Mad as a Hatter..

We are mad as hatters for Hat Boxes!  Whilst doing our spring clean we found this little treasure... hat boxes are so useful for storage and can also be a beautiful focal point in a room.  This one now has pride of place on top of our eiderdown stuffed cupboard!  

Flea Market Friday...What we Found!

This week we found this wonderful piece of antique french fabric adorned with cherubs, roses and doves- what a combination.  But the best thing about this unusual piece is the colour pallet- a simply gorgeous combination of sea foam green, aqua, raspberry pink, and dusky beige.

Finishing off this incredibly pretty print is a fabulous scalloped edge with a candy pink blanket stitch!

How gorgeous are these doves?  They add a great accent colour to a perfectly pretty palette!

The question now is what to do with it... our thoughts so far are to frame a section, to make a curtain or to use it to reupholster an equally pretty piece of furniture, but we just can't decide... Any ideas?

Spring Cleaning Storage Ideas

So, it's that time of year when we sort through our draws, under the beds and behind the backs of wardrobes, always promising to make a change for a clutter free and organized life. Here at Velvet  Ribbon we are always looking for new and interesting storage, and whilst doing our spring clean we have been inspired to use old objects, which no longer serve a purpose, in new ways making them both practical and best of all beautiful to look at! 

These old baking trays make great storage for all those bit and bobs that clutter up desks.

And the best thing of all about a spring clean is to put some flowers on the table sit back and enjoy the momentary bliss of organization!


New Products

We have been working on lots of new products which we cant wait to share with you, all will be revealed soon!  Until then I can tell you that most of which have been inspired by vintage typography and advertising,  it is wonderful when you start to notice the beautiful typography on everything around you..

Candles made from beautiful vintage french storage jars, which will be available on our website very soon!

A beautiful framed piece of sheet music.

Come To The Fair!

We are busily, painting, cutting, sewing, and sanding to preparing for the up coming Country Living Spring Fair!  Have you seen the new advertising for it?  We love the pretty pastel palette they have used, it has really got us in the mood for spring... if only the weather would cooperate!  
It features one of our gorgeous rustic Trugs which are great for storing all sorts of things.  We particularly like to take it on a walk around the garden and cram it full of flowers!

We will be at the fair in stand M109, and will have lots of vintage treasures to inspire and delight, along side some exciting new products which we can't wait to debut!