Although we haven’t been too diligent about getting projects done this summer, we have managed to do a little treasure shopping.
We spent some time this summer in Door County Wisconsin, and in a small fun shop in Sturgeon Bay (Door County Traders), found a cool treasure – cards and cards of old buttons. The owner of the store said a local woman collected buttons all her long life. She meticulously sewed them onto white 7″ x 7″ cards – she had boxes and boxes of these cards as well as little containers of all sorts of buttons. She passed away about 20 years ago and her son kept them until now and then brought them into this antique store.
I thought it was so amazing that she took the time to find, sort, and categorize all these buttons! What patience.
It was really hard to decide which ones to buy (and to stop myself from buying the whole stack), but I ended up getting about 8 cards.
To show off my new button collection, I decided to frame a few. Found a shadow box frame at Ikea with a frosted glass mat – the cards fit perfectly. Somewhere up there, I hope the button lady is looking down and admiring her lasting artwork.
See more of Heidi’s artwork at Old Stuff. New Stories.