Tuesday, April 7, 2009


if you're in the vancouver area and in need of some vintage buttons, have i got the store for you.

button button just reopened! their new gastown location is a cute little place, tucked up on the second floor of a heritage building at 318 homer street.

first of all, i could barely get over my excitement when i first stepped in the door; they have pound bags of fun buttons for $4! and there's every kind of vintage button you could ask for - wood, glass, abelone, plastic and bakelite, rhinestone and more - displayed in adorable yellow drawers, shelves and tables. they even have organized-by-colour drawers of orphan buttons for just ten cents each. where on earth can you get anything for ten cents nowadays?

i don't collect buttons - i buy them to use in projects like coffee cozies, barrettes and plushies, but i can definitely see how one can get started down the road to amassing a huge collection...


bonnie said...

love that store front...whoever thought you could have a store dedicated to buttons.I used to save buttons when I taught Kindergarten but gave them all away...who knew@;)

love the way you use buttons, so crafty!

Milkybeer said...

I so need to go there.

Anonymous said...

wow...I remember the original location... I'll have to check out the new location this weekend. The buys look too good to be true!


cabin + cub said...

i didn't know they moved!
love your plushies!... so cute!


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