while in texas, i was on a mission to find certain things. like pretty buttons and button cards with nice old graphics. apparently i was quite enthusiastic and vocal about this. because when we returned to the bed and breakfast after our first day of shopping, my niece gently informed me that i reminded her of this:
i wouldn't have believed it, except for that nagging memory of the first auction that i ever attended. according to reports from family, i cheered and carried on every time i got the highest bid. which is apparently not appropriate auction behavior. especially here in the stoic midwest. they say people were laughing at me. and it's okay - i do tend to be enthusiastic.
well, here are the darling buttons. i didn't crop these photos - and my camera does not do well in macro mode. so just click on the photos if you want to see them larger:)
oh - and here is a pretty mirror from a friendly texas dealer. i placed it on our piano for the time being.