My paternal grandmother, Mary Ekey of Warren, PA was an accomplished quilter and florist. When she wasn’t arranging fabric or florals, it seems she also had an eye for collecting interesting buttons, as shown in her button collection below.

Button Boxes

I also love the “time capsule” boxes the buttons were collected in, including a Sucrets tin of yesteryear, a Dayton’s box and a Kodak film canister.

Boxed Nostalgia

I plan to use these buttons from time to time, for very special projects. Cute ones.