I'm getting pretty excited for the opening of my new Etsy shop, The French Laundry, on Sunday, January 6th, but I've also been trying to appreciate some of the treasures I have as part of my collection so as not to be tempted to keep everything that I have been finding, either in my existing stash or in my travels. Antique ribbon, trims, laces, and ribbon work flowers are probably my most valued collection-I love anything that relates to items made by women, for women, to make their environment more beautiful. I've always done needlework and handwork myself, so I have always appreciated old textiles, etc.
Aren't the graphics on these bolts of ribbon divine? I might add that the silk ribbon wrapped around those bolts is equally divine. Swoon...
These little ribbon work garland sweeties are only about 3 inches long, but they are so intricate and beautiful. Never used old stock. They still have their "made in France" tags on them. The wide metallic lace they are sitting on is a.ma.zing! I got it from a lady who dressed dolls.
Well, I know this is a short post, but I may have to resort to short and sweet for the most part because I just got a full time day job. I will be sad to leave my peeps on the evening shift because I love my girls, but life demands full time and days, so after 12 wonderful years of part time evenings, I am making a change. I will definitely have to organize my time better if I'm to keep up with the things that nurture my soul, like peddling antique pretties and blogging, so wish me luck. I'll be starting in February, so I have a few short weeks to figure this all out. Send some positive energy this way, OK?
Until next time,