Saturday, May 23, 2009

Sewing Patterns and Notions Score

Well, this is a new one for me. I am posting today from a hot spot while waiting for my son's next game to start. Once again my weekend is spent watching baseball. I really do not mind. I just wish I could do it all! I have to miss out on many auctions and garage sales this time of year.

Last weekend was an open weekend for me (no baseball) so I took advantage and went to TWO auctions! Yeah! Not many good items but these buttons were a BIG score! The best thing.....I was the only bidder! I waited until the auctioneer hit his bottom and placed my bid! I couldn't believe I was the only one that wanted them. Look at all the goodies I got!

My favorite RED!
My other favorite GREEN!
And as always, some white. I was very excited that all the buttons were on cards. Just a handful of loose buttons. Love those old buttons cards, too!

I did score a huge amount of vintage patterns at the thrift store. I scooped up all they had! There were lots of duplicates, just different sizes. This is only a small amount of them. My favorites are near the center of the photo.
I also was fortunate enough to find a few apron patterns. Nothing really unique but I rarely pass them up.

Have a great Memorial Day weekend!


  1. Nobody else bid on them? That's amazing. They're wonderful. And patterns at the thrift store? I don't think I've ever seen anything earlier than 1985 at a thrift store. Great stuff!

  2. WOW, Shelley you hit the jackpot!! LOVE those buttons and I haven't seen vintage patterns in ages... brings back memories when my mom sewed our clothes. At a few garage sales this past month I found some button cards and stocked up on them... such fun colors! I found white, yellow, coral, blues and a few brown ones! Have a super day... we have rain today! :)