Wednesday, February 29, 2012
I see lots of button things on Pinterest. (No, I am not completely clear on what the point of it is. And yes, I do have an account.)
I have this little basket of buttons in my sewing room. The buttons are nestled on top of a sampler that somehow was rejected before it ever got framed. I bought it at an Antique store when I was really into Country decorating and all the cutesy things that went into that style. Somehow, I had to keep this from that era.
I have an old Maurice Lenell cookie tin that my mother used to collect buttons in. I have buttons in there that I have purchased and somehow never used. I have all those buttons in there that come on little cards hanging off new clothes. And I have my Mom's button collection.
My daughter recently had a coat whose shank buttons ate through the thread and popped off on a daily basis. I dove into my button collection and found black buttons that would work. I cut off all the shank buttons and she has a coat with a different kind of button at each button hole. Odd, maybe, but they stay on and I felt terrific to have those buttons on hand.
My buttons are decorative, a link to my Mother and sometimes even useful. Not bad for a lowly button!