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Friday, July 31, 2009

Vintage ribbon and notion giveaway

In my last post I showed you a picture of some of the vintage trim I found in a huge old box at the Long Beach flea market. Most of the ribbon that was in it's original packaging was hidden under huge tangled piles of vintage ric rac (rick rack), seam binding and ribbon. It is amazing what you can find if you are willing to dig and work a bit.


It took several days to sort out and wind up all the vintage trim, and seperate out the buttons, bells, wooden spools and poker chips. Yep, I have BAGS of them. The Fashionista and Sweet boy helped, as did the dog.


Then the fun began. I had purchased some dishtowels in the clearance bin at Pottery Barn. They were a little plain.



I added a bit of vintage cotton seam binding and ric rac in the colors of the Fashionista's new woodland kitchen. Cute?


When I attend college or hang out at home I am a jeans and t shirt girl. But I thought it might be nice to jazz up some of the plain "t's" with a bit o' rick rack. (The necklace is my own creation.)



This shirt I made to match a cute sweater, but for some reason it just leaves me wanting Baskin Robbins. :)


I also have been making a shower curtain for the Fashionista's apartment using some vintage fabric she loves. It is now also covered in yummy vintage trim. (I will reveal the entire bathroom soon, but I imagine you can figure out the theme.)




Of course there is nothing like jazzing up a ho hum gift with a bit of vintage seam binding. I have been using it in my scrap booking endeavors too.




Yet even after all these projects I still have enough vintage trim to last three lifetimes. So, I have decided to share. I am listing close to two hundred packages of trim in its original packaging in my Etsy shop. It is priced to sell at 2 for $1.00! The first 20 buyers will also get some bonus trim added to their orders.



For those of you who don't need the original packaging you can get an even better deal, 4 cards of trim for $1.00! The average amount of yardage on each card is 2 yards. Each has a minimum of 1 yard, some have 3-4 yards.



As a thank you for listening to my spiel I am hosting a giveaway of vintage trim, lace, ric rac, and seam binding. Please leave me ONE comment. A winner will be selected next week.


And pretty please, the dog is begging you, could you kindly visit my shop and take some of this trim off of our paws?

Update: The random number generator has selected Jill Elaine of Sew A Fine Seam. Congratulations Jill! I "sew" hope you enjoy your vintage trims.

112 comments :

Michele's Treasures, Teacups, and Tumbling Rose Cottage said...

Wow... now that's a lot of trim! I love your dog's new look. LOL! Isn't if fun to pour through a box of goodies? ; )
~Michele

Joy said...

I have a crush on vintage trim. :o)

Princess Of Pink said...

LOVE the trim, the t's look cute and that doggie is the best, lol

Mary Grace McNamara said...

Wow, what a treasure you found there! Love what you did with the towels and t-shirts. Not so sure about the dog's new look though. Good thing they are so patient with us humans!

Lovely giveaway. Please add my name.

Thanks,
MGM

ceekay said...

Wow, you did hit a jackpot didn't you? Oh how precious the doggie pic!! Enjoy untangling that mess!

Wayfaring Wanderer said...

The photo of the doggie reminds me of those where the kids have the sticky bows all stuck to their heads during present opening time!

Laurie said...

What a sweet, patient little dog to play along with your little guy! I had to LOL about your new T leaving you wanting Baskin & Robbins! I have a room like that...

I'm excited to enter your generous giveaway!

Jenny said...

Wow! That was an awesome find! How fun!

Susan @ Your home, only better. said...

Wow - very creative ideas! Ok, now I'm craving Baskin Robbins too! lol

Jill Elaine said...

I love vintage seam binding and rick rack. I have my own collection but I'd love some more!
Jill

Jazzy said...

Love the doggie's new look

cwa said...

I think the dog looks great. I am sure he will miss his hat if you give it away. Just tell him I will take good care of the trim if I win. Thanks for all the cute ideas for how to use vintage treasures.

Nancy said...

I love what you've done with the ric rac on your shirts! Too cute!

Nancy

Flower Patch Farmgirl said...

I adore ric rac! It's so happy. :)

modernemama said...

Oh how our poor pets suffer for cute Kodak moments

Anny said...

Hahaha it looks like everyone in your house is really enjoying that trim!

Rebecca said...

This was a fabulous find. Just check out the prices of NEW TRIM at the stores. It will floor you.

I love ric rac. A few years ago you couldn't give the stuff away. Now we can't live without it (again).

GREAT POST!

Rebecca

Mystica said...

I dont know whether I love the ric rac or the dog more. Beautiful and imaginative use of ric rac.

Lisa Anne said...

This is great stuff. I'm just now starting to get into this whole re-purposing phase. Infact I'm having a contest on my blog.

I think you'd have a great chance of winning.

My shoe broke and the contest is to provide and idea of what I could turn this into. The winner gets the finished re-purposed prodcut.

I think this is a great way to get people to take the most unusual of items and re-use it instead of throwing it away.

Anyway, can't wait to read more ideas on your site.

http://smellthecoffeelisa.blogspot.com

Leigh of Bloggeritaville said...

What a great giveaway! I adore the dish towels. So cute and the trim in the ts adds so much!

GINNA said...

WOW!!! I love the vintage trims and soooooooo many to choose from! Your dog looks adorable!

Struggler said...

I can't believe you found so much of it!
I love it on the T-shirts and especially jazzing up the gift; very nice!

Porch Days said...

Thanks for visiting Porch Days. I enjoyed looking over your blog. That trim and rick rack is a bonanza! Reminds me of that saying of quilters, "The one who dies with the largest fabric collection wins." That might be me. I love my collections of fabric, trim, ribbon, yarn, and junk. I am cursed with seeing possibilities in everything!

Ashley @ AshleysBusy said...

Wow, Laura, what a find!! So many tiny treasures. I'd love to be entered in a giveaway!

Christy said...

Laura,

The dish towels are so sweet with the added ric rac trim! I am looking forward to seeing the Alice in Wonderland themed bathroom!

Christy

Tales From My Empty Nest said...

What an incredible find. I am jealous. I have a little bit of my Grandmother's vintage trim/buttons and I am using it sparingly. Oh, there is a man in my area who carves wooden sewing thread spools. He carves Santa faces into them and paints them. He also does other carvings on them. (Birds, flowers, etc.) I saw him recently at a craft show. I am going to get him to carve me some Santas with spools that were my Grandmother's. I saw where you were a recent giveaway winner. Congratulations!!! Include me in this recent giveaway of yours. Thanks and have an amazing weekend.
Love & blessings from NC!

Lisa said...

The shirts are really cute. I knew that you would have fun with that treasure trove of goodies. A giveaway is so very sweet of you.

DesignTies said...

Wow, that's a lot of trim!!! Your dog looks adorable covered in it -- but I'm sure he's not so impressed!! ;-)

I love how you dressed up your T-shirts and the towels. Very creative :-)

Have fun finding more uses for all that trim!!

Kelly @ DesignTies

CupcakeDD said...

Cute, cute pooh!! Looks like fun! =)

Cristin said...

I love vintage ribbon - rick rack is the best. Very cute blog!

Thanks for dropping by mine.

xo,
cristin

Jennifer said...

You don't have to enter me in the giveaway (because I would never use it and would become even more vintage), I just wanted to let you know how cute I think your shirts are.

ScrappinAway said...

I really like what you did to jazz up the hand towels!
Alice in Wonderland is one of my favorite's, can't wait to see the whole bath!

Aimee said...

Beautiful trim!!! and what an adorable doggy.

Have a wonderful day,
Aimee

Tracey said...

You made some adorable items! Oh for an ounce of your creativity!!

Multiple personalities.. said...

What great ideas for using up all that trim! You definitely have a lot on your hands. I will definitely tell my mom-in-law of the specials in your etsy shop, she'll love it!

Vickie said...

What a good sport your doggie is!

Enter me in your giveaway please! I love your t-shirts with ric-rac. They are so cute and original...

Amanda @ Serenity Now said...

OOoh! Love it. :) Please enter me!

Swing by my blog today if you have a chance...I have a fun announcement up (after the name of the Giveaway winner). :)

Together We Save said...

That is some beautiful trim. Reminds me of my grandmother.

Sonia ~ Vintage Rose Designs said...

Nice find, I love trims. Your dog looks so cute with his trim hair-do.
Hugs
Sonia

D'Rae said...

What a lovely giveaway! I would so love to win!

Marina Capano said...

Hi Laura! I love the doggie's new look!! Fun!

xoxo

Dagny @ Beautiful Living said...

Thanks for visiting! What a great giveaway! Definitely wouldn't mind winning :D

Have an excellent weekend! :)

mindy said...

What a find Laura!!! I could certainly use some vintage trims. Oh, I added you to my Blogroll too

Megan said...

I LOVE the Alice in Wonderland fabric! (The dog is also adorable)

Cindy said...

Hi Laura
thanks for visiting my blog! i would love the trim!
I saw some great placemats that were just rows and rows of ric rac, id like to make some of those!

Susie Q said...

What wonderful goodies...and your doggie looks just adorable!
Love,
Sue

Renee G said...

What a find. It looks like so much fun. Please include me in your drawing.
rsgrandinetti(at)yahoo(dot)com

Mary Ellen (megardengal) said...

Wow you are set for life with all those trims!! Love the t shirts getting spruced up- cute idea!Did your sweet puppy help you with the untangling!?

blessings
mary

LiLi M. said...

This is unbelievable, I haven't seen anything like this outside of a store. How generous of you that you want to share and how generous of all commenters before me that they want to relief your doggie. Those bloggers are sooooo kind! Have a great weekend!

erinlovesdesign said...

Laura,
Your dog is adorable, and how cute with all the rick rack on top. Thank you for visiting my blog.

Erin

JanMary said...

What a great find.

Thanks for sharing.

Hi from N Ireland.

Lylah Ledner said...

What an adorable place! I went vintage shopping this week in Portland, OR...and found some sweet things here - http://www.lamaisonetlejardin.com/2009/07/my-notebook-on-vintage-finds.html

Lylah

Tricia Samsal said...

Laura! WHat a score! I'm so glad that you were able to find all that. Love the tshirts,too. I think your doggie looks cute with the new "do"!
Hugs, Tricia

Tina said...

Thanks for the heads up on the giveaway. I would love to do some dish towels like yours.

Jennifer Dawn said...

What a find! Thanks for sharing.

Diann @ The Thrifty Groove said...

I love trims and ribbons! this is a wonderful giveaway!

thriftygroove@gmail.com

Carolina Mama said...

SO great! Love the Vintage Fleur De Lis Corsage! Great shop.

FrenchGardenHouse said...

While I can't win this {since I have already won one of your fabulous give aways!} I do love the post! Have a happy weekend,Laura!
xo Lidy

Suze said...

Love vintage trim. Count me in for the giveaway, please.

Your creations are inspirations.

Jamie said...

Wow! That is a ton of trim! Such a great find! I love the tshirts and towels.

Bromeliad said...

Great use of a fun find

karlascottage.typepad.com said...

What a great find! That stuff is so versatile.

Elyse said...

how fun! what great tips for using pretty trim!

xo

Flossie Belle Bags said...

I just love all your vintage treasures, they remind me of well..ME!, i am feeling mighty vintage these days, and these goodies will go really well with my vintage self heehee...Carilyn.

Kelli said...

What a fabulous find!! Thanks for sharing!!

Abby said...

i never realized you could do so much with trim! thanks for the chance :)
peters.ab0124(at)gmail.com

Terry said...

Please don't include me, a bit too girly for me. But I do enjoy how my girls enjoy girly things.

It Feels Like Chaos said...

I am jealous of all your trim and your craftiness! And the doggie trim wig is so hilarious!! It looks like you have a fun blog; I'll be back to really explore it when I have more time! I am a wanna-be crafty person!

Chandra said...

I have seen you around commenting on all of my favorite blogs today and thought, "Who is this gal?" I am so glad I dropped in! Love the post on vintage trim...my great grandma left me some of the very same upon her death, and I have been smitten ever since! I loved the post, the adorable pooch, and the kitchen posted below (with the Cherries sign above the window)! Come by and visit me, I just joined your site! :)

Jen R. said...

What an awesome find!

Best Life said...

Thanks for leaving a comment on my blog. I am a regular reader of your blog. I love it! Lisa~

creative gal said...

I love the trim!! Inspiring me to clean out. . .

Sarah said...

I have just stumbled on to this blog and I am in love! What cute ideas!

ImagineCozy said...

You certainly have a fantastic collection! And the dog looks too cute.

stepfabulous said...

She is so dog-garn precious! What a great idea for dishtowels! I occasionally do some baby spit up clothes for friends, but never thought of doing dishtowels! Great idea - thanks for sharing and for stopping by to visit!

The Redhead Riter said...

for you...

http://theredheadriter.blogspot.com/2009/08/secrets-friends-and-sharing.html

Rengin Yazitas said...

What a great treasure that you found. Thanks for sharing your great ideas.
Rengin, in Istanbul

Linda said...

Oh, you make me want to get busy creating something!!

I LOVE all of your creations - from the cute tops, to the dish towels, to the most adorable shower curtain I've ever seen (can't wait to see the photos of the bathroom!)

Amy B. said...

You know you're addicted to crafting when you start embellishing your pets...

What a crafty dog -- so cute!

Susan said...

I love using things like that to spice up a giftwrapping... Poor dog ;-)

Happy SITS Saturday Sharefest

Jill said...

Oh what a delightful find!!! just wonderful! and I think that sweet doggie is adorable!!!

Morning T said...

You've done some great things with your ribbon- I love it! Thanks for stopping by yesterday.

Jenny Kerr said...

Goodness you have a large collection of trim there! lol... I'm on my way to check out your ebay right now. I am able to find fabric and patterns at 2nd hand stores, but rarely vintage trim or buttons.

theselfloveproject said...

oooh i love it....totally cool!

Cass @ That Old House said...

Oh, the dog -- no that is one patient pooch. How adorable -- a rick rack wig.

Whenever something we sewed didn't turn out right, my mother's standard advice was "Just put a row of rick rack!"

Great haul of trims!
Cass

tales from an oc cottage said...

Ok, don't tell anyone @ PETA, but that is soooooooo something we would do...oh, those puppy eyes are hilarious!

m ^..^

Perch Home said...

I love what you did with the dish towels!

Restyled Home said...

Hi Laura!
I would love to be added to your draw! I love trims and embellishments and you have quite a collection! Count me in!!

Cheers,
Linda

Nikki via The Scarlett Rose Garden said...

Holy cow, trim-trim, and MORE trim, lol!
What a find!

I cannot WAIT to see the Alice in Wonderland bathroom.

That must be one patient pup, too cute. I try to do stuff like that to my cats but don't get too far.

Ric rac is always fun and I love what you did with the seam binding on the gift.

judi said...

What a wonderful find..you are fortunate to have sound so many goodies. I'm hopping off to your etsy shop.

Pam Kersting said...

Love the trim Laura, but the little four-legged model wearing it steals the show!! I have a little dachshund too. ;-)

Recycled Rita said...

Wow! That is alot of fun trim! I love Abbot Kinney...they have some wonderful shops! Please enter me in the giveaway! karen...
recycledrita.blogspot.com

April said...

as a child i was blessed to play in my grandmother's sewing closet; i inherited her sewing box full of trim and buttons, too. this post took me right back! thank you for such inspiring pictures!

michelle said...

So much FUN! Love the dish towels with the added pretties! I am headed over to your etsy shop right now! :) I would love toenter your giveaway. :) Michelle

Allidink said...

HAHA! Love your doggy :) Cute ideas with the ribbon and rickrack!

All the best,
Allison

Karen said...

Hi Laura,
You hit the jackpot! I love what you did with your trim...everything looks so sweet, even the puppy!
Have a great week.
~Karen

Jingle said...

Oh, WOW! WOW! WOW! I SO love vintage trims! Particularly ric rac and lace! I love them!!!!!

Gayle said...

I ADORE vintage trims of all kinds! Hope I'll be the lucky winner!

Miss Sandy said...

Oh my stars Laura, Rudi looks so adorable! You could let this be his clown hair costume for Halloween! OK, in the second photo he does look a little dismayed.

I love the whimsical decor for your daughters first place. I can't wait to see the big reveal!

Have a great week!

Holly said...

Ha-ha! Your poor puppy! The towels look so cute and I'm with joy, I'm like so totally crushed out on vintage trims! ☺

wandalee said...

Love the dishtowels! And poochie looks adorable :-)

Love your whole site w/ it's great ideas - so creative!

Wandalee3

Altered Artists said...

I adore vintage trims of all types! Please toss my hat in the ring too. So inspiring...
~Dawn

Empty Nest Full Life said...

I have been keeping an eye open for vintage trim. Would love to win this, and off to check out your etsy. Jackie

Jeannine said...

Shat a treasure trove! I could take a few off you hands for scrapbooking!

shabbyscraps said...

Holy Smokes! What a loot! I love the pic of your hot dog covered in rick rac! TOO darling!
xoxo, Tiffany

lanakae said...

You scored! I am so drooling over these trims!

Carrie said...

What a cute dog! I love trim (and ribbon). I use it to jazz up homemade cards.

honeysuckle said...

I love vintage trim and would love some. Thanks

Annie said...

Just hopped over via DIY thursday on ASPTL. Am having fun reading through your posts. Thanks for the ideas!

Corrie said...

Love your tips and your adorable dog! :)

Embellished Bayou said...

Wow, that's so much trim, poor doggy!

Little Lovables said...

Wow, what an amazing assortment of laces, seam binding and trims! Your dishtowels and shower curtain are lovely. I would love to be considered, I have about a hundred ideas for them already!!

I will go and visit your shop too :)