When I sew I use all my gran's ribbons and buttons and needles and cotton. I love the feeling of time catapulting through space through objects that carry meaning. Image from http://www.chronicvintage.blogspot.com/
This is her jar of buttons that I have added to.
This is her tin and some of her old braces, fake pearls, fatseners together with ebony and ivory ribbons.
I am making bunting for my daughter's birthday party and I'll post when its finished.