Wednesday, August 20, 2008

Vintage Seam Binding

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I went to the thrift store on my lunch hour on Monday and found all these rolls of vintage seam binding for only $4.00 total.  
Someday I plan on getting artsy and try my hand at making some tags and bookmarks so these will come in handy.  Don't you just love that old packaging?

Also I found some good blogs recently.  Did you know Rachel Ashwell herself has started a blog?  Click here.   

If it's a funny blog you are looking for then click here to see some poorly chosen photos from Real Estate Listings.  Now I understand why there are so many "fix your home up before you sell it" decorating shows on HGTV!  What are people thinking?  Shouldn't Real Estate Agents know better than to post these horrible photos? 

31 comments:

Tanya said...

I love the old fonts and packaging. It would even look neat somehow displayed as an accessory. I love that blog with the real estate mishap photos!

My home...My life... said...

Home-made bookmarks - sounds great!

Lu Lu's Fluffy Ruffles said...

I use seam binding ribbon in just about everything!
its great, inexpensive and adds a wonderful touch.
smiles,
Sandy

KarenB said...

Ohhhh, I love your new find. I bought some at a thrift store a few months ago, but all of them were gray. I basically bought them for the wonderful packaging. They're still in the bag I bought them in. Oops!

Donna said...

OMG! I went to the real estate picture blog and I have tears running down my cheeks from laughing so hard!! Thanks so much!
O LOVE your wreath and basket makeovers. Totally cute!
Donna@partywishesscv.blogspot.com

tales from an O.C. cottage said...

HOLY COW!!! What a find!

m ^..^

lisa said...

I just love vintage art on packaging. Sometimes I will buy something just for the art. Thanks for the heads up on the two new blogs you found. I took a quick peek at the real estate one and laughed out loud!

Lisa
www.palepinkandroses.com

Anonymous said...

Thanks for the fun. I'm on my lunch break at work. I know the rest of the office can hear me laughing. I can't wait to tell them about the real estate listings. Have a great day!

Valerie

Glenda~Many Fond Memories said...

I like to graphics they used for these. And the colors.

Thanks for the heads up on Rachel Ashwells blog.
It will be fun visiting.
There other famous people with blogs I've visited.

I don't know how my Realtor will make my parent home look any better. I guess it what you have to work with.

Ciao

Mary Elise said...

OOOOOh!

I don't know why vintage sewing items just melt my heart. Maybe it's memories of my mom and my aunts. I don't know. Old buttons, seambinding, needlecases,
they're just awesome.

Thanks for posting these!

Mary Elise

A Cottage Industry said...

You. Lucky. Girl.
What a find!
Tracey

Priscila said...

I love love love your blog! I just started up one myself! Check it out!
thanks

Julie said...

OMGosh - that Real Estate blog has me rolling on the floor laughing!!!

Your ribbons would also make wonderful ornament hangers - if you so desire!

Liz said...

What a great find on the seam binding! Thanks for sharing the great blogs. I never would have found those! Love the sea shell wreath to!

~~Liz~~

Linda's Blue Gate said...

ohmygosh.... what a find.... I see it used all the time at First Monday....it is such BEAUTIFUL stuff...
HUgs
Linda

Charlotte said...

Seam binding - I hadn't thought about seam binding in ages. I used to buy a lot of it. Making ribbon book markers out of it is an excellent idea. I'm off to the link you provided now.
Hugs,

Brenda Kula said...

My oldest daughter has been a real estate agent for over a year. She insists that people do a certain amount of fixing up stuff she thinks is important before she will put her sign in the yard. And she gets results by doing that! I've already bookmarked Rachel's site to check out.
Brenda

Lisa C said...

Why can't I have the same luck?
Darn! Don't forget to show us your bookmarks.

Penny @ Lavender Hill Studio said...

I love your vintage seam binding! What a wonderful buy!
Hugs,
Penny

Judy said...

What a great find on the seam binding. I love Rachel and am on my way to explore. Thanks for the news.

Rosemary said...

I'm so jealous Cindy!!
I am always looking for that seam binding for my artwork.
Very lucky find!!
I made 60 tags this week, and used a lot of seam binding.
Rosemary

Amy at Bunny Rose Cottage said...

Hi Cindy! I love seam binding! What a wonderful find! I just visited Rachel's blog yesterday and was so excited to learn of it! I will check out the funny blog now :) Thank you for letting us know!

Hugs,
Amy

Suzann said...

I LOVE that vintage seam binding. I have come across Rachel Ashwell's blog, and I will be taking a gander at the real estate blog too. I'm looking forward to seeing your artsy craftsy work.

My Humble Hideout said...

Hi Cindy, I've just discovered your blog, everything is so beautiful, I love it. I'm inspired to start one myself, be free to drop by.

Luv,
Zeq
Kuala Lumpur
Malaysia

Lisa said...

What a steal! I love to just look at them as they are but crafty projects are waiting...

Frankie said...

I'm so jealous of this find! Just yesterday I was thinking about looking on Ebay for some of this. I came home from my errans, checked your blog and YOU had found the treasure. I must be psychic. LOL

Rachel said...

oOo those photos are fascinating... lovely find!!!

karlascottage.typepad.com said...

I'm so jealous! I'm crazy about old ribbons and am always on the hunt. Don't they feel so much better than new? so soft and pretty! Congrats on the great find.

Melissa Lester said...

Thanks for letting us know about those blogs. They were inspiring in different ways, for sure. And your white room photos above are lovely. I have always love rooms with a single color, but I just can't seem to be that restrained with color. What a lovely, refreshing effect, though, to do all white!

Lana said...

Even if you use them ~ they are beautiful stacked and spilling over! Great deal!

Lana said...

I meant to say...
"even if you DON'T use them..."

Next time I'll check before I hit the publish button.