Monday, 31 May 2010

Vintage cotton reels

I was going to write a longer blog but I'm afraid it will have to wait until tomorrow as we have been invited out this evening.
So here is another goodie I'll be taking to the fairs. 144 full wooden cotton reels in three drawers.


Sunday, 30 May 2010

Preparations for the Lincoln Antiques and Home Show

As I'm not listing any new items this week,I thought I would show you an item each day that I will be taking with me to the International Antique fairs at Lincoln and Newark.

Today photo is of an Antique mahogany counter top set of drawers from an old Haberdashery shop. It was catalogued as made by 'Clarks' but I can find no indication of this unfortunately.



I'm sorry to have to do this again but I'm going to have to put a stop on orders as from midnight on Wednesday 2nd June until I return from the fairs. I've tried taking along my laptop and keeping the site open for orders but to be quite honest I found it really too time consuming what with trying to sell at the stall and buy at the fairs. So I'm afraid if you are thinking of ordering something on the site then please get your orders in before the stop is put on otherwise those lovely items might be sold at the fairs. Opening again on Monday 14th June.

Tuesday, 25 May 2010

Jeanne Hallee of Paris trim for restoration or use.

Wednesday's new listings at the Rag Rescue website
 
Specials tomorrow are -

Pink silk and metallic embroidery trim by the French couturiere Jeanne Hallee of Paris with label c.1910
Antique chair seat cover, the design in metallic threads.

Monday, 24 May 2010

Preparations for Lincoln Antiques and Home show and Newark antiques Fair

Victorian quilted pieces tomorrow at Rag Rescue website

As well as tending to orders today I've been busy washing white Victorian blouses, pantaloons, nightdresses and skirts as well as ironing beautiful vintage dresses, ready for the fairs. I also got some lovely white on white embroidered fabrics at auction the other week, so they have had a good soak and dried in the sunshine. My husband and I were fighting for space in our tiny garden for as I was hanging out the washing he was cleaning and restoring stock.
It all go, here in Morecambe, busy, busy, busy.
Fairs start on 7th June, so not long to go.

So much to do, so little time, so I forgot to post

I was so very busy yesterday but by the time the evening came I forgot all about posting today's preview. Put it down to the hot weather fuddling the brain.
Today we have some lovely vintage fabric, some old lace lingerie motifs, a length of antique metallic lace and two strip rolls.
All at Rag Rescue website today, now listed

Thursday, 20 May 2010

Vintage fabric scrapbags and squares at Rag Rescue



Rag Rescue salvages scraps of vintage fabrics and embellishments from the past and brings them into the future, clean and fresh ready to start a new life in the 21st Century.

By re-using these vintage fabrics and trims, we hope to reduce the estimated one million tonnes of textiles that goes into UK landfills each year.

We have many great patterns and artefacts from the past to share with you. Whether you are a crafter, embellisher, artisan, quilter, fibre artist or designer we hope to fulfil your creative needs.

I hope that by encouraging you to recycle the delectable textiles from years gone by, you will be able to make unique fashion and home accessories for the future.
As advertised in the SEW MAGAZINE

Tuesday, 18 May 2010

Vintage fabric scrapbags tomorrow + Ludo news

Vintage fabric scrapbags listed tomorrow at Rag Rescue

I'm afraid I have to tell you all that we had to put Ludo to sleep this evening. The vet called us in to see him in case we could get a response from him to encourage him to get better. Unfortunately it was a very very sad time. He didn't recognise us and had difficulty standing and could not walk unless aided. The vet suggested that we wait another day which we agreed to but on returning home we realised that there wasn't any hope  and so we have had to have him put to sleep. The vet agrees that we had made the correct decision.
So its goodbye to Ludo and I know that he will not only be terribly missed by us but by everybody who knew him especially at the fairs as he had human friends from all over the world.
It is a sad, sad day for us.

Monday, 17 May 2010

larger pieces of vintage fabric at Rag Rescue tomorrow.

Larger pieces of vintage fabric being listed at the Rag Rescue website tomorrow.

On the Ludo front, the vets have decided to keep him in another night  I'm afraid. Apparently he is still rather flat! but the good news is that he hasn't had any more seizures today.

Poor Ludo

if I am a little late in sending out emails to you, please forgive me. We have a terrible time since 6pm last night. My husband was away for 5 days last week and half an hour after he returned home, Ludo had a terrible episode. We had given him a bone and thought he had a piece stuck in his throat but it turned out he was having a fit which lasted for 5 minutes. Neither of us had ssen a dog in this state and it was terribly distressing for us all. After half an hour he seemed his normal self, had a drink and ate some food, but half an hour afterwards he started fitting again. the vet said we had to take him in. On the way he had two more fits in the car and three more whilst at the vets even though she administered diazapan. She decided that he had to be kept in and he was put on a drip and sedated. Apparenlty he had two more fits after we left. This morning we fully expected the worst, but although he had a small fit this morning he is drowsy but standing up. They are keeping him under observation and we have to wait until 4pm today to ring up for the verdict.
I would be really pleased if anybody else has encountered this happening with their really healthy full of life dog.
The house seems really empty without him but I'm trying to keep myself busy by wrapping orders and sorting out items for next week. All the weekend orders have now been posted.
Will keep you updated.

Sunday, 16 May 2010

Vintage fabric week again - Monday is 'scrapbag' day

Nine more vintage fabric scrapbags will be listed tomorrow.
Each scrapbag consists of four different but coordinating vintage fabrics, each piece measuring 12cms x 18cms. All four pieces for £3.50

Rag Rescue salvages scraps of vintage fabrics and embellishments from the past and brings them into the future, clean and fresh ready to start a new life in the 21st Century.

By re-using these vintage fabrics and trims, we hope to reduce the estimated one million tonnes of textiles that goes into UK landfills each year.

We have many great patterns and artefacts from the past to share with you. Whether you are a crafter, embellisher, artisan, quilter, fibre artist or designer we hope to fulfil your creative needs.

I hope that by encouraging you to recycle the delectable textiles from years gone by, you will be able to make unique fashion and home accessories for the future.

Thursday, 13 May 2010

SPRING SALE OF VINTAGE GOODS AT RAG RECUE

I'm having a clear out of vintage items ready for new stock so all of the above items have been reduced in price.
I'll go through other categories each day this week.

Wednesday, 12 May 2010

Vintage needle packets and buttons at Rag Rescue tomorrow

These items will be listed tomorrow at 7amBST and if you are
and if you become an Earlybird customer by sending in an order
before 9am tomorrow you will get a 5% discount.
This discounts applies to all items on the

Walking Ludo the dog today I decided to stroll through the graveyard. I haven't through there for a while as in this area someone had decided that the graveyards needed to be tidied up. To a point, I would agree but our graveyard was a wonderful habitat for wild animals birds and insects. Squirrels abounded and all kinds of birds perched on the tree branches after they had had their breakfast from the fish which came in on the incoming tide. Not any more, bushes had been chopped to ground level, brambles uprooted and trees felled. We were all devastated.
As Winter has turned into Spring there is new life amongst the remaining trees and bushes and someone has been inspired.
At the end of the path at the very bottom of the graveyard close to the boat yard two stately trees used to stand. They had not managed to escape the saws of the tidy up brigade. All that was left of them was an eight foot high stump.
BUT look what someone has done.............
The fisherman and his wife.
How wonderful!

Monday, 10 May 2010

Vintage lace at Rag Rescue tomorrow

Being listed at RAG RESCUE at 7am BST tomorrow.

Don't forget to be an Earlybird customer and claim your 5% discount. See the previous post for details.

Sorry this is short tonight but I haven't been my normal healthy self today so I'm off to have an early night.

Sunday, 9 May 2010

Earlybird order discounts at Rag Rescue website next week.

EARLYBIRD DISCOUNTS NEXT WEEK
 
Every day next week, from Monday 10th May, all orders placed before 9am GMT  will get a  
5% discount.
Offer ends 9am Sunday 16th May. This offer applies to the whole of the website items.
Refunds for the discount sent either by Paypal or cheque.

 Tomorrow, Monday 10th May, Rag Rescue will see the start of Haberdashery week.

Above you can see some beautiful vintage silks made many years ago by Briggs. Each hank is  'Court' embroidery silk floss and they come in a wonderful array  of beautiful colours. The colours are still as bright as they were when made. All unused.
There will be 9 listed tomorrow and some more later in the week.
These silks have a lovely shine to them and would be ideal for embellishing your designs.
Made  in the 1930s.
To be listed at 7am BST tomorrow on the RAG RESCUE website .

DON'T FORGET THE EARLYBIRD DISCOUNT THIS WEEK.

Tuesday, 4 May 2010

Haberdashery and vintage goods at Rag Rescue tomorrow

Tomorrow 'Pick of the day'
1. Boxes of French unused DMC threads - 12 in a box, 3 colours  tomorrow but more available.
2. French silk wound wooden tassels - ideal for adding to cushions, bags or used on key rings or cabinet keys. Lots available.

All being listed tomorrow at the RAG RESCUE website tomorrow at 7am BST.

If you find this listing time to early, please send me a quick message on this post with a suggested time. If I don't get any messages then I'll leave it at 7am, thanks

Monday, 3 May 2010

Vintage fabrics - Just beautiful florals

Seven beautiful trademan's samples of vintage fabric pieces with different rose designs plus two French vintage fabric pieces will be listed tomorrow.
Great for making bags or cushions etc.
All at the Rag Rescue website tomorrow Tuesday 4th May 7am BST

Sunday, 2 May 2010

Take a look at my vintage fabric squares

Eight new vintage fabric squares are being listed tomorrow. Six of the squares are English vintage fabric. The first picture on the left is a larger piece of French vintage fabric.
All at the Rag Rescue website tomorrow.

Saturday, 1 May 2010

Problem - fixed

Blood, sweat and tears have been shed over the past few days on this awful problem of payment  by paypal when using a Mozilla Firefox browser. Actually my web designer has done the hard work, but I found it such a pain. Computers are really handy until they go wrong. What makes coding work for 18months without  a problem and then just stop. Apparently it was something to do with the Firefox or paypal changing their encryption type, it's all double dutch to me.

Still everthing is working again and orders with payments via paypal using FF have come through fine. Just be aware that further updates may change the whole situation again but in the meantime PLEASE let me know if you have difficulties and we can try to sort them asap.
Thank you to all of my customers for being so patient.

On the Rag Rescue stock news, I've just completed pre-listing 45 more new items for next week, nearly all vintage fabrics.
SO
Keep watching the blog for previews of the following day listings.
First preview will be posted tomorrow, and newsletter go out at the same time.

Hope your Spring bank holiday weather is better than it is in Morecambe. It started off fine but has turned really cold again and is raining heavily. Just hope it clears up tomorrow so I can get some gardening done.