Sunday, August 16, 2009

button, button - who's got the button?

ME! Thats who!
Last weekend Alice and I tried our luck at the Welfleet drive in movie theater flea market. Interesting place. Certainly an interesting place. It's mostly newer junk, but I can't hate on it because I did come home with a good arm load of junk...

But - picture this conversation...
Me: Man, I wish I could find some old dead stock button cards
Alice: Yea, that'd be really nice
..... and then 30 seconds after the words left my mouth - the table we looked at had three huge bowls full of them! And $.25 a card, Amazing! Now if only all the things I wished for would come true like that!

Button Cards

Button Cards

Button Cards

Button Cards

Button Cards

Button Cards

Button Cards


The last set are my favorite - annnd from the 1930's ... so. amazing.

And look - those wallpaper drawers are coming in so handy!!

24 comments:

briannelee said...

My mom and I used to play that button game when I was little :)

Pretty finds!

reilly said...

Gorgeous colors and they all look so perfect, still so bright! I love the green ones!

Emerson Merrick said...

Oh the wellfleet drive in...

I used to buy a ton of stuff and send it back to brooklyn with Mr. Marc Jacobs picking up the fedex tab. Like big things. Chairs and rugs and stuff. Thanks MJ!

Ms. B said...

I love old buttons! There was a fabric store that I used to go into with my mom when I was little that carried deadstock button cards, patterns, fabrics and all kinds of notions from the 50's and 60's, I always loved going in there to look at everything.

Elise/Bekväm clothing said...

Those are wonderful! Lucky you finding them! There is an itty bitty antique store near me that has a huge basket FULL of old button cards, I could spend hours sorting through them all.....

By the by,
would it be okay if I added you to the reading list on my blog?

Lacey Starr said...

I'm so jealous of this find!!!!!

kimvee said...

Awww adorable buttons, I love the colors ;)

Le Tasché said...

What for lovely photos, I especially like the old portraits, very well chosen sourrounding!

andrea said...

I loooooove vintage button cards. The text on the cards is sometimes as good as the buttons themselves!

Lemondrop Marie said...

I adore vintage buttons. Those finds are amazing. They could totally improve a drab dress.. be used to make jewelry... so many possibilities!

muchlove said...

oh, lucky you!! I love vintage buttons. These ones look fantastic, and in such good condition too.

ana b. said...

Thrifting serendipity for sure! I love creamy textured ones especially.

Leilani said...

I've been bitten by the vintage button bug lately, luckily one of the local flea markets has a resident button man who sells buttons by the bagful. :) I also love the portraits, did you buy them at the flea market too?

caramelizedvintage said...

Second and last buttons are my favorite! Love the texture. The buttons are such in great condition. So many uses...

Quixsa said...

So many colors and shapes! :0)

Q's Daydream said...

Such luck!!! You'll have such fun with all those! :o)

sezwhin, yo said...

aww!
those buttons are so cute.
:)

Andi B. Goode said...

They're so lovely!

Parapluie said...

These are so cute!

mimi deluxe said...

I am sooooooo jealous! What a find! Thanks for the blog!

jen said...

oh cheap! love that. i esp. like those blue ones!

goldendovedesign said...

I love these buttons and the pictures! What nice colors...

Jessica said...

The dreamiest! What luck! Oh dear...and did I ever tell you that you take the loveliest pictures of all of your found things?! They always come out so beautiful and perfect and each and every photograph is just the dreamiest most wonderful and inspiring thing I've seen!

xx

stelmadesigns said...

Wow,great find! Of course buttons are my spesh-ee-al-it-tee1 Love your blog! Julia

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