All I have for you in the photography department today are crappy pictures from my cell phone, but I saw something yesterday that I knew you'd enjoy. I had an appointment downtown, and I swear it's been at least a year since I've been downtown. It's been even longer since I've been in this particular downtown building, known as the Jeffrey Building on SW Taylor Street. I'd forgotten that on the ground floor of the Jeffrey Building is the Button Emporium & Ribbonry. Here's a picture of their storefront:
When one is waiting for an appointment in this building, the Button Emporium is an enchanting place to kill some time...and if buttons aren't your thing, the Central Branch of the Multnomah County Library is just across SW Taylor Street to the north. It's a fabulous historical building, upgraded around ten years ago.
But to get back to the buttons...oh my goodness...one could spend hours in here looking at buttons and ribbons. You wouldn't think such a specialty store could stay in business for long, but the Button Emporium first opened its doors in March of 1997. There are buttons for everything there...big buttons...these were perhaps as big as a silver dollar:
On the far wall were buttons in every color of the rainbow...so expansive that it was impossible to capture it all in one image.
To the right of the rainbow wall were specialty buttons galore.
And let's not forget the ribbon. There were hundreds and hundreds of rolls of ribbon.
Of course, I looked for some cat buttons, although I didn't purchase any.
And then...just to be nice...I found these for the doglovers among you.
If you're tired of carrying around that heavy wallet, allow me to show you something in a very expensive button.
I don't very often take pictures off my cell phone, but when I do I find lots of little surprises...mainly, my cats in varying stages of adorableness.
And there are always lots of memes I've saved from Facebook to text to my pig-loving friend Sue.
And with that I'm off...it takes all day to get in 10,000 steps, but I'm determined.