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Antique textiles & haberdashery. Vintage & handmade clothing. Decorative homewares & accessories.

Available at FLOCK, 46 Sydney Street, Brighton, BN1 4EP, UK.


Last updated on 31 Aug, 2021

Vintage & Handmade.
Antique textiles & haberdashery. Vintage & handmade clothing. Decorative homewares & accessories.

Available at FLOCK, 46 Sydney Street, Brighton, BN1 4EP, UK.



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Kate Branthwaite

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Kate Branthwaite


Average item review
5 out of 5 stars

About PickupSticksVintage

Sales 1,439
On Etsy since 2014

Pattern, texture, colour and detail...

Pattern, texture, colour and detail are the basis for my 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 and handmade 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.
…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.

Shop members

  • Kate Branthwaite


Production partners

  • Handmade in Mexico



  • Handmade in Parkistan

    Islamabad, Pakistan

    Handmade in Parkistan

  • Handmade in Russia


    Handmade in Russia

  • Handmade in Thailand


    Handmade in Thailand

  • Handmade in the UK

    England, United Kingdom

    Handmade in the UK

  • Handmade in Ukraine


    Handmade in Ukraine

  • Handmade in Vietnam


    Made in Vietnam

Shop policies

Last updated on 14 September, 2021
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.

Accepted payment methods

Paypal Mastercard Visa American Express Apple Pay Klarna Gift card
Accepts Etsy Gift Cards and Etsy Credits
Returns and exchanges
I gladly accept returns and exchanges
Contact me within: 14 days of delivery
Dispatch items back within: 30 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 personalised orders
  • Perishable products (like food or flowers)
  • Digital downloads
  • Intimate items (for health/hygiene reasons)
  • Items on sale
Returns and exchange details
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 - four 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 or Tracked’ method).
International purchases will be sent via Standard International delivery (again, with higher value items being sent via the International ‘Tracked’ 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 handmade. They may have been used and loved in a former lifetime and, in most instances, will bear the hallmarks of previous usage. Defects 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.