Shopping at the Antique Mall (one mile North of our store) I saw this wonderful olde button (well really it is for "snaps") display tin. I really fell in love with it....don't ask why just some things "hit" you and you just "gotta have it" !! Well - it was alot of money for the condition it was in so I just sort of TRIED to forget about it....I couldn't - and went back the following week and said "if it was still there it was MINE"....and it is MINE !! Tony worked on cleaning it up and making the tin drawers open and close - most are great ...just one giving me alittle trouble but it still works. I am going to fill the drawers with "buttons for sale". I have buttons and more buttons and more buttons - whatever am I to do with them now has been answered....FOR SALE! For years upon years we have purchased olde jars and many are filled with buttons...so I have many. There are eight drawers and I will color code the buttons in them. I am sorting some in our attic studio everytime I go up there. (I have asked the "spirits" for some help but so far that hasn't happened) The size of the drawers are "slightly" graduated so I have to make "tags" for each drawer - a couple weeks ago I purchased (with my A.C. Moore coupon) a Fiskers Portable cutter - I LOVE IT !! Just like a paper cutter but small and so much easier to use than my big paper cutter...much easier to measure with! Now I want one for home. Maybe today I can buy one as Sharon and I are taking a FUN day out shopping - ALL DAY! If I get one I will take a picture and share so if you don't already have one you might want to invest...$20 and 40% coupon makes it well worth the money!
In the background of the pictures is the "now" infamous candy counter - rightfully named MISS WIGGLESWORTH CANDY COUNTER - patiently waiting for the Valentine candy to arrive this coming week!