Thursday, September 23, 2010

Garage Sale Goodness: Rolls and Rolls

I truly believe that half the fun of receiving a gift is in the way it is presented. I never seem to have enough ribbon in my cupboards, so when I saw this box packed with gorgeous goodies for $3 at an estate sale last week in Independence, Mo., I couldn't resist.

Many of these vintage rolls still carried the price tag from the shuttered Ben Franklin 5 and Dime that once was a crafter's go-to in Englewood area of Independence, and all of them were made in the United States or Germany. There were wide ribbons and scalloped ones, some of velvet and others of satin. A few were decorated with designs while others carried deep, rich hues. Either way, I hit the ribbon jackpot and will be all tied up for a while!

I know, that was a corny one!

Always Frugal, Always Fabulous,

The Elegant Thrifter


  1. Fabbo find, those are gorgeous! I'd be hard put to actually use them on a package.

  2. What a great find. I always wrap presents with ribbon. The current selection available today, pales to insignificance when compared with this lot!

  3. Fab. Who needs hair when you can just wear an angel-festooned ribbon on your head?


  4. I agree - the presentation of a gift is just about as exciting to me as the gift itself! What a find.

  5. Boy, I miss the estate sales back in St. Louis...I never knew what great fun they were until I moved to a town where there are NONE! Good for you on the finds...keep 'em coming! At least I can live vicariously through your posts!



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