I am always looking for buttons. This Saturday there were several button jars at my favourite thrift store and I examined the jars closely before choosing. I looked for variety, age and size. This one fit the bill but once we got home, I was kicking myself for not picking up the other 2 jars because there were some very snazzy things in this jar. Even Husband was picking up things and doing Google searches. Really. Husband was pawing through the button pile checking them out. There was a token, that on one side said "Good for 5 cents in trade." Google searches have the token dating from the early 1900s and selling for various prices, usaully around $10. How cool is that? And here they are out of the jar...
Lots of variety. Some old shell buttons, leather and some that look like cork. Cute little red rocking horses too!
But also these in a separate bag for 50 cents. Lovely!
And some fabric... Sunflowers!!! Over a metre for $1.50. Daughter loves sunflowers so this fabric will transform into something for her without a doubt. The yellow stuff is actually a pair of really beautiful, cotton pillow shams- like new. Lots of fabric there.
And some more fabric... Flannelette. Pretty pink princesses. A tiny pin cushion and some more vintage buttons.
And for more flea market finds check out Sophie's blog!