I'm also loving my vintage buttons, which have begun arriving in the mail. How fun is this? The three smaller packages have arrived. But the two Big Ones are still en route. Here's a sampling of a few faves. I've really been cut off - officially, but the abovementioned amazing husband, who manages to stay grounded in reality and off Ebay.
those red ones are sooo cool. The centers are subtle stripes of orange and reds. And the brown ones look like ornate chocolates. I have tons of rhinestones, lots of simple bakelites, a ton of abalones, and some funky black ones. I'm already planning.
And while I'm planning, here's the latest concoction Chez Us. Craig wanted premium rum for Father's Day - so we did a little rum and tonic side by side - the cheap stuff vs. the way not cheap stuff. Big difference. His bottle is aged 23 years in an oak barrel and made from the first press of the sugar cane. (Maybe picked and pressed barefoot by oompa loompas too, since it costs twice what the other one does)
Myer's has molasses instead of sugar cane and probably spends an hour in a tin drum before they bottle and ship it off. Verdict - the good stuff is way smoother.
And - I like rum and tonics. who knew?