Rae Bates

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.

Happy Coat

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.

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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.