Sunday, June 20, 2010

Buttons : "De Knopenwinkel"



Because I will be in hospital next week for another OP, I blog already about a fantastic button shop I visited in Amsterdam (in stead of my Button Wednesday Post). Pieter and I hired bikes in the hotel and biked along the canals in Amsterdam like real tourists. Then I saw this incredible large button hanging above a door and read something about "knopen" (dutch for buttons). So we stopped, and I had to look in.

I saw beautiful lamp shades totally encovered with mother of pearl buttons. I met Thea, the owner of "De Knopenwinkel" (translated: The Button Shop) who made the lamp shades, and it clicked instantly. I showed her my card and told her about the market the day after, and she was excited and promised to visit me at the market. I loved it when I saw her coming on the market and she loved my button creations. This will be the beginning of a very nice contact; I will make some stunning mother of pearl creations for her shop !

9 comments:

ingermaaike said...

Life has such wonderful moments! Meeting like that, and finding like minded people.

florigamigirl said...

such a heart warming story, and a gorgeous shop! I can't wait to see what you create for her!

Babongo Handmade said...

That is so cool! Don't you just love moments like these?

ArtMind said...

Oh man, it sounds like you were in the right place at the right time!
Supers! Get well soon, Ella!

Star of the East said...

Big hugs and healing vibes!
That shop is P8's heaven :) So nice that you will be working with her!

Martice said...

how cool!! :)

Groovy Pumpkin said...

Great story - there's no such thing as a coincidence!!

Jane xx

PS, Hope it goes well this week :D

Kellie Christie said...

WOW I would have had a field day in there! Good for you, it will be great to have a store like that selling your creations.

Annemiek - TwoTreesBelgium said...

That's so great, congrats! You creations couldn't have found a better place to be displayed in.
Get well soon!