Saturday, June 2, 2018

The "Make an Offer' Jar

I recently happened upon an estate sale and found this jar of buttons; instead of a price, there was a sticker on it that said, Make an Offer.
Unfortunately, it was a cash-only sale and I found I only had $2 and some change with me, so I offered that and went home with the jar.  This morning I had the pleasure of sorting through it!
I could see through the jar that it contained a whole lot of those little "extra button" envelopes, so I thought $2 was probably going to end up being a fair price for it.
But then I saw a whole bunch of full cards clipped together...
and eventually uncovered lots of my favorite buttons -- shell and mother-of-pearl.
There were some pretty glass buttons, too, and these fabulous lucite studded with paste ones, and some that were fancy and beaded.
Overall, I think it was a great haul, and a Saturday surprise.  Have you bought any button grab bags lately?

9 comments:

Curtains in My Tree said...

What a bargain and super find
Love the mother of pearl buttons

Buttonchief7 said...

Wow, you did hit the jackpot. So much fun to discover buttons like that.
I even enjoy picking out the threads before washing them too. Just touching them all is a joy.

Peg said...

its so exciting to find surprise buttons..great bargain!

Peg said...

so exciting to have surprise buttons, you did really well!

Scrappy Pink Corner said...

Wha t a great find. I picked up a bag of all creamed colored buttons last week at the goodwill for 2.99. After about 20 minutes I put it back. I thought I don't need them. Two minutes later I thought I do need them, but they were gone. I followed the lady around for about 10 minutes but she paid and left with the buttons I should have had and been displaying in my scrap room. LOL. I hope she will treasure them.

The Junque Seeker said...

Definitely a bargain! There are some real beauties there.

Norma Schlager said...

I think you hit the jackpot! what a bargain. I covet those round one with the paste studs.
I bought a stuffed quart bag a few years ago for $3.50. All white or off-white. There were some fabulous mother-of-pearl, etched and carved and some quite large. I used the on the back of a jeans jacket and it was fabulous. If you want I can send you a picture.

Queeniepatch said...

That was a real bargain! I especially like the black beady button, very fancy!

Robbie said...

Wow! What a find! Good for you! And you'll certainly put to good use! HA

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