Wednesday, September 5, 2007

Button Boutique

The BEST shop in Kettering is closing down.
It's been selling buttons, ric-rac and fabric for nearly 50 years and hasn't changed a dot in all that time.
Button Boutique, what am I to do without you??
I'll have to remember my camera next time I go...

I popped in today just to top up on a few bits



Then, popped around the corner to Burton's, another really old fashioned shop, and found these little pretties!



I don't think the shop lady quite "got" my excitment. There was a whole box of them on sale, left over from last Christmas. Apparently they didn't sell very well due to the rather peachy tone of their breasts, not red enough for the festive cakes of Christmas 2006. I kept telling the shop lady that they were charming in their own little, special way. But she just looked at me, like I was mad, and then continued to criticise them. I only rescued three, I may go back and collect the rest. The self esteem issues with the three little ones above are heart breaking. Horrid lady. Just look at their gorgeous little faces, how could anyone say anything derogatory?

So, inbetween painting 'Flutterbugs' and spells of incredible fatigue, look who came a visitin'!



Please allow me to introduce you to Balancing Beatrice of Bordeaux.
She is staying with me here in Northamptonshire for a few days as, being famous for it's cobblers, she could think of no place better to come for some new satin slippers.
I shall put her on the bus into town tomorrow.




I'll leave you with some pictures of the butterfly tree in my garden....




7 comments:

Vintage to Victorian said...

What WILL you do without that shop? Do they have any lace? I need loads for a customer!

Thanks for popping in. I still haven't sorted my 'versary' prezzie. Hopefully I'll get myself organised tomorrow!

Love the mice, and as you say, no better place to get new slippers than Northants!!

Sue

melissa said...

Your dancing mouse is adorable. I'd love to see more. My daughter loves anything in a tutu.

lynne said...

Darling, darling!! I love your little corner of the world!

lynne said...

Darling, darling!! I love your little corner of the world!

Fernanda Amorim said...

Congratulations for the baby!!!!

tlc illustration said...

Lovely butterflies, darling mouse, sweet birdies (you are very soft-hearted).

I hate it when old, favorite shops go out of business...

Penguin & Fish said...

Your mice are gorgeous. So So cute!