When I started this project I spent a lot of time on the look- out for suitable accessories that could adorn the cards and the paper bags that we are creating.
Living in a South-African coastal town with a long settlers history, with many old people and many second hand shops to browse through, this was quite a pleasurable endeavor.
I found many old and beautiful buttons. Some of them even hand painted and hand carved.
And then I learned that pretty buttons, many years of age, are sought after treasuries in other parts of the world and that one has to think twice before gluing them onto a greeting card.
And many are collectors items themselves.
Since then I have established a little collection of my own.
One very special darling for me is this pink transparent button with a rosette of white plastic leaves inside .