Why don't I make my New Year Resolution to expand my button collection and find a beautiful box for it?
I was reading about another family who had access to their grandmother's collection and it got me thinking back to my grandmother's thin and wide mother of pearl buttons with a little raised edge to them. I used them as little plates to play with when I spent time at her flat. I wonder who has them now?
My grandmother used to buy second hand jackets and cut off the boring buttons. Then she'd sew on fashionable or eye catching ones instead. If she got rid of clothing she'd keep the good buttons! Waste not, want not.