Friday, September 17, 2010

Blue Velvet

I saw Blue Velvet again recently, I love the way Isabella Rossellini's character is styled, especially her makeup. It reminded me that we have miles of beautiful blue velvet ribbon, lovely old rayon, very plush and perfect for luxurious floppy bows and draping. Around the same time I found a box of lovely vintage lilacs in different shades of blue, perfect for our new spring "window". We don't actually have a window to the store, so we like to have a display that can be seen as you walk by our door.

We have been busy rearranging the store to accommodate our new collection of vintage ribbons, there are so many they needed their own cabinet, it's so lovely to be able to see them all together.

One cabinet led to another, these are the antique buttons I brought back from Argentina, I have stitched them onto lovely old post cards.

And another, I had to make room for our new range, Love me True garters, made with antique lace, ribbon and pure silk. They are so pretty in ivory, dusty pink, palest apricot and of course blue. They are presented in a lovely silk organza bag complete with french seams. 

We have also been busy putting together lots of new kits, including the new Vintage Craft Collection. Lots of fun vintage crafty goodies including 1940s knitting needles, still with their original label.

Also a new batch of Vintage Ephemera Collections, stacks of fun bits and pieces for scrap booking, collage, journal making etc.

We have received our first delivery of these gorgeous broaches by Kathy Davidson, individual pieces hand made from vintage and new materials.

More buttons!! Including gorgeous 1920s and 1930s Czech glass.

How cute are these tins of French bonbons, perfect for pins etc when they are empty, the bonbons are delicious too.