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Ribbon delights



When you are lucky enough to snag a gorgeous old chocolate box for a song, the only thing to do is to fill it with lovely things. Shall we put a sparkling cobweb collection of organza ribbons in the top tray?




And underneath, more sumptuous satin ribbons - all perfect for little circus ruffs for small circus toys.




Because you can never have enough beautiful ribbons. Or vintage chocolate boxes.





14 comments:

The BUTT'RY and BOOK'RY said...

OOOOooooooo!
Perfect!! The ribbons deserve this LOVELY box!!
Blessings and Hugs, Linnie

Natasha said...

Arghh! Ribbon envy! xx

Nancy said...

I just love color and fancy boxes. My big weakness is a fancy tin to squirrel things away.

Love your ribbons.

Frances said...

Gretel, that box sends me down some memory lane to a place I cannot quite find. Sort of a dream journey.

The ribbons inside the box are also rather dreamy, and so much more organized that ribbons I've saved. Perhaps you are inspiring me to a bit more organization, although I also like just seeing some odd lengths of ribbon curled up in a tea cup or hanging off the edge of a bookshelf or...well, just appearing at random.

xo

Gerry Snape said...

Yes but .."Natasha" knows that there is never a piece of ribbon thrown out of here ...no matter how teeny-weeny!! lovely lovely post!

rachel said...

Exactly the right place for your ribbons. Where do you keep the odds and ends pieces though! I find those impossible to keep tidy!

janet said...

Wow Gretel...what a lovely vintage box...so pretty. made even more lovely with the addition of all those gorgeous ribbons.

Janet xox

BumbleVee said...

Ohhhh...beautiful....ALL........ mmmm scrumpdilli-icous....

Anne said...

Serious envy - my ribbons are in a plastic chest of drawers!!

Claire said...

......and here I was thinking you were going to fill it with chocolate, hehe........
The ribbons are beautiful, a confection of satiny, organza goodness.

My ribbons live in a zip lock bag at the moment, but I am inspired to find something more fitting to keep them in.

That chocolate box alone would've been wonderful to receive as a gift . Imagine what the chocolates were like that filled it, mmmm....

Claire :}

Bee said...

Seriously scrumptious ribbons.
Why are ribbon one of those irresistible things?

Do you ever need/use cigar boxes (the wooden kind)? Every now and then one comes my way (thanks to my husband).

Soozcat said...

There is something inherently magical about a chocolate box. (But perhaps that's just because there's something inherently magical about chocolate...)

Hoping things have gone well in Bath!

ellen said...

I like to think that when you open the box there is a gentle wafting up of chocolate ghosts.
Lovely ribbons too.

SmitoniusAndSonata said...

Oh Dear ! I've come over all "wanty" all of a sudden .