Saturday, January 7, 2012


My recent trips to the antique shop yielded some wonderful results!

These gorgeous Victorian ribbons and laces will keep me busy for days!

I'm pleased as punch I happened to walk in on the right day... two vendors had bumper-crops of old trims!

One seller had bags and bags of trims inside an old washstand... the deeper I reached into the drawer, the better the finds became.

Another seller had an old trunk filled to overflowing with bags and bags and bags of color-coordinated vintage silk and satin ribbons. I wanted to go swimming in it! I couldn't even reach the bottom of the trunk, as the bags were falling onto the floor there was so much in there!

I went back in to my old etsy shop sales this morning, and realized all the journals I sold were back in 2009 and 2010! I didn't make any last year at all! I am overdue!

Stay tuned... once my journals are made and ready to be listed, I'll give you a sneak peak here. (These trims above are old and French... I scored these from Corey's website last year!)
Happy Weekend!


  1. I'd loved to have delved into those trunks and drawers too! What wonderful finds!
    Can't wait to see what you make....

    Happy New Year to you and yours too!

    Sandie xx

  2. Ok ok, when I come there to see you, we have to go antiquing around the Cape for an ENTIRE day!!!! Ok?????
    Hugs xoxo

  3. Fabulous collection of finds you have there, the colors and textures will be fun to create with.

  4. OH.MY. GOSH!!!
    I know it had to be sad to leave the rest behind!
    Soooo pretty. Now all you need is a big snowstorm to get busy, right? ;)

  5. you snagged some amaaazing tresors mon amie! i can't wait to see the journal that emerges from these lovelies!

  6. Congrats on all your wonderful vintage finds Louise!