Saturday, August 25, 2007
All Buttoned Up....
Wow, I have desserted you once again and this time I don't have anyone or anything to blame. My computer was working fine, as well as my camera, and I do have a bunch of stuff to share with you. But, this week was kind of a drab, cloudy, humid week that pretty much sucked the life out of me once I stepped outside. With all of these hurricanes and cold fronts and warm fronts clashing, the last few weeks of summer have been gray and dingy. But, I found stuff to do, went on some flea market trips and found some more treasures to show you. I have also gotten myself nice and organized, so now my craft items and vintage pieces are'nt thrown around the house.
I would like to thank ALL of you who wished me a Happy Birthday, I did have a lovely one!! Your comments were all much appreciated and made my day and days after even better. Oh how I love having blogger friends, its soo interesting to know people from all over the world, all connected with creative souls. You are all too sweet, and soon I will reward you for every kind comment and wish you have given me, I promise!!
As for today's post, well lets just say "The French Inspired Home" has gotten me into a little bit of a collectors mode. After reading that book inside and out, I have been taking so many trips to the thrift store, and flea markets, and I have started my first collection of vintage buttons. I love the packaging so much that I don't want to take them off of it, so for now they will just be displayed in pretty jars or cases. Yesterday, since I was in the area (well sort of, not really ;) I stopped by the thrift store once again and spotted some vintage mother of pearl buttons and silver floral ones. I was soo excited, since I have never seen any buttons in there before. I am also planning on heading over there at least once a week, since they are starting to put out their halloween stuff along with Christmas stuff!! Ohhh I cannot wait, and even though you have to search through some junk to find the treasures, its always worth it!! The buttons in the milkglass vase are from a flea market I visited with my mother last Saturday and the mixed buttons are the ones I found yesterday. I am sorry for not posting all week, and I plan on making it up to you this coming week!! Wishing you beautiful sunny days and some inspiration to start a collection of your own!!