Saturday, July 23, 2011

Scooping buttons

Twice this summer I've helped friends out at their garage sales and brought along my button tub, offering folks the chance to play in the buttons and fill a bag for $1.  At each sale, I sold just a few, but it was totally worthwhile to bring the tub along for that one or two women who were completely delighted by it.  Last time, a preschool teacher filled a bag of the largest ones to use in crafting with her kids.  Yesterday, two teen aged girls spent about 20 minutes hand picking each button to fill their bag.  They would show each other their finds and "ooh" and "ahh" over each one.  Button Floozies in the making!

7 comments:

Brenda said...

Oh I love this I love this I love this!

Pallas said...

Yes, that is how Button Floozies are born. My sister and I became Button Floozies when we went through Mom's button tin frequently. We had our favorites, and we never seemed to tire of seeing the same buttons over again. Ha!

Charlene ♥ SC said...

How great for you to share the love with youngsters! I can still be stopped for hours just sifting through the treasures - sometimes even my own!

starzyia said...

what a lovely idea, I bet it felt amazing watching the care and attention paid to choosing buttons individually. Really a thing of beauty!

Laurie said...

Y'all are so right - nothing more fun that watching people enjoy something you yourself love! I knew you would understand!

Pearl Maple said...

what a fabulous find, button collections can be a real treasure trove

Mom2fur said...

Aren't buttons fun? If you dig into a big bowl of them, like you have there, it's like a ball pit for grownups!
Hey, thanks for stopping by my blog. It was nice to 'see' you again!

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