When Hubby and I were at estate sales last weekend I found these. I almost passed them up because I thought it was going to be another case of leftover prices from whoever the person selling them now bought them from a decade ago. Fifty cents for a bag full of obviously old buttons seemed too good to be true.
But it wasn't. The lady wanted things gone and she sold me all four bags for a dollar. Aren't they pretty?
I might have enough zippers already, but that didn't stop me from looking. New zippers at the store are expensive and thrift store zippers aren't much better. One of the estate sales had a shoe box of them, divided into baggies for a dollar each. The ones still in packages were a quarter.
I can't remember if they charged me a dollar or two dollars for the entire box and that's driving me nuts. Either way, it was a great deal for sixty zippers. There are lots of different styles here, everything from newer plastic coils to heavy metal teeth intended for jackets.
I'm loving my growing zipper stash. I probably have enough to last me forever at this point, but if I find another box for a dollar I doubt I'll leave it behind.
Many of my new-to-me zippers, including the ones I've used, were obviously salvaged from something else. The needle holes and bits of thread are proof of that. I've been thinking that I'd never have the patience to remove old zippers.
Now I've got these and I'll have to decide if I've got the patience or not...
Weekly Stash Report
Fabric used this week: 0 yards
Fabric used year to date: 4 3/4 yards
Fabric added this week: 0 yards
Fabric added year to date: 11 yards (+2 sheets)
Net used for 2016: 6 1/4 yards
Yarn used this Week: 0 yards
Yarn used year to Date: 2750 yards
Yarn added this Week: 0 yards
Yarn added Year to Date: 150 yards
Net used for 2016: 2600 yards
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