DIY, i want to go to there

Tassels and Ribbons and Trim oh my….

  1. Blondie says:

    Wow! It's like ribbon heaven…omg. Would love to visit! Kori xoxo

  2. Dagny @ Beautiful Living says:

    OMG, love it!! Will definitely try to put it on the list for the next NY trip! 🙂

  3. Design Esquire says:

    Holy smokes! Thank goodness you kept plowing ahead – you got a great deal!

  4. Marija says:

    I kept waiting for the part of the story where you said this place had closed up shop. Can't believe it functions like that but hey – whatever works! A diamond in the rough as they say 🙂 Great find on your trim!!


  5. Cristin says:

    Love it!!! You have such a great eye.


  6. Tammy@InStitches says:

    Wow, that's a lot of ribbon for $15.

  7. Kim says:

    What an awesome adventure! I bet there is gold in those boxes. Trim gold, that is. I would love to go through those boxes sometime.

    I love that your DH is holding up the curtain for you. That's totally something I would do. 🙂

  8. Blueprint Bliss says:

    Oh my gosh. I want to go there! Love your find!

  9. LindsB says:

    In love- it is the perfect frosting you needed for the already beautiful curtains, I cant wait to see them all done!

  10. C @ Project Pretty says:

    Ha! What an adventure! That's some gorgeous ribbon you found! And I love that you made your husband act as a curtain rod.. 😉

  11. Marcie says:

    You may have said this in another post, but i have to know what the name of that fabric on your chair!

  12. Averill says:

    LOVE that trim you found; it's perfect for your office. I'm thinking about going the cheap-o premade panels route for curtains and then dressing them up with great trim…it's amazing how big a different it makes!

  13. Design Darling says:

    LOVE THIS. it works so perfectly with the chair on the fabric. you are a genius!

  14. Jeannine @ Small and Chic says:

    I LOVE the store, but holy fire trap upstairs! That's scary stuff!

    I LOVE the ribbon! I did my own project like this back in December, adding bright yellow grosgrain to black and white damask panels. I was so proud of myself (I don't sew well). I love the combo you're doing.

  15. Scientific Housewife says:

    That one place is scary but the trim turned out great!

  16. Jaime says:

    I have always wanted to go there! I would buy so much lol

  17. Kelly Green says:

    All those boxes are a bit creepy I agree – but to know they were hiding such a gem….well i'd be back as quick as a flash! Love that ribbon trim!!!! KG

  18. Tricia Rose says:

    I will DEFINITELY bookmark that shop for the next time I am in New York – thanks for the tip!

  19. Amy says:

    Haha, what a scary warehouse! Although sometimes the best finds are in dives, so good work-very cute ribbon!

  20. mkelton24 says:

    WOw-what a MESS! I would not even know where to begen-but GREAT find. It is amazing what a little ribbon, and tassel and trim can do!!

  21. Hamptontoes says:

    You found an amazing trim, but I don't think I would have continued my journey once I saw that mess! If I don't find what I'm looking for at the D & D Bldg, then I always venture to M & J Trim…it is amazing! Great find on the trim. Love reading the story…it was fun!

  22. Heather @ McKinney Living says:

    Wow!!!! Love what you chose for the curtains!!

  23. Meredith says:

    i love your chair in the last picture – did you make that?

  24. Jackie says:

    LOVE that ribbon. It looks exactly like the fabric I used in my "Palm Springs preppy" mood board:

    I pretty much love anything with a caning/lattice print on it. It looks so great on your curtains!

  25. MyLittleHappyPlace says:

    Score! What a unique trim – love it!

  26. The DIY Show Off says:

    WHOA! Heaven! I am addicted to pretty ribbon. Do they have a sampler deal – one of everything? lol Your accent to the curtain is gorgeous!



  27. KSK says:

    Super cute…I love that hot pink cane trim! Great choice.

  28. Helena - A Diary of Lovely says:

    quite an adventure but was worth it at the end! it works amazingly well with your curtains!

  29. Bailey @ peppermintbliss says:

    Umm MJ? I want to go to there.
    The other place? Not so much. I think I would have run out with my tail between my legs after the 2nd floor, but that is why you find amazeballs ribbon for $15 and I do not.

  30. Lauren says:

    Thanks for your comment on my blog, hope the warm weather stays-I cannot do more snow! You have such a lovely blog too-I'm obsessed with that pink cane/lattice ribbon, good find!

  31. Katie says:

    sketch!!! way to put your big girl panties on and get in there! love that new trim on the curtains!

  32. bluehydrangea says:

    That is my kind of place!! Love the trim on your curtains!!! I can't believe they are actually opened for business looking like that!!?? Some people…

  33. Janaan says:

    I love finding treasures! Sometimes all that work makes the end result so much sweeter.

  34. Elena says:

    I loved MJ Trimming, but found them to be kinda pricey, especially their buttons and other accessories. I liked Daytona Trimmings better pricewise for basic solid ribbon and special jacquard ribbons. I've also heard So Good, Inc is really good, but they have really short hours, so I've never been there.

    Good for you for continuing to look in that mess! Lord knows I've been in some scary places in NYC looking for that special treasure at a bargain price. I'll add this one to my list for my annual visit in May.

    What kind of fabric glue did you use? I want to do this with white duck cloth curtains and blue grosgrain ribbon…would the glue show through onto the grosgrain??

  35. Sarah says:

    I think someone else asked as well…but what is the fabric on your chair? It is fabulous!

  36. traci zeller designs says:

    I cannot wait to see the finished office. Sooo super cute!

  37. Anonymous says: Beautiful woven jacquard ribbon!

  38. LindsB says:

    If you ever go back here let me know- I’ll send you my shopping list.

    No, for real, I’m not kidding. I need ribbon for my drapes really bad 🙂

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