Announcement Accessories, findings, buttons and beads, often uncommon and hard to find. Some vintage, some almost new. From the depths of my numerous drawers straight to your doorstep. Happy to be here, hope you like what I have and come back often.
Accessories, findings, buttons and beads, often uncommon and hard to find. Some vintage, some almost new. From the depths of my numerous drawers straight to your doorstep. Happy to be here, hope you like what I have and come back often.
- All 928
- Norwegiana 18
- Accessories 14
- Amber 5
- Beads, all kinds 100
- Belt Buckles 185
- Buttons 289
- CABS Sew Ons Nailheads 33
- Components Findings MISC 124
- Jewelry also costume 121
- Sewing Supplies Trims 24
- Swarovski Elements NEW 15
...accidentally on purpose and how I bacame this 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 until her death in 2014. 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.
Owner, Photographer, Shipper
I love and cherish old buttons, beads and findings!
Accepted payment methods
A big spender? Good for you, all orders above 300usd receive a 20% discount, pls convo me if the total in your cart is that much (before shipping&handling charge).
Shipping charges from Norway are guite high compared to other countries, we ship the cheapest method there is - Priority Air Mail NO TRACKING. Upgrade your shipping? The most affordable registered shipping method from Norway is the CarryOn Cash parcel. If you choose this option rather than the standard shipping which is included in the listing, there is an additional charge for all packages UNDER 1kg:
-EUROPE 50.00 USD (add 2.50 USD for every extra kilo)
-EVERYWHERE ELSE 60.00USD (add 13.50 USD for every extra kilo)
Pls DO NOTIFY me before you make a purchase if you wish to upgrade, I will change your shipping charge.
As it is really difficult to estimate shipping cost for more than one item (it very much depends on what these multiple items are) pls DO take a little time and contact me if buying several items! I will be happy to reply fast, calculate the EXACT shipping cost and perhaps set up a reserved listing too? PLS NOTE: NO REFUNDS for shipping charges. So pls DO ask for an exact charge estimate + reserved listing ahead of buying SEVERAL items.
I do NOT use fancy embellishing for items you order. Our 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.
Customs: you are responsible for all custom charges that apply in your country, if any.
Refunds and Exchanges
I refund items returned to us, no questions asked, but you must pay the return shipping yourself. Pls let me know in case of damage or loss.