Giving Back





Welcome to my Giving Back page. Some of you may know of my great love for animals and that I do my best to help save dogs from high kill shelters. There's a non profit group that I think very highly of.They run solely on donations, it's called No More Puppies Georgia. They provide free spay or neuter and shots to dog owners who can't otherwise afford it and who reside  in Clayton County Georgia.  They haven't even been operating for a year, and they've already raised enough funds to alter nearly 200 dogs. That potentially saves thousands of pups from potentially ending up in a kill shelter or other dangerous or neglectful situations.  Clayton County Animal Control is a high kill shelter..Every week ( rather, every day) there are dogs and cats faced with being euthanized. The only way to prevent this is through spay and neuter and educating. I donate as much as I can to rescue dogs all over the country and to No More Puppies Georgia.I would love to be able to give every dime from every single sale I ever make, to help animals. However, I am not independently wealthy and my children insist on going to college so they can have a fruitful life, ( as my daughter puts it, LOL). So I'm going to try and list goodies as often as I can  that are hand made by me, vintage items and so on...I will always clearly state when an item is or isn't made by me. The proceeds of all items listed on my Giving Back page will be donated to No More Puppies Georgia OR another animal or rescue it need.
So, please stop back from time to time. I know I won't be listing every week, but as often as I can..
Thank you for taking the time to read through my mission!


To make a purchase, please email me at thebuttonbox@twc.com . Please include the name of the item, your zip code and how you wish to pay. I accept PAYPAL, check and money order. please note that orders do not ship until checks clear.


~Newly listed~
SOLD OUT ~ Thank you so much. If anyone is interested, I'll make more. Thank you all so much!

Thanks for stopping by! Today I am listing some sweet little cupboard tucks. The proceeds will this time, be divided between a couple of dog rescues. The money will go toward vet bills for some very sick puppies, several from an Oklahoma high kill shelter and several from a Georgia high kill shelter.
Each cupboard tuck is  8 inches by 4 1/4 inches and costs $11 each to the lower US 48. This includes first class shipping. Tucks will be shipped via USPS First Class Shipping in a large envelope. If ordering more than 3 , they will be shipped in a small box and you may receive a reduction on shipping costs. I have a limited number or each tuck available.
To purchase a cupboard tuck please email me at thebuttonbox@twc.com .. Let me know what tuck you would like, your zip code and how you wish to pay. PAYPAL is preferred, money order or check. Orders are held until checks clear the bank. Thank you for your support!!



Choose by name please...
Cat Tuck ~ Sold out
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Sitting Rabbit~ Sold Out



Sheep Just 2 left ~ Sold out
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Double Rabbit ~Sold out


Lying Rabbit ~ Sold Out

Geranium ~ Sold Out
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Beehive ~ Sold out


All tucks are 8 x 4.25 inches and are made from lightly aged linen. Two patches are stitched to each tuck. They come signed and dated..Thank you!



Hey Everyone. It's been awhile since I have posted on this page. I wanted to stop in and thank everyone that ordered one of the Wee Santa's or Snowmen that were on Facebook about a month ago. Even though they weren't posted for sale on the Giving Back page, $300 from those sales were donated to No More Puppies Georgia. During the time I made that donation, NMP had a campaign going on with another Georgia non profit, that doubled each donation that was made!! So that $300 was actually a $600 donation and can alter and vaccinate and provide pain meds for 6 dogs!! I'm so grateful to have been able to do that. I couldn't have done it if it weren't for my wonderful customers. Thank you all so much!



The Wanderer
SOLD! Thank you Michelle!
I have posted a photo of the specific dog that this sale is benefiting.
It's located right after this listing. Thank you all for taking a look!

This precious bear will be sold to benefit No More Puppies Georgia.
The Wanderer sits `14 inches high, but all an overall length( inc. legs) of 19 inches.
He sits on his own and his legs and arms are sewn into place. He is weighted, which helps him to sit nicely, wherever you like. 

 His face is stitched and his eyes are handmade.
He has woolen lined ears and a single tattered sock.
His sweater is lightly aged and made from an actual old sweater. I cut and sewed it to fit and the arms are sewn on by hand, with intentional wear holes here and there. The sweater is a dull blue with a gray pattern around the neck.

The Wanderer wears a wooden necklace that I covered with aged, reproductions of old travel tickets and itineraries , added a bit of rusted wire and hung it from aged kitchen string.
Notice on his sweater I also added 3 silver glass beads to the neckline for buttons and I also added a small silver tag with the word WANDERER, stamped into the metal.
The Wanderer comes signed and dated.
As I mentioned, the sale of this bear will be donated to No More Puppies Georgia, to a specific dog that was picked up as a stray. His family is having trouble paying the fees to get him back, and to get him neutered and vaccinated. This sweet dog now sits on death row, in danger of being put to sleep.
This will go towards the $100 fee to get him back home.
The Wanderer is $65 plus shipping.
This sale benefits..



Gathering Basket
Wee basket is sold~ Thank you Carolyn!
 I made this sweet basket from a vintage strawberry container.
I added a heavy, rusted wire handle, a piece of vintage blue stripe cotton fabric and clean straw.
I ran a thin piece of wire through the bottom to help secure the straw in place. I left some straw loose so you can arrange it how you like. Inside are 7 gourd eggs. I love gourd eggs!




Also included are a reproduction papers, one of an encyclopedia entry for chickens, and I believe the date was 1888. The second paper in back is a copy of a vintage farmhouse ephemera. For safe shipping, I will remove the papers and enclose them between some thin cardboard. I just love this set and hope to make some more next spring. I just happened to have 7 egg gourds left over and wanted to use them up!
This can be left out all year, certainly not just for spring or summer.
This sale will benefit No More Puppies Georgia.
$23 plus shipping


Wee Mouse Vignette 
SOLD~ THANK YOU LINDA!
This sale will help towards 8 dogs needing spay or neuter this week!
That means that none of those dogs will ever have pups that wind up in a high kill shelter!

This sweet, Wee Mouse measures  7 inches wide by 5.5 inches deep and 9 inches tall, to the top of the tree.
This sweet fall scene includes a handmade Wee mouse. She wears a skirt layered of green stripe cotton and aged cheesecloth and tied of with kitchen string. She wears a wired bell around her neck and a wee acorn cap, which is wired into place. She has a stitched face and beaded eyes and a wire tail. She is attached to the weathered wood board by a wooden dowel which is drilled into the base and runs up through her center. Wee mouse has aged chenille arms .
In her hands she holds a twig broom and a teeny , handmade clay pumpkin bucket that she uses to carry her bounty. In her bucket is a dried corn kernel and some dried moss. She has a wee fabric covered box that is wired into the base and it holds a wool pumpkin with a real dried pumpkin stem. The pumpkin is wired to the box lid. In front of the box are 2 real acorns, both wired into the base and a wee acorn cap that she uses as a gathering basket, also wired into the base. It holds a shred of dried moss and several dried corn kernels. I added some tacky glue to these pieces for extra security.

Wee Mouse is decorating her burrow for the season with a dried corncob tree topped with a rusted star. Her tree is attached to the base by a thin wooden dowel and a bit of tacky glue for added security. On the back side I added another acorn and you will also find her collection of corn husks and silk, to add to her winter bed. he corm husks are wired into the base and is surrounded by dried moss. This way, no matter where you decide to display her, there will be something to look at from any side.
Lastly, is her wee sized, bees wax candle lantern, handmade, which I did not make, but is attached by heavy wire. I also added a piece of heavily aged osnaburg on the bottom of the base, just in case you're afraid the weathered wood may scratch a piece of furniture, there's a layer of fabric to protect whatever are this will sit on.

So much time and detail went into this sweet fall piece. The sale of this item will be donated to No More Puppies Georgia.
Wee Mouse is $43 plus shipping
 Thank you for looking!




SOLD ~Thank you !

This framed print is so sweet. Such a beautiful sheep!


 3 Vintage Sheep
SOLD~ Thank you !

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Wee Trick or Treater

SOLD~ Thank you!
 

A Vintage Witch
SOLD~ Thank you !
 

7 pc. box set
SOLD~ Thank you !
This beautiful box set is made by my mom. She did a wonderful job on the distressing. 
This set measure 15 inches tall with the largest box measuring 7 inches wide and the smallest a wee  2 3/4 inches wide. The boxes ARE NOT finished inside. They were left plain so you can store more things inside without worry of a transfer of odor from paint or stain.

Inside each box, I have included a piece of old flour sack material, to wrap wee collectibles in if you wish. I have 2 of these sets available...Each set is $40 plus shipping.

 These prints and box sets will be benefiting Nora and No More Puppies Georgia. Nora was rescued last week from a high kill shelter in Columbus, North Carolina.She's being vetted and transported to a rescue in Washington, D.C.


BOTH ARE SPOKEN FOR ~ THANK YOU!

Today I have 2 wonderful new pumpkins.The proceeds from the sales two pumpkins will be donated to No More Puppies Georgia...These pumpkins are large and heavy! Each one is mounted to a nice old weathered board. They've been painted with several coats of paint, sanded and aged. Each one has a large dried pumpkin stem and has been stenciled with an abbreviation for October and a year.
These pumpkins are almost fully stuffed with scraps of fabric and a bit of poly fil. They are lightly surrounded with aged sisal. They measure 13 inches tall and measure 26 inches around....Each pumpkin weighs 3.3 pounds without the shipping box..so they are heavy. To purchase, please email me at thebuttonbox@twc.com. Please include the pumpkin you want , your zip code and how you wish to pay.PAYPAL is preferred but I also accept money orders.

If you order today, Monday August 22nd and pay by PAYPAL your pumpkin will ship on Wednesday.

Thank you and have a happy day!

BOTH PUMPKINS ARE SOLD ~ THANK YOU!
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1874


Thank you for stopping by !