Sunday, October 30, 2011

Buttons and Bambi

Drip drip drop little April Shower's...beating a tune as you fall to the ground...My dad bought me that record and I played it endlessly.  Carefully lifting the needle and placing it ever so gently back at the beginning of my favorite song.  This has always been a favorite Disney movie for me.  I had no idea they had Simplicity patterns?  One day this too may come my way...I thank my dear Google for the hope in my heart!

Until then I will be happy with sweet plastic Bambi's with eyes the size of dimes and price tags to match.  Tin boxes of kittens make the best of friends.

But inside you will find a bevy of buttons and gadgets galore...

Giant carved wooden ones.

White frilly girly ones.

Baby blue doily ones.

Jadeite trios.

Glass beveled and Opaline.

Bakelite and carved.

Lucite and...


Sometimes if your lucky...the odd broken pendant!

What else could a cute little tin box hold than the cutest old button collection I have seen in a while?  A meager estate sale lot with a handful of goodness.


laurie -magpie ethel said...

Glad you got some goodies this weekend...a decent handful! Always amazed at the variety of buttons out there...simply mind boggling!

Musings from Kim K. said...

Gorgeous buttons. Your kitten tin is a lovely storage container. Have a lovely week ahead and Happy Halloween!

Nan said...

Oh my goodness that pattern is just too cute I can't stand it. Yeah I would love to find that pattern too. Those kitties and buttons are a great find.

donna said...

I did not know there was a pattern either. It is so cute. The little deer are my favorite. They are just the cutest thing ever.

Lynn said...

Wow, beautiful finds and a great lot of buttons!
Hug and Happy Halloween


Hearts Turned said...

Good morning, Renee! I love Bambi, too...and those sweet plastic deer with eyes the size of dimes! (they really ARE huge, aren't they?!)

Great find on the buttons--they're some gorgeous ones in there--good job, my friend!

Hope your Halloween is wonderful!


ImagiMeri said...

Hey Girlfriend,

My mom made us "Sword in the Stone" hand puppets when we were little, but she bought all the Disney patterns. She then sold them in a garage sale in the 70's so I can't have them now. However, with your talent, there's no reason why you couldn't re-create those cute critters again, even without a pattern.

Have you searched Google for someone else that might have scanned those patterns, or did you just want it for the graphics?

Happy Halloween,

Anonymous said...

Now I'll be singing that song all day! Thanks? :)

I do hope your package has arrived????

GardenOfDaisies said...

What pretty buttons. I love the green enamel one. I hope you do find that pattern soon. I loved that song too. Although Bambi was probably the scariest movie I saw as a kid. Well... Miss Gulch and flying monkeys were probably neck and neck with hunters guns and forest fires for most scary.

TerriSue said...

i had that very same tin when i was a little girl. i kept my treasures in it. i guess i'm dating myself, huh.

★Carol★ said...

Now that I know you heart that Bambi pattern, I'll keep my eyes open for one during my thrifting adventures! And I never realized it before, but it must be the Bambie movie that explains my love for sweet little deer too. That kitty tin is just adorable. They remind me of the kitty we adopted on Friday!

Kathy said...

That pattern is SWEET and wouldn't it be fun to make the little animals! So far, I have only come across 1 pattern from that era but I was impressed with how high quality the paper envelope was compared with the later ones. A heavy satin-finish paper and bright, clear printing. Beautiful. Hard to imagine a sewing pattern was once 25 cents!
I love the button box "junk" almost as much as the buttons. That stuff is half the fun of poking through a new stash of butons!

Unknown said...

I love your sweet plastic bambi! I just did a Bambi post too. It was one of my favourite childhood movies and now my children love it as much as me.

Mecky said...

I didn't know about the pattern either. i will keep my eyes open for you. I love that song, too.
Those are some wonderful buttons!!