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!