What I really love though are the old ones. The vintage ones that still have old thread attached and wear around the edges. They tell a story of days gone by that intrigues me! Where have those buttons been? Who wore them? What did they see along the way? I treasure them because they remind me of a simpler and slower time of life. A time when people knew their neighbors and baked yummy apple pies from scratch.
Vintage buttons remind me of my great-grandma and her flowered aprons, warm sugar cookies, and antique furniture.
Nowadays you can find me digging through my button collection trying to find the perfect one to pretty up a handmade headband or ruffle flower pin...and those same buttons inspire me to try. Try to do something creative. Try to make something new and pretty out of something old and worn. And they just make me happy! And how can I not be when I've got beauties like these looking at me?
What inspires you these days??