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Monday, 31 May 2010

buttons on etsy

set of three beautiful hand painted glass buttons
each button features a trio of yellow butterflies

i have carded these up on a handmade button card
they'd make a lovely gift for a button addict!

available in my etsy shop here

Sunday, 30 May 2010

Vintage Buttons on Folksy

Another button fix for vintage button lovers everywhere! The featured buttons below and many others are available at Love Buttons on Folksy and can be sent worldwide.

First up is a set of three vintage Czechoslovakian glass buttons made from transparent glass with a coloured design at the base, and gold parti-lacquer on the moulded surface. They would make a nice addition to a glass button collection! They cost £3.25 for a set of three buttons.

The next lot are a set of mixed buttons in shades of brown and green. They are a mix of vintage and newer buttons, plastic and metal. They make a simple and attractive closure for a handmade bag or purse. This collection costs £3.50 for sixteen buttons.

This adorable set of vintage wooden buttons have a sort of 'toadstool' shape when seen in profile. The fronts show a pointed dome shape with six carved notches looking like petals. They cost £3.75 for a set of seven buttons.

Enjoy the rest of the bank holiday weekend ... and please drop by Love Buttons HQ if you have a spare minute or two ;oD

Wednesday, 26 May 2010

Couturiers and Designer Patterns at Wickedlady Collectables

A small selection of the dress patterns available at Wickedlady collectables

Lagerfeld, Simonetta and Hartnell as well as many others from the 1930s - 1990s.

Sunday, 23 May 2010

Love Buttons On Etsy

Three vintage beauties available from Love Buttons on Etsy!

The first is a set of thirteen diminutive Mother-of-Pearl shell buttons. These tiny, triangular buttons have two sew through holes and have been dyed green. They cost $4.20 for the set.

This pair of pierced and painted metal embellishments were found in a sewing box, but I'm not entirely sure what they were originally used for! They can be sewn to a garment or other project using the central hole and surrounding pierced areas in a sort of 'star burst' effect. They are made from white metal with colourful painted decoration. They cost $7.00 for the pair.

Finally, six vintage ball-shaped rose beads in a coppery coloured metal, with two threading holes. The rose motif appears on both the back and front of the bead. Very nice focal point beads for a necklace, bracelet or earrings. They cost $4.95 for six.

Don't forget to drop by and say 'Hello' on my Love Buttons HQ website, where there are hundreds of other buttons waiting to be discovered :D Happy crafting, folks!

Sunday, 16 May 2010

Vintage Buttons - New In!

Hi all! Three types of vintage buttons newly listed at Love Buttons HQ today:-

First up are these unusual white or milk glass vintage buttons, decorated with girl's face. The features are picked out in gold lacquer, with green eyes, red lips and hair. [The above set are now sold - similar available from Etsy at $4.50 for a set of 3.]

Here is a set of chunky vintage plastic buttons - shaped rather like pyramids with the tops cut off! The colour is a greeny-turquoise - lovely! They cost £6 for a set of 6.

I was lucky enough to find a limited supply of these beautiful iridescent abalone shell buttons. They date from the 1980s and are unused, ex-Laura Ashley stock. They are priced at £0.30 each.

Happy sewing, crafting and collecting V&Msters! :D

Friday, 14 May 2010

10% off soap when you mention V & M

Heavenscent is offering 10% off her lovely handmade soaps if you mention V and M when you purchase  any of her lovely soaps.
Heavenscent only uses natural, organic ingredients No Preservatives or unwanted chemicals of any kind!
She uses organic essential oils in her products, her luxury, creamy soaps  dont dry out the skin.
Products can be made to order so they are fresh, all skin types are catered for.
If you would like to take advantage of Heavenscent's 10% offer dont forget to mention V and M.

Link to her store:-                 Heavenscent Soaps and Candles

Wednesday, 12 May 2010

1940's Stylish Attire

These fabulous drawings are from a 1940's Butterick magazine from my collection:-

 Would you like to create your very own 1940's garment? Then come to specialistauctions to purchase these:-

Do you want buttons to match?
Well look no further than http://www.specialistauctions.com/

Do you have any 1940's sewing/knitting patterns, buttons to sell?

Then why not list them at http://www.specialistauctions.com/ there are lots of buyers waiting to buy them.

Sunday, 9 May 2010

Ceramic Buttons - Vintage and Modern!

Some more lovely buttons from Love Buttons!

First there is a set of three vintage ceramic buttons, in the style of Ruskin. They make a beautiful focal point button for a craft project, such as a hand knitted bag. Find them in my MISI shop, priced at £9 for three.

This set of three modern ceramic buttons is made by a studio potter, and features a chunky, textured design, with a divine 'Cambridge blue' glaze. They cost £3 from my MISI shop.

And finally, a mod set of five ceramic flower buttons in pastel shades - so pretty added to special handmade cards! These are available for just £2.25 for the set, again from MISI.

Happy crafting, folks!

Tuesday, 4 May 2010

May the 4th be with you! Happy Star Wars Day!


Check out the Star Wars related items at www.specialistauctions.com....
For some out of this world items!

Star Wars Imperial Shuttle Metal Model by Atlas 17.00 €

Star Wars Imperial Shuttle. Issued by Atlas and apparently the first "Official" Collection. Material not specified but heavy. Highly detailed, Span 68mm Height 70mm Depth 50mm all approx. As new mounted on stand in acrylic display case inside sealed plastic blister.

Star Wars: Rebel Assault Special Edition -NEW CD in SLV $6.50

Vintage Star Wars Ice Beast Wampa Figure $15.99

Star Wars-The Clone Wars-Series 1-Complete - DVD - NEW £36.95

Abkhazia 2003 Europa (Movie Posters) - Star Wars perf souvenir sheet unmounted mint £2.95

(( Heavy breathing can now commence! ))

Sunday, 2 May 2010

Flower Buttons

Flowers are blooming at Love Buttons HQ this week!

The new range includes cute little flower-shaped buttons in a range of colours, available individually, starting at 20p per button. Look under New Buttons in the small and medium sizes.

These stunning flower print buttons are available in a pack of three - one of each design for £2.30.

Finally, a set of three 'realistic' blooms in beautiful orange, purple and pink colours, priced at £2.50.

These and many other buttons - vintage, reused and new - are available at Love Buttons HQ.