Meantime, I've discovered I have a "secret" button fetish. Funny how when you start looking for something else, the things you find...
These sit on a dresser in the hallway outside my bathroom. Most of them are buttons I've saved over the years from old, discarded clothes. I think I started doing that as a teenager -- I remember my Dad telling me to cut off the buttons from his old work clothes when they were tattered and un-repairable.
The top cases are double sided. I had these *in* the above mentioned dresser. The bottom case is what I came up with to store the newly acquired buttons from last week.
Here are some nifty button storage ideas I found:
Storage Boxes from Harbor Freight
(These look familiar!)
Lunch Boxes & Spice Rack
Glass Jars from Michaels