Vintage French Seed Packets, Book Plates, Haberdashery

Bissy, France · 2732 Sales


Vintage French Seed Packets, Book Plates, Haberdashery

Bissy, France 2732 Sales On Etsy since 2010

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Jane Gratton

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Jane Gratton

24 Leather Buttons Natural 16mm Vintage 1950s
30 Pages from Antique French Dictionary
24 Leather Buttons Natural 21mm Vintage 1950s
24 Leather Buttons Natural 23mm Vintage 1950s
Vintage French money orders x 2 HAND WRITTEN
21 Bark effect Buttons Vintage French 1940s
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Sussi Bergenstråhle-Fotivec
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So happy with my items. Fast delivery, good service. Thank you 💖


MarielleMary on Oct 4, 2016

5 out of 5 stars

envoi rapide et bien emballé,parfait merci

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MarielleMary on Oct 4, 2016

5 out of 5 stars

jolis sachets bien emballés envoyés rapidement,merci!

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Irises are in bloom here in France. Take a look at our vintage French gardening magazines for some home decor inspiration.
Out buying at Lyon market. Fruit tarts & Pastries as well as new stock for Etsy!.


Seed Packet Labels and Burlap Sacks

David and I have worked together as vintage traders for twelve years. We started by sourcing vintage French country items in France to sell at antiques fairs in England.

Eight years ago, we found a stash of vintage French seed packets and seed packet labels in an old seed merchants. This prompted us to launch our own website. The seed packet labels were featured in the Emporium/Shopping pages of Country Living magazine in England and Better Homes and Gardens in the U.S.A. as well as other publications.

That same summer eight years ago, we also found the burlap Puy Grain and Puy Lentil sacks originating from the Fournier Bastide mill that started a major trend for decorating with burlap. We are considered to be a leading source for these original, highly decorative grain and flour sacks.

In February 2010 we joined the Etsy community. Our business has evolved since and we now have two Etsy shops. simplyfrenchvintage, which is our original shop, and BurlapGrainSacks.

Other than the seed packet labels, which remain enduringly popular, our offer changes. One thing that never changes though is that we only sell the real deal. There is a place in the market for reproductions, and many of these are done well, but our heart is in searching out true pieces.

As a footnote, we do still sell at antiques fairs in England. The internet is wonderful but nothing beats meeting our customers face to face. If you would like to know when we will next be selling at I.A.C.F. Ardingly or Sunbury Antiques Market (both at locations on the outskirts of London) please send me a convo.

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    I am passionate about all things vintage and our home reflects our Etsy site...everything is Simple, French and Vintage!

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Last updated on December 18, 2015
We are a British couple who live in rural France. We visit French flea markets hunting out vintage items to help our customers create the 'French Country Look'.

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We use either the British Royal Mail or La Poste France's letter or parcel service. From our experience this takes 5-10 days for delivery to Europe and 10 - 28 days for the rest of the world.

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