LIFE IS NOT MEASURED BY THE NUMBER OF BREATHS WE TAKE, BUT BY THE MOMENTS THAT TAKE OUR BREATH AWAY.

Saturday, July 28, 2007

Runnin' With Mom



My Mom called this morning and said " You want to go runnin' ? " Ok, We are a family that Doesn't exercise. Scares me just saying the word ! lol Runnin' means Thrifting, what else ? lol. So Of course I said yes, even though I have things basecoated needing roses , housecleaning, grocery shopping etc., etc. , etc. that is piling up. But, you know what ? Iv'e only got one sweet Mom.And if I can spend a whole day with her, then everything else can just wait. I almost ditched her though. Right after I got to her house she said " I am giving you Grandma's buttons " and handed me bags and bags of old buttons. I was a bit tempted to say, " Gee Mom, my tummy is hurting , I change my mind " And rush home and dump all those buttons in the middle of the table and spend a few hours going through them, oohing and aweing. I mean, after all, what could I possibly find at the thrift store to top all those buttons ?? But, we went anyways. lol. And I did get this old German nativity set. $5, I couldn't believe my luck !! $5.00 Wow !! Look at how sweetly it is painted !! I actually have a few more pieces that I had bought last year that will fit. Like the shepherd boy and a cow.



I was also lucky enough to find all of these vintage pink and white feather birds for $1 ! All, in all a good day for goodie stash, but even better spent with my Sweet Mom !!

21 comments:

Sharon said...

Oh you lucky girl, a "Button Bonanza" and Pink Birds, does it get any better? I can see altered art projects and sachets in your future. You and your Mom "Ran" very well today.

claudia said...

Rhea! I got a giggle from this post! What a bunch of great old buttons, and how lucky too, to have your mom so close to "run" around with! ( And some great finds you got there... It's the thrill of the hunt that gets us treasure hunters ! I never get tired of it! )

Mary said...

Oh my goodness:) how sweet is your Mom... I love buttons and have put some on Martha S's. towels. Please come by and visit at crash-n-smash.
you will have to look down a few post. Have a wonderful evening. Mary

Shabby Roses Boutique said...

Hi Rhea,
What a HUGE stash of gorgeous vintage buttons you got...you are very lucky! And I am very jealous!!
Also love the sweet little birdies and the nativity scene too.
Sounds like you had a great day with your mum!
All the best, Kathy :)

Don & Angelina said...

WOW! what finds! I love all of them!!!Angelina

Sandy said...

Wow! Those buttons are to die for. You lucky, lucky girl : )

vickie said...

Awesome, Rhea, the birds are darling, the buttons, a treasure, the nativity set beautiful bargain!
Best of all having fun with your Mom.
Vickie

Amy at Bunny Rose Cottage said...

OH RHEA!! Those buttons!! You are so lucky. Their is just something about buttons isnt their??

And I just love the nativity set! Oh and the pink birds, I am so into those right now! I dont know why but I am :)

Hugs,
Amy

Charity said...

Can I be adopted? PLEEZ, Mom...

Those are wonderful buttons. I have my grandmother's buttons as well and it pains me to part with even one. :)

Charity

She'sSewPretty said...

You are so lucky! I love your Grandma's buttons. I also love your blog!

Sweet Remembrance said...

I want to go "running" with you!
I LOVE the Nativity scene...we had one like that growing up. And the buttons, well what a score!

Lori @ Katies Rose Cottage said...

Ohhhh you lucky girl ~ those buttons are wonderful ! I remember my grandma had tons of buttons all separated in baby food jars by color ~ awwwww precious memories ~

Heather ~ Pretty Petals said...

Rhea... the buttons!! OH MY!! Your sweet little flowers will be pretty on some of Grandma's buttons.

Some of the best days are spent with my Mom "runnin"! Hope you are getting caught up with the never ending chores of the household!! lol

Heather xoxo

Stephanie said...

Relish every minute you can steal with your sweet mother! And Wow! for all those goodies you found today! Buttons, PLUS all the rest? How lucky!! I especially LOVE those little pink birdies!!!!!!

Hugs,
Stephanie
Angelic Accents

Lynn said...

I came across your blog through Flickr and am loving it :)
Your Grandma's buttons are wonderful, I see quite a few I could use right away LOL, I just love pretty buttons.
Sounds like a perfect day you had with your mom :)

Michele said...

Rhea, what beautiful website you have. I just love reading all your posts. And I love your tags and sweet boxes you make. Thanks so much for visiting my blog, and for sure I will come back to yours.
Michele

Happymama said...

Hello Miss Rhea! I collect nativities so this post definitely caught my eye. :)

Very pretty birds also!

It's wonderful that you took the time out of a busy schedule for your mother. I'm sure she felt like she was the lucky one today.

~Kristi

lauraspretties said...

I love your pretty little treasures!

Charmingdesigns said...

WoW. What a stash! Lucky you! Have fun with them!. Love your blog and beautiful boxes. Laurie

Ele at abitofpinkheaven said...

Oh my....how WONDERFUL! How could you concentrate on anything else, but those buttons. Looks like you got some other great finds too!

Michele said...

I fell in love with your adorable boxes. I saw all your items on Pretty Petals they are wonderful.
You are so talented.
Michele