It's fun looking for a specific vintage item, it lets you block out all of the other collectibles and antiques as you focus on just finding one item. I spent the next week checking out local antique stores without finding the perfect buttons. Then just by chance I found these wonderful metal buttons. I asked my sister for some thread for another project and when she brought out Mom's sewing kit there they were at the bottom of the box. How great to reuse a vintage treasure that had been tucked away for years.