I have a couple of confessions. First, I am a ribbon hoarder. I am a hoarder of other things, but ribbon is something that just follows me home from everywhere. If there is a really good sale on ribbon, I have to buy a couple of spools. If there is a box of ribbon at an estate sale, I take it to the checkout with me.
My friend, Susie, knows that I am a ribbon hoarder. She gifted me with this pretty toile box with black and white ribbons. You have now seem my only neat ribbon storage. My second confession is that my ribbon storage is not pretty. I think I’m afraid to organize it, because I might go into shock over the number of ribbon spools I have.
I store some spools of twine and burlap in a vintage Coca-Cola crate, and some cards of yarn on a vintage stamp holder.
Spools of ribbon fill a small vintage tackle box, and spools of yarn are stacked on a vintage hem marker.
Since I’m being so honest, I’ll tell you that I can’t even discard the scraps of ribbon. Some are stored in a cookie jar, and others fill a large basket. (You can’t say I don’t keep it real on my blog. Yikes! That looks even messier in the photo than it does in real life.)
I bought this homemade Easter egg tree at a yard sale years ago. I couldn’t find a picture with eggs on it on my blog, so I probably haven’t used it since I began blogging six years ago. It was taking up space in my holiday closet, so I had put it into a yard sale pile. (You know a hoarder doesn’t have a very big yard sale pile.) This weekend, I took a second look at it and decided I might store some of those spools of ribbon on it. (My yard sale pile keeps shrinking!) I’m loving my new ribbon tree.
My second re-do was this plate rack in our sunroom. I purchased it at an estate sale long ago, and this weekend, I decided it needed a new look.
So, I painted it Annie Sloan Emperor’s Silk.
It’s not a huge change, but I’m lovin’ it.
This was a great weekend for me. (It doesn’t take much to make me feel productive.) Of course, I also worked outside, cleaning all of the outdoor cushions, just in time for a prediction of rain for the beginning of this coming week. I’d better go drag all of those cushions inside now. It was so nice of you to drop by. laurie