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 said...

dang it. share the love SHAAAARE THE LOOOOOOOVE!

Amy Nicole/RubyMtnBeads said...

sweet!

Greer 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 @ Poppy Place 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.

sundownbeaddesigns said...

Oooo...they look fabulous! What fun!

Chasing the Moon 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

SharonP said...

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

marissa 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 !!!