Thursday, February 26, 2009

My Cutie -Patootie, Thrifting & Buttons

I took my Cutie-Patootie Neve for her first thrifting experience last Friday. We both had a very enjoyable morning poking around looking for a good buy. Note I used the word "buy". On Friday I used the word "steal" as in "that's a real steal" and was subjected to a lecture from my CP on how stealing is a bad thing to do. I tried to explain it to her but it was just easier in the end to agree with her and change my use of words. Cutie-Patootie Neve got 2 books at $0.35 each and also what Gram's thought was an addition to her Polly Pockets collection. It turns out that it was actually a Ballet Shop for the Fisher Price village of which she has a few pieces already. In mint condition and at only $1.75 it really was a really good steal, er, I mean, buy. I bought a pretty glass dish at $0.75 and will re-gift it as a hostess gift with candies or cookies or pickles in it. I also bought a bag of buttons at $0.95. It's not too often around KW town that you luck out and find bags of used buttons. So whenever I come across them I snap them up. I like buttons and I like to sort them. I find it very calming. Hubby John made a comment to Jaime (who came over for birthday cupcakes and a game of Scrabble later that afternoon) that that was how he kept me quiet. I quote, "Give her a bag of buttons and she's good for the afternoon". Humph! I would have him know that there is a lot of work that goes into sorting buttons. Do you know how many shades of blues, browns and greens there are? Not to mention different designs. You don't want to rush button sorting as you never know what special treasure you'll find. I found a solid brass button with mother of pearl insert and another button that sparkles when moved a certain way. Also, some really cool green buttons with a neat square design on them. It was definitely time and money well spent.
I have posted a picture but as usual my lack of photography talent shows up better that the great buttons do.
Anyway, both Cutie-Patootie and myself were very pleased with our thrifty finds.
I can't wait for our next thrifting date.

Maybe we'll both get a bag of buttons.


goddess in the groove said...

ooooooooohhhhhhh....I like your buttons!


I LOVE, LOVE thrift shopping. It is the best escape for me.

The Queen of Fifty Cents said...

Wonderful finds, and you're so right about the soothing quality of sorting buttons! I recognize a few in your picture that I have in my stash too.

Tolentreasures said...

I love to find old buttons. I found a whole huge tin of them last year and they were only .75. I tried not to look too excited as I shifted my granddaughter to my hip and grabbed them...they were heaviier than she was! Great finds.


Jaime said...

Who doesn't love buttons?!