I went to a small antiques fair this morning and found a whole jar of shell buttons. I love their homey timeworn colors.
Look at all the different kinds there are in this pile. Two holes, four, shank-backed, large size, small, so much variety. The ones with thread still all bunched up in a knot on the back make me wonder what they were stitched to. A sturdy workshirt or was it a small starched white shirt worn on the first day of school. :-)