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 !