Monday, 19 October 2009

Buttons! Buttons! Buttons!!! How about a button 'Lucky Dip'?

Hello there! All okay? Goooood!
This weekends treasure trove - Buttons!
What is it about buttons? They are just so irresistible, the way they wink at you as you go by, their bright jewel like colours, their dinky little shapes - and Oh - so lovely to run through your fingers - as you scan them for those 'Special Ones'!
Well - I found a whole suitcase full of them!
It was late in the day, at the carboot and the Lady selling them just wanted to go home I think. She was selling them at 20p a card which was very reasonable - but why - Oh why, did I have to ask about buying the whole case full - Well! what can I say - the buttons - they just winked at me!
Needless to say - with a sigh, and a raising of eyebrows Hubby P could be seen struggling with a suitcase of buttons (whose zip had broken) to the van!
I paid £10 for the lot - and I mean a lot - really and truly -How Many Buttons Does A Girl Need? But there again 'Need' doesn't really come into it does it!

They are all Vintage but 'as new', unused still on their original cards. The cards themselves are so Vintage-y and cute - just nice to display (well I do have lots to use up - somehow!).

And there are a lot of cards of buttons - approx 1000 - and yes I did count them!, Hubby P thinks I am mad (well that's not new - really) but I just 'Need to Know' how many - you know what I mean?

They are all so delightful, I had great fun going through them and sorting them into piles of the different makers (and counting them!). Mind you it was taking such a long time Hubby P decided he would help me - well that's what he said, but you know he was just as enthralled with their colours, shapes and sizes (I dare'snt say prettiness) as any three year old!

Now he is quite an authority on shape, colour, weight and makers name, and indeed place of manufacture - another string to his bow!
You can see in this last photo some of my favorites, the big pink square ones are incredibly sparkly, real fairy pink!
And so my friends! how about a share in this lovely button-y treasure trove?
If you would like to leave me a comment - you know the sort of thing -'My Name Is ------. And I Am A Buttonoholic'................. and next Monday I will pull two names out of a hat and send the lucky two a goody bag of buttons each.
xxx That's all for now Folks xx Take care xxx

Steak pie to make for tea - I promised Hubby P!


  1. I think I would have died and gone to buttony heaven if I'd found all of those buttons - and still on their cards too. I would love to win some of them as I do make myself necklaces from them and some vintage ones would be wonderful. I'm sure it will take you a long time to use them all - you must show us what you do!


  2. My name is April and I am a buttonaholic - they are so sweet

    April xx

  3. My name is Josie and I am a buttonaholic, ooo, just think how many pegbags I could make!
    Josie x

  4. Wow what a find!
    What is it about buttons, I love playing with them as a kid, still love playing with them now. It must be in the blood because my daughter does too.
    I have lots of old buttons, but most of them are shirt buttons, I use them as flowers centres when I'm making cards, pretty vintage ones deserve to be shown off more.

  5. My name is countrygirl and I am a buttonaholic. Happy memories of sorting out mum's button tin when I was small. What a lovely find!

  6. OMG - there I've said it again on your blog - first it was spiders....and now BUTTONS
    I love buttons. Actually I think working in a button shop if one existed would be the perfect job!
    Please tell your hubby you bought well, very well.
    I might even step over that spider to get my mitts on some of your stash!

  7. It looks to me like they were collected by a buttonholic so they should go to another buttonholic! Yep, ME please. I have put a button bracelet tutorial on my blog that you may like to try before sending any of your button haul to anyone.

  8. My name is Julie and I am a buttonholic. :o) Wow, what a great find! I think I would have done the same as you.My hubby would probably have thought it was the final straw! lol

  9. I'm afraid I would have done the same! How wonderful! So I'll have to name is Lorraine and I am a buttonoholic!

  10. Your latest find brings back the memory to me of my mother's button tin. She had saved buttons for years. One day my father, in his usual method of "tidying" by throwing evreything in the bin, threw her tin out. She got her revenge later though when she replaced the buttons on his pyjamas with a selection of buttons (from huge football shaped buttons to little diamante buttons) before packing them when he was going away on a business trip :)
    Granny Anne - another buttonaholic

  11. My name is Taz and I am (as you know) a total buttonaholic.

    Wow I think if I came across that many buttons I would think I'd gone to heaven. You're right those pink one's are absolutely gorgeous, in fact there are so many that are gorgeous.

  12. Youve guessed it my name is Julie and l'm a Buttonaholic - thats it its out in the open now. l now need to find a fabricaholic group to try and work on that problem.
    The buttons look yummy l'm sure you will find a use for them all.
    Julie x

  13. Oh my. I think we knew each other in another life. Anyway. I too have bins and boxes of buttons.

    Don't put my name in for the draw though. Just had to comment.

    Trish :)

  14. Please oh please!!! put my name in the hat, they are divine and gorgeous and nearly as lovely as chocolate......what a find,it must have been meant just for you
    They would make such lovely postcard pictures and jewelry and pins.
    Lots of buttony hugs
    Lynn xxxx

  15. LOL sitting there and counting them all is probably something I would do too.
    Glad your bootys are still going strong, theres still a few genuine sellers at mine but the buyers have changed since a lot of the local regular ones have closed down. They are like rabid dogs!
    Think I'm giving them a miss and doing the church bazaar circuit til after christmas.
    Happy Hunting at Mona and don't forget to wrap up warm.

  16. i know the attraction with buttons~they make me feel so good! i like to turn them into bracelets or chnge buttons on my clothes to cher them up a bit~good for you!


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