Saturday, January 05, 2008

On the button

Apart from seeing The Special Beat, the only other thing I needed to do in Sydney during my whirlwind trip was visit All Buttons Great and Small on King Street Newtown and buy the perfect buttons for Princess B's stole.

Alas I made an erroneous assumption on Thursday that a) they were open til 5:30pm and b) probably later as it's late night in Sydney on Thursday. I arrived at 5:04 to discover a darkened shop. Argh!So I tried again Friday morning and spent a happy hour looking through the many many shelves of buttons.

I narrowed down the choice of buttons for Princess B's stole to 4 and was happy to find that my favourites were also the cheapest options (under $3 each as opposed to $17 each for some of the other options I pulled out.)

Yes, there were some breathtaking buttons to be bought. But there were also some breathtaking prices (one button I was admiring cost $32. For one button. Eek!)

There were also some very cozy Babushkas:and a selection of very big buttons.I would have been tempted to buy one but luckily they didn't have any wood dark enough to entice me. Phew!


Anonymous said...

Blogger ate my comment grrrr. I heart buttons but $32? Was it made of gold?

Janet McKinney said...

A whole store of buttons! I can see you with a button collection now - black ones, white ones, silver ones and wooden ones. probably big ones too.
Janet McK

Taphophile said...

Love those big buttons!

The Shopping Sherpa said...

You leave my button collection alone, Janet! ;-)

Janet McKinney said...

Hmmm talking of button collection - you got me looking through my little collection - of some vintage, and possible antique buttons - to see if I may consider contributing to your button collection.

I looked, and looked, and sorted through some wonderful little buttons - and decided you can't have any - you wouldn't want the ones I was prepared to give, and i am not prepared to give the ones you may want!!

Hehehe - I do have a selfish bone.. but then again, they were inherited from Bob's Mum - so they are special - probably from her grandmother I suspect.

Janet McK

Freshly Found said...

What an intriguing shop! Very inspiring. If I ever get to Sydney again - I will have to add it to my places to visit list!