Thursday, November 16, 2006

Vintage Haberdashery.

I visited a Vintage Textile Fair yesterday in the old town of Ilminster, Somerset, UK. It was a small, specialists fair, but the amount of beautiful items for sale was amazing. I was looking for beautiful haberdashery items and flowers to recycle into new creations! Here is my haul of goodies....

Vibrant velvets; including a velvet hat that I may remove the shadow printed ribbons from, two Victorian velvet picture frames and some velvet ribbons on cards....

Some small scale American Rick Rack still in their packaging and some tiny glass buttons, perfect for dolls.....

Some delicate old millinery flowers.....

These yummy French millinery fruits and a porcelain flower that I think is very unusual.....

And finally this collection of French trims. I love the pink fringing with the row of ribbon flowers stitched on- I think I shall use this as a shelf edging.


  1. I love every thing that you bought and I hope to see the finished items on a post when you are finished. Good luck at the fair this weekend and sell a bunch. I am going to check out your store...........

  2. Oh I could see such beautiful pillows with these.Maybe even to embellish angel dresses.

    Annabelle ~^..^~ xo

  3. I'm sure you'll make some very special things using your lovely buys! Clare x

  4. That all looks so lovely!

  5. Oh, what gorgeous goodies! American Rick Rack? Wow, this would perfectly fit to my quilting hearts... have to try to find it on ebay... ;-))

  6. Hello Niki,
    I love that flower, what are you going to do with it?

  7. Hi Penny,
    I have a collection of French flowers of various types, including bisque, pocelain and wirework that I just group together in a cabinet - They make a pretty display.
    Thanks for your interest!


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