17 January 2012

Red Vintage Haberdashery and Washi Tape

I have always loved the word 'haberdashery'. In the Oxford English Dictionary it gives a British and an American definition. The British is: a dealer in dressmaking and sewing goods, the American is: a dealer in men's clothing. I am sticking with the British version.

I come from a long line of weavers, spinners, dressmakers, milliners, knitters and my grandmother made crocheted lace.

My grandparents and great-grandparents also owned a country store with a haberdashery department. As a little girl I spent many happy days helping out in the store.

I think I know where my love of both vintage and new haberdashery comes from!

The red wooden pin is a hatpin for knitted hats.

I grew up with rickrack trimmings and I loved how many of my homemade clothes were often decorated with the braiding. 

With all the red vintage haberdashery I have added another favorite of mine: Japanese washi tape. A re-usable paper tape that can be used for almost anything. I am sure you all have heard of it by now.

If the grandparents and the store were still around I am sure they would be selling washi tape!!
Have a marvellous day!

xoxo Ingrid



Gott Nytt Ar INGRID!
LOVE this post and washi tape

Robin Larkspur said...

Gosh, my mom used to make my clothes when I was a little girl, and she would add rickrack, and cute buttons, and other kinds of cute bric-a-brac to my things. Your post reminded of all that. I have never gotten any washi tape, but I see it on your blog all the time. I must find some and give it a try! It must have been a wonderful childhood for you. I loved playing with my mom's button tin1

Georgianna said...

Such a bright and cheerful post, Ingrid! I love the bold lines and the contrast. I bet you have some wonderful stories about your grandparents' business.

And I love rickrack!


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Mats said...

Fantastic colors and great photos. I cannot knit or anything like that but I enjoy the photos.

Madelief said...

What a colourful post Ingrid! I love the washi tape you chose.

Lieve groet, Madelief x

Angel.Pearls said...

Underbart -gillar den gamla hederliga trådrullen skarpt!
Önskar dig en riktigt fin dag!

Camillas Foto said...

Underbar färg som gör mig på gott humör och det behövs i det grå regnrusket...
Ha det bra

Bleu Chine said...

Bonsoir Ingrid ! A good way to improve my English at reading your little story : You made me discover a new word in English : "Haberdashery"... It sounds well ! I love washi tape too... I agree it's a modern version. Have a nice week ! Stéphanie

Magdalena said...

thank you for visiting me :))
you have a nice blog, and clear good pictures.

jacqueline said...

Dearest sweet Ingrid, loving all these red inspiration! I love washi tapes lots! Have a lovely merry happy week and love to you!

silvia said...

Dear Ingrid,I like your story, your words ... I love your photos, textures, colors, the atmosphere that you create ...

nedj said...

love the red! and decline of this beautiful way, I love it even more!
Can you tell me where you found these beautiful masking tapes?

Nice Wednesday and thank you for your visit

lisa said...

Your compositions are truly the very best Ingrid!
Each one of these images is just beautiful.

todi design said...

What a lovely story and post!! my mom always used these pretty ricracks on my cute little dresses when I was a little girl and color was usually red and white :) they looks so pretty...fantastic photos too.
Thanks for sharing :)

Henrietta Hassinen said...

I came from Maleviks trägården but I can't find the picture which was in thumbnail...
Har det bra

Zuzu said...

Wow! Vibrant & beautiful! I too prefer the British definition! :)
Wishing you a lovely weekend,
~ Zuzu

Maaike said...

perfect images and tape, loooove it :)


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