Okay seriously, this has to be the most amazing of all my finds. I found these old button and charm cards (very old) folded up into a little zip lock bag. You could not even see what it was unless you took it out and unfolded it. This was at a thrift shop and no price was attached. Some of these bold buttons are glass and they are all very unique and interesting. The other card with the tree and tiny charms sewn on is so unusual. These tiny charms will be researched a bit more. I don't know how old they are , but i am guessing the 30's on these. but i took it up to the checkout and the girl there did not want to price it , so she called over a superior. I was holding my breath, until he said 50 cents. this was definitely my most amazing vintage find on this last trip.
An old filigree brass finding, the middle one is lead and bends very easily, and the top piece is a little pewter shell from an antique shop.
These tiny charms are just a fraction of an inch. I love to imagine what child so lovingly sewed these on the cards.
More of the good stuff. Doilies, yellow ric rac trim intertwined in this vintage trim. The puffy hearts are German store stock. and the letters shown here are very old also.
I am a Mother of 8, grandmother of almost 27 wonderful little people. Married to a wonderful man for 38 years. I am a published scrapbooker, have decorated wedding cakes, made wedding dresses, had a wedding business, taught baton twirling lessons to girls for almost 40 years, and love to decorate my home inexpensively. I have always been a 'make-due' sort of person. I love dishes, teacups, teapots, and have to be creating something everyday. I love to listen to beautiful uplifting music and watch Masterpiece Theatre and Jane Austen movies while I scrap, craft or sew. I have become addicted to quilting, and dream about quilt blocks now. I am still working on getting better at this art form. I believe that Creating things with your hands is a good outlet and keeps your mind alert, and has a way of helping one lose all the cares of the day and world, right in my own little studio. Therefore I will never become a digital scrapbooker. I think that those who do digital turn out some beautiful pieces of art and lovely layouts, but for me I need to cut and paste by hand!