Jumble Trail & A Giveaway

Walthamstow Jumble Trail

Today heralded the 2016 Walthamstow Village Jumble Trail, and despite the rain we all turned out in force. (It’s sunny now, so get out there!)

carIt was a really lovely afternoon and Ella and I bought a few choice items for a few meagre pounds. Including, some buttons!

buttons at jumble sail

Isn’t the below a lovely selection? Only one complete set, but I don’t think that matters, do you? I rarely use up a complete set of buttons and these are so charming.

Would you like a little piece of the Walthamstow Jumble Fair for yourself? Fancy the chance of winning a giveaway? Just leave a comment below and let me know which of the below buttons call to you most. (The winner will receive them all; I’m just curious to know which is the most popular.)

vintage buttons

Of course, I treated myself too. This is the year I’m determined to get my garden back under control and a nice place to be.

Happy Sundays, everyone!

plant bought

This competition is open worldwide and closes on Wednesday 15 June at midnight GMT. Good luck!

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92 Responses to Jumble Trail & A Giveaway

  1. Caroline says:

    Love the black oblong and the purple jewelled buttons, think they would add an interesting detail to the back of a blouse closing and cuff button hole.

  2. Kara Johnson says:

    The black oblongs for me, maybe cos they seem slightly deco.

  3. Nicola says:

    Love the navy ones, something quite nautical about them.

  4. wakeymakes says:

    The oblong ones are really unusual but I also like the ones on the right. Love a button with a pattern on. They transform a plain cardi or blouse. Thanks for the chance K xXx

  5. kalimak says:

    Hi Karen! I really like the metal buttons with the intricate pattern — it looks somewhat floral, maybe Celtic-inspired.

    Wonderful finds, overall!

  6. I do love a good button rummage! My favourites are the white and silver buttons, they would transform a plain blouse!

  7. Pam Green says:

    The red – 2 or 3 buttons enough for a baby/toddler dress/cardi/dungarees – which I seem to be making a lot of these days

  8. corrineappleby says:

    Definitely the rectangular ones – they’re so unusual!

  9. amcclure2014 says:

    The ones on the right call to me most, perhaps because of the Celtic type design in the centre.

  10. I love the red ones. Great finds.

  11. Maureen says:

    Sounds like a lovely jumbley sale. And I love the black rectangles best of all, thank you.

  12. Debby Hill says:

    They are all lovely for a variety of reasons but the ones on the right would look lovely on the skirt I am making at the moment. I’m not brave enough to do buttonholes yet but they could sit on the placard in pretend mode! Thanks for the chance.

  13. Debby Hill says:

    They all appeal to me but the ones on the right would just suit the skirt I am making at the moment. Thanks for the chance to join in.

  14. Lady Farmer says:

    The black oblong ones for me – they remind me of liquorice allsorts!

  15. barbara woods says:

    love the red

  16. elliemae28 says:

    I have to go with the red buttons. Red adds such a pop of fun to so many items.

  17. I love the filigree jewelled buttons, perhaps used on cuffs.

  18. Louise says:

    Definitely the rectangular ones I imagine them on a outfit with a top stitching feature.

  19. Oohhh, the red ones! Glass? Beautiful, anyway. As are the black ones. A long cuff with two oblong black buttons? I’d like that.

  20. Joy says:

    I love buttons and have got loads but you can’t have too many buttons! I love the red ones.

  21. Marilyn says:

    I love buttons! The black oblong are my favorite.

  22. racurac2 says:

    The white and silver are my favorite because the buttons are round but the design is a square! But I like them all: They are Buttons!

  23. Claire Ross says:

    I like the red ones, just because red is my favourite colour x

  24. Sara says:

    Those small gold ones is my favourit <3

  25. Anna-Marie says:

    Ohh, buttons, love them all because well, as another commentator has already said, they’re buttons! The little red ones are my favourites but have taken ages to decide.

  26. lee says:

    I adore the white and silver – would be perfect on a blouse! Great buttons!!

  27. Janice says:

    The rectangular buttons are great. I just used some that are similar to update a blazer by replacing the buttons. I think all makers love buttons!

  28. Pauline says:

    Buttons, buttons and more buttons. Who just doesn’t LOVE a Button! I love the Red Buttons, they look a lovely colour of red, but as someone else has said the round buttons with the square design look Celtic which I love, decisions decisions decisions!

  29. megsewing says:

    I love the red ones. Red buttons are always adorable 🙂

  30. I like the white ones, they look like a good sized button!

  31. i think you’ll need to pick up more of the navy oblong sets, we’re all mad for them!

  32. Jeanette says:

    My favorite are the ones on the right. Eight buttons that appear to be black & white.

  33. Nicola says:

    For me it’s the red everytime . Grew out my gray this last year and red is one of the colours in my wardrobe Ivan still wear . I like the sedums as well just planted loads in old feed troughs .

  34. Sarah says:

    I love the red buttons, but they’re all beautiful.

  35. dkswife says:

    I like the white buttons. They will go with slot of things.

  36. Ruth says:

    Navy oblongs for me!

  37. Jenny Lester says:

    Just made a dress Vogue 1241 in almost the same fabric for my 70th birthday party – went down a treat!! Yes Karen almost 2 years since we met at Minerva Crafts in my 68th birthday dress!! 2 visits to TMOS later!! More fabric, but the red buttons would compliment my dress!!

  38. Gretchen says:

    They are all lovely, but those rectangular black ones really are my favorite.

  39. The ones on the right are lovely…not sure what colour, but love the metallic decor!

  40. F Durand says:

    Well, the gold ones of course!!! Glad you had a nice day, I love the vibe you can find at these events 🙂

  41. Debra says:

    The blue oblongs and the white and silver. Love buttons..

  42. Sue Wardell says:

    I love the black ones. Would just finish off a white shirt. A white shirt with different shape buttons down the front is just so different.

  43. Elle says:

    What is it about buttons? No one I know can resist them–me least of all! Sorting, re-sorting, organizing, fondling, admiring, dreaming–they seem like little step-stones into another world. And the possibilities…..I’m drawn to the second card from the left: both the filigree and the navy.

  44. Kathryn says:

    The oblongs are fabulous! I’d use them horizontally for a bit of an 80s feel

  45. Oh my, buttons and buttons! I love them all….but those tiny pearly ones are so sweet. They remind me of the above elbow gloves we used to wear to our formal dances! Lovely, thanks for the chance to win these cuties.

  46. Becky K says:

    The red because everything is happier with red

  47. What lovely finds. I love the red buttons.

  48. Robin says:

    They are all lovely because they are buttons, so all are loved and worthy. But if I have to choose, the set on the right – they are round and square, multi textured and colored, feminine yet geometric…multidimensional, strong, they could tell a good story! Thanks for the chance. Wish I could be there…

  49. Kathy Britten says:

    I love the lot, nothing like rummaging through habi items. Two lots really appeal, the tiny orangey pearl shaped buttons and the little red crystal buttons. Remind me of beautiful era of the 1930/40s clothes.

  50. I really like the unusually shaped oblong ones, but the two just above them call to me just a little more!

  51. Tracey says:

    I love the little pearly ones – they remind me of an angora puff sleeve cardi I bought in the early 80’s when I had just started working in an ad agency. Loved it totally to a little woolly scrap

  52. The oblong buttons are lovely!

  53. Charlotte says:

    I love the buttons on the far right! They look really different and unique to me and would look great on a blouse (which is what I sew a lot of).

  54. Bobbi says:

    I love the little white ones! They’re so sweet and pretty.

  55. Karen S says:

    Hi Karen, I really like the white buttons on the far right!

  56. patricia welch says:

    I love the red ones best. Currently, I am not even sewing. How’s that for “just wanting buttons because I just want buttons”? We had a house fire a year ago, just got back into our house a couple of months ago…my “art” room was in the corner of the house that got the worst of the fire. so sad. So, here is everything in the room, either burned black, melted, or smoke damaged…and I spied some of my jars of buttons still on a shelf. So happy! Tears of joy! Anyway, I was so glad to save the buttons, because I just love buttons. So, yes. I would love to win your thrifted buttons!

  57. Astrid says:

    It’s a toss up between the red ones and the deco rectangular ones but I think the deco ones win as they would work amazing with some rectangle patterned red and grey wool I was lucky enough to take away from a recent fabric swap that I’m planning to make a jacket out of. They’d be the perfect buttons for it!

  58. Rebecca H says:

    The red buttons were screaming at me to come to my house, hehe. What fun shopping you had…..

  59. Emsewcrazy says:

    Ooh love button sales! Such lovely finds! The red and the navy call to me most although the whole selection is lovely.
    Best of luck with your garden.

  60. M. A-D says:

    The little gold ones because I’m looking for a button just like that right now!

  61. Mara says:

    I like the red ones!

  62. Ooh the navy ones will work fantastic for a sweater I’m currently knitting 🙂

  63. Jenny says:

    I like the tiny red ones best. I love buttons!

  64. Hello from Melbourne, Australia! Another button addict, here:-) I am planning to create a cosy, navy wool ‘swingy’ type top-coat — I’m thinking the gorgeous Vogue 1277 and would add the oblong navy buttons as a trim on the front. The diamondy ones on the same card are telling me they want to be turned into earrings! 🙂 BTW, your blog is a bright spot on a grey, cool day!

  65. Chris says:

    The silver on a black anything would be grand but I have a button addiction problem.

  66. Marilyn says:

    I really like the black set

  67. Lisa says:

    The navy ones are lovely! I swooned at the picture of the buttons in the basket… 🙂

  68. Peppita says:

    I love the white and silver ones, they would look so cute on one of my shirts 🙂

  69. The black/dark blue set would be my favourites; they fall into my colour scheme.

  70. Jenna O says:

    I really love those red ones! 🙂

  71. minibea12 says:

    I’d love a little piece of the Walthamstow Jumble Fair !

  72. Alli says:

    I love the red card of buttons!

  73. Samantha says:

    Thanks for sharing a little piece of the Walthamstow Jumble Fair! Makes me want to fly to England with an empty suitcase 🙂

    The navy oblong buttons are fantastic! But I can totally see a swishy summer top with the little golden yellow buttons!

  74. Beth says:

    i love the circular blue ones! navy is most definitely my favourite colour. thank you for the giveaway!

  75. Katrin says:

    Thank you so much for the giveaway! I love the white ones on the right and would use them for a blouse that is buttoned on the back (maybe Miette by Tilly?)

  76. Katrin says:

    Thank you so much for the giveaway! I love the white ones on the right and would use them for a blouse that is buttoned on the back (maybe Miette by Tilly and the Buttons?)

  77. Anemone says:

    Love them all but I think my favorite is the far right, white with the purple pattern in the middle. So unique!

  78. Louise says:

    I would use the blue ones on a cardigan I am knitting for my father in law.

  79. Michele Hart says:

    The white one’s look really interesting, looks like a pearl effect rim with the lovely detail in the middle with a hint of purple, just fab.

  80. opalspeacock says:

    I’m liking the red but my favorite is the purple. Thanks for hosting.

  81. Marilyn Bowman says:

    Hands down favorites are the rectangular deep blue!

  82. esewing says:

    Sounds like you had great fun , who doesn’t love a sewing related bargain ?
    The dark rectangles are speaking to me , they remind me of the liquorice – would look great as cufflinks .

  83. caro says:

    celtic knot ones please

  84. gracie g says:

    Mmm, I love the rectagle art deco pair in the second set. I think the would look lovely as an accent button on theback opening of a blouse… Or as really cool earrings.

  85. graciegan says:

    I love that art deco pair on the second card. It would make a lovely finish to the back opening of a blouse.

  86. I love the oblong buttons, or the dark blue round ones on the third card! Thanks for the giveaway!

  87. Karen @wannabsewing says:

    Hi Karen
    They are all really cute buttons but I just love the oblong ones, very interesting detail on a garment.

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