If you are a button lover, and you live in the UK, you are probably already aware of Duttons for Buttons. If you are a button-lover planning a trip to the UK, you must plan to search them out. They have three locations: Harrogate, York, and Ilkley.
Mr ChaCha and I happened upon the shop in York. Actually, he walked
straight on by with his camera in hand, but I stopped dead in my
tracks. Then I stepped inside and knew I would have to come back the next day to spend some serious time exploring their inventory.
Imagine a wall full of button bins stocked with every kind of button imaginable. Whether you are looking for glass buttons, metal ones, plastic, bone, rhinestone, pearl, mother of pearl, shell, leather or whatever--you are bound to find something of interest here.
My shopping spree yielded me 55 pounds worth.
(£s not lbs)
Here are some of the new additions to my stash:
The intention is for these pretty glass buttons to become part of button-and-loop closures on some bead-knotted or bead-crocheted necklaces.
Here are some from the more glitzy group:
I am looking forward to using them all!
This is only part of the haul that I carried home. Deciding which buttons to choose from all of Duttons's offerings took me a while, but it was a lot of fun. Check out their wall of buttons here.
If anyone out there has another good source for buttons, it would be great if you would share with us all in the comments.