Friday, October 8, 2010

New at Bumbershoot Supplies. 24 New Items Since October 1, and a Surprise!

I invite you to come on over to Bumbershoot Supplies and check out our new items.  We're over 750 vintage treasures at this time, it's really exciting.  This vintage button card is something that I didn't even know we had! I opened a box that was supposed to contain heart buttons, and found these instead. A gorgeous surprise and a lovely addition to our vintage buttons!

We've also restocked a limited number of the popular coral swirl beads from Japan, with the bead caps on the bottom, cradling the bead. These remind me of pumpkin pie and spice, perhaps since it is Canadian Thanksgiving this coming Monday and I have pie on my mind :)

We've also added two old amazing Bohemian glass items.  First, these vintage glass cabochons.  These are really interesting in terms of their history.  To see the original packaging, visit the listing at Bumbershoot Supplies.  These cabochons were "Released by the Joint Boycott Council". After the Nazis took power in 1933, there was a wave of boycotts across Europe, eventually reaching the United States. In the United States in 1936, the Jewish Labor Committee and the American Jewish Congress, both bodies already engaged in the boycott process, joined forces and instituted a "Joint Boycott Council". This Committee was one of two major organizations in the US spearheading a boycott of Nazi Germany between 1936 and Pearl Harbor in 1941. So, we know we can date these cabochons to that time frame. Pretty cool!

And these old, old Bohemian garnet or ruby glass nailheads look magnificent in the light.  They are large, 10mm in diameter and 8mm up to the point. I think they would make wonderful cabochons, as well as beads.

That's just a taste of what is newly available at Bumbershoot Supplies.  Our next newsletter on Oct 15 will provide more details. You can sign up for it here and view past issues of our newsletter on our website.  Until next time, wishing you a great weekend, and if you are Canadian or you live in Canada, a very happy Thanksgiving to you!

1 comment:

  1. Oh those ruby glass nail heads are beautiful!
    Happy Thanksgiving to you as well!