a box full of buttons

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I bought a box full of buttons today. Actually it was a crusty old tin of buttons.

Anyway amongst the little mother of pearl and other kinds of buttons and beads I found cool stuff: A little cameo and some kind of uniform tack from an old Pennsylvania Railroad uniform. You don’t realize what a big employer the Pennsylvania Railroad was until you start seeing things in Chester County, which is loaded with railroad memorabilia.

Also in this pile of buttons were a bunch of men’s black and white tie old evening studs. Some of the studs are mother of pearl and are are very Downton Abbey evening wear!

It is so fun pouring through the buttons and wondering what they came off of.

Thanks for stopping by!
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the smithfield barn is OPEN this coming memorial day weekend

The barn is going to be open again!

YAY! Treasure hunting at the Smithfield Barn!

My pals at Smithfield Barn sent me a note this afternoon:

Happy Memorial Weekend Everyone! 
For those of you who will be sticking around this weekend the barn will be open Fri, Sat, and Sun from 10-4.  We have new items since last week including a vintage baking hoosier cabinet, large hutch, and server, in addition to a variety of other exciting and new items!!  This will be our last sale until the end of June, so if you are around stop by, say Hi, and go home with a new treasure or two!!! 
                                                                 
Smithfield Barn    –      425 Little Conestoga Road