Wednesday, September 14, 2011

Button Wednesday : Flea Market Gifts



It is Wednesday again, so it's BUTTON DAY on my blog !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!



I have a friend of a friend who likes strolling on flea markets, and when he heard of my button mania he decided to have a look around for buttons (which I did not know). Suddenly this friend of a friend sent me this huge button parcel ! I am so thrilled. Especially, the buttons on the cartons are splendid; they were sewn on by a German girl with the name Helga Meyer in 1965, when she was at a vocational school for seamstresses in southern Germany (the text is still readable). I give you lots of pictures !










Have you seen a lovely, beautiful, stunning, crazy button or button-related thingy, or did you make something with a button / buttons, or did you even make buttons yourself, blog about it on your blog on Wednesday, and give the link here in the comments so that everybody can enjoy it !!

11 comments:

Baye said...

I accidentally fell into button collecting when I couldn't resist a great sale with brand new cards of button going for 25 cents at Joann's about 7 years ago. My kids found vintage buttons by the jar last Christmas that were so much fun I went back and bought more. Now I just need to find more ways to use all of them.

zsazsazsu said...

I am green with envy ;;-)

ingermaaike said...

What a fantastic surprise :-)
Many people are so very kind!

matchstickgirl said...

There is just something about buttons .... Did you see the button eye parents in the film "Coraline" ?

Marion Pannekoek said...

To unwrap this parcel must have been such a trill Petronella! Enjoy your new collection...

vadjutka said...

Hey Ella,

Look what I (we) have here!
http://vadjutka.hu/vintage-gombok-buvoleteben-admiring-vintage-buttons/

See you soon in Berlin!

xxx
Judit

ERGANI weaving said...

It's a precious collection!

Janelle said...

I am so envious! I am collecting buttons for small projects but I can only get buttons from the mall and they are a little expensive. Even those plain plastic ones *sigh*.

Visiting from Creating Success Around the World blog hop! Thanks for linking and hope to see you there again next week!

Janelle
Of Pinks and Fairy Tales

SmitoniusAndSonata said...

What a wonderful surprise ! And the needlework's students cards are particularly fine .... they give that contact with the past that is always so special !

yaga said...

Oh, how nice to have such thoughtful friends of friends! I love buttons too, mostly if there's a lot that I can let run through my fingers and sort into different categories! ^^

Erika Price said...

Wow - what an amazing haul of buttons!!!