Wednesday, 10 June 2009

We're Off To Button Moon....

I don't know about you, but I am always on the look out for treasure in CSs and when I handed over a big plastic jar filled with all these, and asked how much, what do you think was the reply.

£3.50 ?

£3.00 ?

£2.00 ?

When the kindly lady replied £1.00 my dear, I wanted to give more, and her a hug, but the thrifty girl in me took over and I practically skipped out of the door.

I had so much fun picking out some of my favourites and felt especially pleased as I had already used some of the ones a fellow Blogger kindly sent me in a pretty handmade bag. So felt someone was looking over me that day.

Anyone else have a button thing going on.



  1. I think I need therapy for my button addiction, hmmmmm may need therapy anyway lol!
    I love them, I get so excited over them but what is really sad is Jess is following me in the button addiction. She'll be joining me in buttons annonymous.
    Big ((hugs))
    Beki xxx

  2. Mary i love your buttons, i wish i could find that many, but so far nuffin..... I dont own a single button! i know, i know, i dont know how i have managed for so long, but its all true.... not a one... :-)

    You lucky lucky lucky girlie. :-)

    Lots of love and smoochie hugs Mwah X x X x X x X x X x X x X x X

  3. It’s nice to know it’s not just me that has a thing for buttons!

    And what a bargain…love Lou xxx

  4. I have a bit of a thing going on and I dream of the day I get lucky with a jar like yours!!!! X

  5. Wow thats fab!!
    I have had a button thing since i was little - i don't really use them in craft projects (although i am planning to start). I just think they are so pretty and interesting. When i was young i used to tip my mums big jar of buttons onto the dining table and play with them - sorting out my faves or making patterns. Such simple pleaures!! x

  6. I buy buttons whenever I see them as I sell them at Dairy House Antiques and at Fairs such as the Vintage and Handmade Fair. A friend of mine has recently set up a blog entitled 'Confessions of a Buttonholic'. You might like to have a look. The link is on my sidebar. She runs courses in her little shop, including things to do with buttons.

  7. That is a true button bargain. i have spent many a happy hour recently sorting out all of mine into seperate tins for each colour!
    mm xx

  8. O.M.G all those for a pound?! BARGAIN! lol

    I have a button prob but I am currently on a miniscule budget.... no buttons for me :-( I think I would cry if I found a bargain like that!

    Rose XXX

  9. If you daughter likes the school I would look into it Mary, I’m not saying private is better, but Ben really did love his time at the school and has done really well.

    If only I could spell, I love it when Ben is home I can ask him, if only I hadn’t talked so much at school I might not have been so bad at spelling.

    Love Lou xxx

  10. Oooh some lovely buttons Mary! I found some in my CS last week and they were on bits of card - 10p per card but there wasnt many, certainly nowhere near as many as that! What a fab find! XXX

  11. I love buttons :) I'm always on the hunt for them in charity shops but have never come across such a spectacular hoard as you did! £1? Such a bargain! xx

  12. What a lovely find - I absolutely love sorting through buttons. Many hours of fun guaranteed! xxx

  13. what a lucky find!
    Dont you just love the smell of old buttons?


  14. How fab! I've had a button fetish every since I used to play with my grandmother's button tin when I was about 9! I've even got hubby on the look out for buttons and he gets very excited when he sees some!!!

  15. Oh we love buttons here! What a bargain, I rarely find any in the charity shops.
    Yvonne x

  16. Well done for winning my giveaway Mary!!
    I've sent you an email to your all things pretty address, let me know if you don't get it as i've been having probs with email.
    Be thinking of you tommorrow hun x

  17. I have a really thing for buttons especially vintage ones. My great gran worked at a button factory as a young girl and guess who inherited all those lovely buttons she would bring home !!

  18. I shall be thinking of you all tomorrow.
    Cake is a must!
    I hope the sun is there to cheer you.

  19. Oooh yes please. ;-)

    Love-N-Hugs. Mwah X x X x X

  20. Lucky you! what a you if I find a big button jar and if i think it is to cheap i go to give them more money...I am learning to keep a straight face and hand over what they ask..then jump for joy when I'm out of sight! x

  21. I love buttons too cant get enough, what treasure you found you lucky girl! I use them in my upcycling a lot :)
    Heather x


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