THE HOLIDAY: Yes, you have read this title correctly. Count Your Buttons Day is a very real event. This is an example of a quirky celebration that as of yet, has defied a true explanation. In addition, there is no real history of this event or for how long it has been celebrated. While this may be disappointing for some, this mystery could even serve to make Count Your Buttons Day even more exciting. So, make up your own traditions! More
THE ART: My Grandma Helen was born in 1925, and she had my mom when she was 25 years old. She was an awesome lady all-around: a social worker, a tough cookie and a collector of cool things, to name a few.
I eventually inherited her button collection, which I was always fascinated by. She was a big fan of coats (something I definitely got from her) and had so many cool old coat buttons, and others that she picked up along the way.