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


  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.

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

  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!!

  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!


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

  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

  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!


  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.

  10. Better than chocolates for SURE!

  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!!!!!!


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

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

  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!

  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

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

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

  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!

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

    good finds.

    be blessed

    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.

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

  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!

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

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

  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.

  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!

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

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

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


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