Thursday, June 14, 2012

Junking finds

More from that button sale I wrote about last week.  She had some of those button bracelets you see sometimes, where people sewed buttons onto crocheted bands.  This one had been pilfered, but it was only $2 and therefore charming enough!
She also had so many beautiful trims and ribbons...I went a little crazy...
I couldn't help it.
I know I'll find a use for it all -- trims are just that way, you know?
I loved the metallic ones!
I don't see netting -- especially not avocado green netting -- everyday!  And there was a grab bag of odds and ends.
Sewing notions...
some really cute doll clothing patterns...
and some interesting books:
Kewpie doll book...
and ephemera that ought to make some Kewpie collector very happy!  I know it made me smile!
Then, there was an old book about buttons, and a very nicely-illustrated book called The Flower Family Album.
All the pages look like this -- what a lot of work went into it!
When I got home, I saw that it was inscribed on the inside by the author.
I had thought to use the button book as ephemera for all its black and white button pictures; but, a quick look on Amazon tells me that used copies like this might be better left intact.  What to do?
I posted photos of all the other buttons I bought at this yard sale on Button Floozies, here, if you are interested!

12 comments :

Liz said...

Love those vintage patterns - great find.
Liz @ Shortbread & Ginger

Tami Hacker said...

OMG, those prices were incredible bargains... if I was there we may have been arm wrestling over them... smile.

I encourage you NOT to tear up that button button. Scan its pages for use & keep the book intact.

Do you get giddy and squeal inside yourself when you find great sales like this one? - I do.

Linda Sue said...

Kewpie army! They could just cute the opposition into submission!

Kathy said...

I feel faint. I can't seem to catch my breath. I would have gone a LOT crazy. Oh.My.Gosh. I love every single thing you got. I am just green that you found a sale like that. Incredible stuff at bargain basement prices. I'm going to torture myself and scrll back up for another look...

Rein said...

Woow, enjoy your wonderful find!!

Creative Wings Boutique said...

ur trims are yummy...and ur button collection is fabulous.....hugs

Beth Leintz said...

Oh my gosh what a dream of a sale- buttons, trim & books - thats the Trifecta!

The Junque Seeker said...

Kathy and I must be soul sisters. I was thinking exactly what she wrote! Congrats on a great score!

Louise (Elsie May and Bertha) said...

Love the ribbon and the lace, lace is one of my little weaknesses :-)

autena said...

Those prices were amazing! If I was going to sell my lace, which I'm not (at this time anyway!, that would be the way to package it.

Michaele said...

You *scored* on all of the trim! I agree, scan, scan, scan those button pages... print them out, color or paint them- what fun!

Michaele

Linda said...

that lady had a lot of buttons! what fun for you.