Sunday, September 27, 2009

RIBBON, AND MORE RIBBON!

I love ribbon. Don't use it much, but it appeals to me, so I buy it "just because"!

Friday I was over at a local fabric/sewing shoppe called The Franklin Mill Store in Franklin, Mass. (next door, south of Medway). It's an awesome store in an old mill building that began in 1946. They still write out the sales slips by hand and use calculators - no computers!

Here is an interior shot of the store: (see the ribbon section in the background?)
And here is my little bag of goodies I came home with!
How about the size of that big red rick-rack? And, of course, on the bottom right is some cherries ribbon, and cherries buttons!
This is Fiske's General Store in Holliston, Mass. (next door, north of Medway). One of my all-time favorite places to go! As the sign says, they have "most everything". I buy LOTS of my ribbon there! They have everything from Webkins and Japanese erasers for the kids to a craft and decorating section for the moms, with a "penny" candy section just as you walk in the door.
The girls and I stopped in there after church this morning. I just had to buy one piece of ribbon!
I can't resist a bit of name-dropping - Holliston is also the hometown of Country singer JoDee Messina, and one of my brothers dated one of her sisters for many years!

So here's my whole kit 'n kaboodle, all stuffed into these boxes:
Maybe I should wallpaper a room with them - lol! Have a great week everyone!

8 comments:

^..^Corgidogmama said...

You're in ribbon heaven girl!
Sounds like a wonderful day, full of fun and things that you love.

Olde Dame Penniwig said...

Oooo pretty, a treasure box! Ribbon is so FESTIVE!

Country Cottage Chic said...

Great shops! I have oodles of ribbon that I never use - it's nice to have it "just in case"!

Jayne

~~Carol~~ said...

Lovely ribbon, especially the stars one, and I like that General Store! Kind of sounds like a Ben Franklin. Ours just went out of business, after being around since the 60s, and I'm still not over it!

Robin Ennis Willson said...

I so know what you mean! I have ribbon from way back. I have some that my Grandmother collected - some of my favorite.
Have a great day!
Robin

Gary and Elizabeth~ said...

Great ribbon!. Its so hard to find a really good fabric store were I live. You are lucky to have one. Good old fashion stores that still do things in a friendly manner, I like that.So what ya gunna do with all your pretty ribbon?.
Enjoy your day and keep creating,
Elizabeth

Bearly Sane said...

I understand the compulsion to purchase ribbon, I have quite a collection of it myself! It's one of those things that unless you purchase it when you see it, it's not there when you need it.
Hugs,
Sandi

Dawn said...

Oooh, I love ruffled ribbons like the black checked one! Wouldn't it look good with somethng red!
Hugs,
Dawn