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Monday, 26 March 2012

ANTIQUE Easter Basket Ideas: Non Conventional ANTIQUE Easter Baskets

Easter baskets are a tradition that most of us enjoy and those of us whose childhood is in the past, probably have a happy memory of a traditional Easter basket filled with goodies. I'm not suggesting that we abandon the children's Easter baskets, but since some of us like to create unique Easter displays, and since I'm an antique dealer and decorating enthustiast, I would like to suggest some alternative 'baskets' that can be used for a more unique looking arrangement! 

One possibility is to use an early wood band box or pantry box. If you happen to be fortunate enough to have one with early paint...that would be even better. Another idea is look around the kitchenware section of your favorite antique shop....where you can find a variety of possibilities, such as wire baskets, granite or tin collanders, tinware, a pastel bowl,a yelloware mixing bowl, an old mottled ironstone bowl, and a wood bowl or graniteware basin would be be veru good choices. Step out of the kitchenware section, and you can find some wonderful and charming old boxes that could be used with straw and eggs, or how about a straw hat filled with spanish moss for easter grass (a flat top hat such as a boater hat would make a terrific basket). Then, take a look in the garden section where you can find some nice vintage planters, a wood bucket or tin pail. Once you begin to think about it, the list of possibilities grows longer. 

Without throwing out the traditional basket idea altogether, I hope my suggestions will get you to think about some different types of Easter 'basket' arrangements that you can create this year. Have a happy Easter everyone! 

You are invited to visit my web page where you can find a variety of items that would make wonderful Easter Baskets at:http://iantiqueonline.ning.com/profile/DeannaMoyers

You are also invited to subscribe (free) to the vintagetouch1 YouTube channel for ANTIQUE DECORATING IDEAS at: http://www.youtube.com/user/vintagetouch1?feature=mhum#p/f 

And, you are also invited to browse/shop the Vintage Touch eCrater online store at:http://deannamoyers.ecrater.com/ 

Saturday, 24 March 2012

Visit to Crafty Vintage Lancashire

Vintage : Retro : Upcycled : Preloved : Quirky Crafts : Collectables : Shabby Chic 

Crafts meets Vintage what a fabulous idea!  

This was my  first visit to this monthly event which was held in the Methodist Church in Historic Whalley Lancashire a lovely town nestled beneath Pendle Hill (Witch Country).

Over 30 stalls ranging from vintage clothes,collectables, handmade food, handmade/upcycled  gifts etc, an event i will definitely visit again.
One event planned for the end of June is to be held at a local wild fowl and ancient woodlands site near Preston in Lancashire.  Over 50 stalls selling vintage, crafts, and antiques, a Vintage car display, live jazz acoustics, Charleston Classes, bunting making workshops and much more.

Wednesday, 21 March 2012

Butterick Fashion patterns 1940

Don't forget in the U.K the clocks go forward 1 hour on Sunday the 25th of March 2012 to mark the beginning of British Summer time.
Below a selection of sewing patterns from the 1940 Summer edition of the Butterick Fashion magazine.

Monday, 19 March 2012

Vintage buckles galore

I have several lots of vintage buttons for sale at ebid, these buckles are ideal for brooches, clothes or collecting. Various eras from the 1930's  to approx the 1970's although i have already sold 2 lots from the latter era.

buckles press here to view all i have for sale

Sunday, 18 March 2012

Red, White and Blue Buttons Mix - Great for Jubilee Projects!

Morning all! Another beautiful, bright and sunny day here - I hope you have the same :)

First up today, I have a bumper pack of buttons in red, white and blue. There are 200g in a pack - well over 400 buttons. They are perfect for decorating craft items related to the Jubilee and Olympics! Or to add a patriotic touch to your handmade items. This pack is available for £8.49 from Love Buttons HQ.

Next up is this small, vintage metal button, with a utilitarian feel to it. The button has the words 'Our Own Make' 'England' stamped around the edge. Available individually for 10p each here; or as a pack of 100 for £5, here.

I love these marbled-effect buttons with shimmering silver, gold and blue colouring against a black background. These pretty new buttons are available for 15p each from Love Buttons HQ.


Enjoy the rest of your weekend! 

Tuesday, 13 March 2012

Fabric and lace edgings buy it now

tackling the button mountain!

My crafty mo-jo has yet again failed me
i believe this has a lot to do with the mountain of buttons on
my desk
i have decided to tackle the problem before i experience a
button landslide
in an effort to re-ignite my crafting
i have been carding up a set of buttons a day
and adding them to my Etsy shop
if you are after any particular buttons please ask
i bet i can find them!!!

Monday, 12 March 2012

Midnight Black Lingerie From Demure to Dramatic

A complete classic, and a wardrobe staple~ everyone looks great in black.Always a favorite, black lingerie. Silky and fluid vintage nylon pieces from heavy nylon with a luxurious denier to sheer, semi sheer or with touches of sheer nylon chiffon or lace, its always gorgeous! We have a huge variety, from seductive to demure, long to short. Pick your favorite and wear vintage black!

Nightgown Tunic top L babydoll shorty nightgown shirt sexy

Bewitching Black Double Chiffon Vintage Hanky Hem Nightgown S M

Vintage Barbizon Babydoll nightgown XL

Vintage black nightgown wide lace inset XS

Vintage Nightgown Velrose Full Sweep Sexy Lace Inset Bias hem Med Lg

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