Tuesday, 24 February 2009
When I was a girl, my Mother had a big glass jar filled with all sorts of buttons. I used to spend hours sorting them into different colours and styles and running my hands through them. I loved them.
I remember there were a couple of silver buttons with boats or something on them – to me they were the most special. Like something from a Captains treasure chest, which a pirate might steal on the open sea. My Mother doesn’t know this but one of those buttons was among the very special things I put into a time capsule and buried in the backyard of our family home. I wonder if anyone ever found it?
Anyway, I found these buttons about 8 years ago in a box of junk at the Dandenong Trash & Treasure Market. I remember the feeling when I saw them – and couldn’t believe all the buttons were still on the backing cards and they were in perfect condition. From memory they cost me the grand sum of $1 each. What a find!
Posted by Morgan Wills at 14:51