Today I was supposed to help plant shimmering fields of onions, but the weather didn’t cooperate, and now the planting has to be put off until Monday. The rain didn’t chase me inside entirely — in fact I got some gardening, running, and rain-walkin’ in, so take that, weather — but conditions being none too nice, I also sought diversion indoors, of the kind that I only seem to do on rainy days. I was also just inspired by this fun post over at the blog Burnt Embers, who just posted macros of antique glass buttons. My mom has this collection of old buttons herself and today was an ideal day to dig them out again.
When I was younger I used to sort through them every now and then. They were all mixed together in one big tin and I’d sort them by color and then look for identical buttons within those groups. And then I would put them back. Boom! Miss Excitement strikes again.
I was moderately disappointed today to open the box and discover that the buttons were now pre-sorted into little baggies by color. Their inherent funkiness reigns eternal, though. The retro style, bright, popping colors, chips, metal and string fragments left in the buttonholes…these buttons are fulla character.