Wednesday, June 24, 2009
Button Button, Who's Got the Button?
I finally made it to a little shop that I've wanted to visit for the past couple of years: the Button Emporium & Ribbonry, located at 1016 S.W. Taylor in downtown Portland. It is filled with every type and kind of button, ribbon, and fancy trim you can imagine (and so much you can't even imagine). The notion wonderland is owned by Marvis and Keith Lutz, both friendly and chatty (and very helpful). I wanted to buy a little bit of everything, a snippet of every ribbon and trim, but I held back. What I did realize is that the next time I'm working on an altered book or a visual journal and I need that special finishing touch - a cloth rose, a bit of fanciful ribbon, or a button on a particular theme, this is the store I'm heading to. Stroll with me: