a bag of vintage buttons, and I am just coming up for air.
Etsy shop, as I already had a too big button stash.
If any of you are into vintage buttons and know of websites or books where good information can be found, I'm all ears. So far, I've read
"Prick it with a hot pin."
"No! Don't prick it with a hot pin!"
"Rub them with 409."
"Don't put chemicals on vintage buttons."
"Dip them in hot water and smell them."
"Whatever you do, DO NOT dip them in water. It will ruin them."
Arrrgghh! I opted to wipe these with mink oil and then polish it off. It seems to have cleaned them nicely, and I don't have to worry about those admonitions..."Don't polish them with olive oil- it will go rancid!"
This has all definitely piqued my interest. Okay, that's putting it mildly. My philosophy on life is to move swiftly from one mania to the next, and then maniacally back to the former, if I so desire. On that note, I'm off to sew some panties....