Supplies not that common

Drøbak, Norway · 4393 Sales


Supplies not that common

Drøbak, Norway 4393 Sales On Etsy since 2010

5 out of 5 stars

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Announcement   Findings, buttons and beads, often uncommon and hard to find. Some vintage, some new. From the depths of my numerous shelves straight to your doorstep. Hope you like what I have and come back often.


Last updated on Feb 18, 2018

Findings, buttons and beads, often uncommon and hard to find. Some vintage, some new. From the depths of my numerous shelves straight to your doorstep. Hope you like what I have and come back often.


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5 out of 5 stars

threefish8 on Jun 16, 2018

5 out of 5 stars

Thank you, button arrieved in good condition

Patricia Clark

Patricia Clark on Jun 16, 2018

5 out of 5 stars

I love love love this little guy and so happy to find it very rare find in button. Thank you. Love working with this seller so nice and fast shipping.

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Getting these pretty brown and another 4 new 35mm long bugle colors for listing. These will be yellow, burgundy, and light violet, such pretty deep hues, ready soon
Doing some serious button sorting, will be listing these soon grinning
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...accidentally on purpose and how I became an Etsy shop owner.

OLDISH is the Etsy name of PERLEHUSET (AKA Knappehuset =Buttonhouse), an Oslo based supplier of all kinds of yummy stuff. The shop opened in 1935 and was until recently the largest still operating button shop in Norway. 15 years ago it was being sold out in bits and pieces, I saw the advert and bought the rest, my hobby became my jobb. Later, I also came across a big NOS stock of old beads, buttons, findings and trims from a closed down shop in Paris. 10 tons of its huge stock were delivered to Norway on a big truck. Imagine the number of hours I put into looking through, unpacking and shelving of these things. On one of the photos you can see my mother Irena who was almost 80 yrs old at that time and was my big cheerleader and also helped me to sort things out. She was very enthusiastic abot beads and buttons, I still find beads and unfinished jewelry all over her house. 29th of July 2015 was the last working day of my b&m store, now I only run several webshops.

Even now the discovering does not end! The old shop had all kinds of drawers, shelves, boxes and other less frequented storage media, which still unveil forgotten vintage treasures. They are often odd and not always very pretty, but I find them fascinating! Some of the things go even way back to the beginning of the shop's existence around 1935, while most are from the 1970's to 1980's. I am still overwhelmed and afraid I will never get enough time to list even a small fraction of the things I have.

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  • ANKA

    Owner, Photographer, Shipper

Shop policies

Last updated on March 30, 2018
Hi and welcome to OLDISH.

Accepted payment methods

  • Accepts Etsy Gift Cards and Etsy Credits
Returns and exchanges
I gladly accept returns and exchanges
Contact me within: 7 days of delivery
Ship items back within: 14 days of delivery
I don't accept cancellations
But please contact me if you have any problems with your order.
The following items can't be returned or exchanged
Because of the nature of these items, unless they arrive damaged or defective, I can't accept returns for:
  • Custom or personalized orders
  • Perishable products (like food or flowers)
  • Digital downloads
  • Intimate items (for health/hygiene reasons)
The items I list are mainly NOS New Old Stock, 70s/80s or older. Their condition is usually quite good even if due to their age, stocking history and several relocations of the shop/moving of the stock, they may sometimes show signs of fatigue. I will do my best to tell you this if this is the case. Do let me know if anything is wrong, since I want you to like my service and the items you order, I will do whatever I need to make you happy. I appreciate your feedback too!

I refund unused and undamaged items returned to us within 2 weeks after they are received, no questions asked The return shipping must be paid by the buyer. Pls let me know in case of damage or loss.
Oldish accepts all kinds of payments through Etsy.

PLS NOTE: All VAT fees and taxes imposed by the destination country are the buyer's own responsibility. You are responsible for all custom charges or VAT that apply in your country.
STANDARD SHIPPING is Priority Air Mail letter, NO tracking, there is no letter tracking available from Norway yet.

Letter shipments from Norway to countries outside Europe, as AUSTRALIA/ USA/CANADA, may take quite some time to their destination, sometimes even 3-4 weeks and even more before Christmas. Letter to Russia and Italy also take some time.

So please plan ahead. But they do all arrive, so stay calm. I appreciate you letting me know the items you ordered have arrived at their destination, if not I wonder if everything is ok.

Upgrade your shipping? The most affordable registered shipping method with tracking from Norway is the CarryOn Cash parcel.

Contact me for QUOTE for an upgrade, if you choose this option rather than the standard shipping which is included in the listing. The cost is estimated to :

Carry on parcels Europe <1 kg 40usd Everywhere else 45usd

Carry on parcels Europe 1-2 kg 50usd Everywhere else 55usd

PLS NOTE: NO REFUNDS for shipping charges.

I do NOT use fancy embellishing for items you order. Norwegian shipping charges are already quite high and boxes and stuff will make them even higher. Nice boxes flown to you end as rubbish too. So I ship in plain zips and often recycled, lightweight household cardboard most of the time.
I do nothing with any of your personal information apart from shipping and answering your convos.