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Sunday, 27 November 2011

Ceramic Buttons For Christmas Projects!

Christmas is coming and the goose is getting fat...

Well, as a vegetarian, the only geese that I will be having in my house this year are these adorable ceramic ones. They are handmade by a fairtrade company based in Africa, called Injabulo. These lovely buttons would look wonderful on a handmade Christmas card or seasonal wall hanging. They cost £4.95 for five buttons from Love Buttons HQ.

These charming snowmen buttons are also ceramic, from Injabulo. There are three chunky buttons for £4.95 from Love Buttons HQ, or from Love Buttons on MISI.

Finally, a set of five sturdy little gingerbread men. These sweet buttons are available from Love Buttons HQ at £4.95 for five, and are also available from Love Buttons at MISI.

Enjoy the rest of your weekend, folks!

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Sunday, 20 November 2011

Vintage Buttons - The Perfect Gift For The Crafter In Your Life!

Hello all! I hope you're further forward than I am, with your Christmas shopping!

Here are a few ideas for pretty stocking fillers for friends and family who enjoy sewing or craft projects.

These vintage plastic buttons date to c.1960s and have painted flowers in blue, yellow and red. They cost £4.00 for seven buttons from Love Buttons HQ.

Muffin The Mule graces these vintage plastic buttons dating to c. 1950s/60s. They feature a painted version of the puppet that appeared on the BBC TV show from 1946-1952. They cost £4.00 for four buttons, from Love Buttons on Etsy.

Finally, these small, vintage, mother-of-pearl buttons have been dyed a delicate lilac colour. They are small in size and come as a set of ten. They cost £2.25 from Love Buttons HQ, or from Love Buttons on Etsy.

Have a great week, folks!

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Sunday, 13 November 2011

Vintage Buttons in Wood, Glass and Plastic

Hello all! I hope everyone is having an enjoyable weekend?

Here are the latest additions to the ever-changing button range at Love Buttons. This first set has a folk-art, 'shabby chic' appeal. These five, painted, wooden buttons cost £3.00 for the set, from Love Buttons on Etsy.

This next set of nine vintage black glass buttons with gold lustre would jazz up an evening outfit ready for the Christmas party season! They cost £6.75 for the set of nine buttons from Love Buttons HQ.

Finally, this card of mixed buttons in autumnal shades of yellow and brown. These pretty vintage plastic buttons would look great as an embellishment on a handmade cushion, bag, lavender sachet etc. They cost £6.00 for a card of seventeen assorted buttons from Love Buttons HQ.

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Wednesday, 9 November 2011

Cozy Long Sleeve Vintage Nightgowns for Cool Fall Nights

Cooler fall weather means it's time to pack up your light nightgowns and get ready for the long sleeve warmer ones. If you prefer medium weight cotton, flannel, satin or even flannel back satin, we have some nice warm snuggly nightgowns to keep you cozy at

Vintage Cotton Nightgown new with tag Puff Sleeve Lace Inset Neckline Cotton Demure M

Miss Elaine blue Satin flannel back Snuggly Nightgown

Vintage Nightgown Barbizon Lacy Aqua Cuddleskin Waltz Length lingerie M

Vintage Nightgown Ribbed All Cotton Tee shirt Lacy Long Sleeve M


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Lancashire Treasure

Hi All,

thought this might be of interest to some of you.

Badge dug up in field is medieval treasure
Scrap of twisted silver found by metal detector in Lancashire will be part of British Museum's exhibition of reliquaries.

A scrap of twisted silver found a few weeks ago by a metal detector in Lancashire will take its place among masterpieces of medieval art at the British Museum, in an exhibition opening this week of the bejewelled shrines made to hold the relics of saints and martyrs.

The badge made of silver found by Paul King, a retired logistics expert, is a humble object to earn a place in an exhibition called Treasures of Heaven, but it is unique. It will sit among gold and silver reliquaries studded with gems the size of thumbnails – or the sockets from which they were wrenched by thieves – once owned by emperors, popes and princes.

The badge, the only one of its kind ever found in Britain, provides a link 500 years ago between this corner of rural Lancashire and the great pilgrimage sites of mainland Europe. It shows one of the companions of St Ursula, one of the most popular mystical legends of medieval Europe. She was said to be a British princess who sailed with 11,000 virgin companions to marry a pagan prince in Brittany, but diverted to go on a pilgrimage to Rome – and in some versions of the story, Jerusalem.


Tuesday, 8 November 2011

Jason Momoa

Hi Vintage and Modern Readers and Bloggers.

Ive just watched Conan  - Wow what a fabulous looking man!!!!

Sunday, 6 November 2011

Belt Buckles And Unusual Buttons

Morning all! Our first heavy frost arrived today, so it is really starting to feel as if Winter is on the way! It's the perfect weather for staying warm and cozy indoors and getting on with some craft or sewing project.

First up today, I have two wooden belt buckles/closures. They have metal clips on the reverse and would suit a belt of up to 29mm (1 1/8") in width. They cost £4.00 for the pair from Love Buttons HQ.

Next are these adorable haute couture buttons in the shape of tortoises. There are two different sizes. They cost £3.50 from Love Buttons on Etsy.

Lastly, these striking geometric patterned buttons. They are large, measuring 38mm (1 1/2") in diameter. The buttons cost £4.00 for the set from Love Buttons HQ.

Enjoy the rest of your weekend, folks!

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Saturday, 5 November 2011

Baby Knits from Stella Parkinson

Here is a set of photos from one of my lovely customers, Stella Parkinson of Handmade4Angels on Misi.

Stella loves making handmade items for babies and will make up garments in the colours of your choice. Her prices are very reasonable: £2.00 for headbands, £2.50 for baby pumpkin hats and £6.50 for matinee sets. They are the perfect gift for newborn babies!
Posted by Julia.

Wednesday, 2 November 2011

John Bull cycle tyre repair kit tin

In 1906 The Leicester Rubber Company was formed but later in 1934 changed its name to  the John Bull Rubber Company Ltd.
At my ebid store i have an old John Bull cycle repair kit tin for sale.  Sadly the tin doesnt have its original contents only plastic countesr and several dice one of which appears to be made of bone.