I want to make buying from me as easy as possible, and therefore I am listing everything in my Etsy shop now. Easier to add the different shipping costs, no chance of me not removing a bought item and somebody else trying to buy it, etc etc. So from time to time I will use this blog to show you the new things I have listed, to keep you up to date.

Thursday, 30 July 2015

A few small things

I have listed a few more pretty vintage French trims and a couple of other little bits and pieces.

Vintage French woven floral trim -

Made a start on the laundry labels/ dressmakers labels as well.
No. 2 -

No. 5 -

Vintage French red white and blue taffeta ribbon-

1970s vintage French sequin trim -

Gorgeous silky aqua blue French ribbon trim

Fabulous rich blue soft and silky woven ribbon trim -

Very soft linden green and ivory cotton tape -

Gorgeous 1940s French raised silver metal rope design buttons -

Vintage French bone rings on original card -

A pair of really gorgeous vintage French crochet lace gloves -

and a very lovely St. Therese rose cross rosary, a souvenir from Lisieux -

Thank you for taking a look.

Toodlepip xxx

Tuesday, 7 July 2015

Ok, yes, I am late again, lol

I know I said I would list some vintage French trims a few days ago, but it is sooooo hot, I don't have any energy left at all, once the garden has been watered, the vegetables picked etc. We did get a bit of a breeze this evening though, and the temps in the house are only in the high 20Cs right now ( 10pm ), so I listed a few of the trims -

Totally adorable vintage French Bébé baby trims, they are so cute

blue background -

sea green background -

white background -

Fabulous wide lacy gimp trim, my one and only 2 yard length -


and this really stunning dark silver grey vintage French woven trim -


I might have another go at listing some more trims tomorrow, if the weather is a little kinder. Toodlepip xxx

Friday, 3 July 2015

A few new listings

I listed a few more things before we came to France - 

Vintage French enamelware lunch pail -

OOAK handmade vintage French octagonal wooden box with lid - 

19th Century Paris porcelain benitier / Holy Water font -

French Art Deco free standing cross / crucifix -

Heavy quality silver plated half hinged lidded box with beautiful engravings -

Pretty vintage French pink and blue trim / braid, 10metres on original card-

Set of 3 vintage French kitchen storage tins, with bird motifs on one side and flowers on the other side -


Set of 12 24% lead crystal knife rests / cutlery rests -

Fabulous 1920s French glass and chrome double inkwell  with secret monogram inside the lids-



Because I knew I couldn't post anything from France more than 3cm thick without paying huge postage costs for small packages, I rummaged through my stash of ribbons, buttons and other small things and brought them with me to France. I just didn't want to spend the summer not listing anything. I started with a few things -

Darling little 1950s child's knitted socks with original label -

Set of three beautifully embroidered vintage French hankies -

These gloves sold almost straight away -


Tomorrow I will start listing some gorgeous old French ribbons from my own collection :-).

Here are just a couple of other things which were sold before I had a chance to show them -


See ya tomorrow! Toodlepip xxx

Wednesday, 10 June 2015

New on the shelves

I am trying, really I am, lol, but preparing a listing takes soooo long, from photographing and editing, measuring, packaging, weighing, to writing the descriptions, so I only managed to list 7 new items today. But, I also got to deliver an order in person, as the purchaser lived just a few minutes from me! Anyhoo, here are today's 7 listings -

My favourite today, this antique sewing collection in beautiful neutral colours -



White and grey marble Holy Water font -



1924 medical student's 1st semester diary / journal by Houde - SOLD



Ornate antique French iron coat hook -



Antique French priest's travel altar cross -



Enamel candlestick/chamberstick, white with blue rim - SOLD




Enamel candlestick/chamberstick in a gorgeous sky blue colour - SOLD



Fabulously ornate vintage sugar or ice tongs -



Ok, so I can't count, lol, I just realised there are 8 new listings. More to come tomorrow.

Toodlepip xxx

Monday, 8 June 2015

And today we have....

six more brocante finds -

Gorgeous ornate 19th Century photo frame - SOLD



Vintage French copper chamber stick - SOLD



Antique French velvet Holy Water font / benitier -



Sweet little child's multi coloured rosary



Set of three vintage French monogrammed kitchen towels / tea towels -



Vintage French doctor's medical syringe travel kit - SOLD



Toodlepip xxx