BROOKLIN, Maine – When Lindsay Goodale was a kid, she would run her arms via her grandmother’s button selection and be washed about with speculate. In all those tiny and frequently missed factors of garments was a operate of artwork and piece of heritage wrapped into one particular.

“There is something about finding up bunches of buttons,” she stated. “It’s like choosing up gold cash.”

When Goodale, the self-proclaimed “Brooklin button lady,” can rhapsodize about all diverse types of buttons, there is one sort that she’s specially drawn to: mother-of-pearl.