8.26.2009

Treasure Hunting~

I have mentioned before that my mother is a collector. And I mean A COLLECTOR. If there is anything I want or need, she usually has it. Now that I am an adult, I appreciate all of the wonderful treasures that my mom has unearthed over the years. And lucky for me, she likes to share her treasures. So while I was home, I went on a bit of a treasure hunt.


Just thought I'd share a few of the fun things I dug up at my mom's house (and got to bring home with me).



A girl can never have too many white buttons. I brought home a bunch of these lovely vintage beauties (and some black ones, and some metal ones as well, but the white ones are my favorite.)

These little sweeties are actually attached to the original cards.



Loved these cameos. Especially the blue one. Not sure what I want to do with them yet, but they're just so pretty, I couldn't pass them up!





These sock monkeys are actually my favorite thing that I brought home with me from my mom's house. I have had the little guy on the end (with the pink tuft on his hat) since my very first Christmas, but my mom donated the other five to me when I told her about a little boy's room I had seen in a magazine that used sock monkeys and how I thought it would be perfect for Mr. Two and Mr. Three's room (if we get a bigger house before they're too old for sock monkeys). Aren't they sweet? I *heart* them!



This vintage spool still has its original silk thread. The color is simply fabulous.
I'll actually be listing this photo (as well as relisting Backstage Dreams and Summer Lovin' in my Etsy store later today!)
Hope you all have a lovely Wednesday~

18 comments:

MamaBug said...

What delightful stuff!

Marilyn said...

Great collections. I'm a button hound. I have done so many button projects that my stash is dwindling fast. Love the sock monkeys too.

Songbirdtiff said...

When I was a teenager I worked in a fabric store. We had huge bins of buttons next to the check out. Since they were always adding more buttons I would spend hours just digging to find the most interesting. :)

LuLu said...

I so wish I had a family member that was a collector! I adore the sock monkeys!!!
xo,
LuLu

Runner Mom said...

Those sock monkeys are the cutest!! And the cameos are lovely! What a special mom!!
Hugs,
Susan

Candace said...

Those sock monkeys are fantastic! Do you have a picture of the room you were talking about? I'd love to see it. Great stuff!

Sarah said...

Charming items! I Love them!

~*~Kate~*~ said...

Love the sock monkeys!

Laurel @ Ducks in a Row said...

How much fun - love the thread.

Wendy @ The Shabby Nest said...

Candace...I'm actually trying to find the room I was talking about...when I find it, I'll definitely post it.

paige said...

i love old white buttons and the cameos are so pretty
xo

~CC Catherine said...

I'm a Button and Vintage anything gal myself! The little sock monkeys are TOO PRECIOUS...and I really want to make one for my grandbabies! So sweet! ~CC Catherine

Elyse said...

hi wendy!

i know more than a few bloggers who would go bonkers for those buttons! the white ones would be so cool displayed in a jar.

we have some adorable sock monkey sheets from good ol' target from a couple of years ago. maybe they're still available online. my oldest's favorites. very sweet.

hope you and the numbers are having a great summer!

xo

Aimee said...

Great "finds"! I love the sock monkeys...I had one like that when I was a kid.

Amanda @ Serenity Now said...

Oooh, the buttons!!! Love those buttons. :)

HudsonGoods.com said...

These monkeys are hysterical, love them. thanks for stopping by!

Ms. Tee said...

I love the sock monkeys! And the photos of you and your sister together are so sweet. So glad you finally got to see your family! :)

Rebekah said...

That blue cameo is lovely!