More of Helen’s Colorful Life Well Lived

Steve returned from New York with several boxes of things from Aunt Helen’s final estate settlement: among them, her journals dating back to 1930. Posted here are photos of one of her vintage hats we just unpacked. Not only is the hat a cool vintage shape and fabric, it contains over 40 vintage buttons: buttons over buttons! Slogans, sayings, spirit,… Continue reading

The Button Collection

She saved everything. No, I mean everything! After all, each treasure had wonderful memories associated with it! She had a box for wandering buttons to save them from the certain trash heap of unforgotten buttons who, for years, performed their duties without complaint.   Plastic. Cork. Leather. Wood. Metal. Fabric. Large. Small. Simple happiness. Aunt Helen, about whom I eulogized… Continue reading