Wednesday, January 19, 2011

The Mess Under My Desk


I can procrastinate about something for over a year and then suddenly be as tenacious as a pitbull. I rediscovered this tin of buttons the other day (that I had sorted with my mother over a year ago!) and this afternoon suddenly decided it was time to dive in and see what I could list in my etsy shop for sale. I know next to nothing about truly old buttons, so the research is taking time. But the more I learn, the more excited I become and as tired as I am now (after midnight!), I am just not ready to shut down the computer and turn off the light.
I have celluloid and possibly even some bakelite buttons!
Novelty plastic buttons from the 1950s and some truly gorgeous mother of pearl.
Wood, leather, oxidized metal.
I hope to price these to sell, because I have a mess under my desk.
AND you can still join in the "Pay It Forward" game!
Katie and Sarah have enthusiastically said they would play.
That leaves 3 openings.
Read my last post for the rules then leave me a comment that says, "count me in!"
Edit 9:40pm:
I have two more players-
Rhonda and Pat!
I just need one more person to send art to.
And all you have to do is create 5 tags, or 5 ATCs, or 5 exquisite inchies to mail away.
You are not required to paint a Sistine Chapel ceiling (5 times)!
So won't you join in?
I can't wait to start making something!

6 comments:

Joanna said...

Ooooh buttons, you can never have enough/too many buttons.........!

Mine are all sorted into colour, and each colour has its own jar - how organized/OCD is that?!

xx

Margaret said...

You have the coolest stuff Nathalie! and how very impressive, organising at midnight! I'm off to look at your ETSY!

Aunt Amelia's Attic said...

Don't you just love it, when an "urge" grabs hold of you? :-) Run with it!

And I don't make things, so I couldn't join in your sweet pay it forward project.

Hugs & ♥'s...
'Cause Valentine Day is coming!

ooglebloops said...

I think I might like to play in your pay it forward game.
Your button box is making me drool!!!!

~*~Patty S said...

always fun to poke around a button tin...yours looks lovely and chock full of goodness
oxo

Marlynn said...

Hugs, BFF. Those buttons look tempting, I am controlling myself, right now! LOL Hugs! PS, word verification: goraphi - Nope, not going there, I promise ... how about gore a phopic! Yea!