Tuesday, January 12, 2010

A Serendipitous Score


I took my son to the doctor yesterday afternoon and on our way home he indulged me by allowing me to stop at one of my favorite thrift stores. It was late in the afternoon, 4:00 to be exact, so I wasn't expecting to find much of anything. I was almost out the door when I happened to glance down at a basket on the floor tucked beneath a shelf. Lo and behold, it was full to the brim with the most fantastic array of ribbon. I pulled them out one by one thrilled to discover that each one was even more beautiful than the next. I couldn't help but wonder who had donated their gorgeous collection of ribbon and why? I placed them all, one by one, on the counter and told the young lady that I'd be right back; I had to run to the car to fetch my purse. As I approached the car I couldn't help myself and began to jump up and down while explaining to my bemused son how I had just had a major score! He just looked up from his book and smiled that smile that I love so much. It left me wondering what he will tell his future children about me one day.

Do any of you covet ribbon? 
My friend Barbara, of Daisy's Mercantile, refers to her ribbon obsession as her "personal porn" and fortunately has a shop where she can indulge herself!

15 comments:

Amanda said...

HAHAH! He will tell them that his mother was a trash lady who found beauty in a strip of fabric. Please oh please do something fab with them and post it!

marty (A Stroll Thru Life) said...

Oh I love ribbon and I have a whole drawer full of it. You found some real beauties. Hugs, Marty

Happy To Be/ Gl♥ria said...

Score BIG time girl...I also have a love for ribbons and have a plastic container just crammed full of it...I love to use it to make tassels with...Hope you having a great day my Calif blogger in your part of Ca. hugs and smiles Gl♥ria

A Gift Wrapped Life said...

That's alot of gift wrapping! A black gift wrap paper will go with every one of them, not that you need me to tell you. Nothing better than ribbon.

Cashon&Co said...

waaaaait.....my eye goes to the gilt asian scroll....did you find that there too? It's FAB

Kathysue said...

Oh Terri, these are all so unique,you really did find a treasure. I love ribbon , do you think it has to do something with all the pig tails and pony tails tied with bows as a child? Can't wait to see these in person. Hugs Kathysue, It looks like the storm was not as bad as anticipated,more to come in they say. TTYL Kathysue

FrenchBlue said...

I love your ribbon find!! I have an old paper bust that hangs on the wall in my office.. I put all my logo ribbons on it, from fancy hotels and designer shops..I know! What will our kids say about us someday? Don't you just love what we may uncover? The hunt is never done~
XO

mbkatc230 said...

What a find! I love the ribbon in the second photo, it's so rich looking. Aren't you glad you glanced down! Kathy

ANTHEA said...

you are so funny with your finds...i like the whimsical budda inbedded with your ribbon display...is it a woman or man budda?

Christina Diaz said...

Hello! Met you at the store today, beautiful blog, hope you had a lovely day. Nice meeting you!

Daisy's Mercantile said...

You better bring me in the stack on the left with the little bluish/green one on top and let me see. I have been obsessed with ribbon since I was about 6 years old. I would lock little pieces up in my "secret box" so no one would steal them.

Beach House Living said...

Wonderful finds. A stash definitely exists here.

Kitty said...

i'm pretty meh on ribbon. what got me going was that marvelous daikini sculpture behind all the ric a rac. that's what i covet!!!

Kitty said...

Thanks for your awesome comment on my blog! I so enjoy looking at your posts! I've been thinking about your temple carving since I saw it yesterday! It seems like a daikini (a mythical sky goddess, much like a muse as the Tibetans consider them) because it seems to float in thin air, or it could be a representation of Quan Yin, mother of all the Buddhas. The thing is, she doesn't have boobies, which the Tibetans seem to have no compunction about including in female representations. Although there is no political distinction between Tibet and China at this time :(, there is definitely a stylistic difference. Her hair looks more Chinese than Tibetan to me, and the Quan Yin is a very popular Chinese subject. Either way, gazing at her will bring peace and compassion. Enjoy her; I sure loved seeing her! xo kitty.

Kitty said...

T: Thanks! Your comment sure made my day. I'm always California Dreamin', and ya'll are living the dream in SF! Likewise, if you ever find yourself in Indy! I would love to go treasure hunting with you! Oodles of toodles, kitty. PS I am totally researching your carving. I'll let you know if I find anything - I'll bet your neighbors have a really interesting collection! xo