Thursday, January 27, 2011

ribbon #2 for vintage inspiration friday...

I am hooked!  I made 4 more of these today, all with a little twist! I think these would look wonderful on a lampshade or the corner of an old picture or mirror, but the dress form was all I had time for and unfortunately I could only get pics of was one of them because the sun set before I realized what time it was!  I also made some charms and other fun stuff that I didn't get pics of.  I hope I have time this weekend for a full photo shoot for etsy!

  I have added burlap strips to this one along with some of that fabulous vintage seam binding that we all love so much!

OHHHH there's the 800 number just in case you want some of your own!  I left the backs on all of them well, really because I didn't want to dismantle the whole thing, but I love the history of this stuff!

Behind the bee and crown button is a piece of paper doily that I aged and then ruffled a little bit for texture.  
I haven't started on the pink ones yet, but don't you worry my brain is working over time on ideas these days!
Thank you everyone for all of your sweet comments about the last one... you just fueled the fire! xoxo

I'm linking up to Debra's Vintage Inspiration Friday soiree and to Cindy's Show and Tell Friday. It's the first time I've had my act together enough to join in the fun, but I always love to see what everyone else brings to the party!

Hannah has 5 girls coming over for a sleepover tomorrow... wish me luck!  If you don't hear from me for a while, call someone to check and make sure I survived the sleepover! (I'm just hoping I bought enough groceries and goodies for 6 12 year olds!) really IS there enough?  :0

...this is funny but as I previewed this I saw the numbers above for the # of girls and thought "why did I put our address in the post?"  THAT is how easily I lose my focus and forget things people! ugh.

Thanks so much for stopping by!  Theresa xoxo


  1. Love this one too! Wouldn't this be great on a package?


  2. Very pretty ribbons!!! Love the idea!
    ~ Julie

  3. I SERIOUSLY want to come spend a day with you and your creative genius brain. Okay? I'll even help with the sleepover. (good grief girl - good LUCK!!! You're gonna need an award ribbon when that's over...)

    ;-D xoxo

  4. ohhhhh I love it!!! BEAUTIFUL beyond words. I will eagerly be checking back to see your pink one- I love pink. I am glad I found you and will look forward to following!

  5. Hey Theresa -- you are such a hoot, doing a double take on 6 12. :) I would likely do the same. My eyes don't quite focus like they use to and I am so easily distracted. What a great idea for the trophy ribbons. I'm surprised you found some in such pale colors. when I think of trophy ribbons, they are always royal blue. :/ Best wishes to you and yours for a wonderful weekend. Don't let the girls keep you up all the nite. :) Tammy

  6. I'm glad your making more of these. I looked at your post from my phone the last time and wanted to let you know how much I liked them.
    Not good at typing with my thumbs..haha

  7. I can see why you ae hooked. These pretty ribbons have so many decorative uses.

  8. I love these, the funny thing is I am not sure why? They are just cute and the fact that they have a history is even cuter! You did a fabulous job, can't wait to see more, your right on a lamp shade would be great!


  9. Love, love, love!!! Did I say love? Just beautiful.

  10. This looks so lovely. I look forward to you stopping by at My Dream Canvas:-)

  11. I really do love this one with the little bumble bee in the middle perfect! Hope you are surviving the sleepover, my 10 year old has requested a sleepover for her birthday this year too yikes!!

  12. I came across your post and saw your ribbons. That company is just down the road from me and is still making them. There are many ribbons and badges left in my home from my children who received them during their school years. What a pretty way to repurpose them. Chris

  13. AMAZING! You talented girl you! What a great idea for these old ribbons.

  14. I love your blog! I just found you through Karen's Graphics Fairy. What a treat to visit here! I WILL be back!!
    XO Diane

  15. Hi!!! Oh my gosh, I was so excited to see you were featured on the Graphics Fairy!!!! Congratulations!!! AND I love these rosettes!

  16. I could never fill up the teenage boys who used to come for sleepovers with my son! Good luck, hopefully girls don't devour as much.

  17. Theresa, once again you have created something magical! I have a collection of trophy ribbons, but unfortunately they are all very vibrant colors, and I haven't been inspired to use them for a project yet.

    Stay warm,


Thank you so much for visiting me here at The Old White House, your comments make my day! ~ Theresa xoxo