Buttons and button cards.
I always save buttons- only to end up hoarding them in empty jelly jars. I like the way they look and they trick me into thinking they will be useful. But older or vintage (so as to not hurt any button feelings) buttons tend to be way cooler. So much style, character and uniqueness.
Buttons, at one time, could have really made outfit. A friend of mine was in button sales.
As in he was a button salesperson. Buttons. That's all he sold.
Could there truly be such a market for buttons to keep a salesperson busy? Full-time busy? Do you have to cold call people to sell buttons? This truly impresses me. Consider the last time you said, "wow! look at those buttons" (and if you were in a vintage clothing shop it doesn't count). I'm pretty sure it hasn't happened, unless of course you're frequently visited by a button salesperson? I don't know. I think I am talking in circles.
My point is: the buttons of today are so non-impressive.
I think it's cool that back in the day, instead of buying something new, you changed the buttons on your dress and while doing so you completely changed the look.
Also, filed under the button category of my mind, I've recently been made aware of a museum near me that has a collection of 20,000 buttons. I guess I am not the one hoarding buttons now. #perspective