I collect buttons. Old, new, borrowed and some blue. My collection is a culmination of my Grandmother's and my Mother's collections, plus what I've added over the years. Some are thrifted, some are gifts and some have been bought at an exorbitant price. They sit in a grand jar on the shelf like delicious lollies. Sometimes when I walk past I open the lid, dig down to the bottom and pull out a few to admire, or just run my hand through them. I rarely use my buttons, they are just too lovely.
The button pictured in the bottom left was a gift from my Mum and is vintage czech glass, the photo really doesn't do it justice, it looks like a beautiful Christmas beetle. The ones next to it were a gift from my friend Magda, when she visited New York, I adore them.