Getting ready for the garage sale last week, my step-daughter pulled out that button box and we sorted through it. Of course, there were also "other" items in that tin: straight pins, safety pins, snaps, coins, an old heart-shaped lock, the random key. We decided if we were going to put it out for sale it would have to be cleaned up a bit.
Where had some of these buttons been? How old were they? What was their history? A few were probably on jackets, coats, cardigan sweaters thrown over the shoulders. Others on a collar or sleeve, some on a dress to wear to a cocktail party. There were a few buttons that looked like they'd been on chidren's clothing. We could only speculate. What will our children and grandchildren have to say about our own "stuff?" I better do some more sorting!
Happy Macro Monday from the Button Box.