Today I woke up thinking of buttons... The sun was shining, and it was Saturday, so decided to set off to our local Saturday street market in search of vintage goodies. Lo and behold, my favourite haberdasher was there, so I bought some beautiful vintage French buttons, ribbons, trims, fabric and much more. Button craving duly sated... For now! Also, some linens & silks, a marvelous antique painted-metal trunk lined with the most beautiful old wallpaper and a rather elegant, huge old gladstone-style vintage leather suitcase to put in the antiques Mall for the Spring make-over!
I am an obsessive textile addict, funding my 'habit' by unwillingly selling some of the beautiful antique and vintage textiles that I come across. As well as private sales, you can find me on ebay under the name vanye90, or see my ebay shop, Morgaine Le Fay Antique Textiles. A web site may be on the cards soon...
I sell mostly French textiles, but also come across English and European pieces from time to time. I enjoy ferreting out all sorts of interesting items, for example, 19th century French cottons & linens, huge chateau curtains, 18th century silks and embroideries, 16th and 17th century lace (occaisionally, when I can bear to part with them), fine linens, haberdashery as well as unused and pre-used antique and vintage fabrics such as florals, tickings, hemp runners, silks etc for projects such as cushions or pillows, framing, drapes, whatever your imagination can think of!
My new blog, Interesting Antique Textiles will discuss some of my more obscure, strange and often quite damaged textile finds with the hope that people may want to join in the discussions, and make some suggestions about the pieces based on their own experiences and textile knowledge!