Saturday, September 10, 2011


My BFF Grapes and I went up to see the boys - oops I meant bring the boys stuff that they forgot for college - like a rug for their floor, hangers, cables, more towels etc etc etc. We met them at 10:00 am for breakfast, went to their room to bring up stuff, went shopping for more stuff and then finally - with more hugs and kisses - left to drive home. The deal was that we would scoot up there really fast, and then meander home stopping at antique stores etc. the time we really got on the road it was getting late so we made directly for a store that I know of in Peterborough and have always liked. Turns out that store has moved to Hudson, NY but there was another one that had some goodies and I scored pretty good!

The woman who owns the store wraps stuff in paper and twine which I love of course.

Inside this package was this lovely little miniature hand form, it's only about 8 inches high. It'll go downstairs to live with my bigger hand forms.

And Buttons - did she ever have lovely buttons! Look at these - aren't they wonderful? 50cents each....

And these are buttons also - so unique!

These pearl buttons were about 10 cents each - I took all I could.

Knitted buttons, in pink and ecru. And yes, tiny little porcelain bowls that are so cute I couldn't resist.

Miniature pulleys - which I have no idea what I am going to do with these but I loved them. All rusty and tough looking.

I scored big time, both in seeing the kids and in getting goodies to play with. Can't you just see those pearl buttons on a knitted sweater?


kj said...

mim, you know i am responsibly selective about my language and my enthusiasm. so please indulge me and understand when i say every find here is orgasmic!!!! i would have swooned with bragging rights for weeks. i LOVE the buttons and bowls. and the price is the special icing on the shopping cake.

you lucky duck!
miss you.

ArtistUnplugged said...

Oh my, love, love your finds. Those button, mmmmmm, what fun. How lucky those boys are too!

Lisa at Greenbow said...

You had just too much fun girl. Love those buttons. I also like the name of the shop that appears on the bag behind the hand.

sukipoet said...

what a great collection. i havent yet been in that store. will have to stop by. Peterborough? where are the guys going to college?

Lynn said...

omigod how I love everything you bought...ALL the buttons have such potential to go in MY art work. LOL I am sure they will be lovely in yours! LOL Okay color me jealous. Envyous. Lucky you. Okay, I am happy for you.
I know you will find just the right creation for the rusted pieces as well.

Oh and glad you had fun with the boys.

yoborobo said...

Mim - think I should tell you I have a button addiction. I wish I was kidding! I have tins of them tucked around here and there, and I simply can't resist buying them. Especially the old ones, or the ones made of mother of pearl (I have a glass jar of those). Well done! And I am glad you got to see your kids, too! :) xo Pam

Katiejane said...

You did make a haul! Okay, now make the sweater. I wanna see it.

soulbrush said...

what a great booty you got here. love them all, and I love looking around 'pokey' shops too.