Getting sidetracked in the Steinbach MCC Thrift Store is absolutely essential to finding treasure. If you go to the store looking for something in particular, you may find yourself frequently disappointed. However, if you let yourself investigate the small items in the corner that catch your eye, you are more than likely to walk away with treasure you did not even know you needed, let alone existed.
Take, for example, this lovely bag of buttons. While hunting for a nice necklace (which I found) I happened to notice that they had put out a few bags of buttons. At 50 cents a little bag, who could resist? I did hesitate for a minute, asking myself what I would use them for… but I reassured myself that I could google “art projects for brass buttons” and no doubt come up with many answers to that problem.