a button surprise

On Saturday, I had the privilege of attending my cousin Katie’s baby shower. It was wonderful to see my grandma, my aunts, my cousins, and of course Katie, who despite her large belly and sore feet, was full of smiles and excitement as she opened parcels filled with tiny dresses and shoes.

blue & white stripe buttons

After the festivities, I was hugging aunts all around and getting ready to leave, when Aunt Jeanie said she had a box of buttons that I might like. Buttons? There’s a good chance that I like those.

“They aren’t very exciting,” she said, “but I figured I’d give them to you before giving them away.”

pink buttons, yellow bug buttons

I am familiar with unexciting buttons. Usually when I happen upon unexciting buttons, they’re all shades of black, gray, and white – spares from old coats and shirts, dangling by a “don’t lose me!” thread. I’m sure you can relate. Those boxes are what I consider the less exciting button boxes, but they usually harbor some treasures despite their appearances.

golden yellow buttons, white decorative buttons (the gold ones are my favorite!)

This was not one of those boxes. Yellow disks? Pink candy-stripes? And all on the cards, with some prices as far down as 25 cents.

box o' buttons

Tell me, am I just too excited about buttons? Or does this constitute a treasure box?

pink buttons, red buttons