I admit I had never heard of a button jar before meeting Kimberly - her blog is named My Button Jar. I went onto Ebay and found wonderful button jars for sale but held back as I really didn't need to be spending money on another collection.
When my godmother died, I helped go through her things and found a tin FULL of buttons. I took it home with me and over the years we've used the buttons for craft projects, school math counting projects, etc. I did have my own button tin.
My work on Cathardigan and other projects has sent me to the store to by buttons but I realized I need to put my buttons with my knitting stuff so I created my own button jar.
A few weeks ago I put my scraps of yarn in a bowl my godmother gave me and I realized that I have a jar that matches so it now holds my buttons. So perfect her buttons in something she gave me.
The big shell button in the bottom of hte photo was from my grandmother's stuff. The gold one with the pearls came from a dress I wore to our rehearsal dinner. Buttons can evoke some great memories.
Back to knitting so I can start using my buttons!