7/05/2012

Button Bonanza Indeed

I invited a dear friend over and we spent about two hours sorting through loose buttons and opening all the packages of carded ones...  We sorted until we were about cross eyed.... every so often we would switch the tray around...

Sharon Boggon's name came up often..  There were many very large button that were not suitable for painting and I might not have kept them except I admired how Sharon incorporated huge buttons on her famous button quilt..  It was "Oh Sharon would love this one..."




My main purpose in buying this batch was to find large paintable buttons ...hopefully a couple dozen but I found a whole basket full... I was ecstatic.
Plus I found many neat metal buttons and lots of very old carved mop buttons along with lots of very interesting and unique colored buttons

The prices on the carded buttons ranged from 10 - 29 cents so that gives you a good idea how old they were.....

I'm not sure where I'll use the little cupped turquoise ones but they're adorable.  I have a choice now between all colors of  large (approx 1 1/2") beauties...  It was a fun afternoon made even more pleasurable sharing it with a friend.  There was a lot of "oohing" and "aahing" and "Oh look at this one."

6 comments:

Mosaic Magpie said...

There is nothing more fun than digging through a box of buttons. What a great purchase you made!
Deb

Lorraine said...

Oh Gerry, just delightful!

Judys Fabrications said...

Oh those buttons. I just LOVE buttons.You must have been in earthly Heaven sorting them out!

chris mckinley said...

What a fun project!! Buttons feel so go to run your hand through. Just found your blog, I'm your newest follower.

chris

Queen Bee's Musings said...

Wow jackpot! Have fun

Connie said...

I love sorting old buttons!

Related Posts Plugin for WordPress, Blogger...

Popular Posts