Monday, August 31, 2009



There were 354 crystals!!
(I counted them twice!)



WITH A GUESS OF 317.......
(closest without going over)




email me for instructions. =0)

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Three or More Tuesday

Three or More Tuesday

This is a combination post of second time around
and three or more.

Here are some vintage, and not so vintage, buttons.
Some will be made into treasures,
and others just packaged up and sold.

Can you believe the gal i got these from
sewed them all on these plastic canvasses??

OK. Bottles.
I just buy them whenever i can, cheap.

They are great for a lot of different crafts,
or just to sit around on their own.
Some are just spice jars,
and others have some value because of color and writing on them.
I'm learning as i go.

Perfume bottles.
(That's another collection of it's own.)

These are 'new' bottles i just got. =0))
(in a vintage basket too).


watch faces, well i guess really, crystals.

Just a few.....

And a few more...

And a few more!!
Hey. Let's have a contest.
Whoever can guess the closest to the number
of parts that are in this bag,
will win a few of them.
(and maybe another little treat).
Deadline: Sept. 8th

(Please enter only on this post.)

Guess that means i need to count them. =0))

Hope you enjoyed today's post.

and I'd love it if you came again.

barbara jean


Tootsie said...

do you really know how many there are??? what a neat collection of things!!! and not just a few!!
great post today friend!

bj said...

Wow...this is amazing, BJ...

Poppedijne said...

How beautiful these buttons are!! My friend LiliM should see this. She loves vintage buttons.
I would not know what to do with the watchfaces but a crafty girl like me always finds a solutions...I guess you have 376!

Lynn said...

Beautiful buttons, I have a thing for them myself :) You must have a great place to find them, and all your other odds and ends. It is so hard to get nice vintage buttons where I live.
I am going to guess you have about 125 watch parts there in that bag, now what are you going to do with them all?

jeanne said...

Oh, I do love buttons and small 'things.' Your do have a great and fun collection of 'things.' I am guessing 85 watch crystals. A fun question.

Enjoy yur day.


DeniseMarie said...

Barbara Jean, I'm guessing 317. You gonna hot glue them onto a frame?? And the could hot glue some onto a little cute frame...but they are very nice. I still gotta get on my are you doin' w/them?

love ya...

Sharlotte said...

Hi Barbara Jean,
What great collections you have. I really like the buttons and watch cases. I have a small collection of both, but nothing like yours! I'd like to guess you have about 414! Enjoy your Tuesday!

Cass @ That Old House said...

Oh I can't possibly guess! Oh ok ... my guess is ... A LOT. :-)

When I first saw those buttons, I thought you had lined them up on plastic canvas one by one -- then read that they were sewn by the previous owner. Why? How funny!

Lovely old buttons!

Joy said...

I love vintage bottles. Well I will guess about 225 parts...probably way off.

Cami @ Creating Myself said...

I'm gonna go higher than everyone else...618. Fun contest!

The Feathered Nest said...

Oh my goodness Barb!!!! I just love all the treasures you find...just to go junkin' with you would be a treat!!! I'll guess about 175...but that may be low :) xxoo, Dawn

Rita said...

great idea, ......210 for me,
are you going to sell the bottles, you know I can use a few! Have a great day Ciao Rita

Cindy Shea said...

OK, I'll take a stab at it and say there are 150 pieces there. :)

Pat Winter said...

I think there are around 400 crystals in the lot.

Princess Of Pink said...

UH I am guessing......169. Just a wild guess lol

LOVE all your goodies and the buttons are to die for ♥

Lisa said...

Oh I am so bad at this!! Humm... 198! There! Now I can't wait to see how many there were!
Hugs, Lisa

CRJ said...

I am guessing 135. Fantastic blog, btw! Thanks for the great posts!

Jensmere said...

What a collection! I will guess 187! Have fun counting them all!!!

Be blessed,

Denise Marie said...

Oh how funny!! I almost changed my # but I use to be an accountant and I know the numbers are always higher than your 2nd impression.

I was just here Tuesday a.m. and the winner wasn't posted yet.

Anonymous said...

Barb- Mom said I should pop in and say hello- and wow for a minute I thought , thats uncanny its only my second time on this site and I have already won a prize?! Too funny. Just wanted to say hello.
I miss doing crafts with you!

Cindy-Stitches-N-Stuff said...

I am crazy made for all of your bottles and things. I wish I would have won. Thank you for joining my team. When I try to become a follower it doesn't work so until I can get it right I'll put you on my side bar.