I was very lucky recently to be given four large, very old tins of buttons. Unfortunately they had been left in a garage for a number of decades and some of them sadly had deteriorated beyond use.
But with careful sifting, cleaning and polishing I saved a good deal of them. A lot are made from early plastics, some from glass and a few from jet. There are of course some bog standard ones but they will get used at some point. As will all of them, hopefully at one or more of my future workshops.
Silly to get excited about old buttons I know but it does it for me. I took great pleasure in colour matching them and putting them into sparkly clean Bonne Maman jars. I even managed to print off some free button jar labels to complete the job.
Here they are in their finished receptacles looking splendid and begging to be used.
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