Friday, August 19, 2011


I have too many buttons, and I try not to buy more, but last weekend I went to a flea market and broke down and bought some.
Here are my metal ones, the one with the green circle in the middle is missing some of the clear stones around the edge, so I got it free.
OK, this is not a button, but it's a cute little dog pin I picked up

My favorite in this picture is the one that looks like a die, and the green one with the leaf and the wooden one next to it with the red flowers.

Here's a close-up of my favorite ones

Last weekend, we went up to our timeshare in Okoboji, IA. While there, other than going to the flea market, I picked up some nice beach glass. I just don't know what to do with it now.

Sunday, August 7, 2011

Chinese papercuts

I found these gorgeous Chinese paper cuts at a garage sale this weekend.
There were two packages for fifty cents, I was curious as to what they were, and figured if they weren't anything exciting, I could always sell them online.

Inside the packagaes were these very delicate paper cuts.

They're either cut from rice paper or tissue paper, I don't know the difference, and then painted.
What you see in the pictures are the paper cuts sitting on rectangular papers. They are gorgeous.

Anyone got any ideas of what to do with them? Or want any? Let me know.