Eight super 1960′s ladies sweaters and cardigans to knit, the orange design is my favourite. The magazine pullout has 8 different designs.
Are you like me and think that the 1980′s sweaters and cardigans were more comfortable to wear? Of course if you are of a certain age the answer will almost certainly be yes.
Here are a few from the Marshall Cavendish range which you can purchase from Henrietta’s at
New in and selling fast a selection of 1940′s knitting patterns
All these items have been SOLD
Fair Isle Beret & Bag - bestway-knitting-pattern-ladies-fair-isle-beret-and-bag
If you were born in June you have a truly beautiful birthstone ~ the pearl. They are the oldest gem known to man, and the only gem made by an animal. Pearls are symbols of purity, perfection, elegance and affluence.
Once a rare and highly prized gem, a symbol of power and most expensive since first documented in 2300 BC, they are now relatively inexpensive and available to anyone. We can find them not only in jewelry but accessories and even accents to clothing.
Fortunately for pearl lovers, there are not only natural pearls from oyster beds, but saltwater or freshwater pearls, cultured pearls “invented” in 1907, and those grown in pearl farms. And of course faux pearls made of glass or beads.
Our Best In Vintage members have some fabulous pearl, cultured pearl and even faux pearl offerings for you from jewelry to clothing and of course accessories. We hope you love pearls as much as we do, even if they aren’t your birthstone!
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Just listed is this fabulous vintage crochet pattern for a long line waistcoat I’m sure this would turn a few heads this Summer!
And the model on the crochet pattern below is Shakira Caine the wife of actor Michael Caine.
Visit my auctions (all buy it now) for knitting & sewing patterns, buttons & buckles and much more
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.
Stand out from the Prom crowd this year in a style uniquely your own ~ no off the rack mall dresses for you! Think special, think vintage, and be assured no one will have your dress on! Our members have every style, length and color formal dresses available from any era ~ just pick the one right for you, or select a perfect fabric and make it yours!
Don’t see “the dress” here? Please check our member’s individual shops for other gowns we have available ~
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I remember as a child I loved to play with the contents of my Grandma’s button tin, I loved the shapes and textures. My favourites were the mother of pearl buttons that would glisten in the sunlight. The glass ones were invariable chipped or shattered and I often wondered why she kept the broken cracked ones.
I still have my Grandma’s mother of pearl buttons, but my mother’s button tin is full of bland modern plastic types and my daughter isn’t remotely interested in my mother’s buttons. She is a product of the throw away society we have become today unlike yester-year when all the buttons were routinely cut off old clothes and put in the rusty old family button tin, clothes are neatly folded and placed in one of the many charity bags that are put through our letterboxes seeming every other week!
Now if your Grandma had a very large button tin like mine did there would be other treasures and many odd things to be found in there. You would get the usual things such as pins, needles, thimbles, old sewing machine parts and the lovely colourful Bakelite buckles. Grandma’s silver sixpence still with silver foil attached was in there, a momento of Xmas past, but my favourite item in the tin was a silver marcasite ring which after her death was given to me, and which I have treasured ever since.
Items such as badges, cuff links, beads, screw drivers, pen nibs, dog tags, keys, wax, bone & metal curtain rings, marbles, meccano, and loose matches all probably put there because it was convenient to do so. The oddest and potentionally dangerous thing I have found in a tin were loose pain-killers!, which believe it or not are quite a common thing to find in an old button tins, the mind boggles!
Start you button collection today – visit my store Henrietta’s buttons store I cater for the collector, design student, vintage clothes restorer, and crafts people so come along and browse through my buttons section you never know what you might find.
Button sellers have you ever wondered what your buyers do with the buttons they purchase from you?
Well i recently sold the lovely buttons below. The buyer has incorporated them in a lovely 1940′s/1950′s jumper which she created by using a vintage pattern.
The Greek key design is a simple and ancient pattern used of course by the Greeks, Romans and many other countries around the world. The design is called the Greek key because it looks like the end of a key.
The Greek key design can be incorporated into mazes, jewellery, fabric, pottery, body art, floor coverings, furniture etc in fact its uses are endless and timeless.
Below are 2 lenghs of edging fabric using the Greek Key design.
The tidy pin with its sprial shank was often mistaken for the dress elevator a device which adorned the dresses of Victorian ladies. The dress elevator was made from precious stones, paste etc wheras the tidy pin was made from cheap plastic (see image below)
Come and pick up your New Year bargins at henriettas-buttons-and-patterns
New today only at Ebid 4 lots of vintage plastic buttons in shades of grey, blue, green and black ideal for crafts and jewellery making. Purchase all for lots and get a surprise free gift!
The members of Best in Vintage would like to wish all our blog followers, facebook friends and twitter followers a Very Happy, Healthy and wonderful New Year filled with love and joy.
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