Well… um… I guess I do.
I confess. I’m a button hoarder. I’m addicted to buttons. I grab them every time I see them. At least I do if they’re inexpensive.
I’ve collected buttons for, oh, 20 years or so. At one time I had them all together as sets and in notebooks. Then in jars. When the collection kept growing, they all got thrown together.
I’ve worked all day in the bedroom/sewing room, trying to clean it up and organize it enough to at least keep the door open. One of the problems was what to do with all these buttons! Then I remembered the drawers I bought a couple of weekends ago. Thought the buttons might look pretty good just poured in one of them. I’ll get around to separating them again some day, but for now this is how they’ll be.
But that’s not all of them! Those are the loose buttons with just a few cards. I decided the carded buttons needed to go somewhere else.
And there’s probably this many more at the shop.
The final result of the drawer of buttons is this:
A little child size cupboard was set atop the drawer. A perfect fit. The cupboard holds ribbon in the open doors and pin cushions, needle books and figural tape measures on the shelves.
Think you’d like to collect buttons, too? eBay is a great place to find them if estate sales seem to be taking too long.
And remember the French chair I bought last week? It fits beautifully in my living room!
I’m so excited! There’s no need to be in a hurry to recover it, either. Except that it’s kinda dirty, especially the arm pieces. But we don’t sit in there and I believe we can live with it until the perfect fabric is found.
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