Monday, October 26, 2009

More buttons




Just like how squirrels store up on nuts and acorns for a cold winter day, I stock up on buttons. Not sure when I will actually get around to using them but I love looking at their colours and shapes.

Especially when my favourite market vendor "Uncle" starts selling them at a fantastic price and giving me more on top of what I am buying. These old Japanese buttons remind me of those colourful Vicks cough drops in different flavours. Strangely, I don't see these cough drops anymore and wonder if they are still in production. My favourite buttons among these are the ones in shades of blue and green and in between.

5 comments:

Phoebe said...

Hi, i stumbled upon your blog and i am inspired by so many nifty things :) May i ask where you get those beautiful buttons from?


phoebeparry@yahoo.com

Smell the coffee said...

Hi Phoebe

During weekends after my morning jog at Bishan Park, I would cross the road to visit the market near Blk 232 Ang Mo Kio for breakfast.
There is this elderly gentleman who
has a stall near this market but his goods vary all the time depending on his supplies. He got those buttons from a shop that was closing down. I have not seen him for over 3 weeks and he may have gone on a holiday. What I say makes sense only if you are from Singapore :)

Phoebe said...

Hi Serene,

Thank you for your reply. Yes i am in Singapore :) I love crafting, sewing etc. Do you only get to see him on weekends or does he operate during weekdays ( before the 3 week absence?)

Thank you once again :)

Smell the coffee said...

Hi Phoebe,

I love handmade things as well though I am not great at craftwork. This market uncle comes only during weekends. Hope he has not given up his stall. If I do see him again, I will ask him if he still has his stash of buttons. Will email you to let you know :)

Phoebe said...

Thank you, Serene :) I appreciate that :)