Antique textiles -Vintage clothing- Homewares.

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Antique textiles -Vintage clothing- Homewares.

Brighton, England | 641 Sales

Announcement    Antique textiles. Haberdashery. Vintage clothing. Decorative homewares. Handmade accessories.
Available at FLOCK, 46 Sydney Street, Brighton, BN1 4EP, UK.


Last updated on 23 May, 2020

Antique textiles. Haberdashery. Vintage clothing. Decorative homewares. Handmade accessories.
Available at FLOCK, 46 Sydney Street, Brighton, BN1 4EP, UK.



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Kate Branthwaite

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Kate Branthwaite


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5 out of 5 stars

About PickupSticksVintage

Sales 641
On Etsy since 2014

Pattern, texture, colour and detail...

Pattern, texture, colour and detail are the basis for my vintage collections. I am equally drawn to the bright colours of a vintage silk Kimono or the amazing detail of a tribal embroidery as I am to the delicate thread work of a lace collar… anything that has been lovingly hand worked and that carries its history in every thread.
I source my vintage finds far and wide from local antique fairs to French brocantes and Asian markets which is why I have such an eclectic mix. I can arrive home with anything from antique textiles to old French buttons, hand painted tea sets or carved gentlemen’s pipes!
Everything I stock in the shop is something I love…I am especially proud of my ever expanding folk collection. A handpicked selection of amazing embroidered trims, woven fabrics and traditional tribal jackets.
…and why ‘pick up sticks’? It is believed the old nursery rhyme ‘One Two Buckle my shoe’ actually refers to lacemaking…
One, two, Buckle my shoe;
Three, four, Open the door; (the lace maker preparing for work)
Five, six, Pick up sticks;
Seven, eight, Lay them straight: (wooden pins used on a lacemaking ‘machine’ are laid across the fabric)
Nine, ten, a big, fat hen; (a pillow that supports the lacework)

I hope you enjoy my collections as much as I enjoy bringing them to you.

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  • Handmade in Thailand


    Handmade in Thailand

Shop policies

Last updated on 20 October, 2014
Welcome to my shop – and thank you for visiting!
If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact me. Customer satisfaction is very important to me and I am always more than happy to respond to any queries or concerns you may have.

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Accepts Etsy Gift Cards and Etsy Credits
Returns and exchanges
Returns accepted. I appreciate that it can be difficult to gauge the suitability of an item from a photograph – so, if the item does not meet your expectations, please contact me to arrange a refund. I am not however in a position to refund postage & packaging costs at the moment so please consider description and photos before buying. If in doubt please contact for further details.
If items are lost or damaged on route please let me know as soon as possible.
I accept PayPal and credit cards via direct Check out.
Goods will usually be despatched within three days of receiving payment (excluding weekends and Bank Holidays). I will send a message to confirm despatch.
Purchases within the UK will be sent by First Class post (with higher value items being sent via a ‘Signed For’ trackable method). International purchases will be sent via Airmail (again, with higher value items being sent via the International ‘Signed For’ method). If you require additional insurance or guaranteed next day delivery (UK only for next day delivery), please contact me so that I can invoice you for the extra amount. In some cases, particularly for larger value items, insurance will already have been included in the shipping charges quoted in the item description.
Additional policies and FAQs
Please note that all of the items I sell are vintage or antique. They have been used and loved in a former lifetime and, in most instances, will bear the hallmarks of previous usage. Defects such as noticeable stains, damage or repairs will always be mentioned so please read the description carefully before you purchase. I am always happy to supply further information or photogrpahs should you require it.