Today I got one of the best little surprises ever! The hubs does some yard work for a vintage lady and she sent him home with a tin of buttons.......a tin that belonged to HER MOM!! The tin dates to the 40's and Miss Mardy is in her 80's and I KNOW some of the items are from WWII era.
It's so fun! I just want to play in the buttons for awhile, ya know?!
Now for some pics:
It says Dixie Mix.
It held Camel Brand Cigarettes in it. I know, right!
My first peek at all the buttony goodness
Of course I dumped it out. helloooooo
As you can see, most of the buttons are pretty utilitarian. Some were store bought, some from old clothing, some with lots and some with just one or two.
Heck, there is even one ugly, plastic, daisy button from the 70's in there!
Some Bakelite buttons and belt buckles. I'm pretty sure the shell buttons are real shell!
Can you say late 50's/60's tweed? Sure, I knew you could.
There is one lonely little rhinestone button and one lonely little etched glass button too.
are you ready?
A mending kit for silk stockings!!
Complete....all there!! Squeeeeeeee
Read the directions....awesome sauce!!!
I can't believe how good this still looks after all these years!
The big question: do I use them?
I know I will some of them, but some are just too fun. I saw a shadow box all prettied up with buttons on a blog somewhere....maybe I can do that for some of the more interesting buttons? Hmmmm
Looks like a fun project!!
What would you do with a box of buttons??