Over the years I've collected quite a few jars of buttons.
I finally took a day to sort through and organize them.
Although one day wasn't enough time to get them all sorted, I did manage to get through most of them.
I was shocked at how dirty they were.
I spent another few hours cleaning the ones that I did sort.
Although I have jars filled with pretty antique glass ones, fancy metal ones, colorful ones, etc.
I like the bone ones best, but only found a handful of those.
The ones made of shell are my next favorite.
I imagine them to have been from children's wear.
They're tiny, worn thin and the edges are no longer perfect.
I love how they look in the little antique bottles.
One of these days I'll get back to sorting the rest of them.