Friday, March 21, 2014

A Sweet Surprise

It's true, you never really know what you're going to get when you open a box of chocolates.  I love my See's candy, but would never consider buying any at a yard sale unless I had a pretty good idea there was something else hiding inside.

This box obviously weighed more than 2 pounds.

Oh yeah!  For $1.00 I didn't care if it was a box full of plain white plastic buttons.

Eye candy!  

Lots and lots of button candy to sort through.  Just like a box of chocolates, I'll have fun picking out the ones I like.  

There was a table full of jewels right next to the button candy; I just grabbed the mirrored tray and started loading 'em on.

Oh what fun I'll have playing with these. 

The first thing I noticed when I pulled up to the second sale was the old phone sitting on a table in the driveway.  OK, I'll take it....along with a few other goodies.

A little research showed that it's a Danish phone probably from the early 1940s.  Need an ambulance?  Just dial 0.

Hope you all have a wonderful first weekend of spring.  I'll be a vendor at the Vintage Market here in town tomorrow and it's looking like it will be a beautiful spring day.



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30 comments:

  1. Nothing like a box of buttons!! Love it!! That phone is awesome! You had a great day!

    Linda

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  2. Yep - some pretty nice candy there. :) Of course the original that came in the box is pretty good also. I would have filled up the tray with all that bling also. You hit a good sale.
    Have a great weekend and sell all your treasures at market.

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  3. I cannot wait to see what you do with the phone!

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  4. I'm a sucker for old buttons! And all of those for $1.00!!! My favorite though is that old phone! That was a real find!!
    Jane

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  5. Makes my heart beat fast seeing all of those buttons for $1.00! You really hit a good sale and got lots of great stuff. Love that old phone and all of the jewelry!

    Great finds!

    Judy

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  6. What an awesome sale, Betsy...wonderful finds!

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  7. Wow - lots of pretties - love everything. I know you will turn these little cast-offs into treasures. Good luck with your show! xo Karen

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  8. Wow Betsy!!! what finds...I love everything! I love chocolate, but buttons are a close second....Wait ...For a buck, it just moved to first place! Have a great sale this weekend!

    Carol

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  9. Hi Betsy, Imagine how many calories you saved by buying a box of buttons instead of a box of chocolate ;). It's always fun to find such a box and I love all your bling and of course the super cool phone.
    Have a fun and successful day at the Vintage Market. It's great that the weather is supposed to be wonderful.
    Hugs,
    Julia

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  10. Better than chocolates for SURE!

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  11. Awesome finds Betsy!! I have a phone similar to yours but on white.

    Have a wonderful time today! I know you will sell LOTS!!!!!!

    Xo

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  12. Oh WOW! Awesome finds! You know I would have taken all that vintage jewelry! Would love to see what you do with it?!

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  13. Hjaelp! Hjaelp! Besty took all the good stuff and didn't leave anything for anyone else!

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  14. Picking out my favorites is what I like to do best when I get a container of buttons. That phone is awesome (a keeper?)...great finds. Hope your weekend is the best!

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  15. You do find the best junk! I love the jewels you found, a true treasure and I can't wait to see what you make with them!

    Gigi @ Old World Patina

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  16. Oh cool, those buttons are amazing and for only $1?

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  17. You certainly find the most wonderful treasures. Happy selling today in this beautiful Spring weather. Blissful...

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  18. "Button, button, who's got the button?" Well, I think we all know now! What a terrific find along with all the jewelry too. I know you'll be putting it all to good use!

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  19. Well, I am drooling over the whole thing. My faves: the Buttons, jewelry and that awesome phone.

    good finds.

    be blessed
    Barb

    PS I had a 'silver' best similar to that and I put it in my 'potion' and it was a fun rusty/patina color after.

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  20. Love buttons! Great finds all together! It's been slim pickens around here with exorbitant prices. Frustrating.
    *hugs*deb

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  21. EEEEEEE! Can you hear me squealing all the way from Portland!! Buttons for a dollar and all that bling PLUS the cool old phone. Now THAT is a good junking day!

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  22. What a great surprise! Hope your show was a success! :)
    Susan

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  23. MORE great finds! Have fun with your button :) Laurel

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  24. Great finds, Betsy! You hit on the two things I would have gone right to, also. Love finding buttons like that and in such bulk form.

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  25. Oh, the phone, the phone!!! How neat is that phone!!! Your finds are amazing...can't believe you got all those rhinestones and buttons! Super score!!! Hope your show went well this weekend!

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  26. I truly love that phone! you have a great eye!

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  27. WOW ... you really found some great stuff ... buttons, jewelry and phone are all awesome.
    Blessings,
    Audrey Z. @ Timeless Treasures

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  28. no way on the button box. What a steal:):) Was your day!!! Great finds all of them!

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