Monday, 29 April 2013

Dawanda and A Little Mercerie

So ages ago i wrote a post on ETSY vs DAWANDA and I have to say that Etsy won hands down. Though I think the enormity of etsy is sometimes its down fall it is most definitely also a big plus.

I found dawanda to be a little clunky not as easy to navigate and not as easy to promote my items, I felt like I just had to sit back and twiddle my thumb  and hope someone would come to me.

Any way this is not a post about etsy v dawanda rather a post on what am I doing to try and expand my own online presence.

I have recently within the last 12 month started to move away from selling jewelry but rather sell to those that make jewelry. I now sell supplies and vintage items on etsy at 

For all you Europeans out there I also sell beading supplies and vintage fabrics at

And for those Francophones I sell beading supplies and vintage fabric at

Now for those of you living States side and everywhere else in the world these two sites are certainly worth a look too as shipping can be very reasonable and you might find some really funky European items that you wouldn't necessarily  find in your home country.

So why not broaden your horizons and have a look at these two sites you never know they might surprise you

Saturday, 20 April 2013

Vintage finds for this week

So I have recently started buying and selling vintage wares on Etsy and I have to say I am finding it quite rewarding.

I have always been a second hand freak in fact it really pains me to buy anything new, this I have my sister to thank for dragging me to all the jumble sales when I was a kid.

I recently have returned the favor dragging her round all the charity shops in her area, re-awakening the thrift store queen that she had forgotten about. She said she was going to have to hide her bags  of swag from her husband as she does have hoarding

So here is what I have found recently and most of these you can find for sale on etsy at

Gorgeous set of 9 vintage french fringe edge napkins in perfect condition.

Very sweet set of six vintage french shot glasses

Set of 3 magnificent vintage Japanese hand painted cups and saucers.

Fabulous set of vintage french magazines from 1937!

And finally for all you quilters out there this amazing 1970's vintage fabric

So I have to hide a lot of this stuff from my husband as Im really not too fussed if I sell most of it as I have inherited my sisters hoarding tendencies too!