Sunday, April 17, 2011

Flea Market Finds

Well, the Great Button Embargo of 2011 has been well and truly lifted! Yes indeedy, I succumbed to the lure of their shiny roundness - and the fact that this big heap only cost two bucks. I am a sucker for a bargain ...

Most of these are rather modern but they are great Autumn colours and there are one or two really nice metal ones that I think would be great models to cast - like the one with the flowers on the left there. And this one with a coat of arms ...

At the very same op-shop I found a lovely piece of embroidery. The volunteer lady told me her Grandma had stitched it ...


It is like an envelope bag I guess - very pretty huh? Just look at those neat stitches!


A little later I found some more cute embroidery ...




Puppies (or possibly kittens?) in pots! Seriously cute. I think I will use these pieces to cover the front of a messenger bag. First I will have to add a few stitches to the dog/cats as they have no eyes and I will feel bad if they remain blind! Lots of folks find lots of cool stuff and share it over at Sophie's, so why not pop over and check it out?!

8 comments:

Cathy said...

I cannot ever pass up buttons at a thrift store! Nice!

Amber Victoria's Cottage said...

Another lover of buttons! I will have to post a pic of a HUGE jug that I purchased at a yard sale that the man had been collecting for 20 years. Oh my!

I also love any with embroidery. That was my favorite hobby in my teens.

Great finds!

Lea said...

you can never have too many buttons..

ladychiara said...

Your buttons are beautiful! I am so in love with those embroidered pieces especially the bluebird. :)

Mogs Designs said...

Just too cute, well done with the buttons

JeTaimeVintage said...

Love those embroidery pieces especially the bird, and the little gold crest button! Great finds!

♥ w o o l f ♥ said...

oh! yes! button casting! the flowery ones!!
i am quite taken by that swallow holding an envelope in its beak too, dunno why...
n♥

Buffie said...

Buttons, buttons, buttons! One can never have enough buttons.

Buffie
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