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25 February 2012


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Beautiful jewelry, works of art really, and beautiful story. I loved it.
Repurposing at its very finest!

Just found your blog. What fun!!!! I am traveling to Provence for the first time at the end of April. can't wait. Hoping to visit some flea markets.

Absolutely stunning!

Simply stunning.


Her pieces are gorgeous! What a lucky girl!

These are so beautiful. I know it must be terribly difficult to part with something that is so close to her.

Corey...Congratulations!! I just found an article on you and your beautiful home in a new magazine I picked up this weekend!! That is so wonderful!!!!
Lovely photographs!!

Thank you for the introduction to Ruth's site. I love old ribbons and her jewelry shows off the ribbons beautifully. Off to do some shopping!

Oh WOW. Those bracelets are stunning. I love to wear bracelets, but usually can't wear them when playing the harp because if they're too loose they clank against the side. But those beribboned cuffs...Oh, I think they would certainly dress up a gig, wouldn't they?

I seem to collect with the intention of using my treasures in creation. Then I find I can't use them and keep them in their treasure boxes. How wonderful it is to make something so lovely with handed down treasures.

I can't believe how incredibly beautiful these are!
I wish I could have one of each!

How beautiful!! And such a wonderfully special repurpose of amazing pieces of yesterday.

Those cuffs are gorgeous, so are teh wrists wearing them

I've always wanted to go to the Louvre, perhaps if I find myself in Paris I can bribe a tour out of you with a cup of joe. ;)

what a stunning blog Ruth has - and thank you for sharing her treasures with us. I got completely and utterly lost on her trail and couldn't rise from digging in her treasure chest of ribbons. I think I should write to her because many, many years ago I bought a collection of two large 'Muster-Bücher' - of one of the last Swiss ribbon and 'batches' maker which stopped producing in the middle of last century.
I had absolutely no interest in the 'Abzeichen', but I saw the incredible richness of what our country used to be able to produce, the intricacy of designs/fabrics/yarns, the WORK that went into that collection and the woman who sold her grandparents' heirloom sold it to me because she knew I would take the careful love and attention to those 'riches'... From time to time I look at those two albums, I stroke the many small batches, emblems, pictures, many of them depicting sweet scenes like 'congratulations to a baby, first day at school, but also for condolence cards, Happy Easter, idyllic scenes', etc etc. I feel like digging them out now - but I can't.
Ruth has not only a tremendous love for those hairlooms, but a fine eye and talented fingers for creating something utterly delightul and a brilliant feather to write a lovely blog - she also has a great friend who's supporting her and spreading the gospel!

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