Supplies not that common

Drøbak, Norway · 3365 Sales


Supplies not that common

Drøbak, Norway 3365 Sales On Etsy since 2010

5 out of 5 stars
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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.

Last updated on May 15, 2016

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.


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Silk style rope yellow 1960s french
Silk style rope fuchsia 1960s french
Silk style rope turquoise 1960s french
Silk style rope lt pink 1960s french
Silk style rope orange 1960s french
Silk style rope dark blue 1960s french
Soutache braid, rayon 1960s french
waxed raffia fringe ribbon red 1" /25mm 1m
Black metal snaps 7mm 36pcs
Metal studs prong snake chains 10pcs
Vintage sewing needles, H.Milward & Sons
Rainbow embroidered applique 3pcs
Silk style rope 1960s french 5m color mix
vintage sew on patch from Norway
Multicolored woven belt genuine leather 1.5m


Average item review
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Kat Turner

Kat Turner on Jul 26, 2016

5 out of 5 stars

These bugle beads are perfect for what I need them for. If you are looking for a 2" beautiful bugle bead this is it !! I love them and will be ordering them again.


georzetta on Jul 24, 2016

5 out of 5 stars

These are great. The colors are a little lighter than they look on computer but are well-made. I use them with a necktie on a summer shirt so the green one has been the washer and dryer several times with no problems.

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Doing some serious button sorting, will be listing these soon grinning

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Buttons, faux wood resin button 1pc
Working on preparing more pretty long bugles for sale heart

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Sorting out lots and lots of grand old thread buttons. These will take a while to list, but take a look at what's already therewink

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Buttons, thread beige 2pcs


...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.

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  • Oldish

    Owner, Photographer, Shipper

Shop policies

Last updated on April 14, 2016
Hi and welcome to my Etsy shop OLDISH.
I love and cherish old buttons, beads and findings!

Accepted payment methods

Oldish gladly accepts your PayPal payment (major credit cards too). I am are required to charge 25% sales tax (VAT=MOMS) from the norwegian buyers. This is visible when you look at your cart during the check out (if you are a norwegian that is).
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).
At the moment I do not ship orders to Russia. 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. 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.

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
The items I list are mainly NOS New Old Stock, 70s/80s or older, they are still stocked in my warehouse. 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! Feedback is all I have to show the prospective buyers that I care.
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.
Additional policies and FAQs
Some of the items I list are ONE OF A KIND and they are gone when sold. Most listings however can usually be repeated. Interested in multiple quantity? Ask for a reserved listing JUST FOR YOU.