Crown Jars and Buttons

My first crown jar I found in a thrift store hiding behind a bunch of stuff. It didn't have a price, and I almost left without it because I have a collection of turqoise Ball jars. AND REALLY how many old canning jars can one girl realistically have??!! BUT a small voice in my head told me go back for it. When the sales clerk charged me .50c I was thrilled! Isn't it amazing how little things can make a girl so happy!
I found these other jars thrifting with Melissa. I paid more for them, but seeing how they are difficult to find and I got them all with the glass lid, I'm OK with that. These jars are going to hold one of my other favorite things that make me happy....my buttons. As a young girl I loved spending time looking through my mother's buttons. She kept hers in an old cookie tin, and I found so much pleasure in dumping them out on the table and searching through them... (Maybe this is when my love of treasure hunting was born.) Today I think back on these memories with fondness.
I was so excited when I found two inexpensively priced jars of buttons! At home I dumped them out on the counter and VOILA you have an "I Spy Game"! Can you find the heart, the antique car and the rose? Melissa and I searched and sorted, and even my kids came and looked through the buttons, each one picking their favorite. My favorite are mother of pearl buttons and I struck gold, the one jar had tons.

3 comments:

Pink Satin Sashes January 28, 2011 at 4:32 PM  

I know how pleased you are with those jars and buttons, and it will be a new memory for you and a tale on how you got them... I did go home and went with Pamela to our favorite little antique store in Coombs, you know what they had? With lids? Crown jars! So I got three. They had a big one with green glass too but it was too much for me that trip. Maybe when I go back it might still be there....

La La's Land February 9, 2011 at 5:15 PM  

I have this thing about buttons. I love separating each colour and putting them in their own jar. Strange... you bet but I find it relaxing. I don't know what to say about the quilt. My condolences. I feel your pain!

Vintage E February 12, 2011 at 7:36 PM  

Hey M the jar is still there. I saw it and I couldn't help but exclaim out loud "a blue crown jar" the store clerk looked at me strangely....only you would understand. I didn't want to pay that price for it either...it is still there, along with a few others in the back room.

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