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When I was a small child in England, whenever my Granny would come to visit we would get out the button tin, a collection of buttons over years and decades, and we would play "button shop". My beloved long haired ginger cat, Sixpence, would tolerantly serve as the counter. As Sixie patiently slept, we would bury buttons all over her fur. I would be shopkeeper. Granny would say, "Do you have a red button?", and I would start to search through the ginger fur, and then granny and I would dissolve into peals of laughter until I triumphantly plucked a brilliant red button from it hiding place, and Granny would tell me a story about the cardigan or dress it came from, and about the wearer of the garment, and then she would "buy" the button. After a while Sixie would wake, stretch and stand up, and buttons would scatter before she stalked off, quite bored with the whole game.

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  • Born on November 19
  • Joined February 7, 2011

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When I was a small child in England, whenever my Granny would come to visit we would get out the button tin, a collection of buttons over years and decades, and we would play "button shop". My beloved long haired ginger cat, Sixpence, would tolerantly serve as the counter. As Sixie patiently slept, we would bury buttons all over her fur. I would be shopkeeper. Granny would say, "Do you have a red button?", and I would start to search through the ginger fur, and then granny and I would dissolve into peals of laughter until I triumphantly plucked a brilliant red button from it hiding place, and Granny would tell me a story about the cardigan or dress it came from, and about the wearer of the garment, and then she would "buy" the button. After a while Sixie would wake, stretch and stand up, and buttons would scatter before she stalked off, quite bored with the whole game.

All buttons have a story, and all vintage items have a story. In my shop, even though the true story may be lost, a new story is evoked with every glimpse, every touch of the treasures therein. Sift through, and enjoy. If any image triggers a memory, please write and let me know!

Please also visit my other shop, MenageAGlass, and my husband's shop, Yesterdayville.

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