I know I'm not alone in blogland, inasmuch as I have a love affair with buttons! One of my favorite yard sale finds a few years ago, was a tin full of buttons - the best part was that there was a big fat needle in the tin that was strung with heavy thread and buttons - I could just imagine a small child being entertained at Grandma's house by making a button string! So cute! I have quite a few buttons of my own and most of them are color sorted and stored in these little jars I found at the thrift store once. I love to look at them! Others are still attached to the cards they came on and are placed in an old pickle jar.
Yesterday I was visiting a lady in my neighborhood when I noticed this old trunk that she had full of buttons - like a pirate's treasure chest for button lovers! She said her grandchildren love to run their hands through the pile - sometimes they'll sort them by color - or size - or by sparkle - she had lots of novelty buttons included that the kids especially loved to play with. I wish I'd taken a close-up shot of them so you could see the huge variety better. How do you have your button collection displayed?
I bought this book last week that has a zillion different projects and they all use buttons! Fun stuff. The author has an interesting blog - she's really into buttons!