What is it about buttons that makes you just want to run your hands through them, feeling the smooth roundness and hearing the noise they make when they click together? I bought these buttons at two estate sales a couple of weeks ago, and this past weekend when I was home visiting, my mom and I had great fun going through and examining them. That alone was worth the money I spent on them.
I remember when I was young, maybe 5 or 6, we lived in Grand Junction and there was a fabric store that I used to go to with my mother. This fabric store had what could best be called a sandbox, only instead of sand it was full of buttons! This was obviously designed as a place for kids to play while their mothers shopped, and I loved it. It was so much fun to sit in all those buttons and pick through them, looking for treasure. My favorites (of course) were those with a rhinestone in the middle, and I remember convincing my mom to buy me one or two. I have no idea where all those buttons came from, but even now as an adult, I'd absolutely love to sit in a big tub of buttons and sift through them, like a magpie looking for something shiny.