Barbara Pearson spent 40 years working at the Nebraska State Department of Health and Human Services.
Five years ago, this Lincoln woman was just getting ready to retire when a unique work of art in a thrift store caught her eye.
Barbara says, "Since I retired basically, I've been working with all kinds of buttons, both modern buttons and vintage buttons. I really honestly like the vintage buttons better."
Barbara never ending quest for new old buttons and vases has led her to many a thrift store, "My favorite part is putting vintage buttons into a bouquet so that you can remember the person who used to wear that button or use that button."
Instead of being locked away in a closet somewhere, "They're out where people can see them."
Barbara has given away many button bouquets over the past 5 years, "I've donated to my church for the auction hundreds and hundreds of bouquets."
If you'd like to own one of Barbara's beautiful button bouquets -- go to her facebook page... https://www.facebook.com/barbara.pearson.5055