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Sunday, January 13, 2008

Sweet treasures ~

We had a nice, relaxing Sunday afternoon. My husband and I went to see a wonderful couple that we have purchased antiques from in the past. They are both so sweet. And married for fifty-two years! And you can still see the love in their eyes. We were able to buy a few items from them today, one being this wonderful shoe pincushion that I fell in love with! I had to share it with you.
(You know I have to keep this!)


I was talking about my artwork and somehow we got on the subject of buttons and how I love them. Well she went to get her personal collection and told me to go through them and pick out whatever I wanted! Oh, joy! You know I loved doing that. I found many that I loved and we slipped them in a bag. Then she said she wanted to just give those to me, not sell them ~ I couldn't believe it! So here are some photos of the beauties for you to enjoy.
Thank you Ms Beverly!




Below is a glimpse of my next project I want to put together. I've had this in my mind for so very long and finally found the right suitcase that I could use. I can't wait to show this one to you when it's finished!



Here are some buttons that I already had in my collection that I've chosen for upcoming art projects ~ aren't they like little jewels?



Have you ever heard of Grandmother's Buttons? It's a beautiful store that has an amazing selection of buttons and button jewelry. Below are a few photos from their site but you must visit and see all the wonderful pieces that they offer!


Thank you all so, so much for the kind words you have said in your comments left for my giveaway. I enjoy blogging because of you!

I've recently been given awards by several sweet bloggers and I just had to tell you how much I appreciate that! I'm so sorry that I haven't gotten around to posting about them quite yet . . .

Thank you all so very much for stopping by to see me!


21 comments:

Penny @ Lavender Hill Studio said...

It sounds like you had a marvelous Sunday! And Beverly sounds like a lovely woman.

Can't wait to see your next projects...
Penny
p.s. did I tell you I am having a giveaway? If not, stop by!

GardenGoose said...

what lovely little items. can't wait to see what you create.
hope you have a lovely week..if your Sunday is any indication..it looks like it's off to a good start:0)

Lisa said...

Love all the pretty vintage buttons. The jewelry is stunning too, especially that necklace.

Have a great week!

Jessica said...

Those are some beautiful buttons that she gave you! I'm jealous :)

Vicki C said...

Oh..everything is just beautiful here!

Lynne's Somewhat Invented Life said...

I love it that you think of buttons as jewels.

Kathy said...

I love old buttons -- I always
wonder what story they could tell . Did the rhinestone one adorn a special dress worn to impress a new beau . Was the plain white one from a simple dress handmade and worn with pride ? --loving stitches rendered .
Oh the stories they could tell -- thank you for showing us your buttons. The lovely items they will adorn will tell a new story , and as you always do - it will tell of grace and beauty --- Blessings , Kathy

Kathy Maximo said...

Great buttons, and I love the little shoe.
I have been to Grandmother's Buttons, it is wonderful!!!! I didn't know they had a shop online, I am glad to see that. I had a wonderful time with some great friends there. Of course, the guy's were bored!!!!

Alison Gibbs said...

How lucky you were to get those buttons.
Can't wait to see what you are working on.
Alison

vikki said...

how fun for u, to recieve such nice treasures! i am sucha button nut! i literally have jars and tins full. i so wish they could talk and tell about a fancy dinner they went to, or a ride in a carriage... i have made some jewelry with my grandparents treasures, pocket watch as the back ground and buttons, etc on top with part of the face of the watch showing. i am wanting to do an assemblange with some lace, letters and such, rather than keeping in a box... enjoy your toyz! vikki =)

Heidi said...

What a fun day you must have had. I would keep that shoe pincushion too as I am a big pincushion person. I love enlarging the photos of the buttons and really studying them. I love them and am a bit green with envy. Here buttons are very expensive. Enjoy owning and creating with these treasures.

~~ Heidi ~~

Lori said...

sweet treasures indeed:) those buttons are just glorious...and the tiny small shoe is too precious!!!

Nancy said...

Such beautiful treasures (heavy sigh!). I love the shoe pincushion and don't blame you one bit for keeping it. I also love the handkerchiefs in the background.

I went to an estate sale this weekend and walked away with a shoe box filled with buttons - some not so unique and some very wonderful!

Enjoy!

NAME: CIELO said...

Beautiful items! It sounds like you had a marvelous Sunday! Enjoy life!

Have a wonderful day

cielo

Anonymous said...

What wonderful finds. It sounds like you had a great Sunday afternoon. I just love the pincushion and the buttons are beautiful. Can't wait to see everything you use them on. ~Teri~

Lorrie said...

What beautiful buttons. And I'm eager to see what wonders you do with them.
Lorrie

BeachysCapeCodCupboard said...

What a sweet thing of that lady to do, giving you those gorgeous buttons! I have heard of "Grandmother's Buttons" before. I just LOVE their website! =)

Miss Sandy said...

Button, button, who's got the button? Dawn, I think you have got the most lovely buttons! How do you stand to part with them?

Lynda said...

What beautiful buttons! Enjoy creating with them.

Shabby Cottage Boutique said...

Love vintage buttons yummy! Denise Mass.

Heidi (http://journals.aol.com/hwoodred/everyday-cookies/) said...

I love buttons, too. How sweet of this lady to give these special buttons to you. I'd love to see what your projects will be when you use them.
*Heidi*

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