Monday, October 29, 2012

Bits and bobs... vintage buckles

Some bits and boobs for you this Monday and this time it's a little collection of vintage buckles. These came from my grandmother, Great Auntie Ila (she passed a year ago today - gosh that's gone quick) and some given to me by a lady at work. They're odd things but they're nice nevertheless.

Did you have a nice weekend? It was perfect here yesterday. I'm not sure what temperature it got to but it was super sunny. It was also Mum's birthday so we had afternoon tea at my sister's house. I baked mum a tiramisu layered sponge cake with almond praline. It was delicious, light but tasty. Easy-ish too.

What are your plans for the week? I have today and tomorrow work free so I plan on getting out into the garden to get the vegie patches under order. Time to get the tomatoes in, along with beans and corn I think.
Have a great week!


  1. These vintage buckles are gorgeous Sarah - and how special to have some from your Grandmother and Great Aunt.
    I have a collection of vintage buckles too, some very similar, and I'm just waiting for inspiration to strike as to how to use them.
    happy Birthday to yuor Mum - the cake you made her sounds lovely, I bet she was chuffed!
    Have fun in the sun doing your vegies, sounds great - here in the UK its cold now, but I have so much sewing to do I dont mind.
    Gill xx

  2. I remember when women used to keep things like buttons and buckles, usually kept in an old biscuit or chocolate tin. I loved looking through them, sorting them out etc. How lovely that you've inherited a collection and been able to add to it and now display it.
    It's beautiful and sunny here today but still nippy so I'm wearing mittens!
    No gardening for me this week, well maybe just a little, I've sold so many cushion covers lately, I really have to get on and make more.
    Enjoy your week. P xx

  3. What a cute little collection! Love that they were passed on to you from your grandmother, makes them even more special.

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  4. Should be great weather to get out in the garden! I got out in mine yesterday, it was lovely.
    I love your buckles and it's lovely that they have a family connection x

  5. What a fabulous collection Sarah! Old buckles are few and far between it seems these days, and yours are particularly lovely.
    Hope you got some good gardening in today. Mine so badly needs a little attention. Maybe next weekend...
    Amanda x

  6. Sounds like you have been really busy and I love your belt buckle collection. xx

  7. What an interesting little collection and how nice that they hold memories of special family members for you.

    Our week ahead, after Grace's swimming lessons today is looking rather quiet until a morning tea catch-up on Friday. Would love to get out in our vegetable patch too but rain is forecast here all week x

  8. Hi just found your lovely blog, I think my mum still has some of those buckles in her button tin, and I love the look of your birthday cake.

  9. Hello there!! I'm back. First of all thanks for your lovely message about my Max ( it's been a while and I should have thanked you a long ago, I know)'s molly?
    These are lovely buckles. I bought a few last year to make some belts over the summer, and I can't find any anymore. Why vintage stuff looks so appealing?


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