Monday, July 19, 2010

10 Pounds of Vintage Buttons

My friend Craig recently gave me a heads up about a house in SE Portland that is getting cleaned out before being sold. He heard about it on the "rock" circuit...Craig is quite the rock hound. The owners of the house had accumulated 2 TONS of rock. Anywho, while Craig was searching for Malachite and Turquoise, he noticed the house and garage were full of, what he called, "Pam stuff". Uh, Yeah. Like The Beast and these treasures. The house is like the gift that keeps on giving. Everytime I go to pick up what I bought last time, I find more stuff. On my latest trip, I discovered 3 LARGE jars of buttons.


Did I mention buckles too?

I'm going back on Friday. I'll keep you posted.

19 comments:

Van said...

Never-ending crafting in that giant haul of buttons! Beautiful find!

AngelMc said...

My Mama saved buttons. Everytime I see a cache of buttons it makes me think of a mother's love.
2 Tons of rocks?

Linda @ A La Carte said...

Oh I love buttons!! Those look amazing!

Debbie said...

Ooooh--How lucky can you get!! I am so envious.

Amber Von Felts said...

That is a crap-load of buttons! What ever would you do with them all!

Anonymous said...

oh, i am soooo jealous.. but enjoy!!!

Anonymous said...

WANT those buttons! Want want want want want want....

Rosie said...

"Pam-stuff!" Ha! I love it! Craig is a true friend who really knows you!Great score on the vintage buttons and buckles. Can't wait to see more.
rosie

Lemondrop Marie said...

I LOVE buttons, that is the motherload of cute button stash,
Marie @ Lemondrop ViNtAge

Annie and Maggie said...

I love me some buttons. What are you going to do with all those buttons? If you want to get rid of some, please let me know!

flyingbeader said...

OOOOOOooooooooooooo...those look so delicious!

laurie -magpie ethel said...

I think I will follow you on Friday...if you see a mysterious car behind you...a woman in sunglasses and some sort of disguise..it will be me.

EverydayMe said...

Ummmmmmmmm can I buy some of those from you SERIOUSLY... send me an email... you know my email... michelle@everydayscrapbook.com.... I TOTALLY want some of those unbelievable buttons... they will be perfect for my scrapping.... wow wow wow wow wow ... lucky lucky you!!!

and can I tell you.... how is it that you find such deals??? I'm always amazed!!! keep them coming!!!
{{hugs}} Michelle

Madeline said...

That's my kind of treasure!

Shannon said...

What an amazing treasure! By the way, if it is more than you can put to good use we collect accessories & give women (those rescued from trafficking, homelessness, refugees etc) the opportunity to learn how to create repurposed accessories.
There is more about us here http://www.sweetnotions.org/
&here:
http://www.sweetnotions.org/design_camps

We find everyone has a few extra accessories (or buttons) lying around that we can put to good use!

Thriftgoddess! said...

GAZANGA! I'd be in button heaven!

janjan said...

All those wonderful buttons, can I come play. I have some of those ones with the round bits around the edges and some of those buckles. I just love buttons.

Holly Embry said...

I would do terrible things for that stash of buttons. ;-)~

Anonymous said...

I was scrolling through these past posts, as I am new here, and I litterally cried in envy over these buttons! Lucky lady!
Le Anne