It was always a treat when I was little to be allowed to look through the button tin, sorting them into colours and types, counting them and just turning them over in my hands - it kept me quiet for ages! I'm sure it was a great ploy by my Grandma to keep me occupied so she could get on with other things as she knew I would be quite happy for a while. It was a lovely walk down memory lane seeing all the buttons there in the tin!
I picked out a few of the more interesting ones
There were coat and cardigan buttons with lovely textured shapes ......
|sorry the photo is a little fuzzy|