Friday, August 7, 2009

Buttons!

As I've mentioned in previous entries, I've got a major crush on vintage buttons. Colorful, fancy, fun, whimsical vintage buttons. I can never seem to get enough! I've picked up a lot of buttons over the summer so far. I can't pass by a jar or tin at the flea market without looking through and becoming so tempted to buy them!

And as I've also mentioned, I've spent LOTS of time cleaning them, because, for some reason, they're never clean. I swear people used to store their buttons in garages and dingy cellars.

I thought I'd show you some of my current favorites from my collection...
Is it wrong that I just get SO excited and giddy from looking at these? Probably!

And here are 2 vintage Canada (probably uniform) metal buttons. These were a fun surprise to find!
I do have lots of thrifting finds to show you, so I shall be back very soon (maybe with even more finds from this weekend)! :)
Happy weekend!
-Lindsay

3 comments:

Mrs.Kwitty said...

Oh, be still my heart!! Gorgeous--I totally share your love of the old buttons!! The colors and designs are just so lovely. I'll share a little cleaning tip with you...when I get new buttons, I put them in my little lace lingerie bag with the zipper top, pin the zipper to make sure it doesn't come open in the wash, and pop it in with a load of laundry. Let the washing machine to all the work for you! It works like a charm.
Smiles, Karen

Lindsay said...

Thank you, Karen! I'll have to try that next time! The good ol' fashioned cleaning by hand takes FOREVER! haha Thanks again!

-Lindsay

*fauve* said...

Not strange AT ALL!I'm feeling all giddy just looking at them :D

Thank god i have some you have over there.How cool,all the way in The Netherlands!

xoxo