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We're so glad you found us! "Add Vintage" is the duo of long time friends Michele Piccolo and Yvonne Barineau. We're vintage gals who love vintage stuff ~ between the two of us we've been in the antique textile and embellishment business for over 30 years.

Michele has been an established show dealer for over 16 years, traveling the country eight months a year. Her double-wide booth is so wildly popular at sewing and antique shows that it's often a tight squeeze to reach the buttons and trims before the competition gets to them! (Yvonne thinks this is a hysterically funny sight, reminding her of the Foley's white sales of her youth where women in polyester jumpsuits used to grab sheets out of each other's hands). Major designers such as Kaffe Fassett and Ralph Lauren are no strangers to Michele's booth, purchasing her unique finds to provide inspiration for their work…

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  • Joined January 31, 2009

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GLASS buttons, carved Victorian pearl, cotton, linen, European lace, mid century printed textiles

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Antique Buttons and Vintage Buttons

About

We're so glad you found us! "Add Vintage" is the duo of long time friends Michele Piccolo and Yvonne Barineau. We're vintage gals who love vintage stuff ~ between the two of us we've been in the antique textile and embellishment business for over 30 years.

Michele has been an established show dealer for over 16 years, traveling the country eight months a year. Her double-wide booth is so wildly popular at sewing and antique shows that it's often a tight squeeze to reach the buttons and trims before the competition gets to them! (Yvonne thinks this is a hysterically funny sight, reminding her of the Foley's white sales of her youth where women in polyester jumpsuits used to grab sheets out of each other's hands). Major designers such as Kaffe Fassett and Ralph Lauren are no strangers to Michele's booth, purchasing her unique finds to provide inspiration for their work. Much of what you'll find in the Add Vintage shop is a result of years & years of Michele's expertise in hunting out only the very best embellishments from across the country and around the globe.

As the stay home mother of three kids, Yvonne leads a "quieter" life than Michele (HAH! Anyone with children AND a home based business knows there's no such thing as quiet!). Nearly 15 years ago, her passion for vintage textiles led her to quit a successful real estate career and concentrate on internet sales. During that period, she managed to carve out time to write two books on vintage print tea towels and tablecloths and has also been showcased in several magazine and newspaper articles. Yvonne brings the internet savy and on-line sales expertise to the Add Vintage team. Your absolute, unconditional satisfaction is always her priority!

Yvonne also sells (solo) under the Etsy name FineVintageLinens.

*We're so honored to be part of the Etsy Vintage Team! You can shop with confidence from Team members, as we are held to the strictest standards of excellence and customer service.
*We're proud members of the EtsyKnitters Team...what a creative group of people!
*Happily to call ourselves members of the Homespunsociety team!

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