I am on the lookout for buttons right now. I have visited some frabric stores but cannot find exactly what I am looking for. I want pearly buttons, creams, whites, beige, different shapes and sizes.
This search reminds me of being a 7 or 8 year old girl hiding out in a hall closet in my grandparent's home... I am looking up at shelf after shelf of my grandparent's stuff. A colorful bag grabs my attention and I take it off it's shelf. It is a large drawstring bag. I sit cross-legged on the closet floor with the bag before me. I shake it, it sounds like a maraca. I pull one drawstring then the other. It falls open and ....Suprise! Buttons! All sizes, shapes and colors. Grandma was a button saver.
I stick my fingers in and swirl them around. I categorized them by size, then by color. I used them to create shapes.... squares, hearts, etc. I repeated this activity countless times. Years later as a teen, feeling down for whatever reason, I would go into the closet to sort buttons.
I wish I had a drawstring bag full on buttons. The next step of my journey is to check out some antique stores. I hope to find my buttons there.