I’ve used this photo on the blog before, but I love it, so it is being recycled for the challenge.

I have four tins of old buttons that have been given to me. Two were from my grandmother, and the other two were from friends who were cleaning out their own grandmothers’ houses. I love the fact that they are all old candy tins.

I used to avoid using them, thinking they were too precious. But now, whenever I need a button for a project, I pull out a large pan with sides and they get dumped, creating a beautiful, chaotic mess of color and texture.

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