I promised yesterday that I’d show you my recent button splurge, so here it is. As I photographed them, I loved them even more! Which is a good thing, considering how much I spent on them.
Most of them were 5 for $2.00, which makes it sound like I hardly spent anything really.
Except, I of course wanted six of each, not five. you have to have enough spare buttons too, right? I mean, what if you lost one!
Which is how this whole thing started in the first place.
See, one of my buttons had come off my coat. I’d put it in a really good safe place, so I’d be sure to have it when I got round to sewing it on.
Of course, you know how that goes. I simply couldn’t remember where that safe spot was, and after weeks of searching, I gave up.
I went back to the shop where I’d bought the coat, just on the off-chance they’d have spare ones floating around.
Lo and behold, not only did they have some of the buttons I needed, they had shelves lined with jars full of buttons!
I’ve been collecting buttons since, oh… well, decades now. My box is rather full with all kinds of buttons.
I do use them, they don’t just sit there all dressed up with nowhere to go, like other collections I have.
I didn’t take close-ups of the little red buttons, or the lacy clear buttons, but they’re equally as gorgeous as the rest of them. I left the shop and drove off with a smile on my face the whole way home.