I was actually sewing a couple of blouses. Garment sewing! Who-doggies! I got to the buttons and went to the button boxes (yes, plural) to get some. I have a popcorn tin and a cookie tin both full of buttons.
The pile of Pearlys in the front are all four-holes. I've already removed the celluloid and the bakelite ones. I do have some celluloid buttons that are crystallizing and they are in a baggie by themselves. I'm now separating out the shell and Mother-of-Pearl. What remains? The plastic ones.
The two-holed pile in the back still need to be split out. Can you tell from the picture which ones are celluloid and bakelite?
I got a bit sidetracked.
Does anyone have suggestions for a lot of buttons?