Then I happened upon a small bag of vintage buttons. They fit my budget of no more than 50 cents per card—in fact, they were even better than that! The whole bag was $2 and had several original cards of vintage baby pearl buttons! These usually run $2-$5 per card, so I was thrilled to find such a good bargain. I'm only keeping the baby pearls and the little girl-face buttons, so the others are free for the taking. UPDATE: THE BUTTONS HAVE BEEN SPOKEN FOR!
Our older church ladies always bring in some interesting finds. I met the lady who was selling these two medium-size jars of vintage buttons for $2 each. How could I pass those up?
And lastly, this little $1 book on antique corsets caught my eye. Thought it might come in handy for my dollmaking. I enjoy studying period clothing, especially that of the 18th and 19th centuries.
What fun it was sifting through other's people's trash! After the rummage sale, I decided to visit my friend Mary's enchanting shop in a nearby town. We met in china painting class several years ago and have been good friends since then. I'll share some photos of her wonderful shop in my next post.