Buttons, Ribbon and Theatre

Treasure Chest Full of Buttons
Calling all sewers, crafters and hobbyists! I was working on a snowflake craft with my children and needed a variety of white buttons to make Christmas gifts for grandparents, and I came across this fabulous store. There are many shops selling sewing and decorating supplies on St-Hubert, but none quite like Rubans Boutons.The owner collects antique buttons and has some of the most beautiful collections I have ever seen. He even has a wooden chest full of odd buttons that you can scoop into bags for $1, $2 and $4. This is exactly what I was looking for. I was even lucky to scoop some beautiful retro buttons from the 50s.

Effet V's Stage
As I wandered further to the back of the store I realized that there was a stage. Rubans Boutons' owner, Richard Letendre, informed me that he and his partner have their own theatre company, Effet V, and they just finished their latest show in October. They will be starting a new stage production in the spring. And of course, I'll be sure to drop by.

If you`re a sewer, crafter or just curious, this store is a must-see, and don`t be fooled by the modest store front, as is often the case on St-Hubert. There is an entire wall of silk ribbons, which of course must compete with the opposite wall that has possibly the most beautiful buttons you will ever lay eyes on.

Drop in if only to have a chat with the friendly actor/button store owner Richard Letendre.

Rubans boutons
7363 St-Hubert
Mtl (Qc)
Canada H2R 2N4
514 847-3535 

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