About that suitcase full of buttons…nestled among our finds was the first button our company owned. Kae discovered it in an antique shop in Prague. Even though Kae and I have promised each other not to become collectors, that button is still with us. The tomato button is a lovely molded, Czech glass button that tries to look like a real tomato. The little devil has hidden from us and surfaces once in a while in the most unexpected places.
I find myself wondering about the tomato button’s history before we became its proud owners and protectors but we will never know for sure. That is a large part of the challenge and enjoyment in this button business.