Back in December I took a weekend road trip (road + ferry) to Anacortes, WA. There I saw a friend act (as an impish Wood Nymph) in a clever and humorous rendition of The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe at Anacortes Community Theater. A delightfully small and intimate theater, I recommend you visit if in the area.
Enroute, while stopping in Coupeville for breakfast, I stumbled upon Whidbey Isle Yarns which relocated from Oak Harbor without my knowing it. I’m embarrassed to say I forgot the sweet shop owner’s name (?Deena?) and lost her card to look it up.
I look forward to returning to her shop. I venture across the Straight to Whidbey Island for hiking excursions often. A decent selection of mostly US produced yarns fill a warm and friendly space.
She specializes in buttons. Oh the buttons! The shop’s website touts having 500,000+ vintage buttons from the Civil War era to the 1970’s. Theres an entire table covered in glowing, sparkling beauty.
Have a gander:
An entire table is covered in buttons.
I’ve never been smitten with buttons until now.