If you ever find yourself near Dover, Ohio, you MUST take the time to visit the Warther Museum. Freida Warther collected buttons while her husband, "Mooney" created ebony, ivory, and walnut carvings of trains. The incredible carvings are on display in the museum and there is a "button house" that holds over 73,000 buttons from Freida's collection.
She created beautiful display panels to show off her collection.
I love how she sorted them by color, size, and type.
The center button in this star is from Mrs. Lincoln's inaugural dress.
So. Many. Buttons.
These are all bakelite.
She created this panel from novelty buttons and cracker jack prizes.
Your head will be spinning after a visit to the button house.
You can read more about Freida here.