The trip to my parent's home is a 9 hour drive. That is not including pee breaks and coffee stops. We stop overnight in Florence Kentucky. We get an early start and arrive in Florence a little after noon. Mr. Wonderful deposits me at the Florence Antique Mall and heads for the golf course. The picture above is one of those finds that give you goose bumps! They had me at the string of buttons. Then I read the small verse, I looked around to see if anyone had caught me wiping my eyes. Whoo! That was close.
Gee! Did someone see me coming or what? The picture was priced at 29.99. There was a sign in the booth 30% off all items over $20. Score! I would have paid full price. I will have to rearrange the sewing room to get it hung but a girls got to do what a girls got to do!
I think the style of clothing is what drew my eye to this piece. The tag said "news print fashion ad". I saw the word button and couldn't resist. When I got home I noticed a signature and date, Ethel Hays, 1929. I did a little research and found that Ethel Hayes was an American syndicated cartoonist specializing in flapper-themed comic strips in the 1920s and 1950s. She became one of the country's most accomplished children's book illustrators.
What a talented artist!
This beautiful handpainted rose on an oval canvas was found at Dutch Valley Antiques in Knoxville, TN.
I tease my Mother that I get all my
hoarding junking skills from her! She is The Queen! She had almost all of these buttons waiting for me! Can you believe? Mind boggling isn't it!
Don't you just love white buttons?
A curious find from Antiques and Accents in Corbin Kentucky. I think this is celluloid.
My Mother gave me this sweet bracelet! It has 12 blue glass buttons on it! Thanks Mom! You talk about thrill of the hunt! I have overdosed! Don't tell anyone but I am going on the Lincoln Highway yard sale the 5th of August. It is a yearly event for my sister, sister-in-law and me. We laugh until we pee ourselves then we get a room and drink fuzzy navels! Good times! Happy hunting! ~Robin~