Wednesday, November 11, 2009


An old iron gate.



Thrifty Thursday






vintage thingies thursday




Just a quick post today, as I am busy busy getting the store ready for tomorrows sale.


"VINTAGE" Buttons

Ever need vintage buttons for a project,
but had nothing but new ones that were the right size?

Try this:

I just take some black or brownish paint and dob on them.
That alone takes the shiny look off.
Want av even more oldish look?

Go outside and scoop up a bit of very fine dirt.
Dab a bit more paint on the button,
and dob the dirt around.
Shake off any extra.

Wah la!!
"Vintage', at least looking, buttons. =0))




And here is a bit of Vintage for you.

This was a display in the window of an antique store we went into on vacation.

Isn't he too adorable??

Here is hi best side. Taken from outside through the window.


Thanks for coming by.
Blessings on your day.

Barbara Jean

Be sure to check out my other posts the last couple of days
for some sweet giveaways.
(one even has one of my hand-crafted treasures as a prize!!)

21 comments:

Mary Ellen (megardengal) said...

That bear is just adorable!!!

Coloradolady said...

Great idea for buttons, brilliant. What a cute little bear and car....love the green color. I even like the old gate...that would look so cute in the garden with Morning Glories growing over it....have a great VTT!

marian said...

great tip!..love that ole teddy in that gorgeous ole car :)))

Jan @ bobbypinsboardwalk said...

You have many wonderful ideas here. How clever you are. I love love love your iron gate with the iron wheel. That makes an amazing statement, the buttons are pure genious, and the teddy bear melts my heart. I'm so glad I found you. I signed up to follow. I plan on doing a lot of bragging about this blog. Thank you for signing up at the "boardwalk bragfest" today. Love to do a little braggin (minimum of once a week).

Chari said...

Hi Barb...

How are you doing, my friend? Sounds like you are keeping very busy between the shop and all of your fabulous crafts!

I love that old gate...love all that old iron!!! Girl, only you would be genius enough to know how to antique a button...what a grand idea! I will definitely be committing that one to memory! Ohhh...now for that sweet little bear and old peddle car...my honey would just love to have that! I've never seen one with that old of a car model make before!!! Bet they wanted a pretty penny for it!

Well my friend, sending you my very best wishes and blessings for success with your sale!!!

Love ya,
Chari @Happy To Design

The Feathered Nest said...

I hope your sale goes wonderfully Barb!!! What a great idea for the buttons, I love that grungy old look ~ I'm so sorry I'm soooo slow, I finally remembered and measured the mitten pattern! It is 4 inches wide by 4 1/2 inches tall ~ you've probably already made them and sold them!! hugs and love, Dawn

Pearl Maple said...

The little bear is delightful.

PlantSomeRoots@Lakewood said...

You are giving me some great ideas on how to 'vintage' some items I have that I want to craft with. Thanks for sharing!
Living it up at Lakewood,
Cindy

LV said...

A very nice VTT even if you were in a hurry. I like the wagon with the bear. Good job!

Erica said...

I love that "BEAR".....he is so adorable. Erica

Sachiko said...

I looove the iron gate! So uniqe and different.

~~Carol~~ said...

That bear is so adorable, with his aviator goggles on and the scarf! And thanks for the tip on grubbing up those buttons!
Happy VTT!
Carol

Rita said...

Buongiorno Barbara wish you good luck on your sale.I am on my way too to set up at the Barn!. Ciao Rita Mammabellarte

Patti said...

What a great idea for the buttons - will remember that one! Thanks

CC said...

I love the button idea and I love that little bear on the tractor. He's just adorable.
And as a p.s. That iron gate is just too good. It's wonderful and belongs exactly where you put it. You have some of the best ideas out there..Thank you for sharing.

knutsel Rein said...

What a lovely post!

Lou Cinda said...

You have the best ideas!! Such a talent!! Love the bear!!

Lou Cinda :)

concretenprimroses said...

Love the bear in the car. I thought he was a cat at first.
thanks for the hints about the buttons.
Kathy

Happy Cottage Quilter said...

Such a cute bear!!

Jocelyn
http://justalittlesouthernhospitality.blogspot.com/

Manang Kim said...

Very adorable bear and I like the vintage car. Have a great weekend!


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Leigh of Bloggeritaville said...

LOVE the gate! What wonderful treasures!
Thank you for linking up to Thrifty Thursday this week, and as always thank you for being a friend in Bloggeritaville.
Leigh
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