My discretionary funds are very low these days (it’s called retirement), but she always gives me a good deal (and this time it was a great deal), plus I got some credit in exchange for giving her some Etsy lessons. Let me show you some of my treasures.
There were lots of vintage ribbon flowers from the 1920’s, but this was a style I had never seen before. I bought it and hope to analyze it and see if I can figure out how it’s done. I do have a class with Candace Kling in November at the Pink Bunny retreat, so if I can’t figure it out, I am sure Candace knows.
|See the stamens tucked in there?|
|This is the back. I don’t know what those two black threads were for.|
Bruce always loves a good antique store, and he settled himself down after doing his rounds, knowing that I would inspect every scrap of ribbon, trim and lace in the store. To keep him occupied, I had him sort through the baskets of buttons for me. I told him to think large and unusual; things that would go on Boho bags or that would just look awesome on a crazy quilt.
I have to tell you - he did a super job! This was my favorite thing he found, and he knew it was perfect the moment he saw it. What a wonderful button, eh? It almost looks like you are looking down on a vintage hat!
Below are some of the other buttons he found.
And here are my trims:
And this one (below) I believe I got enough of to share. I will have to go through things carefully when I get back from Colorado. And I am ashamed to admit this, but I still haven’t put everything away that I got in Connecticut last April! I realized it when I began finally cleaning my studio up this week...
This was so unusual I couldn’t resist:
A couple views of some antique metallic trim I bought:
piece de resistance
|Vintage metal thread and silk ribbon basket applique|
It just occurs to me that I don’t have any pictures of the lace I got. Hmmmm… where did I put it all anyway? I know it’s not buried in the studio
Hey, check out my Etsy shop if you haven’t done so for awhile. I am still trying to add new motifs, but some are selling as fast as I can get them listed! ;-) Lots of new things, and I would like to get at least one of everything listed before I take my stash to Colorado!
Oh, and I have reached 250 followers, so when I get back from Colorado, I am going to do a giveaway! Don’t know what yet, but I am open to suggestions…..
Talk to you soon!