Last week I washed a bunch of my buttons. I picked up a huge bag of them a couple weekends ago while we were out antiquing and they were pretty filthy, so I figured it was a good time to collect the buttons I had stashed here and there and give them a bath. I filled a shallow container with warm water and a dot of dish soap and let them sit for a while, then I scrubbed them a bit with an old toothbrush and laid them out to dry. The water was very dingy, so I think the bath was a good idea.
Last weekend we went to my favorite antique show -- Sandwich -- and I picked up a few more old canning jars. I love the ones with the glass lids. And now I have a pretty way to organize my buttons. I'm all about organization because this week I'm moving out of my office so that the remodel can begin -- forget that I have no workers lined up, no cabinets picked out and nothing in the works. Once I'm all moved out and shoved in the spare bedroom with all kinds of things, I'm sure the fire will be lit underneath me and things will get rolling! Wish me luck!