I bought a jar of random buttons and nik naks at an antique shop. The jar in itself was really attractive and fairly old, but until I could examine all the contents I didn't realise all the interesting things inside.
A wooden scrabble letter (my mother's name is Ellen so I am going to create something for her)
Medals and members badges
Clip on vintage earrings
There was even a couple of small packets (which the white strips belong to) - they list which item of clothing the buttons belong to: 'Nov 1991: Buttons for navy suit' and the second one 'For charcoal suit Racing 18.10 86'. Such organisation!
The buttons on cards are from Highway Hospice.
Collections are so amazing and even better when they are random as they show slices of different people's lives.
More great collections:
A Collection a Day
Milk Eggs Vodka: Grocery Lists Lost and Found
A miniature chair collection
Amazing enamel brooches