It's Vintage Thingies Thursday and have i got a treat for you..i'm sure you'll love it!!
Come with me as i take you on a journey to Upper East Side, New York..our destination is a quaint little shop by the name of...
~Tender Buttons ~
As i turned the corner into Lexington..there it was a tiny 19th century brick building flanked either side by tall buildings..the home of 'Tender Buttons' est 1968.
I was thrilled to bits!!..this visit had been planned six months ago and i knew i couldn't leave New York without spending a few hours 'in bliss' perusing all the goodies within this charming little treasure chest :)
My heart stood still as i stepped inside and fumbling for my camera i started clicking...
Row upon row of boxes containing thousands of buttons; lining the full length of one wall..
Look at the chequerboard floor..i really did feel like Alice in Wonderland hehehe!!!
Time stood still as i oohed & aahed at all that lay before me..oh what eye candy!!
i so wanted to take all these antique cabinets home with me..and i love that chair!!!
and you know what i didn't walk away empty handed..oh no!!!..i've had these goodies sitting on my bedside table for the past two weeks and this morning i decided today was the day i would unpack & reveal the gems inside. Sometimes the packaging is just as exciting as the contents within and quite often i will leave things i buy unopened for a few weeks..and then when i'm ready to open the package i get a buzz again, sometimes i even forget what's inside...a little strange i know hehehe!!
see what i mean about the packaging..sweet little boxes with soft tissue & cotton wadding inside to cushion the buttons..
a selection of bakelite buttons...circa 1920/40s
the cutest nursery rhyme buttons circa 1950s...~Three little kittens~ and
~ Mary had a little lamb ~
a teeny button book written by the co-owner of 'Tender Buttons' ...and a set of the cutest 50s die-cut buttons...
I would have loved to have bought ssoo much more but i'm really thrilled with the little gems i bought home :)
I hope you had some fun on this little excursion...i know i did!!
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