Wednesday, December 30, 2009

This is me happy

Last night at a local auction I scored the biggest, best box of antique buttons in the history of boxes of antique buttons. The photo above shows just a fraction(!) of the loot. A fraction, I tell you! I've been sorting all day and I finally had to stop due to button blindness. I have separated them out into boxes of buttons that I will make molds of, buttons for use in jewelry making, buttons for possible resale (I'm hoping that a few of these little gems will pay for the whole lot) and mother-of-pearl buttons. This is my idea of a good time, folks! I'm a simple girl, really.

(now, it's back to giggling while running my fingers through the piles...)

27 comments:

Winchell Clayworks said...

Back in November I bought a huge lot of old buttons, too, and the only thing that kept me from rolling around in them were the button shanks ;-)

Gorgeous haul!

Lorelei Eurto said...

dang it. share the love SHAAAARE THE LOOOOOOOVE!

Amy Nicole said...

sweet!

Vintajia Adornments said...

Waaaaoooooooo dragon hoard extraodinare!

jeweledrabbit said...

That is one freakin' sweet haul. *turns green with envy*

Andrew Thornton said...

If you were to color me GREEN with envy, I'd be the Wicked Witch of the West.

T@PoppyPlacePdx said...

That is one glorious pic and what a stash! :) T.

SueBeads said...

How lucky you are!!!!

Judy said...

What a wonderful box lot! Those are in such great condition too. What beautiful molds they will make.
Have fun!

Dani said...

You are like a mad scientist!!

TesoriTrovati said...

Zoinks! That looks like fun. I would so totally join you in the revelry. A lucky score, my dear! Enjoy the day! Erin

Katie said...

I am SO jealous just by looking at the picture you shared with us...What a super haul! Can't wait to see what you do with them (and if you'll share any...)...

Mackin-Art said...

Just lovely, what a great find!

mairedodd said...

sa-weet! enjoy yourself... they are very beautiful...

The Joy of Nesting said...

Woooooooo Missy,

This is one of those once in a life time hauls you keep wondering when someone is going to figure out there was a mistake and come an get all of your treasure!!:)

You know I'm almost sure we must be twin sisters that were seperated at birth!!

Pattie ;)
Mazatlan Mx.

Kella said...

Now those are some lovely buttons.

Unknown said...

Oooo...they look fabulous! What fun!

Luna said...

Ooooh...those are beautiful! Enjoy your treasure hunting...:)

laurelmoon said...

Dude, what a find! That's fantastic!

Sarah said...

That would make me very happy too.. The collection looks wonderful.

Jean Hutter said...

OMG I am drooling - what a score - lucky girl!!!!!

Jessica said...

Wow, those are amazing! I'd love score a find like that

Sharon said...

Congrats on your nifty score~those buttons are to die for!

marissa | Rae Gun Ramblings said...

oh my gosh you are the luckiest!

Alice said...

I love old buttons. When I was young my mother had a button bracelet that I would play with (while still on her wrist) during church. I don't think she has it anymore, but I think of it when I see lovely buttons like these. What an awesome score!

Gaea said...

Yum! What fun! Are you doing a Daffy Duck "Whoo hoo! I'm rich! MINE" dance? Nah! Must be a Bugs dance!

Contrariwise said...

WANT !!!