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Monday, December 22, 2008

Buttons and Bows! and More!!

I took photos of the stuff I mentioned in my post last night, about the goodies my sister brought and things I made.

Here are some of the buttons, kind of hard to see the ones near the bottom. A good mix of vintage and newer buttons. Time to make new bracelets!

Now, aren't these interesting?? I've never seen charms like these before. Maybe they're not charms. (the Coat of Arms ones from different countries) I'll need to see if I can find any information about them. And I've never seen a St. Dymphna medal before.
Ok, I looked that interesting that I should wind up with a Patron Saint of...
"St. Dymphna is also known as "Dimpna" or "Dympna" and may be synonymous with the Irish saints Davets and Damhnait (Damhnade). Her feast day is May 15 and she is the patron saint of those who suffer from mental illnesses and nervous system disorders, epileptics, mental health professionals, happy families, incest victims, and runaways.
....I'll keep this medal for myself, it's so strange to become owner of this particular medal at this point in my life. I'll take it as a sign..

The other medal is St. Joseph..."Roman Catholics also believe he prays especially for families, fathers, expectant mothers (pregnant women), travellers, immigrants, house sellers and buyers, craftsmen, engineers and working people in general. Official patronage assigned to him, however, is vague. Numerous geographical locations, some vocations and various circumstances of personal life have been attributed to his patronage"
How interesting is THIS now! I'd love to sell this place and buy a new this another sign?
I don't think my sister knew what all the items in the cookie tin were, but I'm just so astonished they show up at this time :D
The gold pill box is nice, I may keep it.

This is some sweet jewelry that was in the tin,too. I especially love the glass beads.


I just wanted ya'll to see this. Last year HossFly took me to Barnes & Nobles around Christmas time. I saw these cards on clearance and bought them. How cute is this? I can't help but keep picking it up and trying to figure how they made them. They fold flat to mail,too.

This is the top view of it.

Here are some fluffy bows I made. But I haven't bought many gifts!!! LOL I think everyone is going to get handmade gifts. Look at the bright side...I'll have bows ready to go!

Pink cone coffee filter roses...I smashed them on accident.

Another Snowman Nodder-made from old rusty bedspring.


misselaineous said...

Merry Christmas Kudzu!! Got up early little ones at home any more so checking folks blogs...your St. Joseph's medal caught my husband is an Italian carpenter named Joseph, and when he was younger, he celebrated the Feast of San Guissepe (sp) as a kind of second's in March, right around St Patrick's Day. Any way, just wanted to pop in & say hi...really like your glittered, or is that snowed, ornaments, and the snowman bed spring nodder is the neatest use of "Junque" I've seen in a while! Have a great day...see ya in 2009!!! *elaine*

Kudzu said...

Thanks Elaine, Merry Christmas! your Hubs needs a St. Joseph medallion to wear :D
And thanks about the ornaments,too.....I started calling them "flocked".....LOL

Have a Great New Year!