The  Button Box

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11 inches x 16 inches

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...
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