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Sunday, 31 October 2010

Button Bargains On Ebay

I've listed over forty lots of buttons on my newest satellite shop, LoveButtonsHQ at Ebay - most starting at just 99p - some even lower. Grab yourself a bargain. Postage is just 66p for any item, and free for any subsequent items paid for on the same invoice.





Auctions end on Sunday 7 November at around 7 pm and 9 pm and on Tuesday 9 November in the evening. You can also find 100s of buttons in the following shops:-
Love Buttons HQ. Love Buttons On Etsy. Love Buttons On Folksy. Love Buttons On MISI.

Sunday, 24 October 2010

Wooden Buttons On Love Buttons HQ

Morning all! I imported some wooden buttons from India - a complicated process with money transfers through 3 banks - 35 emails and a wait of 8 weeks - but here they are and I'm really pleased with them.
The buttons pictured above, together with coconut buttons and painted wood buttons are priced at £0.45 - £1.40 each and can be found on Love Buttons HQ.

These would make perfect bag closures, or decorative accents for quilts, wall hangings or chunky knitwear.

Monday, 18 October 2010

Vintage Giveaway!

To celebrate 1000 unique visitors to the Vintage and Modern Unite blog i am giving away a selection of vintage items.
The lot consists of 2 wooden cotton reels in shades of orange, 2 Rhinestone buttons,1 cream coloured deco buckle,1 celluloid button and several  colourful shiny plastic buttons.
All you have to do is tell me why you would like these items. The winner will be announced at the beginning of November.

Come to http://www.specialistauctions.com/ you never know what you will discover!

Sunday, 17 October 2010

Buttons In Autumn Colours

Why not go with the seasons and add some autumn colour to your art and craft creations?

This bumper pack of buttons in beautiful oranges, reds and reddish browns should provide plenty of inspiration! It contains over 140 vintage and newer buttons to choose from and costs £11.00 from Love Buttons on MISI.

This card contains eleven stylish, shell-like vintage buttons in a warm caramel colour. They are available from Love Buttons on Etsy and cost $5.85.

Need some Halloween colours for last minute card making? This bag of 40 tiny and micro stars in white, yellow, black and orange may be just what you are looking for.
They cost £3.40 from Love Buttons HQ. Also available on Folksy, MISI and Etsy.

Keep warm and have fun!

Sunday, 10 October 2010

Homemade Halloween Decor

Homemade Halloween Decor

Shopdrop Shop has unique, homemade decor for Halloween.  Spooky and adorable wooden and fabric projects that can be purchased finished or buy the templates to make your own!  Wooden projects require a jig saw, plywood, some paint and your imagination!  Fabric projects are created using a simple whip stitching technique done by hand.  

Projects include a spooky pumpkin cat, witch's hat, witch's cauldron, ghosts, pumpkins, "no scarecrows allowed" crow sign, bat and more!



Vintage Buttons Just Listed

Hi folks! Hope you are all enjoying the gorgeous autumnal weather and beautiful browns, oranges and reds of the tree foliage.

This first set of four vintage plastic buttons echoes those autumn colours. They are toffee brown, glossy and have an almost sculptural design. Finish off a chunky knit in style at just £2.25 for a set of four buttons.

This next set are large and striking. They have a slightly domed central red piece set into the black surround.
These would make wonderful bag closures on a handmade fabric piece. They cost £4.00 for three buttons.

Finally, these three unusual vintage metal buttons are pressed and hollow on the reverse. They feature a classical female profile against a textured background. An attractive addition to a button collection! These cost £6.00 for a set of three.

Cheery bye!
Posted by Julia of Love Buttons HQ. Love Buttons on Etsy. Love Buttons on Folksy. Love Buttons on MISI.

Friday, 8 October 2010

Party Season is Approaching

(I'm not going to mention the C word just yet), but it's time to think about party frocks.
1930s Black Taffeta with Caped Shoulders

1940s Dark Green Satin gown

Short Blue Satin Stiffened Cocktail Dress

1970s Kingfisher Green Dress with Silver Embroidery

Thursday, 7 October 2010

Homemade Halloween Sculpted Candles!

Shopdrop Shop has a variety of spooky Halloween shaped candles. Give any table or niche an eerie glow on Halloween eve with these haunting sculpted candles.  Shapes include standing witch, coffin, haunted tree, witch's cauldron and the grim reaper!  Fall pine cone and acorn shaped also available.



Tuesday, 5 October 2010

Egg Carton Ghosts in a Graveyard & Hanging Bat Halloween Craft Kits for Kids!

Creating crafts with the kids is not only fun but studies show that introducing arts and crafts to kids can also have a number of benefits such as increasing self-esteem, encouraging self expression and creativity, improving fine motor skills and eye-hand coordination as well as give kids a sense of accomplishment.

Shopdrop Shop's craft kits encourage creativity while having fun!  This month's featured craft kits are egg carton ghosts in a graveyard and hanging canvas bats!

Create a spooky graveyard out of an egg carton!  Ghosts in a graveyard includes one new, unprinted egg carton, paint, paint brush, craft stick, stuffing, printed ghost sign and instructions.  

Create a hanging bat out of a canvas treat bag and hang him outside to greet your Halloween guests!  Hanging Bat kit includes one 6" canvas treat bag, foam felt, watercolor, stuffing, wing template, google eyes and instructions.

Happy crafting!   

Sunday, 3 October 2010

Vintage Metal Buttons

Hello everyone!

This week I have three lots of vintage metal buttons to show you. The first is a silver tone, two-piece construction metal button featuring a raised beetle. The raised areas have been highlighted with a dark lacquer or paint. This button costs £2.50 from Love Buttons HQ, or a similar one costs $3.95 from Etsy.

Next are a set of five Bank of England buttons, featuring the figure of Britannia with a tiny bee hive in the background. The buttons are backmarked with the maker's details:- "J Morgan & Co" "5 Albemarle St W". This set of five buttons costs £10.00 from Love Buttons HQ.

Finally, a set of four gorgeous limpet shell-shaped buttons in a gold tone metal with a wash of white lacquer or paint. They have a textured finish and long metal shanks on the reverse. This set of three large and one smaller button costs £5.50 from Love Buttons HQ.

Whether you are looking for buttons for sewing, knitting, crafting or collecting, why not have a browse at  Love Buttons HQ? Stocks of new, vintage and second-hand buttons are also available in satellite shops on Etsy, Folksy and MISI.