Every day is a celebration, and today is no exception, today we celebrate National Button Day.
My mother and my aunts, who lived next door to us, had button boxes, and as a young girl I liked to run my fingers through the button box, churning up from the bottom pretty buttons. My favorites were the buttons that looked like rhinestones, but were, in fact, plastic.
I would help my mother and aunt's cut the buttons off of clothes that were destine for the rag pile, leaving a chunk of the fabric attached to the button, that didn't make my mom or my aunts happy. Do people still cut off buttons of unusable clothes?
These white buttons are my favorites, I like the different shades of white, and the different size button holes.
My favorite place to store my white buttons are in old Atlas jars with tin lids.
The National Button Society was formed in 1938, their website provides a lot of information about buttons, click here to go to the National Button Society page.