Clare's Craftroom is hosting Tuesday Treasures and today I've chosen my button box.
Buttons are special to me, as a small child my favourite story was called "Bunty and the Buttons", I'd play for hours with my Mum's button jar, sorting and feeling them all, getting to know the shapes and textures.
Mum was born in 1912, married during WW2 and grew up to be thrifty during a time when buttons were always cut from worn out clothes to be recycled. Old black boot buttons, big sparkling jewel like ones, tiny little pearls, khaki uniform buttons, fabric covered ones in original 1930's prints.
All made of shell, brass, tin, bakelite, wood, bone or leather. Some of them had even been her mother's before her.
When I inherited the jar, plenty more were added and eventually the collection outgrew it's container.
It was moved into this Tupperware veggie crisper. Not a very glamorous home but big enough & useful.
For the photo I've sorted some of the old ones into the little white dish, there's not so many left now. I've been using them because..............................................I asked my only daughter one day if she'd like my box of buttons when I'm gone. She gave me a puzzled look and said "No, why?"