Wednesday, December 15, 2010


           Are you as crazy about ribbon as I am?

                 No maybe not.
                     In which case turn away now….no just kidding
                   If you do love it then you might enjoy these pics.
                                                                                                    more blue 2
                              Like I mentioned in a previous post I love playing with the ribbons and
                               get pretty excited when I find someone that shares my passion for them too.

                                                                                more blue
                                                                                       Now I don’t often have them just laying around in a big jumbled mess though after photographing
                  them this way all I could think of was wouldn’t it be
                             great if I could have long strips of them hanging there for people to run there fingers thru. 
         That to me would just be so fantastic. 
           Maybe Santa will bring me more room for my ribbon so I can
do that next year. 
    Right G?    

                                                                                      blue ribbon

                                     I’m working on making  cuffs out of these.

                              Every time I look at these they remind me of Magnolia Pearl but without the      lace….. just the yummy velvet.
                         I’m thinking of changing my sewing room to look like one of her rooms…
                         I wish!
                          It’s so not right now.
                         But with a little velvet and lace it just might come close.






                                                       more green
                            See I got a little carried away unrolling spools and finding like colors.
                                    I love watching the faces of people as they try to figure out what they could 
                    to do with it. It’s really endless but I do get asked all the time.
                              Just a few other ideas…….
                        Tie backs
                     hanging cards from
                   hair accessories
                      draped on a mantel
                  napkin rings
                     trim on clothing
                         Do you have a special way of using ribbon?

                                                              more brown


                                                                  more print
                             I really do carry red ribbon for the true traditional
                            Christmas customers but forgot to take pictures of it.
                     It’s still what I sell the most of….what can I say?
                            Can you believe Christmas is only 10 days away?
                         It’s just flying by but we do have one tree in the house…..
                     that’s early for us but still not decorated.
                Maybe tonight!
                    You know me I’ll still be decorating after Christmas….
                      I know I’m weird!
                           I think I’m going to keep it simple this year.
            We’ll see if I can……


Laura @ 52 FLEA said...

I am sooooo looking forward to playing with ribbons on Friday! Gorgeous selection Carole!
Stay warm!
Laura :)

The French Bear said...

Carole, oh my goodness, that ribbon is to die for!!!! I lovvvveee ribbon!!!
Not sure what I would make, they are all soooo gorgeous, I love to hoard it really!!! I bought red ribbon that was all rolled up roses, I took the wire out and sewed strips and made lots of different things....I just wished it came in white!!! You have some really unusual and very stunning I wish I could come and play! Have fun!
Margaret B

Julia - "Vintage with Laces" said...

Hi Carole, WOW, these are the most exquisite ribbons I've ever seen! No wonder you like to play around with them! They are real eye-catchers, no matter what you would use them for.
Have a lovely Thursday, my friend :-)!

oldgreymare said...

I am having ribbon arrhythmia.

Oh MY!


Josje said...

Gorgeous gorgeous gorgeous! I'd love to rummage through your collection and buy a few meters of some of them.
What would I do with them? Just keep them because they're beautiful, maybe someday use them on some clothing or use them in my miniature scenes.

slommler said...

Oh my! I love ribbons too and you have some wonderful examples!!

It's me said...

Beautiful ribbon Carole....and so much...i like it !! we also sell ribbon in our shop......have a nice time till love love Ria...

trash talk said...

Are you kidding me? I love it so much I can't bear to cut it after I bring it home!
Love the blacks...especially the striped.

Jacqueline said...

Oh Carole,
Such a wonderful selection of ribbons.....I love ribbon. I could spend all day in your shop !! I do love the more flamboyant ones but, my favourites are the last ones with the sentiments on them and the Eiffel Tower.
Hope all's well with you and George and the cats....will email soon but am WAY behind with everything, as usual !! Lots of love. XXXX

Anonymous said...


These are all gorgeous, Carole!!!

Susie~From My Home To Yours said...

My what lovely ribbons you have my dear! You win! I just love to 'have' ribbon, and I tend to hoard it! Enjoy!

Nice and Easy Antiques said...

Those are just gorgeous, it's easy to see why you have so much fun playing with them!

Janean said...

i have boxes of's a happy illness. HA! said...

Ribbons have never looked so gorgeous! I love ribbon too. I can never have enough, expecially vintage ribbon. That is the ultimate. I just bought a large spool of vintage peach colored ribbon. Can't wait to wrap it around something;) Hope you and George have a wonderful Christmas!
~Debra xxx
Capers of the vintage vixens

erin said...

oh what gorgeous ribbons...i LOVE them too!! i have a drawer full...some of my ribbons are just too pretty to cut.......silly, i know.
so, you are trying to "keep it simple"? take it from me, it's hard to do! ha ha......i keep on tweaking things way past christmas too....
take care, sweety,

Olive Cooper said...

Ribbon makes me happy. Especially velvet. Your photos are to die for btw.

Diana Cohen said...

Gorgeous!!!! I love ribbons!!

vicki said...

Carole -
These ribbon photos are out of this world fabulous! I love ribbon - I cannot get enough ribbon - I adore ribbon. I save every piece of ribbon - no matter where it comes from - they are like reasures to me - I have a HUGE basket of ribbons in the Sacred Yarn Room. Now that I see your fabulous stash - I dont feel so bad~~

Beautiful my friend!


A Cottage Muse said...

All so lovely Carole! The pretty ribbon Maria wrapped my giveaway win with I have displayed in my craft room in a mason jar, perfect color for my room!

Gypsy Purple said...

Fabulous post!