button love

my grama used to work as a seamstress. her sewing room is stacked to the ceiling with gorgeous fabrics and notions. recently, e and i went over to visit. we all ended up in the sewing room, digging through piles of buttons. as i admired them, she told me i could take some home, and here are the few i chose. 
i treasure them because of their origin, and am inspired by their obvious hand crafted shapes. i imagine using them on something that i will sew, but feel they should be the center of attention on whatever it is i make. then again, i can't imagine losing one if it happened to fall off. so for now, they sit on my mantle where i can see them. maybe i should just frame them and get it over with.