Monday, March 9, 2009

FABULOUS FRIENDS + GREAT FINDS = SO MUCH FUN!

A few weekends ago, some of my girlfriends and I went thrifting & antiquing. It was so refreshing to just talk and share about life with each other. I am so blessed to have such great, christian friends to encourage me and be there for me. Thank you...Michele, Sharon & Marie. Below are a few great finds.
I am so excited to get flowers in this tea kettle! Spring is on its way.
This last find has a little story behind it, so I have to share and give credit to whom credit is due.
Sometime ago I commented casually to my friend, Sharon that I wish I had a jar of old buttons. You know, the kind that you would find in your Grandma's attic or her sewing things. I know that sounds weird. Who wants a jar of old buttons? Oh, the possibilities you could create with old buttons... scrapbooking,cardmaking or anything really! Never, in my wildest dreams did I think I would find an actual jar of old buttons. I was thinking that I would have to just make my own jar of old buttons. My next thought was, it would probably take years of collecting from here and there. So, I just mentally scratched it off of my wish list. On our little outing, we stopped at a 2nd hand shop, not expecting to find much. We were looking around and Sharon came up to me and presented this jar....
I was so suprised! I actually can't recall what I said next. Hopefully, I said thank you. :) I pictured an elderly woman bringing it to the this 2nd hand store. How many buttons had she sewn back onto pieces of clothing that were special to her? Why would she get rid of this jar of memories? Was the little marble one that she had picked off of the floor numerous times and kept as a fond memory of her child? I'm sure, so many stories could be told of the old buttons in this jar. To me its not just an old button jar. Now, I have a story to tell. I hope to use the buttons soon and add a few of my own here and there to replenish it. For now, I will keep the jar up where I can see it every day to remind me that nothing is too trivial to ask God for. (Phil 4:6,7)

3 comments:

michele said...

That was such a fun day!! I LOVE the pics of your finds!! The kettle is soo cute with the spring blooms!

Natasha said...

It sounds like you girls had so much fun! That tea kettle is so cute! The story of the jar of buttons is great. I love that kind of thing, so many possibilities of where that jar has been!

Sharon & Caleb said...

Yay for the jar of buttons! I thought I better visit your blog-it's been awhile!