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Sunday, February 12, 2012

King Midas Of The Buttons

I saw an estate sale listed as having fabrics and notions.  A LOT of fabrics and notions.
So off we went.
There was a slight chance of snow.
Lake effect near the lake
We are not near the lake.
We got to the sale and there were people standing outside.
Once we got inside I scooped up some laces and odds and ends.
Then I headed upstairs where the fabrics where.
There, I found buttons.
TONS of buttons!!

Bottles, bags, and envelopes of buttons.
They were very inexpensive.
There were also old antique buttons.
I didn't buy too many of them.
But then I went back the next day.
Half price the half price they were already marked.
Some are truly amazing!

These are some of them.

I love the large middle one.  It's stunning.

We drove further north and east to a few more sales.
The snow started to come down.
We stopped at one and I found this cool pocket watch.
I paid .50 for it.
I was thrilled beyond words.
Also this sweater closure thingy.
Pretty isn't it?
They had some newer jewelry that had huge price tags on it.
By the time we left it had snowed several inches.
Lake effect snow comes down fast and is huge flakes.
By the time we got home to our town
there was nary a flake to be seen.
I've lived in the Chicago area for 20 years
and I still am not used to the weird weather fluctuations.

I made jewelry this weekend, too.

And this is the back side:

The best part of this is the back.
I found this teeny tiny Marshall Field's tags on Ebay.
Marshall Field's was a HUGE department store in Chicago.
It was taken over by Macy's a few years ago.
Macy's in the same building.
It's not the same.
I loved this on the back of the gun.

What little girls are made of.
Gunpowder, Lead and Marshall Field's!!

More steampunk
This time I added octopuses.
I thought the plural of octopus was octopi.
It's not.
I looked it up.
You know.
In case you need it for
Words With Friends
I'm here to help...

And another Oz necklace.

A colorful pair of hippie/ gypsy earrings.

The sun has been shining a bit more.
Color looks really good to me right now.

Have a colorful week!!


Cher' Shots said...

Buttons, buttons YOU'VE got the buttons! I'm a button lover too. Great finds! And love the 'what little girls are made of' jewelry! lol
'hugs from afar'

Cameron said...

I woulda went crazy for all those buttons and fabric! Great stuff here, Kath! I really like the octopus creation and the colorful dangles!
Is the back of the Oz one supposed to say 'Hold onto you(r) heart"? I was wondering.

We had a little rain yesterday.....but not much. A very mild Winter it's been here....which makes me think it's going to be unbearable in the Summer! :(

Lotsa Hugs,

Kathy said...

EEEEEEEEE! I am squealing over those buttons and then to get them at a bargain price - score!!! Oh, you lucky girl! said...

I've downloaded words with friends to my Ipad, but haven't used it yet. I'll holler when I do!

Kim Mailhot said...

Woweeeee ! You hit the jackpot there !
Love where your imagination took you in your jewelry making. That gun is so cool too !
Enjoy your treausres !

Pansy Cottage Girl said...

Wow Kathy you scored! I love buttons too. Whats that button rhyme from years ago about who you would marry? Do you remember that. My Mom would point to each button on my sweater while saying something like a butcher, a baker, a candlestick maker?
Tag youre it!