Sunday, June 16, 2013

A "Lucky Day" for Buttons




About a week ago, I was in a thrift shop that opened in my area.  I caught a glimpse of a worn plastic bag filled with buttons at the back of a shelf. I tried to ignore it since my button collecting has gotten out of hand.  Needless to say, it didn't work.  I picked up the bag and it was only $2.50.  I could see that most of the buttons were still on the cards but couldn't tell much about them because it was tightly taped shut.  I made my purchase and when I opened the bag, I was  surprised!  Here are some of my finds:
It's been a long time since I've seen Roebuck and Co. attached to the Sears name.


These are my favorite!  They were made in Western Germany and cost 25 cents.  The color is watermelon pink with a tiny bit of gold trim.





Mother of Pearl buttons

There was several loose Mother of Pearl buttons.  I wanted you to see the backs of them as well as the front.  Each back is a different color since they are made from shells.

It goes without saying that  I'm happy that I invested $2.50 for these beautiful vintage buttons. 

8 comments:

Patti said...

What a great find... and a great price! I never get tired of looking at vintage buttons.

Louise (Elsie May and Bertha) said...

What a lovely collection of buttons. You were lucky to find them. Buttons rarely appear in our charity shops

maggie said...

What a great find. Its getting more and more difficult to find buttons on their original cards.
Sometimes those "dirty looking bags tucked behind something are the best finds. Good for you.
cheers
maggie
maggiemine42@gmail.com

WolvesAtTheDoor said...

Ok, I would get just as excited as you! They are golden!! Thanks for stopping my blog, hope you are super duper dear friend:)!!

Laurie said...

What a deal you got! I love buttons on cards!

The Polka Dot Closet said...

OMG, buttons seem to just find you!!! They are beauties! You asked about the storage boxes in my sewing room, they are from Ikea, I love Ikea and they were pretty inexpensive. They do come flat and you have to put them together, but it was pretty easy!

Carol

Michele's Treasures, Teacups, and Tumbling Rose Cottage said...

What a stash for a song!! Good for you. ; ) Love those blue and pink ones.
~Michele

GardenOfDaisies said...

The mother of pearl buttons are really lovely.

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