. A good friend of mine and I are always talking about our grown children throwing all our special goodies in the trash when we are gone.

June 3, 2010 at 9:08 AM  

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