National Button Day and the Old Button Box

November 16, Wednesday, was National Button Day!  Did you miss it?  I celebrated by
finally going through Mom’s old button box.  I told you a while ago that my sister sent it to me.

I couldn’t wait to look through it!  And I hoped I’d find some treasures I’d forgotten about.  I thought it deserved a special day—-and when better than National Button Day?

In that old post, I mentioned to you that I best remembered the little navy blue
bowling pin buttons, the red and white “bullseye” button, like the colors of  our kitchen table,  and a button with real leather in a knot.

Sure enough, they are still there!  The bowling pins are plastic from the 50’s, the red and white bullseye is celluloid–from the 30’s, and the leather bow is plastic from the 50’s.  Valuable?  Nope.  But it’s funny how the simplest things can be the most valuable
to you in your life.  I have other buttons–lots of them, but these three, and the other ones that also brought back memories are the valuable ones in my button collection.

My next project is in choosing ten (twenty?) of my favorite buttons that I’d take with me to a desert island!  And yes, one day, I’ll choose ten books.  But right now, I’m in a button mood.

Let’s make every day a special button day, shall we?


You already know me---I'm in your book club. I've been in your book club in Wisconsin, in New York, in Missouri, in Connecticut. Now I'm in your book club in Pennsylvania. I love books! (I also collect buttons!) I'm looking forward to having conversations about books with people just like you----who also love books and want to talk about them. Send me an email: booksandbooks (at) me about a book you are reading. (or buttons of interest)
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1 Response to National Button Day and the Old Button Box

  1. Caty and Bay says:

    The bowling buttons are really cute!

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