Change the Buttons

I’ve written before about updating your clothes at home. (See my 3/8/20 column Sassy Pants.) A few years ago, when the Sears store went out in Kokomo, I bought a teal winter coat. I loved it, but it had ugly brown buttons. Brown buttons don’t belong on a teal coat in the first place. They just didn’t make sense.

I know how to put on a button, so I decided I’d just switch them out. But what kind of button did I want? Silver would work. I might be able to find a teal that matched. Then I saw them: daisy buttons.

When I told my mom about switching out the buttons, she thought daisies were an odd choice for a winter coat. After all, daisies aren’t exactly a winter flower. But I told her that sometimes I need a bit of sunshine in the middle of winter.

I get lots of compliments on my happy coat. It’s amazing how much difference a few buttons can make. Do you have a piece of clothing that could use an update? Consider changing the buttons.

May your week ahead be filled with sunshine.


Rae Bates is an Independent Consultant with the Pampered Chef. You can see her Facebook Page by clicking HERE. Her column appears each Sunday in Peru Indiana Today.