Saturday, February 4, 2012

Boutique Boutons Théâtre or why I love Montréal

The most delicious thing about living in a big city is discovering the small creative treasures it holds. My daughter discovered this one and brought me there on this slushy sunny February day. St-Hubert Street in Montreal is one place you will find fabric and trim. I did not expect to find an absurdist theater/button boutique!

Button store by day, Ionesco theater by night. Buttons and ribbons are organized along the walls by colour. Not only beautiful but handy.

There are art treasures everywhere, a case of painted eggs with creepy creatures crawling out, a painted ceiling, and not to be missed, the owner, M. Letendre's private collection of buttons under glass. In the back of the store is a small stage.
When they are in production, black curtains are pulled across the ribbons and buttons, displays are wheeled to the side, chairs are set up and Voilà! théâtre. If you are in Montreal, love colour, serendipity and/or Ionesco, you must visit:
7363, rue St-Hubert, Montréal
You too can sink your hand into the treasure chest.

If you can not visit the boutique you can visit their blog:


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