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Wednesday, 30 June 2010

1930's Bathing Beauties

At the weekend i visited The Town Museum in Leyland near  Preston, Lancashire, UK.
The display cabinet below caught my eye, the 1930's bathing hat designs are just so stylish!
I then found these faboulous 1930's cigarette cards of  bathing beauties at:- http://www.specialistauctions.com/
A full set of forty cards by Murray & Sons 1939, in good condition and depicting Bathing Belles, snap them up for only £10!

Sunday, 27 June 2010

Vintage Glass Buttons

Hello Everyone!
This week I have some vintage glass buttons to show you from my Love Buttons HQ shop.

The first set of four are made from white (sometimes known as 'milk' glass), decorated with pretty flowers and a gold lustre, scalloped border. [This set now sold] A similar set is available through my Folksy Shop. They cost £4 for a set of 4.

Next are three gorgeous, faceted peach glass buttons. They are transparent, and the light catches the facets beautifully. They cost £3 for a set of 3.

The third set are made from an opaque green glass with a lattice or chain pattern picked out in silver lustre. These cost £3 for a set of 3.

Great for adding a unique touch to handmade items, such as bags, cushions/pillows, jewellery, art quilts; or to add to your button collection!

Enjoy what's left of the weekend, folks! Best Wishes - Julia - Love Buttons HQ

Wednesday, 23 June 2010

Summer Giveaway

Offer from 23/6/2010 - 4/7/2010.

Knitting patterns buy 1 get 1 free, (cheapest free) does not include knitting magazines or booklets.

Sewing patterns buy 1 get 1 free, (cheapest free) does not include sewing booklets or magazines.

Buttons buy 2 get 1 free (cheapest free)

Remember this offer is for 12 days only so go on grab yourself a few bargins.
 Offer only at purplesteviebuttons  and purplestevie

Sunday, 20 June 2010

Vintage Flower Buttons

Hello Chums! Hope you are all enjoying the gorgeous summer weather :)

Today I have three sets of buttons, all with a flower theme. These and many other types and styles of buttons can be found at Love Buttons HQ.

First up is a pair of lovely metal buttons in the Art Nouveau style. They feature a girl's or fairy's face, surrounded by petals like a pansy. [Sorry, this set are now sold.]

Next is a mixed collection of vintage plastic buttons with floral decoration. The duck egg green ones with wavy borders are particularly pleasing. [Sorry this set are now sold.]

Finally, a set of six hand painted vintage buttons. The base is a satiny-blue plastic and the flowers are painted in pink and blue with yellow highlights and green foliage - simple, but very pretty. This set of six small buttons costs £4.75.

Please feel free to drop by and browse at Love Buttons HQ.

Lovely Hand made appliques

Lot of 8 lovely floral appliques, hand made using glass beads, sequins and pearls. the appliques are fixed to a fabric backing. The appliques come in 3 different designs and 5 different colours - blue, green, pink, white and purple.

One of the packets has a label " Hand made appliques" They measure 4" (10cm) high and others are 3.1/2" (8cm) high. These lovely haberdashery items are unused and have been in storage for a long time.

Snap them up now for just £4

Postage and packing costs:-

United Kingdom = £1.00 Second class post.

Europe = £1.70 Small packet Airmail.

Rest of World = £2.90 Small packet Airmail.

I will combine postage for multiple purchases when possible.

Payment by Paypal (GB Pounds).

Personal Cheque.

International Money Order (In GB Pounds only).

Postal Order.

Collect in person if you wish.

Please email me if you would like more details or clearer larger pictures.

Thursday, 17 June 2010

Vintage novelty 1950's fabric

I just had to show everyone this lovely 50's vintage cotton fabric;-

Perfect for PJ's or a Toasty Robe, Home Decor.
4 yards plus 9 inches X 42 WIDE.
click here to view and buy

Monday, 14 June 2010

little shop update

vintage rug making tools

vintage mother-of-pearl buttons
random mix of fifty

cute cardboard cotton bobbins
three bobbins for $3.oo

all available in my Etsy shop

Monday, 7 June 2010

shabby chic sunburst buttons

Here we have a really gorgeous set of four shabby chic vintage pearly coated glass buttons.
These beauties are straight from the button box uncleaned with a patina of age
the pearly coating is flaking off in places adding to their shabby chicness in my opinion
if you wanted you could easily remove the remaining paint.
i think these shank back buttons would look gorgeous in jewellery
fantastic as a finishing touch to a antique lace cuff
great on altered art
so many ways to use these buttons, but i wouldn't recommend using them on a washable garment.
the buttons measure approx. 0.75" and come presented to you on a sturdy handmade button card measuring approx. 5" x 2.5" embellished with a vintage fabric button.

available now in my Etsy shop


Sunday, 6 June 2010

Handmade Resin Buttons

Hi everyone! Put your sunglasses on because I have some amazing and colourful resin buttons to show you this week. These are handmade in the Scottish Highlands by a two-person company called McAnaraks.

The first set are called 'Tartan Mix' and include a variety of patterns and colour combinations. This set of six buttons is available for £5.50 from Love Buttons HQ.

The second photo shows an extra large single button with black grid and amethyst, sapphire, copper and glitter decoration. This one is priced at £3.00. It would look stunning on a handmade bag or purse.

These beauties are decorated with a pattern called 'Galaxy' in amethyst and bronze with glitter accents. They cost £5.50 for a set of six buttons.

All of the buttons are machine washable. They would really add an eye-catching finishing touch to any handmade project.

For all sorts of vintage, second-hand and new buttons, please visit Love Buttons HQ. New buttons are added frequently!

Saturday, 5 June 2010

Festival Time

Its music festival time again Glastonbury, B festival, download festival, T in the park, T4 on the beach, latitude and many more.
All you need is a pair of denim shorts, a sleeveless top, hat, sun glasses and those fancy colourful wellies for the inevitable downpour.
Fashion Trends & Styles - Polyvore
Glastonbury is sold out, so if you were lucky enough to get a ticket  ENJOY YOURSELF!

Tuesday, 1 June 2010

Favourite item found while browsing

While browsing www.specialistauctions.com i came across this fabulous antique pitcher, alas way out of my price range.

Antique Moser Green to Clear Gilt engraved Pitcher

A beautiful little piece of antique Bohemian art glass. Unsigned, but almost certainly Moser. This little pitcher has the trademark green fading to clear color with engraved decor which is then gilded - even the tiny little dots and crosses are engraved! It has a four lobed shape, with ground and polished bottom and is 4 inches tall. There are no chips or cracks and there is only minimal wear to the gold on the lip only.
This is a lovely piece of old art glass, and is unusual as well; I have not been able to locate another like it!

What did you find today while browsing online?