Thursday, 4 November 2010

Ephemera packs

I have had so much fun messing around with paper, glue and scissors lately. Finding old books with beautifully aged pages, gorgeous old music scores, old diaries and ledgers, making collages and gift tags with these lovely old bits is such a pleasure. Perhaps some of you would like to give it a go as well. I have put together a big pack of vintage French and English ephemera, the kind of stuff I use all the time.

In the pack are -

3 large blank ledger pages from a Victorian ledger
4 pages with lots of lovely writing from a 1954 French diary
1 very vintage French paper bag, printed with the logo of a shop in Luzy ( long gone now )
1 small thick French paper bag, plain
4 pages from a 1911 Larousse dictionary, with illustrations
3 French Tarot cards, 1 number, 1 figure, 1 pretty scene
3 large sheet music pages
3 smaller sheet music pages
3 1970s Bingo booklets
1 piece beautiful floral vintage wallpaper border, approx 14 x 9.5 inches
1 landlord's rent receipt from the 1940s
1 Insurance Co. premium receipt from the 1940s, with stamp
2 pages from a milkman's weekly order book ( sigh, those were the days when the milk got delivered to your door step in glass bottles )
3 pages from a French play, 1888
3 vintage English Christmas postage stamps
1 vintage English tea card
1 vintage Lexicon (letter) card

These are all originals, not copies. They'll be tied with a 1m length of French lace or ribbon.
I have 4 packs available. The contents of each pack will basically be the same but of course will vary slightly as all items are orignals. If you have any special request for the lexicon card letter, for example, do let me know and I'll see whether I can help.


Wednesday, 3 November 2010


I have a large box of buttons, most of them are loose vintage buttons, rescued from old tins at French vide greniers, some from English car boot sales, but some are on their original cards, which I really love. The ones I am listing today came from various vide greniers in France, collected during the summer ( seems such a long time ago, sigh ).

Vintage French Turquoise Buttons on Original Card - TBA

Intense turquoise colour. Approx 2.5cm diameter.


Vintage French Turquoise Button on Original Card - TBB

Same colour and shape as above, but slightly large at 3cm diameter.


Vintage French Buttons on Original Card - FBSG

The buttons are approx 3.5cm across, fabulous shimmering deep green colour.


Vintage French Buttons on Original Card - FBsmG

Approx. 3cm across, lovely shimmering green colour.

12 vintage French buttons on original card.

Sold, thank you


Vintage French Buttons on Original Card - FBFY

Approx. 2.8cm across, and a lovely sunny yellow. Very sweet design on the raised rim.

Vintage French Buttons on Original Card - FBDB

Beautiful rich deep blue buttons, approx 3.5cm across.


Vintage French Buttons on Original Card - FBMOG

Gorgeous deep moss/olive green colour, approx. 3cm across.


Vintage French Buttons on Original Card - FBBCH

Delicious chocolaty/bronzy colour, and the shape reminds me of Rolos, lol. Approx. 2.3cm across.

Vintage French Buttons on Original Card - FBO

Approx. 2.5cm across, lovely soft oatmeal/beige colour.


Vintage French Buttons on Original Card - FBLYL

These buttons are almost translucent, probably Lucite, and measure approx 2.8cm across. Gorgeous yellow colour.


Vintage French Buttons on Original Card - FBLYsm

As above, but slightly smaller at 2.2cm across.


And I was very lucky to find another card of these precious glass buttons on card!

Very old French Glass Buttons on Original Card - FBGL