Last weekend we took a little jaunt up to Seattle - neither of us had been in years so we thought we should take a little trip and discover a few finds. We started in the Ballard neighborhood - a historic district. We found our way into this beautiful and curious shop - Souvenir by artist Curtis Steiner. There is no sign but you will probably recognize it by the intriguing antiques in the windows. The shop is a delightful experience - giving you a sense of discovery as you walk through. Curtis showcases some wonderful antiques as well as his gorgeous, intricately-detailed jewelry. His work features antique glass beads and found objects. The large case of what looks like an apothecary's chest of drawers up front are a wonder - each drawer holds some vintage charm - spools of thread, small vials, or a jewel encrusted mirror. One entire wall features vintage buttons all displayed on crisp white cards with Curtis's calligraphic flourishes. We tried not to disturb sweet Mortimer, the Chihuahua, perched on a shearling blanket at the counter - having a little reverie no less. What a gem of a shop - Curtis has a keen eye for the delicate, beautiful, and ephemeral.