Since we’ve moved back to the U.S. several months ago after our time as Peace Corps volunteers in Morocco, my husband and I have been in a “nesting” faze. This is when I first really discovered Craigslist.
Though I’m pretty sure I had heard of the site prior to December, 2010, I had never used it as a tool to find an apartment and had certainly never bought or sold anything through it.
That has changed.
Our apartment was found through Craigslist, as well as our couch and kitchen table and chairs. Jon sold our old laptop and kitchen table through the site too.
Lately, we’ve been looking for some new (to us) living room chairs. But after looking for chairs for a while I usually get distracted and just start looking for anything cool that’s close by.
Yesterday I really lucked out and came across an add for 140 pins circa 1960-early 90s (most being from the 7os)! The whole lot was just $10!
At first I thought they would be in bad shape as pins, so I could make them into magnets. But after examining them, I realized that most of them are really nice!
So now I don’t know what to do. Some of them are really big, and I think think I’d like to do some sort of project with those to repurpose them into something a bit more functional.
What do you think? Have you seen anything really cool done with vintage buttons like these? I would love to hear your ideas in the comments below!