Tuesday, January 12, 2010

A GREAT EXAMPLE

I always tell my customers to bring their projects in when they are trying to match ribbon. I often hear, "I never knew there were so many shades of the same color!" Which a lot of times seeing so many different types of texture and colors can be very overwhelming to some.
Whether it is clothing, a sewing project, a wreath, wrapping paper, bring it in! It is so much easier to help you find exactly what you need and what will work when you bring it in.

A good example of this happened just the other day. A woman was sewing these very beautiful and unique pillows. She had some antique drawings of body parts (They really reminded me of Leonardo DaVinci type of drawings) that she was layering on top of a velour type fabric.  She came in wanting chocolate velvet ribbon to use as a border of the picture and the velour fabric.  Well, I showed her my chocolate ribbon (being right after the holidays, I was completely out of chocolate velvet, so I showed her other chocolate textures)  We soon found out that chocolate brown was NOT the color for these pillows. That color didn't compliment her picture or the fabric at all.
What we did find, was a taupe velvet, and a maroon velvet that ended up looking fantastic. When we first looked at the maroon velvet, we both didn't think it would work, being too red. However, when we put the ribbon next to everything else, it really brought out the picture and the colors and everything.  This is why this is a great example of bringing things in.  What she came in for, didn't look good. What we thought looked too red, but decided to try any way, turned out great!

It is hard to see the details in these pictures, but it really is a rich, old world, look.

I love helping people with their projects, I don't always see the final product, but they usually end up coming back in and telling me how great it turned out :)

SALE SALE SALE

We have marked down a lot of our inventory today. 50% off almost everything....We have a pretty large clearance corner. The cute Marianne Richmond Plates are $10.00-$12.00, Frames from $7.00, and many more.
Come visit us soon!!

Friday, January 8, 2010

A New Year, Some New things!

I am so excited of all the new things coming into our store. We will definitely be getting in a more variety of ribbons, and expand our vast variety of stretch ribbon. We will be lowering our prices on some of our hair bows.
They will be in a separate section, and not available for custom orders. We will start with single double ruffle bows at $3.50 each. Only single bows will be available for now at this reduced price, Of course the custom bows and regular ones on our wall will still be available at the normal price. We are working on them now and I will post as soon as they are available.
We will start carrying petti skirts, I am hoping to get our first shipment in next week, and some really fun ones in the newer styles by March. We will have matching bows for all of them! I am very excited for these, as they are fun for your little girls to wear and play in! Our prices will be great too, nothing like what you see at the other boutiques and online stores. Our prices will be very reasonable!
Our spring jewelry line should also be in the next few weeks, just in time to treat yourself or your mom or sister for Valentine's day!

These are just a few of the things we are looking forward too, I will post pictures and more information as soon as they are available.

Tuesday, January 5, 2010

It is a Garden of Flowers


As you can see by just looking around you is that flowers are EVERYWHERE.  From the very young, to the young at heart, they are the accessory to wear. We have many flowers, flowers for hair, for clothing, and purses, and even shoes! Flowers not only to wear, but also to put the finishing touch on a project created by you!
I carry a lot of hard to find flowers. Beautiful, colorful, flowers.
 Our one inch rossettes with swarzoki crystals are really the perfect addition to any holiday, wedding or just as addition to an outfit.
Our roses are very popular also, ranging from 3 inches to just over 7 inches. These were VERY popular this last summer at the Park Silly Market we were at. What is nice about our roses is they are very natural and soft looking.  They can take  you from casual to dressy, very versatile.
Crocheted flowers have become very popular lately. We have 2 1/2 inch crocheted rosettes that blew out of here at Christmas time. We are getting in more colors and styles, please look for them when you come in.
The nice thing about crocheted flowers is that they add texture. They are a great look on babies and children. I had one person adorn a scarf that looked very similar to one she saw in a fashion magazine, at a fraction of the cost.
The nice thing about how we sell our flowers, is that they are sold two ways. One, on a clip or pin back for those you who like things to just be done and ready. Also, plain, so you can do what you would like to with them. Either way, you will be satisfied with how our flowers will enhance what ever it is you are creating.
We carry many more flowers than what is listed and pictured, we are always updating the styles and colors, keeping things fresh and your creativity flowing.

Silk Flowers with Silk and Pearl Centers

Custom Bows for a personal touch!

What a UNIQUE Headpiece!!

What a UNIQUE Headpiece!!
Peacock Feathers, Ostrich Feathers and Birdcage Netting! This piece has it all!

These are our princess bands...for dress up, they are fun for every little princess.

These are our princess bands...for dress up, they are fun for every little princess.
These also come in white, which are great for blessings. Only $15.00 each

Handmade booties

Handmade booties
I love these booties. We are the only ones that sell these for a modest $15.00 for the pair. I love that these are european and locally made. These are deifinitely a gift worth treasuring and handing down for generations.

Love is in the Ribbon....

Love is in the Ribbon....

Flower Bows

Flower Bows

Polka a dot Daisies!!!

Polka a dot Daisies!!!

PINK AND ORANGE!!!

PINK AND ORANGE!!!
Pink and Orange is HOT for Spring and Summer!

Double Ruffle headbands with three flowers $9.00