Monday, July 12, 2010
My Parisian buttons
My first and in many ways most memorable purchase in the Paris fabric district was from Dam Boutons. I had read the reviews about this place on http://patternreview.com and knew I wanted to stop there. My plan was to buy only (or at least mainly) small sewing notions that I could bring back easily, so buttons (which I love anyhow) were an obvious choice. The plan changed when I set foot in Liberty of London, but I'll get to that in a later post. :)
Dam Boutons is a small store, but then so are buttons ... most of them, anyhow. There were a few staggeringly larges ones: I can't imagine what you'd sew them on. Photography was not allowed in the store, so you'll have to use your imagination!
In the end, I chose five different styles of button, and bought six of each. The store's proprietor packaged them nicely in a tiny paper sack that was stapled shut. I kind of hated to open it, and I did wait until I had returned home, so that I could "rediscover" my buttons (and not lose them all over my luggage while in transit). If you've seen these same buttons at your local Jo Ann's, please do not tell me about it!
Finally, I leave you with ... button porn!
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