My Mum’s button box

IMG_0907Mum used to keep all her buttons in the sewing table, but she also collected mother of pearl buttons.  Some of these she inherited from her mother.  They have mostly come off shirts and blouses over the last 80 years. Most are rounded with either 2 or 4 holes, but there are also some squared and oval shapes.  These she  used to keep in a tin which used to house  Slippery Elm powder.  For those who have no idea what Slippery Elm is, this is a direct quote from the tin “Slippery Elm Food…the safest food for Infants.  Contains more nourishment than Porridge or any other Breakfast Food and is more easily digested, combining the Nutritive and Emolient properties of Slippery Elm Bark (Ulmus Fulva)”.  And yes, this was what my grandmother used to feed my mother!!!

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  1. Button heaven! 🙂

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