Thursday, 17 December 2015

making up new things from old things

From my collection of old, vintage, Christmassy, wintery stuff.
I had 2 small tinsel trees needing attention - made one decent one and then used the bits left over on one of the headpieces. The poinsettia and glitter flower on the other one are put together - not their original pairing! Not the best light this grey day - but here they are.

Thursday, 12 November 2015

the incredible how at FLEat

I am collecting together stuff for Fleat on Sunday - vintage and handmade - and some Chritmassy stuff - very stamp orientated! Lot sof photo and handmade cards reduced in price - perhaps you will need some thank you cards after Christmas: 50p, £1, £1.50 & £2 - there might be a few that are a little more than that. Then there's the Japanese stuff: reversible silk pouches made from recycled vintage kimono silk, brooches made from quality chiyogami/yuzen washi paper on wood.
Vintage jewellery and bric a brac most of it £5 and under...a few clothes but not £5 and under.
I'll see what I can squeeze onto and under the table. Oh and garlands, Christmas and not...

1966 - used and unused - other years too

Christmas stamps from the past made into garlands

mathematics and gold

reversible pouches made from recycled vintage kimono silk

chiyogami/yuzen washi paper brooches- there are round & square ones too

collections of unused stamps, postcards and re-gummed used stamps.

recycling a vintage Elle decoration

kimono silk sakura cards with envelopes& stickers made from envelopes!

Monday, 27 July 2015

vintage to antique

40s frock 2246

white blouse #2 2237

yellow shirt 2229

spanish clips24240

pewter tea caddy

1950s St. Michael - M&S blouse, a 1940s frock. an antique early 20thC blouse- from Spain, two Toledo faux damascene hair clips - also from Spain. A pewter and wooden tea caddy
Also...some magazines and journal...
All on eBay

Monday, 8 June 2015

vintage japanese kimono silk cards

1481 3 sakura cards

Scraps of vintage Japanese kimono silk framed in a sakura cherry blossom aperture card. 3 different designs in pink, blue and floral green. Each with an envelope made from old blue patterned security envelopes, 5 tiny [2.5cm] stickers per card to match and a plain address label.

1482 3 sakura cards
Also several sizes of rectanglular and square cards

1475 3 small

In The Incredible How Etsy shop

Sakura cards set of 3
Square cards set of 4
Rectangular cards small set of 3
Rectangular cards tiny set of 3

Monday, 1 June 2015

still thinking of blossom

Japanese Chiyogami Washi Paper covered wooden brooch in the shape of an ume /plum blossom. Varnished with matt acrylic based varnish to keep the character of this traditional paper.
They are 2 inches across

new on Etsy - LINK

Monday, 13 April 2015


I have been putting my petticoat collection up for sale... on eBay - along with other vintage bits and bobs and some magazines