These are my first vintage button acquisition, and they are so pretty. I picked up two extra large buttons that will make a nice accent to single button item, or a closure on a bag or accessory. I found six matching blue buttons which will be nice on a shirt dress, two turquoise and white buttons that can form a closure on the back of a blouse or on the straps of a sundress, and four luminous blue buttons that will surely find their way onto something pretty. I like these buttons because I imagine their history. In my mind, they spent years sitting in another young sewer's stash, anxiously awaiting their addition to a homemade garment. Who knows what they were purchased for or what intended garment never made it into fruition to deserve these buttons, but somehow I feel like using them will be completing a small piece of history.
I picked them up at A Painted Pony the other day when I purchased my new $10 red velour jacket. The buttons cost $8, so all in all I feel like I ended up with lots of treasures for only $18. My poor husband would beg to differ. His reasonable argument goes along the lines of "a deal on something we don't need is not really a deal." We are in constant debate about spending on little items like this. I, on one hand, feel compelled to make these small purchases as they arise. I never really like delaying purchase gratification. He, on the other hand, is a strong voice of reason and moderation. Together I think it makes us a good pair. He reins me in, and I made sure we don't miss out on the little one-of-a-kind purchases he might frugally overlook. These buttons make it into this category, at least for me. I hope someday you see a post here on Sincerely Yours, Kate featuring none other than these little treasures.