Tuesday, 3 February 2015

Duttons and Dogs

Duttons for Buttons in Harrogate and their display window homage to the bicycle and the Tour which was about to race into the town. Kate Davies Designs calls the Dutton shops the spiritual home of the button on her blog here and the place to find that elusive button to make up a set here.  This family business have three haberdashery shops within a small area of Yorkshire, some of their stock can be browsed on-line here but as they have more than 12,000 designs in stock it is the tip of the iceberg.  Watched Pirates of the Caribbean? I'll pay more attention to the buttons rather than Johnny Depp next time as I read on their site that Duttons were the people who supplied the buttons for the costumes.

The companion cat was a popular choice for last week's ABC Wednesday contributors so of course we can't leave out the companion for this week's letter and
this 'cute as a button' little dog being taken for a walk along the Millom Embankment with the Lakeland fells in the distance.

An entry to ABC Wednesday, a journey through the alphabet, this week sojourning at D here

12 comments:

Gerald (SK14) said...

never knew there was so much to know about buttons

Norma Ruttan said...

wow, who'd a thunk there is so much to the lowly buttons?

Jane Hards Photography said...

You had me at Tour De France, and Johnny Depp was a bonus. Blogging, still the way way to find out quirky facts. Buttons, I see in a new light.

Jane Hards Photography said...

You had me at Tour De France, and Johnny Depp was a bonus. Blogging, still the way way to find out quirky facts. Buttons, I see in a new light.

Jane Hards Photography said...

You had me at Tour De France, and Johnny Depp was a bonus. Blogging, still the way way to find out quirky facts. Buttons, I see in a new light.

Lea said...

Amazing button shop!
I have a cute-as-a-button dog, and so we named her Button!

happywonderer.com said...

Fun choices for the letter D!

Roger Owen Green said...

love the idea of a button shop!

ROG, ABCW

Su-sieee! Mac said...

Oooh, I would love to visit Duttons as I'm one of those people who go crazy for buttons.
The View from the Top of the Ladder

Su-sieee! Mac said...

Oooh, I would love to visit Duttons as I'm one of those people who go crazy for buttons.
The View from the Top of the Ladder

Snapperoni :: Photography said...

What a very charming haberdashery with a neat name! :D

Marie said...

What a wonderful post about Duttons! You never think about the need for something so tiny to have perfect detail in movie costumes! What a fortunate company to get that contract! I went over to look at the blog. I love buttons. How fun!