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Saturday, November 1, 2008

Show and Tell Sundays, Collections

Welcome to another week of Show and Tell Sunday, Hosted by Cindy and Cerri. I took a bunch of pictures of some of the collections I have , and lost half of them in the editing process. Poo !! :) Anyways, I wanted to show you some of my buttons. These are mostly mirrored glass and rhinestone buttons with a few old pearl ones thrown in. I love these.
The next ones are vintage baby buttons that my friend Sharon paints along with her sweet guilloche style heart charms. These are TEENY tiny and Ever So Sweet :) I think these are just a little under 1/4", like 3/16". Unbelievable !!!


She has these Gorgeous studio buttons on her website right now, along with her wonderful charms.


Another collection is My Vintage Ginny/ Muffy style 1950's walker dolls. These are WAY sweet !! I have several, all needing restoration. Look at that saucy little face and cute chubby cheeks. :)


I have been collecting Vintage Wedding dolls, all in need of restoring. All of my babies are patiently waiting for me to Show The Love and give them a spiffy new look. They are looking Peaked, don't you think ? The larger compo one is missing an eye. She really must stop winking at the boys, poor dear, she has winked her eye right off. I feel sorry for her Groom, lol !!!

And lastly a bowl of vintage aqua brooches and earrings. Three of them are hand painted. I just LOVE the pretty one on the bottom right, the antique guilloche one. That is My Show and Tell. Please go to Cindy's for a list of other participators. :)

Hugs,

Rhea

25 comments:

Tattycat said...

This is a beautiful post, Rhea. You have some pretty collections. Those buttons are amazing! Guess what? In the last picture, I have that same crystal bowl! I looked at it and wondered "how did she get my bowl?" LOL Small world.

Kathleen Grace said...

Hi Rhea!
I am a collector of buttons too, love them! I can't believe the detail Sharon gets on the roses on those tiny buttons! Amazing. I used to have Ginny dolls, I wonder what happened to them? Packed away somewhere I suppose. I love your aqua jewelry collection too. So many lovely things:>)

Connie said...

Ooooh, Rhea, those are indeed gorgeous, sweets! I love little buttons that are different. Sharon's are exquisite too. Oh my, just to delicious for words. :-)
Smooches and hugs,
Connie

TattingChic said...

These buttons are so pretty and sweet. Thanks for sharing!

Lib said...

Hi Miss Rhea,
Love your Treasures!
I too collect buttons and Vintage Jewerly.
Hope you have a great day!
Blessins',Lib

Charmingdesigns said...

OOOOH your collections are wonderful!!! Laurie

Pinkie Denise said...

Oh what beautiful button, I am a button lover myself and yours are so wonderful thank you for sharing Pinkie

Robyn said...

love those vintage buttons!
And your friend's ability to paint so beautifully on such a small item is amazing!
Hopefully you will share your bride dolls again when you finish restoring them - great collection!
Have a nice Sunday!

Debbie from NJ said...

Hello Rhea,

Nice to see you posting today. I assume that means you are feeling well today, and that is good :)
thanks for this pretty post today. Those buttons are just darling. I have a love for vintage baby dresses, and I am just loving these buttons. I will have to check them out. I have a vintage ginny doll also in my collection.

Debbie from NJ
xxoo

Cami @ Creating Myself said...

I am amazed by teh handpainted, teeny-tiny buttons!

I have that same crystal bowl too. A set of 8, in fact. I use them for everything from jewelry to salads.

Renna said...

I just love all the eye candy you share here. I need to drag out my mom's old button box and see what pretties lie therein! ;-)

Juanita said...

Ooh, I just love buttons, too! What sweet work that your friend does on the buttons too, and SO tiny!

vickie said...

All so pretty Rhea, thanks for sharing.

Lori said...

Rhea, your show and tell goodies are so pretty...those tiny small buttons are just adorable...i LOVE your dollies...they are so cute...and your baubles are SO beautiful...thanks for sharing!!!

Nelly said...

Ooh, love your stuff! I collect vinyl dolls and they're all put away; don't have room to display them and I miss them. Love all your bling and buttons too.

Nelly

Amy Sutter said...

oh my gosh, I am drooling over here, what a lovely collection!
Amy

Holly said...

Oh those sweet baby buttons! I can't imagine trying to paint on them!

~ Hearts ~

Rachel said...

I'm so late for show and tell but I'm glad I stopped- I love your dolls, they are so sweet!
~Rachel

countrygirl3031 said...

Oh Rhea ~ what beautiful collections. Those buttoms are just amazing...so small and gorgeous!

Good luck with all the tests...feel better soon!

Hugz,
Michele

Jean Tuthill said...

The button collections are great. I have lots of them, too. I have never sorted them, I must do that sometime.

Barbara at Oodles and Oodles said...

It's all so pretty, but I love those tiny buttons!

Cindy (JunqueArt) said...

Beautiful collections! I love those buttons!!! Thanks so much for playing along in Show & Tell Sunday with us!!!

GARAGE SALE GAL said...

Hi Rhea,
Just love your collections. Buttons are so much fun and your dolls are sweet. The little painted buttons are very sweet also.
Warmly,
Deb

Stephanie ~ Angelic Accents said...

What terrific pics here! Rhea, I didn't know you also collected wedding dollies!! How sweet those are! Too funny about the winking bride!

Amazing button pics, & Sharon's are just gorgeous.

Big TX Hugs,
Stephanie
Angelic Accents

Laura said...

Hi Rhea, I happy I found your blog at A-Secondhand-Rose. I just love your doll collections, they're fabulous! Thanks for sharing them. God bless, Laura