Tuesday, 2 October 2007

Ribbons galore

I went visiting a favorite haunt of mine that I had not visited in about 4 years. I wondered if the old favorite shops would still be there. Not all of them but lucky for me one shop was. I happened upon a suitcase full of beautiful ribbons, lots of them still on rolls. Look at the grey taffeta. I love it and will be using it in my round robin with Heather, Holly and Natasha, and that yellow taffeta has pinked edges. Reminds me of some of the beautiful dresses that I saw in a museum in Bath.

I thought this ribbon was apt considering Marie Antoinette is playing a big part in my creativeness at the moment.


I had to buy this hat, the velvet is so gorgeous to touch and the palest blue, one of my favourite
colours.
It orginally came from Bond Street in London, though I don't know what age it is - maybe someone out in blogland knows:)


Well to finish on - how about this for pure glitter heaven. Glass Glitter (do we sell it in England cos I can't find in anywhere - and the staff in Hobbycraft just look at me as if I have 2 heads when I ask for it? )


The taller bottles are real silver (pure decadence) If you don't already know by now you can get this from my sweet round robin friend Heather.

32 comments:

Sweet Remembrance said...

I love all the ribbon...
And the had is fabulous, I love the color!
Priscilla

Natasha Burns said...

The ribbons are so wonderful! I love big piles of them and you founds ome beauties!!! The hat colour is so pretty and I love Heather's silver glitter!!! can't wait to see your pages for the round robin book Ginny! I'm posting my book to you today!

Jacki said...

Beautiful finds! Can't wait to see what you do with the ribbon.

Jacki

Alison Gibbs said...

What fantastic ribbons. The hat is lovely too.

Heather ~ Pretty Petals said...

Hi Ginny! LOVE the ribbons...wow I just love old ribbons. The new ribbons today just do not compare. LOVE that hat!

Glad you are enjoying your goodies! I know that even in the US it is very hard to find the glass glitter. I have to order mine wholesale because we don't sell it in our craft stores. I have even heard that in Germany, where it is made, it is hard to find, if you can believe that!!!!

xoxo Heather

Laume said...

I've never heard of glass glitter, but now of course I'll be on the lookout for it.
That hat is too perfect. Well, maybe a bit of antique lace around the base of it. But the color and velvet make me want to reach right through my monitor and touch it.

Lori said...

those ribbons are just delightful!!! gorgeous!!! and i got some of Heather's glitter too...the silver and the mica...LOVE IT!!!

karlascottage.typepad.com said...

I got some of the silver from Heather too, it is the BEST glitter ever!!

Reflections from the Stone Nest said...

The ribbons are divine! Love the green one. The velvet on that hat is just the right faded blue, isn't it? Love how you bottled your glitter...

Kitty

Joanna said...

What a wonderful shop, I was wonder where it might be found. I love glitter I had not idea about glass glitter it looks great

Bonnie said...

Wonderful ribbon finds! I have nominated you on my blog for something!

Wild Rose said...

I guess this is why I have been to Heather's site to order silver glitter to find that it is out of stock! I should have ordered it last week - it was on my list of things to do and I forgot!

Anyway Ginny, thanks for the reminder and I love your ribbons.

Marie x

Sea Angels said...

Oh Ginny, I bet you felt so excited when you discovered your vintage ribbons, and that divine hat. I find it's the anticipation of what you can make, or just somtimes the absolute pleasure of touching the texture and colour, I am pleased for you.(big smile scrummy)
I agree about the Glass Glitter I have to buy it from america, I have tried to buy it in the uk, I have a friend in Sweden she can't buy it either... I will try Heather in future thankyou.
Lynnxx

Adla said...

hello,
just stumbled across your blog. Love all those beautiful things you collect. the hat is just stunning!
Do visit my blog at www.vintagedelights.blogspot.com

Ta for now
Adla

She'sSewPretty said...

Oh what a fabulous find! I would be so thrilled to find a suitcase full of ribbon! Lucky you!

Britt- Sparkled Vintage Charm said...

gorgeous!!! I love the glitter!!!!

purple cucumbers folk art said...

Hi darling,just visting,come see my new hair cut and mud art,how are things over here?

Jenn and Jacqui said...

Hi Ginny, the ribbons are absolutely gorgeous, as is the hat! We love vintage ribbon, especially old velvets, nothing compares!

Jenn and Jacqui said...

Hi Ginny....we've tagged you! Come join the fun :)

Scrappy Moments said...

Beautfiful finds, I love Ribbon, do you have plans for it? You are so creative :)

I have really enjoyed visiting your blog...

Angie
www.scrapnmomsmoments.blogspot.com

Shabby Roses Boutique said...

Hi Ginny,
Wow, what wonderful finds!! All that ribbon...you lucky thing! I just love looking at it on the old rolls.
And that hat is pretty special too. I agree with you, the colour is gorgeous!!
All the best,
Kathy :)

Monica said...

oh youlucky girl ,all that fabulous ribbon! Can't wait to see it on your round robin pages!

OhSoVintage said...

What great finds. I love the hat too.

Ele at abitofpinkheaven said...

The ribbons and the silver are all so lovely. I also love the hat color. Such a pretty shade. Can't wait to see the books you gals are creating!

Gabriela Delworth said...

Hello from Toronto,
I love your blog and your work.

Warm regards,

Gabriela

Kari & Kijsa said...

Oh what wonderful finds! We love a treasure hunt (especially a successful one!)
blessings,
kari & kijsa

holly doodle said...

Ginny...those ribbons and hat are just amazing...I'm so excited that maybe I'll get to have a snippet or two in my book! Woo Hoo! I don't know if they sell glass glitter in the UK, but they don't sell it in any shop here that I have found. I always buy mine on ebay from Splintersandrags. I think there may be some sellers out of Germany, since that's where i think it originate. I finally got my blog roll fixed and you're back on it. XOXO

angel wings and hearts said...

beautiful ribbon and beautiful hat as well.

Debra

joleen said...

first time visitor and what a beauty your blog is!! :)

Secondhandrose said...

I just found your blog! What a catch with that box of ribbons! Do you want to exchange blog links? Come for a visit.
Karen

Anita said...

Hi Ginny! I just admired your "I Love my home" post! It looks so very cosy around your!

This week, I finished my summer sewing break and made something new! Oh, it feels so good to be creative again!

I've just come back from my favourite fabric store in town with lots os wonderful fabrics, a gorgous sewing book (called "Tildas House" written by Tone Finnanger) and lots of new ideas & inspirations!

Your wonderful heart you made for our nostalgic heart wap in spring is hanging in our guest room (that is as well our ironing room). I still admire it every day!

My new sweing projects will soon be on my blog, I would love seeing you dropping by!

Best wishes from Germany,
Anita

BeachysCapeCodCupboard said...

Your ribbons are gorgeous! A true treasure you found! I think in another life I owned a haberdashery! =)

I bought some mica flakes from Heather and am having so much fun using them! I should try the glass glitter next. =)