For the last few months I have been looking and hunting all the thrift and antique stores I go to trying to find a large container. I finally found one yesterday when I was out and about….
Any guess what I needed it for?
BUTTONS….Lots of Buttons.
Every time I cut a button off, my hubby just wonders why. To be honest, sometimes I wonder why too….why do I keep them? I rarely use them….
I just can’t let the buttons go. I have fond memories of digging through my mom’s buttons as a kid. I have fond memories of my kids digging through my buttons looking for different shapes and sizes, finding the unusual, the outrageous… finding a match.
I am thinking that someday I’ll me making those same kind of button memories with a grandchild…maybe that’s why I keep them.
I think the $2 was a good investment for my “someday Grandma box”.
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I envy you your button stash! I loved digging through my Grandma’s buttons when I was young. I spent hours (and I do mean hours) looking through her buttons and I never got tired of them. Keep collecting…..one day your grandchildren will love them too :o)
I’ve got the same kind of memories – but my button can is the size of a coffee can. Still, it might create memories!
I am a button person, too. But, I don’t just save them, I sometimes buy them also. Here are pictures of some recent acquisitions: http://weddingdressblue.wordpress.com/2011/06/29/cool-buttons/
ps–Don’t feel bad. Mine fill an entire dresser drawer. For no particular reason.
So fun! And to think I probably sent some of those large tins to Goodwill over the winter. ;)
I have button jars. When I sort about 1/3 of my sewing room last fall, I started to get the buttons out of bags & tins & jars. I have a dark jar and a jar of white buttons. :)
I also have my grandmother’s button box. That hasn’t been sorted yet. I like it the way it is. I, too, played in that as a kid. So thankful I have it now.
My mom had a button box (old cookie or fruitcake tin) that had a wonderful wealth of buttons. I spent many hours picking out some of the pretty buttons to use on doll clothes and later on my clothes. Today I still cut off all the buttons of worn out clothes.