I was looking for some buttons for a project yesterday and was amazed that when I looked at some of the buttons I could instantly remember what item of clothing they had come from. This blue and white striped button was an extra from a maternity dress which I wore in the 80s! I remember it well. I loved the dress because it was so comfortable and cool. Instant memories.
These Paddington buttons came from a little blue cardigan that my Mum knit for my eldest son. I got these buttons for it because I thought they were so cute. Each one is different and you can see that I only needed two for the cardigan because the third is still attached to the card and the colour difference from washing is apparent. The cardigan got passed down to my second son, so it was well used. I must see if I have a photograph of either of them wearing it.
Some of the other buttons are so 80s and 90s! I always kept the extra buttons which came with clothing - still do!
All my white buttons from old shirts and blouses are in a separate little glass jar.
Do you keep old buttons?