|this is the best photography we could muster without actually getting off the couch|
When we were visiting Andrew's parents last Thanksgiving, Andrew's dad gave me a tin of buttons from his mother's collection. She had kept the buttons off all of the family's outfits for years. When a shirt or jacket was worn out, she cut off the buttons first to add to the collection.
Here are some of my favorites:
It is a pretty big collection, and we went through them all and matched them up, and I got to pick out my favorites to bring home. Andrew's dad remembered a lot of the outfits that the buttons had come from, and it was fun to hear stories about Andrew's grandmother.