Wednesday, January 6, 2010

Button-Hole Bliss

It's the first Vintage Thingie Thursday of the new year at Colorado Lady...Yipee! Suzanne's blog has a gorgeous new look. As is my custom, I have a little story for you in honor of VTT....


There's an annual rummage in my neighborhood at the Madeleine Church. All the proceeds go to support schools in Haiti. The stuff is always yummy and as a bonus, I feel like I'm contributing to the greater good. A couple of years ago, I found these dazzling gift tags in a big pile of wrapping paper. I think I paid a quarter.

A closer look. I especially love the girl with a bird on her head and the one with the pineapple hat.

And then, time passed and I found these note cards. In the original box.

I know it's stingy, but I can't bring myself to actually use them.

Do you have a favorite?

20 comments:

The Crazy Suburban Mom said...

Oh man, those are adorable! It would be hard to pick a favorite...Too cute. Way too cute!


Tracy

Joan@anythinggoeshere said...

How cute they all are. I love them all!

icandy... said...

They are ALL so adorable, I don't think that I could pick a fave... I wouldn't want to use them, either! :) I've even seen similar looking buttons that have been painted to look kinda like Betty~Boop before... with a little bang of black curly hair at the top! They are all very cute! You found some real treats!
OXOX
Your evil twin!

GeorgiaPeachez said...

I've seen versions of these before and they are so fabulous. I even made my own versions of these for a button card swap a couple of years ago. I would covet these too! xo, suzy

Judi said...

They are adorable ~ I've never seen anything like them. I too could not bring myself to use them. I like them all but my fav is the one that looks like a majorette with the feather :) Judi

trash talk said...

Love 'em all...very Hedda Hopper!
Stay warm my friend!
Debbie

Theresa said...

OH I want them! I am with you on not using those beauties:) Have a blessed day!!!!!!

~~Carol~~ said...

Well, you WOULD like the one with something strange on her head, now wouldn't you?! Those are fabulous, and I'd also have a hard time doing anything with them!
Happy VTT girlie!
Carol

Keetha Broyles said...

Cute cute CUTE!!!! Who is so clever as to think these things up???

Happy Cottage Quilter said...

Oh my goodness, how very cute! The button cards are so adorable!

Jocelyn
http://justalittlesouthernhospitality.blogspot.com/

CC said...

I love the navy with the red and white (the first one) and then the red hat with the feather at the bottom. These are my favorites..ok, they're really all my favorites. I just love them all. These are the cutest things I've ever seen. Happy VTT..have a wonderful weekend.

Linda said...

So very cute and unique! I think my favorite is the pink hate with the little feathers. I would not be able to use them either.

Jane said...

These are new to me. They are really interesting. I wouldn't be able to use them either.
Jane

Barbara at Oodles and Oodles said...

Oh, way too cute to use. The pineapple is hard to beat, but I like that snazzy black hat just to her left, too.

Teresa said...

I wouldn't part with them either. They are so great.

Coloradolady said...

Well, yes I do have a favorite..ALL OF THEM. I have never seen anything like this, and these are wonderful! Happy VTT!

Maureen said...

Cute yet odd. It's amazing that you found the second set.

Chickens in the Basement said...

Love them! I've not seen these before. I would save them for my favorite people! Although, I might keep the bird for myself!

Anna

svelteSTUFF said...

How FUN!!

Lorlore said...

I found a few of these. I may have 2 different ones to fill your open spots, I'll try to find them!! Too cute!!!!!