Look at all these! What a lot! It took a while but I think we uncovered some treasure - lots of unusual and interesting buttons. They were a 'donation' fron one of Mr Primrose's new 'found' cousins. (I don't think she was really lost but you know how it is.) The children have never experienced family wider than the four of us, and it's been an interesting experience for them. Now, they find they've cousins (second cousins I suppose they are really) in Norway, Switzerland, Australia, Canada - a bit far away for a casual drop in type of family relationship. However, they exist and we're taking the opportunities to meet them when they arise and it's quite fascinating.
It isn't that clear in the photo but these buttons have an egyptian motif on them - I suspect it's supposed to be Tutankhamun.
I love these wooden lozenge shaped ones and the artdeco-ish ones.
It took us an age to wash them all, pull out the bits of cotton, stab ourselves in the fingers with seam rippers (that was me!) Most of them had been used - but these green ones were still on the card.
The writing on the back says they cost £4 - I find that hard to believe. Perhaps it was a note relating to something else.
Miss Rosie seems to think that someone would like these to sew onto a wedding dress. Ummmm!
..... and a few interesting buckles.
I don't have uses for them all - so once I washed them all I'll do something about giving them away (to good and responsible homes you understand), so check back if you're interested.
All I need to do now is see if little Miss Rosie will help me put them into bags; black, green blue etc. then we can wash the rest another time. Mustn't use all our 'fun' allowance in one day must we now!