Thursday, October 4, 2007

Vintage Ribbons Buttons and Trims

I love clothes and accessories that have the little added details of ribbons and trim...and if its vintage, even better! I feel compelled to purchase these vintage "finishing touches" whenever I see them. Velvet ribbons are definitely a favorite. The light yellow ribbon, above, is my most recent purchase. It came from the Speckled Egg, a fun website featuring vintage ephemera and embellishments.

I love the cute red and yellow cherry ruffle trim, above. And you can't go wrong adding Rick Rack and bakelite or glass buttons to your project.

Embroidered ribbons and trims are great for sewing or crafting (prefect for gift tags).

The exquisitely detailed victorian petticoat edging, black lace and silk shamrock embroidered trim is almost too pretty to use. But, I like having it around to admire. :)

23 comments:

Marilyn said...

Kimberly, I love embroidered trims and hand crocheted lace edgings. My Grandma, German through & through, used to use a lot of these types of trims on little jumpers she would make me when I was young. She was a fantastic seamstress and made most of my clothes for me. I miss some of the "vintage" styles on children nowadays.
We're still fighting the crud here at my house but we are improving, slowly though! I hope you're feeling better, too!

Lisa said...

those trims are fab! I especially love the velvet ribbons too! They don't make those beautiful soft colors and textures anymore do they?

Sugar Bear said...

I love the trims esp. those with the velvet and the detailing! The color palete is wonderful as well.
Karla

Katherine said...

Oh, my. Love those vintage bits of goodness. Really encouraging me to go thrifting for some more to add to my own stash, because you're right, you can't go wrong adding these beauties to a project!

Rosemary said...

It is all so pretty and cute.
You must be excited to use it.
Have a great weekend!
Rosemary

Shabbyfufu said...

Kimberly~you hit the nail on the head for we fabric and notion addicts. Great to have this stuff around if only to admire!~ Janet (Shabbyfufu)

~Becca~Bluebird Rose said...

I love trims and lace edgings too! Oh, that pink velvet is so pretty! And *I spy* a little bluebird button card!
:)

Cottage by the River said...

What wonderful trims. Hope you have a great weekend!
Bristol

Gabriela Delworth said...

Hello from Toronto,

I love your vintage stuff! Lovely.

Gabriela

Jodie said...

Obviouslt I love the ric-rac and i agree , adding those beautiful trims to any project and you can't go wrong - great photos

Trudi A said...

Oh I just love the yellow ones. Very pretty.

randi---i have to say said...

All of these goodies are wonderful! I love the ribbons!

Lizzie said...

These trims are beautiful. I can't wait to see some of the projects you create with them. :-)

melissa @ the inspired room said...

Those trims are so beautiful!
I was just visiting some new to me blogs and was instantly captured by how pretty those photos were!

Thanks for sharing!

Melissa

Ele at abitofpinkheaven said...

Those velvet ribbons are extra yummy, WOW!

the feathered nest said...

Thanks for the link - I took a quick peek just at the embellishments section and I'll have to go back to check it all out.

Love all your trims but I'm drawn to the yellow one.

Manuela

Heather ~ Pretty Petals said...

Oh I love all of those trims too!!! The velvets are my favorite as well...just so pretty!

Heather

Cheryl said...

yummy trims!!!!! Love the velvet ribbon and ice cream trim the best!

moderncountry said...

Aaah, was the first thing i said :) I love pictures like that! For me it is like a candyshop and they are all looking so colourful and fun! But i do have to say, the exquisitely detailed Victorian petticoat edging, black lace and silk shamrock embroidered trim looks absolutely fantastic!! My favourite!! So exclusive and luxuriously good looking, LOVE IT!!
I couldn`t use it either :) But it is lovely even as decorations. You told me that you had done some needlework/sewings, what are you making? Enjoy your week too girl! kisses, Aina (",)

Niesz Vintage Home said...

Hello Aina!
I made up a little tote bag for fall.
As I was putting together this post, I discovered a trim that went perfectly with one of my new fabrics.
I'll take some pictures and post them tomorrow.

Kimberly :)

Lisa said...

These trims are soooo beautiful all lined up like this. Yummy!!

Maryam in Marrakesh said...

that black lace is just stunning and that pink ribbon! I wonder how you are going to use those.

Terri's ThreadArt said...

I collect these vintage trims too ~ arent they YUMMY!!!! I love your blog and tagged you ~ info on my blog:)