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Sunday, 29 April 2012

Bridal wear Vintage & Modern

Recently i visited the Craven museum In Skipton North Yorkshire where i saw this beautiful 1930's cream satin wedding dress with hand painted flowers and beadwork.
The dress was worn by Lady Bulmer of Hanith Hall and later given to her Housekeeper for her daughter's wedding. What a kind gesture.

I have 2 1980's uncut wedding dress patterns for sale
Style wedding dress pattern.
Style wedding dress pattern

Patchwork, Embroidery and Weaving Exhibition

My husband, Rob, and I went to the Gracefield Arts Centre in Dumfries this week, where an exhibition called "A Trio of Textiles" is being held 21 April - 12 May 2012.

The exhibition includes work by local artists and crafts people in the disciplines of embroidery, weaving and patchwork & quilting.

Sadly, I forgot my camera, but Rob lent my his phone camera to take a few snaps.

These chocolates were lovely - felt, decorated with beads and embroidery, in a handmade paper box.

This wall hanging is made of felted wool. The colours, patterns and textures are beautiful.

I am very fond of miniatures, so this tiny, embroidered rug caught my eye.

There were dozens of patchwork quilts, artworks, bags, and toys etc to see.

Back in the weaving exhibition, we both loved these woven wall hangings - unfortunately this poor quality photo does not do the colours justice. I bought some hand dyed fabric and cotton embroidery thread from this artist.

This exhibition is well worth a visit. Entry is free, and there is a cafe and a craft shop to enjoy afterwards.

Friday, 27 April 2012

Atlas Handicrafts Raffene Lampshades

The Atlas handicrafts leaflets were probably popular from the 1950's to the 1970's, popular leaflets included:
Pewter Modelling
Stool Seating
Lampshade Craft
Modern Basketry
Dualso Basketry
Soft Toys
Raffiene Lampshades
Cane Baskets
Trellis Basketry
Dualso in Colour
More Stamens
Woven Straw Plait
Duobase Baksetry
Different Sualso
Duobase Canework

At ebid i have leaflet 50 for sale -  Raffene Lampshades


Thursday, 26 April 2012

Make an offer now at ebid

At ebid sellers can now choose to opt for "make an offer" so come on buyers come and make on offer on my items....
It's Here : "Make an Offer"
Allow your buyers to make you offers.
Just tick the "Make an Offer" box when listing an item and your buyers will be able to make you offers. Update all your current listings today.


Ann Jones Collectables our new blogger

Introducing Ann Jones Collectables our new blogger.  Ann has an Ebay shop AnnJonesCollectables
AnnJonesCollectables also has a unit at the Skipton Antiques Centre North Yorkshire. Here she sells a variety of items, see photos below for a small selection of her stock there.

At Ann's ebay shop you will find vintage needlecraft collectables, including knitting, sewing and embroidery items, threads etc. and also vintage lace and textiles as well as vintage and new collectable costume jewellery & loose rhinestones.  She loves Christmas, kitsch and retro jewellery, some of which come  from the USA.

Ann collects Peter Fagan Colourbox Cat figures and costume jewellery. Jewellery wise Ann is interested in Kirks Folly pins, partridge in a pear tree brooches and rhinestone 

Tuesday, 24 April 2012

Spring is here

Spring has Sprung

Despite the sprinkling of snow we have recently received in my area, I am beginning to see some true signs of spring.  The grass is green and the flowers are blooming.  Best of all the baby animals are starting to appear.  Even the human kind are experiencing the outdoors for the first time.  Since I have been seeing so many babies lately, I thought I would offer some great baby inspired items for sale.

Sunday, 22 April 2012

Red, White and Blue Buttons

Hello everyone! I want to share some of my red, white and blue buttons with you today. These are perfect for jubilee- and Olympic-inspired art and craft pieces!

First up are these cheerful, heart-shaped buttons decorated with the union jack flag. They cost 45p each. Also available in a stars and stripes design at the same price.

These charming red, blue and turquoise buttons with white dots come in mixed packs for £2.50 in a 15mm or 18mm size.

If you prefer stripes, try these buttons, also available in a 15mm or 18mm size at £2.50 per pack.

If you have a lot of projects to make, this bumper pack of red, white and blue buttons may be just what you are looking for. They cost £8.49 for a 200g pack (contains approx 430 buttons).

Looking for another type of button? Just search for any colour or type of buttons on the Love Buttons HQ website here.

Happy knitting, sewing and crafting, chums!

Posted by Julia of Love Buttons HQ.

Tuesday, 17 April 2012

Vintage 1940's silk handkerchiefs

Why not visit  http://www.ftmlondon.org/
The Printed Square - Vintage Handkerchiefs

22 March - 16 June

Vintage handkerchiefs have become a source of inspiration for contemporary fashion brands. With beautiful examples from the 1920s to 1950s, The Printed Square celebrates early twentieth-century handkerchief design in a magnificent display of colour and pattern. A new book by Nicky Albrechtsen accompanies the display.

above 4 images  © The Printed Square by Nicky Albrechtsen, 2012

Sunday, 15 April 2012

Morning all, from a sunny, if rather 'fresh', Southern Scotland!

Here are some of the latest buttons added to Love Buttons HQ.

First up are two similar vintage plastic buttons, made from a translucent, shimmering green and white plastic. The embedded swirling pattern resembles a rose or spiral. These are large, 40mm diameter buttons. They cost £4.00 for the pair.

Next is a card of mixed two tone buttons, including three Art Deco pieces. The buttons are all a very dark blue (blue-black) and white. They cost £3.00 for the card of six buttons.

Finally, a lovely, chunky vintage plastic button in the shape of a steering wheel. This particular piece was part of the stock of a French gentleman who used to sell these buttons in a market in France 30/40 years ago.  This button costs £1.50.

Enjoy the rest of your weekend, folks!

Posted by Julia of * Love Buttons HQ *

Saturday, 14 April 2012

Multi buys from purplestevie at ebid

All my auctions at ebid are buy-it-now or snap-it-up so there is no need to worry about losing that item to the highest bidder.

At the end of April Royal Mail bring into effect new postal prices for example small packets from 0g - 750g will be £2.70 first class and £2.20 second class (UK). This is bad news for small packet sellers! 
So i have decided to allow all my buyers to accumulate items up to 2 months which  can then  be paid for in one transaction. Saving You the buyer postage & packing costs and me paypal fees and packaging costs.

I sell vintage buttons, buckles, knitting patterns, sewing patterns and other related items. I also sell inherited items from various family members. So please bear in my that  most of my items are vintage or second-hand.

So visit my store today and MULTI-BUY, new stock regularly added.

Thursday, 12 April 2012

1940's hollywood glamour

Hollywood glamour from the 1949 edition of Preview magazine
Lana Turner
Virginia Mayo
Lucille Ball
Sally Gray
Jean Simmons
Lilli Palmer

Wednesday, 11 April 2012

Dr Scholl the footcare man

Willian M Scholl the son of German imigrants was born in Indiana.  At 18 he moved to Chicago where he was employed by Rupperts a shoe retailer. Scholl attended  night classes at the Illinois Medical School, graduating in 1904 as podiatrist. 

In 1904 he gained a patent for a mechanical foot support called the Foot Eazer and in 1906 he started his own company. Over several years he produced a  series of similarly patented footcare products, including: the Zino Pad, rubberless stockings, anticorn pads, cushion insoles, exercise sandals, orthopedic shoes, Foot Wings and Ball-O-Foot Cushions.

Established in 1912, William founded the Dr. William M. Scholl College of Podiatric Medicine, located at Rosalind Franklin University in North Chicago, Illinois.
 Scholl sold his products all over America and eventually overseas, By the early 1960s, there were about 100 Dr. Scholl's Foot Comfort Shops in the United States, and over 400 overseas.

William M. Scholl died in 1968 at the age of 86, with over 1000 patented footcare products to his name.

Tuesday, 10 April 2012

Yellow for Spring Lingerie

Yellow is the classic color to welcome spring! Bright, cheerful and sunny. We have a new inventory of Beautiful yellow lingerie for spring from demure to seductive ~

Valerie Stevens Liquid Satin Nightgown Chiffon Peignoir Set L floral detail embroidery
Valerie Stevens Liquid Satin Nightgown Chiffon Peignoir Set L floral detail embroidery

Philmaid Vintage All Lace Robe Yellow Satin Lining Lace Ribbons XS petite NWT
Philmaid Vintage All Lace Robe Yellow Satin Lining Lace Ribbons XS petite NWT

Sears Long Silky Nylon Vintage Nightgown Peignoir Set M Lemon Yellow Simple Feminine
Sears Long Silky Nylon Vintage Nightgown Peignoir Set M Lemon Yellow Simple Feminine

Van Raalte Vintage Nightgown Lingerie Sheer Chiffon Yellow Petite XS S no lace
Van Raalte Vintage Nightgown Lingerie Sheer Chiffon Yellow Petite XS S no lace

Great news! The US post office now has wonderful cushioned envelopes that hold at least 5 items, or up to 4 pounds and the shipping cost is $16.95.. a much better deal than the old rates~ and safer, faster shipping! I only charge exact shipping on any orders and am always happy to combine orders to save you money!


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