Sunday, January 30, 2011

Giveaway Winners!

Congratulations to Ayereiss, who won the vintage sewing pattern and to Nikki Cole who won the cupcake hairpin in my first giveaway! They will have until February 9th (10 days) to send me their mailing information, or I will be forced to choose a new winner. Thank you to all who entered and thank you so much for helping me get such a good start to Buttons and Lace! Please stay tuned, as I will be holding giveaways at least on a monthly basis. You could be the next winner!


Thursday, January 27, 2011

Old Movies

I absolutely love old movies. I could honestly sit and watch Turner Classic Movies all day. Some of my favorites range from 1930s-1960s movies. I just don't think I could live without TCM!
My absolute favorite actress of all time is Ginger Rogers. Click on her name to learn more about the beautiful starlet- for instance, did you know that her birth name was Virginia Katherine McMath?!
Here are some of my favorites of Ginger's films (along with some stills/promotional shots from each film):


 Of course, Ginger's most prominent film co-star was Fred Astaire, but as you can see, she made a wide array of films working with many of the most handsome and talented actors of the 1930s and 1940s.

On February 16th, Turner Classic Movies will be showing Swing Time at 6:15 pm, but you can see the full schedule of TCM's movies here: Turner Classic Movies Website.
You can also search for your favorite movies and actors to see when TCM will be showcasing them!

What are some of your favorite old movies?

 (Disclaimer: I am in no way affiliated with Turner Classic Movies or any part of the Turner Broadcasting Company, I just love old movies!)

Tuesday, January 18, 2011

Vintage Sewing

I like to sew by hand. I know it takes forever to do things this way, but since I only sew small-scale projects, I figure it's far easier than fiddling around with a sewing machine. In fact, I have a sewing machine, but try as I might, I cannot figure out how to make the darn thing work like I want it to. I seem to start off well and then a few seconds into my sewing, the thread starts to bunch up and I get too frustrated to continue! So one of my new goals this year is to really learn how to use my sewing machine. Wish me luck- I'm gonna need it!

For those of you who actually do enjoy using a sewing machine, I wanted to let you know that I currently have 5 vintage sewing patterns in my Etsy shop Buttons and Lace if they tickle your fancy:

Enter the code: BUTTONS at checkout to receive 20% off your order at Buttons and Lace!
Don't forget that I am giving away a beautiful 1960s vintage sewing pattern this month- contest ends January 29th!

One last thing- I wanted to share with you one of my absolute favorite blogs: Casey's Elegant Musings.
She is a fabulous young woman who loves anything vintage and makes her own vintage clothing from scratch, or by upcycling/refashioning vintage finds. If you love all things nostalgic, please check out her site. It's breathtaking! (disclaimer: I am in no way affiliated with Casey Brown or her website, and I posted this on my own accord).

I am planning some awesome new posts in the coming days- this site's about to go vintage- full force! So, please stay tuned!


Sunday, January 16, 2011

Etsy sale!

You can currently get 20% off your order in either of my Etsy shops!

For 20% off your order at Buttons and Lace enter the code BUTTONS at checkout

For 20% off your order at Honey and Vanilla enter the code VANILLA at checkout

Links to both shops are located on the right sidebar of this blog.

Thank you so much for your support!


Friday, January 14, 2011

My new project...

I'm going to begin to stock Honey and Vanilla with accessories for babies and toddlers, so here's a peek at what I'm working on:

 I plan to add bunches of cute stuff this weekend, so don't forget to check out my shop!
♥  Meg

Tuesday, January 11, 2011

So, I didn't really get a very good start ... (Thank you for your comments, commenting is now closed)

 ...but I'm definitely ready to get this blog rolling! I operate 2 Etsy shops that I'd love to tell you about. The first one has the same name as this blog. Buttons and Lace features lots of vintage finds that I've amassed over the years-many beautiful things- and you can find it here:
Here are a few examples of what I've listed for sale

Here's what I've been working really hard on lately!
I recently began a new shop called Honey and Vanilla which features my hand made hair accessories such as headbands and hair pins- and you can find it here:

Here are just a few things you can find in the shop:

You can currently get 20% off your order in either of my Etsy shops!

For 20% off your order at Buttons and Lace enter the code BUTTONS at checkout

For 20% off your order at Honey and Vanilla enter the code VANILLA at checkout
Now for the exciting part!
I'd really love to get more followers and direct more traffic to my shops, so I'm going to do 2 GIVEAWAYS! One reader will win this lovely vintage 1960s sewing pattern:

And another reader will win this cute  fabric cupcake hair pin:

To be entered, all you have to do is leave a comment on this post. Tell me anything- what you ate for breakfast, your favorite color, how you feel about my designs, what you'd like to see more of, or a simple "gimme" would suffice :P

For extra entries, you can do the following:
- become a follower of this blog via Google Friend Connect, located on the right side of my blog, and leave a comment telling me that you became a follower- (1 entry)
-Add one or both of my shops to your favorites on Etsy and leave a comment telling me you did so- this is worth 2 entries, so be sure to leave 2 separate comments if you favorite both (up to 2 entries)
- make a purchase from either of my shops- leave 5 separate entries for each purchase and give me your Etsy name so that I can confirm your purchase(s)-(5 entries for each purchase)

Please don't forget to leave your email address in your comment so that I have a way to contact you for your mailing information!

These giveaways are open to residents of the U.S. and Canada. I will use a random number generator to choose the two winners.
All comments will be moderated.
Comments will be closed on Saturday, January 29th at 12:00 pm Eastern time.

Thanks for participating!