Busy, busy weekend here - how about all of you? Ours was mostly social. Friday night was dinner out with a super fun group of co-workers and spouses/significant others. Saturday night was a paddle boat dinner cruise on the St. Croix River with a couple that we have been meaning to get together with for months! With all that socializing going on there wasn't much time for sewing.
However, I did find time to check out a thrift store that I hadn't visited before. The store had a small textile section, complete with patterns, but no vintage patterns or fabric. I did locate two great sixties-era vintage coats - complete with fur collars - but they were both too large for me. After debating if I would actually take the time to alter them I decided to leave them in the store so they could become some one's treasures.
While browsing the aisles I was drawn to a small plastic bag that contained these blue buttons. A quick peek showed that there were a number of matching sets of buttons so, for less than $5, I became the new owner of a baggie full of buttons.
The entire contents were dumped out as soon as I got home so I could get a closer look at the blue buttons. There were quite a few buttons buried in that little plastic bag!
I love how the buttons are neatly grouped together with pieces of thread.
I wonder if most of them were removed from worn out pieces of clothing before being tied together and placed in a button box?
Among the treasures were these tiny rhinestone buttons. They were attached to a larger set of clear plastic buttons so I didn't notice them at first.
My absolute favorite are these two buttons. They were carefully wrapped in clear plastic wrap with a label attached to the back of the buttons.
The writing on the label reads: "These are off Alda C. Lane's Wedding suit"
I wonder who she was, what her wedding suit looked like, when she was married, and why the buttons ended up being removed.
They must have had a lot of sentimental value for them to be protected and labeled as they were. I'm sure Alda would be happy to know that her wedding suit buttons have found a good home.