Tuesday, May 19, 2009

ABC Wednesday

R is for...

Ribbon
Amazing how many different ways ribbon can be used as adornment!

To embroider a pillow..
In an advertisement in 1952..




To keep the hair in place..



To decorate a bowl in 1790..


As a painting on a wall in a French chateau..





And to make a statement with a wall hanging..



The possibilities, it seems, are endless.
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9 comments:

Pamposh Dhar said...

Wow, how imaginative! I love the emroidery and the bowl, in particular. Great post.

Pamposh (ABC Team)

Sylvia K said...

What a great collection of Ribbons! Terrific shots for the R day!

Marie Reed said...

What a gorgeous ribbony post! When I think of ribbon I always think of my little sister! It was my job every morning to tie the ribbon into her hair:)

Carol said...

Oh very creative...I love these shots...esp the first..

Reader Wil said...

What a great idea to take ribbons and show the various ways of using them! Great choice!

Tyra in Vaxholm said...

One of the best R's today!

Tyra

Tumblewords: said...

Ribbon - good R. Lovely photos and narrative!

Q said...

Very nice...very creative...
So many uses for the humble ribbon.
Sherry

Jay said...

That was a fun 'R' post! All about ribbon, and yet so many different interpretations.

I like the little 18th century bowl! Very sweet!