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Have you ever noticed that if you add a bit of ribbon to a thing, it looks suddenly oh, so much more charming? More finished really.
I have ribbon everywhere in my cottage.
Tied on baskets, on my little accessories, on jars.
Why, even just looking at a vintage gym basket full of ribbon snippets inspires me to do a little nesting.
*sigh* Ribbon simply inspires me in every possible way. How 'bout you?
October 26, 2007 at 03:28 AM in Inspiration Friday | Permalink
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That is so true. I tie ribbons to my Pokeno gifts. It makes them seems so much more special!
October 26, 2007 at 03:34 AM
I must admin I have a slight addiction to ribbon. I can't walk past it in the store w/o buying some. I love the look of tying a little of it on things around the house.
October 26, 2007 at 04:07 AM
I just love ribbon, too. All of yours, throughout your cottage, looks so homey. I think that's what ribbon does...makes things look homey, more soft, a bit more interesting. Very enjoyable post and your pictures are so good.
jean conklin |
October 26, 2007 at 04:24 AM
I agree! Tied on little girls pony tails to Christmas presents and everything in between.......ribbons add magic!
Amanda (aka Cottage Contessa)
Amanda (aka Cottage Contessa) |
October 26, 2007 at 04:28 AM
I LOVE ribbon too. I'm so happy that it's easier to find the really soft thick velvet ribbon now. Like you I seem to use either plain black or the black and white check. By the way I really like your dishes in the first shot. Would you mind telling me who made them. I also have a thing about dishes too :)
October 26, 2007 at 05:28 AM
October 26, 2007 at 06:46 AM
Oh yes, I am a ribbon collector from way back! I keep finding new and beautiful ribbons that I can't resist.
October 26, 2007 at 07:04 AM
I am right there with you! I even bought a bunch of vintage bobbins to wind my ribbon onto. Ribbon is second only to buttons in the embellishment department.
October 26, 2007 at 07:31 AM
But you have the knack of just the right amount of just the right ribbon!
Congrats on your classes! What an excellent idea. I'm sure your classes will be a huge hit.
The Decorated House |
October 26, 2007 at 10:15 AM
I love ribbons also! Southern girls love to tie a ribbon onto anything... I also love those silver cup holders. By chance are they available in stores???
Miss Janice |
October 26, 2007 at 10:46 AM
Beautiful!! The phrase- "oh, just tie a bow on it and it will be fabulous" has been uttered more than a few times around our home! After seeing your beautiful pics, we will change it to " just tie a ribbon on it and it will be fabulous!!"
kari & kijsa
October 26, 2007 at 05:21 PM
I love it, but don't use enough of it. Your uses are inspiring. They do look nice.
October 26, 2007 at 05:35 PM
very nice! all looks so cheery.and has that"finishing touch" that just a little snippet of ribbon adds.looks good
October 26, 2007 at 09:42 PM
I'm always buying wired ribbon on clearance after all the holidays. I think they make a gift look so elegant -
I love the gym basket with the ribbon!
Elaine L. |
October 26, 2007 at 10:13 PM
I'm addicted to ribbon. Every time I spot new colors or designs, I have to buy them. Loved your pictures with the ribbons.
October 27, 2007 at 05:39 AM
Ribbon, vintage lace, and buttons My extreme addiction!
Love your ideas! Thanks for inspiring us!
October 27, 2007 at 08:31 AM
I just love ribbon too. I have a bunch of those little keys. It never occurred to me to tie one on the end of a ribbon.
Mrs. Jones |
October 27, 2007 at 08:49 AM
Ya, know Tracy, I'm not sure if it's the ribbon, or just you. Whatever you do inspires me. You just have a natural knack for "the details" that makes things special.
October 27, 2007 at 09:39 AM
Ribbon! What a great thing! Yards and yards and yards! I've just completed, well almost completed a project using a LOT of ribbon and a lot of my buttons. Your post was timely, made me smile a lot, because I just came down from my sewing room to forage and check my computor, nice to know there are more like minded people out there. Have a book on ribbon flower making, and the author said if you see some ribbon that you really love, buy at least a yard of it then and there, because you never know.......
October 27, 2007 at 03:23 PM
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