The Button Box
A few years ago my aunt and uncle packed up their apartment, and downsized in preparation for their move to a retirement home. In their 'donation' pile I found this small maple box. To my great delight, when I opened the lid, shiny brightly coloured buttons spilled out like precious jewels. When sweaters, or jackets lost a button, one did not discard the garment, rather one could always find a replacement in the 'collection'. Similarly, if an article of clothing was beyond repair, one could always save the buttons for reuse. I could not resist and brought that small box and button collection home. Maybe I will find a button for that shirt...
11 inches x 16 inches