My favorite antique store had a Spring Open House and I brought home this bag of buttons.
It was only $1 and I looked forward to getting it home, to see if it held any treasures.
Am I the only one who does that? It's the thrill of the hunt.
There were some teeny, tiny shell buttons tied together on a string (above, lower left.)
They were a few of just a handful of shell buttons...
among lots and lots of metal ones.
The ones above with shiny metal that peeks through the fancy filigreed front are called "twinkles".
Even though most of the buttons in the bag were rather plain, I still love them -- especially the little clusters tied together.
I even found beauty in these wooden buttons with a plasticized cover, painted gold, that have begun to crack and disintegrate.
This pretty silver-y button wasn't metal, but...
It was a satisfying quest!
It usually is.