Antique and Vintage Buttons....Rosaries....Beaded Bags....Hair Ornaments ......and many many more!!!
This shop will sell antique and vintage buttons, rosaries, beaded bags, hair ornaments, antique and vintage sewing tools, vintage jewelry and many, many more.
I have been collecting antique and vintage buttons for decades.....so you can probably imagine how much I have collected. I searched op shops, antique stores, antique exhibitions and museums.....and always I came home with buttons. These buttons have a 'call' for me wherever I go. The colours, shapes, design, the labour of love, the innovative process, the people and money involved to come up with this 'physical' object have captivated me and still does........all for a BUTTON. Buttons are 'works of art'. However, the story of buttons still does not stop there. The other continuing story of buttons is what, how, when and where they are used. So buttons in a way reflect who we are and the many choices we make in life.
My passion for antique and vintage rosaries started with a vintage black glass bead rosary that I acquired and which belonged to my grandmother. I remember my grandmother praying with this long black rosary in silence in the middle of the crowd inside the Church and she saying her prayers with this rosary in bed at night. That serene image of my grandmother kneeling and praying with her rosary hanging in air from her hand somewhat stayed with me. That rosary is now a family heirloom. It must have been the catalyst why I develop a passion for rosaries. From then, I learned that rosaries are highly collectible items. However, it is the realisation that it is not the rosary per se but that the rosary is a tool for us to reach for something or someone.
I also did some volunteer work in the local museum and I have learned many things from that. I research on my items before I list them. I research online, have several references books on buttons, fashion, shoes, bags, hair ornaments and rosaries of course. I compiled information on folders about rosaries or keep clippings from newspapers, magazines or craft books to help me. There are many very important information you can learn from selected sellers. I am continually collecting and looking for new information on rosaries, curating images on Pininterest that would otherwise be lost unless captured in time, so if you want to know more, please email me. However, I do not claim to be an expert, so if you think I have misrepresented a statement, please do not hesitate to correct me. It is good for the Etsy community.
This shop is in a way a tribute to both my grandmothers who came from very opposite economic and social background but whose similarities in their strength of character have somewhat given me an influence in life. The things I learned from both are reflected in the operation of my Etsy shop. It is time to part with and share my collection and to find the next 'custodian' who would love them as much as I did. I will be constantly listing items.....so please watch my shop!
Hello! Welcome to my shop! I have been a collector of antique and vintage buttons, rosaries and things related to fashion for a long time. The time has come when I want to share these items with you. Please follow my store as I add more items.
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WELCOME TO MY SHOP!
Accepted payment methods
- Other Method
If buyer wants to cancel order, it has to be made within a day after buyer made a purchase. Otherwise, buyer is obliged to honor the purchase. Cancellations can be time-consuming for both.
I will send tracking info when necessary.
Returns and exchanges
All sales are final! I will refund only if items bought are found not to match my descriptions. Pictures are part of the descriptions. I do not refund/exchange for buyer's change of mind or for buyer's remorse or for arrival of goods in damaged condition. Please read further.
All purchases will be packed in the most careful manner to prevent damage to items bought. To reduce costs, I recycle wrapping materials to help our environment while keeping in mind to please you when items arrived. Your items bought comes from a smoke-free environment. All items are meticulously checked, researched, photographed before listing and checked again before sending.
All rosaries will be sent via registered or tracking postage. Rosaries will arrive in a small box for protection.
I like to send purchased items via registered or tracking delivery. However, I do understand that buyers want to save money on postage. Any items lost or damaged in transit via standard or non-registered mail or non-tracking delivery is NOT refundable or subject to return/exchange. By agreeing to send items via non-registered or non-tracking mail, buyer acknowledges and also undertakes the risk involve in items not being delivered in your doorstep or arriving in damaged condition. Please understand that cheaper postage restricts my wrapping protection to the item/s because of Post Office regulations. I always keep receipt of postage or will take pictures of stamped envelope/parcel ready for sending whether it be for non-registered or registered purchases before I hand it over to Post Office counter.
In case of damaged item/s and in the event that Etsy ask me to refund damaged item/s, please take a written confirmation from your Post Office or distributing carrier on arrival of damaged envelope/parcel and send pictures of letter/parcel with damage within 2 days of arrival. Please return damaged item at buyers expense with original packaging and written confirmation within 5 working days for item/s bought within Australia or within 7-10 working days if item/s were bought from overseas before refund. I reserve the right to send any substantial order via registered or tracking delivery with insurance.
Only one promotional discount will apply. In this case, the most current promotional discount will cancel the previous offered discounts.
International Registered or with Tracking Postage is about A$ 22.00 and up to 500 grams excluding other expenses.
International insurance is about A$ 15.00.
It is important for buyer to inform me if you want your items to be sent via standard/non-tracking/non-registered mail or via registered mail/tracking delivery.
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