Monday, January 12, 2009

Button Jar
Here are the last of the "Nikki gifts"..... she likes old buttons, so I embellished this jar and filled it with some of my collection....
She also likes old tins for storage, so I was pleased to find this "Sweets" tin, in which I, of course, placed more buttons.....





This vintage postcard (in newer frame) reminded me of Nikki and our friendship.
Thought she might enjoy this old "rain bonnet" in a teeny-tiny suitcase, to carry in one of her pretty vintage purses.
Just a couple more Christmas-y things before we go.....
I painted this little cottage for her (have changed the name over the door to protect the innocent ;)
Next post we'll be back to business as usual -- I'm taking down Christmas today, so should have some regular decor to share!
Thanks for stopping by!!


10 comments:

Sincerely Yours said...

Hi Becca! All I can say is Nikki is a lucky lucky lady! So many pretty things you gave her! Don't you wish buttons were still under a dollar for pretty ones!!! They cost more than some yards of fabric!lol Have a great one - Jeannette

Rose Garden Romantic said...

Love the cute cottage and all those vintage buttons!
Michelle

vivian said...

such sweet gifties! I love the old rainbonnet case. when I was little, about 10 or so.. I lived for playing barbie dolls and there was a 5 and 10 store called Merrils near where i lived and they sold all sorts of those little rainbonnet cases for like a dime! I used to have bunches of them. I used them for purses for my barbies!
thanks for sharing! brought back a sweet little memory for me!
hugs
vivian

The Urban Chic said...

Becca, those are some beautiful things you have for Nikki. I love the house also and the Nikki doll that you did. I have some old ugly depression era buttons that I bought at an estate sale, but not sure what to do with them except maybe an altered journal that has an old look to it. I do have some nice glass buttons that mom had. Will have to check all the cards again before the garage sale in case I missed anything worth keeping. Thanks for always sharing your beautiful work. Hugs, Pat

Back Through Time said...

Wow what wonderful gifts! Love them all but the button jar is adorable
Michelle

Cheryl said...

You are so good in creating such wonderful things!

ShabbyInTheCity said...

Love the button jar! And the doll below! And the skates below...WOW!

Brigitte said...

I love these items. And what great eye candy!

Kathy said...

LOVE your great finds! Oh, yes I remember Lerners AND the size 7 days - longingly!
Kathy

The Rose Room said...

Lovely, I had forgotten about the rain coats in the suitcases until now - takes me back:) Rachaelxo