Sunday, October 25, 2015

The Button Bargain Bonanza...

Well, hello!

It seems like every post I have been doing has been giveaway related.

I love doing that, but I have been crazy trying to do a ton of other things so the blog has taken a hit.

I will try to get back on track. 

At the beginning of September, my husband and I went on our yearly date to a large flea market in the area.

The day was dark and it was raining...a lot.

We put on our raincoats and rubber shoes and put extra garbage bags in the wagon for purchases.

Off we went.

In the 4th booth we looked in, I hit the jackpot.

I found 2 boxes of zinc and glass canning lids, a hardware organizer full of vintage jewelry, a big pile of silver trays, a wooden soda crate filled with vintage bottles and what I about to show you next.

The two guys in the booth pointed out that under the table, there was a basket filled with sewing stuff.

Here is some of what was in the basket...


So, I love little things that tell a story.

Who was Ruth?

Why did she have to write her name on her sewing box?

We will never know, but her little label will stay there as long as I own the tin...

It was filled with mostly thread.


There are some old wooden spools but there are also some modern plastic ones so Ruth was still buying supplies...


This tin is adorable in itself...


Why don't we make such charming packaging anymore?


Another story scratched in the lid...

I.R. + J.B.

Does it make you wonder too?



The mint tin was filled with goodies...

Then there were these 2 Ritz cracker tins....

Are you ready for this?


They were filled with vintage buttons...


Can you see how cool they all are?

You know I LOVE buttons.


Here is the second tin.

More button goodness...


They are pretty grubby...

The dirty stickiness old buttons get...


This basket was piled full...

Here Is another tin.

What is inside?


More vintage buttons...


And here is the last tin.

Can you see the image of the woman?

There was some damage from something that was set on the can at one point.

Maybe a glass of sweet tea in the sewing room....


This one was filled with buttons still on their cards and all sorts of vintage sewing notions.

There was a plastic container of thread on spools too.


All of that and a great basket that they were packed in for....

you are never going to believe this....

my husband could not even say "you already have enough buttons!" for this price...

$3!

Yes.

No joke.

So it was a very good day...

Even though we got soaked to the skin and pretty muddy.

We had fun together too...

What have you found lately?

Thanks for stopping by...
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