Sunday, March 11, 2007

buttons.

This weekend I went across the border to BC, and on the way back we stopped in a town called Nanton for lunch. If you live in Calgary, you'd know Nanton because of it's antiques. So I'm not exactly an antique shopper, but I appreciate the mystery of looking for something on a whim and the sense of discovery associated with this. We went into the candy store (having two teenage boys in the vehicle almost magnetically attracts us to candy stores), I got sour mango flavoured Altoids and also visited the little antique/weird stuff room in the back. They had some neat stuff, I wanted to get a Coca-Cola sign that would've gone well in my room but I already have enough signs and pictures. But there was a big pickle jar with 15 dollars worth of buttons in it (that's 70 buttons!), so it sounds kind of weird, but buttons are kinda neat. And very funny accessories when taken out of their original context. So I bought these buttons, and brought them home with me. At this point I'm beginning to sound like an old person who buys lots of weird things in old stores, but some of these buttons looked really cool. So I sorted them (good, bad or mediocre) and now I have some nice buttons to wear. If anyone wants free buttons feel free to have some from my bad pile. And if I really like you I could give you some free from the better pile!

ps. I filled out an application to volunteer for the folk fest. Finally I am here in the summer for it. Hopefully they'll be some good artists coming this way.

11 comments:

Barbara Bruederlin said...

Oh THOSE kind of buttons! I was thinking the kind that keep your shirts closed. Your buttons are much cooler - nice find.

I've been thinking of volunteering for the folk fest as well, but I understand there is quite the waiting list.

hilary m. said...

Haha yeah, I guess I should probably call them pins, but then pins is a bit weird too. Well, 15 dollars worth of buttons is a bit excessive, but I was kinda glad I bought them. =)

I heard that too, I filled out the app. about a week ago though, maybe I'll have some luck.

The Informer said...

yo hooks me up with some buttons
ill put them on my motorcylcle jacket

Allison said...

Buttons!! Woot.

I was searching for a my Smiths button today to pin on my blazer...tis almost spring :)

hilary m. said...

Aww Chris, you have to come to my house one day, kay? But not tomorrow, we're heading to BC. I promise you'll get one.
=)

Yay, there's nothing more refreshing than a Smiths button in the springtime! I wish I had a Smiths button. I have a Clash one, but I'm too afraid to lose it.

668 aka neighbour of the beast said...

haha.. i too thought buttons for shirts.

i used to collect buttons. i had that i am sharp one.

hilary m. said...

Yeah, it's kinda misleading..

I have two! They must be very popular.

Anonymous said...

If you like in Calgary, you'd know Nanton because of it's antiques?...

hilary m. said...

Live, sorry I must've been tired. I would hope everyone knew what I meant anyways, it was pretty obvious in context.

Becky said...

I love buttons! Especially the random retro ones... I have a tacky orange and green 'Proud To Be A Farmer' one I wear on my bag... it's quite ugly, but I love it! And come on, the I Am Sharp one is awesome!
Folk fest voluteers are the best. I'm probably going to voluteer at the Edmonton one this year. You and Barb should head up here (or I could go South)... Good times would be had :P

Inktiques said...

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