Monday, 10 October 2011

Vintage button love :-)

I have a thing for vintage buttons and I'm not ashamed to admit it :-)  For the jumpers I knit and the dresses Mum sews, we try to use vintage buttons whenever possible.

I'm always looking out for new buttons to add to the ever increasing stash.  Sometimes I'm lucky and stumble across some in a charity shop or at a car boot sale but in my neck of the woods, such finds are few and far between.  That's why I squealed with delight when I happened across a wonderful seller with more vintage buttons than you can shake a stick at! 

I seriously could have bought all the stock she held but I was sensible (much to my husbands amazement!!) and I considered each purchase carefully and only bought those that I thought I could actually make use of.  I came away with a modest 16 sets and once I'd paid for them, I couldn't wait for them to arrive.

Well, today was the day!!!  My poor postie, I couldn't get them out of his hand quickly enough and I wasn't disappointed!  Inside my nicely packed parcel were the following little lovelies.....

All on original cards - I have plans for the white ones on the right already......

More on their cards - the brown ones are destined for a brown cardigan I have an order for.

Green, my favourite colour - I couldn't leave these little gems behind ;-)

Love the turquoise frilly ones - and the ones on the top left come from France! 

These little yellow ones will be adorning a dress shortly.

Last but not least.....

I hope you will agree that they are really rather pretty and I simply can't wait to use them!!

Back soon with a post about my latest knitting project :-)

1 comment:

  1. Lovely blog. I shall be back! Gorgeous buttons, especially the red and green ones. Buttons are a regular feature on my blog - I have loads! M x