I am always looking for new decorations to make for the holidays.  This year I took advantage of two gigantic tins of miscellaneous buttons that I inherited from my grandmother.  I decided to make garlands by stringing the buttons together using embroidery thread that I also inherited from my grandmother.

Mattie Windsor chose an array of colorful, sparkling buttons for her little tree.


And I selected various white and pearlescent buttons to make two garlands for our big family tree.