I am not a collector. I don't like clutter and really don't like the idea of hoarding things in my closet when other people could be using them. So, it was with some sheepishness that I realized today that my stockpile of vintage buttons is probably, by definition, a collection. I don't have any pressing use for them, and yet I don't want to let them go.
After dorkily laying them out on the table (in color order, or course) and staring at them for a while, I decided that what I really wanted to do is admire them, something that isn't exactly happening when they're stuffed in a jam jar!
So, I hand-picked my favorites, tucked a few of the more practical ones in a drawer for next time I need a button for a sewing project, and sent the others off to a new home.
My next move is to find some deep frames to put them in.
So, that's my button collection. I'm glad to have pared it down, and will be even happier to get it framed.