I found two large bags full of buttons at the charity shop. I already have a huge button collection myself, but couldn't pass up the possibility of finding a few treasures in these bags, so I tried to come up with some button related crafts that I could put together to use up some of my surplus. I am pretty pleased with how these turned out. I had a bunch of leftover feathers from our wedding invitations so added a few of them to some of the hair pins. I especially like the contrast between the metal buttons and the feathers.... The next step is to figure out a pretty way to package them. I am thinking of selling them in sets of 2 or 3
In other news today is my birthday! The big 29. Yesterday was a lovely day spent on an Orno antique crawl. We went to about 5 antique shops and a charity shop. I picked up a few things which were actually gifted to me by my antiquing companion yesterday (thanks Janet!). So here they are. I am so smitten with them all and can't believe my luck, finding two embroidered broaches at two different shops!
|Amazing W. German pot. Love the painted design, the colour and the shape of this one. Like none of the others in my collection.|
|I couldn't pass this up! An owl magnifying glass... perfect to sit atop my desk. I don't need glasses to read yet, but one day I will right!? Got this just so I'm prepared..... :)|
|Behold the broaches! They are so beautiful and colourful. A bird and a fawn no less.... The bird I stuck on a black coat and the fawn is pinned on a long red coat.|
I'll be back here next year.....going to enjoy my birthday today with my family and a date night planned with Clayton. We are going to see True Grit.. Yeehaw! Hope you all have a safe and happy new year. So long.