Sunday, July 29, 2012

Olympic Sewing

 Hooray, the Olympics are finally here!

In honor of that, I thought I'd share the vintage sports (sewing) buttons
I found while searching the Internet.
(You know how I have to tie everything to vintage 'round here, right?)

Downhill Skiing

Stonehill Collectibles


It is a lot easier to find the pin-back or badge type of sports button
than it is to find these vintage sewing buttons.

Discus Throwing


Fishing (what an oldie this is!)

Colchester Treasure Hunting and Metal Detecting

 Now, fishing and golf are not Olympic sports,
but there are probably many folks who wish they were!

Friday, July 20, 2012


I have these vintage test tubes for sale in my Etsy shop. My mother, who is a wonderful artist, gave them to me to sell. She decided she didn't need them any longer, was never going to use them in an assemblage.

I am attracted to oddball things to sell... you never know who might want something that is a bit off the wall. So I took them, though I had a hard time photographing them. Glass is tough to capture in a picture. I finally did however and they are there for the taking.

Now, I cannot remember why I was doing an Internet search on test tubes several weeks ago, but I tend to do searches on items I am going to list to see if others have similar things for sale, so perhaps that was the reason.
Be that as it may, I came across an extraordinary chandelier that I must share.  I found it on several sites, but have just now found that it is for sale on Etsy!

 Here are other chandeliers from the same Polish designer (though not for sale on Etsy).

and one more...