Saturday, January 24, 2009

A Plethora of Pretty Pink Ribbons

Okay, I admit it. I'm a "hoarder". Have been for years. I hoard vanity pieces from the 1920's, vintage fabric, old rhinestone and glass jewelry, broken antique china, unbroken antique china, shells, chandeliers and sconces, architectural salvage pieces, pretty old papers, silk ribbonwork, old tin cookie cutters, pottery, Victorian rose paintings, all manner of vintage bits and bobs, and ribbon...

I hoard LOTS and lots of ribbon. I have loved ribbon for years and have never quite managed to break that desire to accumulate it. Old, new, doesn't matter, as long as it's pretty. Being Pink Saturday, I thought I'd share a photo of a small amount of my stash that happened to be glorious and pink. Not anywhere near all of it and not even all of it that is pink, but you get the idea.


What do I do with all of that ribbon, you ask? Well, mostly...I look at it. Once in a great while, I make a silk ribbon flower with it or use it in some way, but for the most part, it is one of those collections that brings joy just by its being in proximity to me and I periodically pull it out and touch it and love it for what it is. Okay, now I'm even scaring MYSELF! But, if you share this affliction, known as "Acute Ribbonophilia", you probably totally get what I am talking about. You should know that there is no known cure for this malady, so just embrace it and deal with it as best you can.


Since it is Pink Saturday, I thought I should also share with you one of my favorite pieces of all time, the pink silk box which the ribbon is in. When you are done having a peek, stop by and visit our Pink Saturday host, Bev at How Sweet the Sound for more links to bloggers participating in Pink Saturday.

Until next time,



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24 comments:

  1. That is the prettiest box I have ever seen. Interesting and very different shape. Absolutely fab. Thanks for the ribbon fix!
    Candy

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  2. How can you EVER go wrong with pink ribbons? What a great box too!

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  3. I enjoyed looking at your pink ribbons! I hoard all sorts of stuff :) The box you keep them in is gorgous!! Happy Pink Saturday
    Nerissa

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  4. I don't have that particular brand of "philia" but I certainly have enough of my own, so I understand it. Your ribbons are lovely! Happy Pink Saturday!
    Erin :)

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  5. oh I love your pink post! happy pink saturday & thanks for sharing.. have a great weekend!

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  6. Your plethora of pink ribbons is loveliness personified.

    Love it!

    Happy Pink Saturday...

    XO,

    Sheila :-)

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  7. Gorgeous pink ribbon. I have been hunting for ribbons, too. I would like to make a tassel in cream and white ribbon, seems harder to find than I thought.

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  8. Love all your ribbons. I love ribbons too. Happy pink Saturday

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  9. Je m'excuse d'être en retard pour la fête Pink samedi ... mais je suis heureux de lire les blogs!

    Je commence la pléthore de joie!

    Je suis tout à propos de la (pas si) futile extravagance des rubans, des garnitures et des arcs!

    A la joie d'être ici ce samedi Pink et vous souhaite bien!

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  10. What a beautiful box to keep all those gorgeous ribbons.
    Happy Pink Saturday!
    Blessings,
    Virginia :)

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  11. I am lovin' the box the ribbons are in! Happy PS!

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  12. Hey, come on over. I'll put the teapot on the stove and we can sit in my kitchen comparing our hoarding...especially how we just look at the things we have...you have captured my heart! I can relate to you!

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  13. I am so glad to know that I am not the only hoarder of pretty things. My obsession is lace though. I think I should pull up a chair with Mimi and we can all share our stories!! Have a wonderful pink weekend!

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  14. Beautiful stash. I know what you mean about not wanting to use something, such as ribbon - I had a length of it that I didn't want to use, but then again, very much wanted to use because it was so pretty. Alas, I used it. It is all gone now save an inch or so...

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  15. I just adore your pink box...what a find that is. I, too, am a hoarder. I have many things, just because I like to have them. Paper, tags, cards, etc. You get my drift....You are not alone! Happy Pink Saturday

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  16. I must own that box...I can see you love pink!!!

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  17. I too have collections that I do nothing with, but they make me happy just to look at them. You are not alone..I too, am a hoarder. Happy belated Pink Saturday and have a wonderful week. xx

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  18. oh my goodness, I nearly fell off my chair when I saw that BOX!!!!! That's got to be the MOST gorgeous box I have ever seen (a little coveting going on here, lol)! Oh, I'm knee deep in the hoarding disease...pink ribbon and lace are my biggest weaknesses, but there are others too. HELP
    Blessings,
    Sandra B

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  19. I love your photos today. Happy belated pink Saturday.
    Kathy

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  20. Judy,
    I have been tagged and would like to tag you in return. If you would like to participate the instructions are on my blog.
    Looking forward to seeing what happens, Candy

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  21. A proper vintage gal can never have enough pretty ribbons to look at and dream about. I linked here via other blogs in the OWOH event. I think you might like my vintage world as well, so I invite you to stop by!

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  22. Happy Pink Saturday, Judy.

    I am a bit obsessive about ribbon, too. I love, love, love it. And, all of your pretty pink ribbon is gorgeous.

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  23. Simply gorgeous! I love your blog.
    Dianna Castner
    http://dcastner.blogspot.com/

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