Thursday, 28 July 2011

Vintage Haberdashery Love Fest...

Its all been happening this week at Polka.Button HQ!

First of all I now have an official Headquarters! Yep, I (with some help from my mum) finally sorted my spare room into an office/craft room. Its so nice to just simply have a big table to take photos on and have my laptop out all the time ready to blog at a moments notice! I am currently in the process of researching registering as a business... which is terrifying but exhilarating at the same time, but who knew there was so much to think about?! Tax, VAT, Book Keeping, Sole trader, Ltd co, Wholesale, consignment... ekk the list goes on!

Any way on a more breezy topic... this weekend I had a ridiculously fruitful trip to my local charity shops. It was heaven and I only spent about a tenner! I know your just dying to know what curios I purchased... How about a massive photo fest of the loveliness? Yes? Oh ok, if you insist!

Vintage dress patterns? Check.

Vintage buttons? Tick.

Vintage anchor buttons? In abundance!

First edition book on needle craft from 1938!? Don't you just know it!
It smells the way books should smell... when they were made of really heavy paper.
When I get a chance to have a really good rifle through this gem I will scan in a few pages for your pleasure.
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I also found a good few pieces of vintage china which I will post on another day else you overload on pretty, fabulous things! Now I'm off to buy three quarters of a yard of silk....

Monday, 11 July 2011


Yesterdays Fayre was incredible, even the rain managed to hold off for most of the day! The EDP were covering the event and have a Photo Gallery online of the day (See if you can spot me!).
I hope that those of you who made it had as good a day as I did, although its always a shame that I never managed to actually wonder around much and experience the fayre in all its glory but it was lovely meeting all the people who popped along to Polka.Button and a big thank you to those who purchased something or took a card and found your way to my little slice of the world wide web, I hope you enjoy my blog!

I managed to take a few pics of my stall and new products before I started selling...

 Vintage embroidered tablecloths. These went down really well, which I am very pleased about because they are so beautiful I wish I could keep them all, but I don't have enough tables! Remaining tablecloths will probably make it onto Folksy shortly.

 Vintage china trio stands, these beauts got a lot of wonderful comments and a couple of sales to boot, I will be putting the rest on Folksy today. Promise!

 'Say it your way' cards. Beautiful fabric covered cards to personalise. I'll be doing a post about these soon, so stay tuned!

Haberdasery table.... Vintage china pincushions, one still remaining, on Folksy today! The vintage dress patterns sold brilliantly once again and I even got a few offers from people asking if I would be interested in buying some. The answer is YES. Always yes!

Right better get photographing and Folksying... Don't forget, you can follow me on Facebook for the most up to date posts, news and offers and also have a look at some of my 'likes' while your over there for some of the best shops and designers Norwich has to offer!

Friday, 8 July 2011

Norwich Lanes Summer Fayre 2011

So over the last month I have been working on preparing my stall and stock for the Lanes Summer Fayre this Sunday! I still have a few little bits to finish off but I'm almost there and I have lots of new goodies available like these teenie, weenie, mini, polka dot button earrings... Available in 20 gorgeous shades!

One pair for £3 or 2 pairs for £5
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So if you made it here to my blog and your planning on coming down to the Lanes on Sunday then I reckon you deserve a little treat... So if you see something you like at Polka.Button then for one day only you can receive 10% off all your purchases! Just quote the password...

It's that easy...

St. Benedicts street is open from 11am til 5pm so I hope I will see some of you lovely folks there!


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