Tuesday, August 21, 2007

Buttoned-up Tuesday

A chilly, rainy day here in New York City made brighter by meeting knitting buddy S. at Alice's Tea Cup



for coffee (yes, coffee) and scones.

Then a short walk in the rain to Tender Buttons. We kept walking and walking around this teeny tiny store that sells nothing but. . . uh. . . buttons. Floor to ceiling are little boxes of buttons. Buttons made of ivory, plastic, brass, leather, crystal, fabric, Bakelite. . . you get the idea. New buttons, vintage and antique buttons. Everyday shirt buttons and buttons that are one-of-a kind. This came home with me today:


Italian -- from the '60's.

A small sampling of my button stash:



Button stashes are so much easier to manage than yarn stashes!

2 comments:

StringPlay said...

Mary, what wonderful buttons! I know it must have been so hard to choose.

charli said...

Thanks for telling us about the tea place and the button place. I live not to far from either and I had no idea about them!

I can't wait to go!

Thanks again!

charli
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