Tuesday, June 30, 2009

Embellishments~ can't live without them!

A most anticipated package arrived the other day. My ribbon!!!! Well one of many, but this was a new company that just started this year by two sisters. From the moment I saw their booth at the gift show this winter I was smitten. The booth was packed with people. Even buyers that didn't even buy ribbon for their stores were stopping to admire the rolls of ribbons so beautifully displayed. I planned on just taking this box home to get it priced and checked off the invoice and then pack it away til Christmas, but once I opened it

I just had to play. There wasn't just big oversized spools there was beautiful beaded trim too like I'd never seen thru other ribbon companies.

I'm still not quite really sure what I'm going to do with them all but I just couldn't resist. If I only had time to create all the things I'd like. But do any of us ever do that. We do what time allows us and dream the rest.....
This one was rather wide and at first I thought it would really make a great scarf except it's 15 ft long and wired on the edges. It does makes a HUGE bow.
I still have 5 mos. to come up with something..... fabulous!!! How many days until Christmas??? I really do have Christmasy looking ribbon but I wasn't ready to play with those colors yet....we only just got thru Spring!!!

Well I couldn't do anything without Nigella wanting to get right smack in the middle of it. But I'm sure I'm not the only one with a cat that does that. It doesn't do any good to push her away. 10 times!!!! she's going to get her way. I thought I might as well have her model the rhinestone pins. Doesn't she look so annoyed........ but pretty!!!!
"except I really do like this fabric....I could really get my nails into this stuff."
"This makes a perfect head rest"
Wait...... the fashion shows not over......
we're now going to model our new crown that we won from Rosemary of Roses Petite Maison. Look it fits you perfectly. If you love crowns as much as I do then check out Rosemary's blog....she is the Crown Queen and has then for any occasion.

Well Nigella it's official you are now my "little Princess". I'm lucky you're such a good sport and allow me to dress you up.

What would a girl do without her embellishment!!!!

Thank you Rosemary for the sweet crown that Nigella loves too!!!!


Anne Marie said...

so cute!

Christelle said...

Savoureuses photos avec ces rubans magnifiques !Et j'imagine comme ce chat est heureux de se prélasser la au milieu : quel luxe pour un félin d'avoir trouver l'endroit idéal pour un bain de volupté !

Stephanie said...

I adore your cat! Nigella is a perfect model for the ribbons and crown. The ribbons are pure eye candy, they look so luxurious.

Diana Cohen said...

Stunning ribbon! Do the sisters have a web site? I love to hear successful small business stories.
Nigella is a great sport.

Unknown said...

Ooooh! AAhhh! I love ribbons. You ordered some really beautiful ones. Nigella is such a patient sweet kitty cat! That last picture is worth framing...or at least posting on your side bar!

Chrissy...The Apothecary Shop said...

Oh my gosh....I want your cat!!! Oh, and all those beautiful ribbons too!! Love this post,we are goin away for a couple of days next week,hoping to get to that new french store,the wall hangings (in the photo) are $50,not too bad!! Anyway,talk to you soon,Chrissy

a little work of grace said...


I love the ribbon . . . but I really love that cat!!


Rosemary said...

Nigella is the cutest kitty around. She reminds me of the kitty I use to have.
You are right, the crown is purrfect for her!!
Love, love the ribbon. I can't get enough.
I am always looking for new ribbon to use on my crowns.
Thanks so much for sharing!
Now go pull out your bunting for the 4TH!

Laura @ 52 FLEA said...

Hi Carole!
Incredible ribbons! I want them all!!!!
What a beautiful and fun post....your Nigella is too funny and so cute....what would we do for amusement without our kittys?.....and Rosemary's crown is just perfect for the Princess Kitty! Hope you have a good holiday....the crowds all start arriving tomorrow! Pray for sunshine!
Take care, Laura :)

Joan@anythinggoeshere said...

The ribbon and your cat are incredible. Doesn't she look cute with her crown? I still have ribbon left from my store and I have been closed for 5 years. Couldn't resist. Once in Atlanta they were liquidating a whole ribbon showroom. I was there for hours.