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  1. kmkat
    March 29, 2017 @ 3:32 pm

    I love the cabinet by the stairs with the orchids on top! You have my permission to put no more than six spools of (vintage!) ribbon in the cabinet. It is very nearly perfect as is; you do not want it to appear cluttered, as it would if filled. Less is more, in this case. (I know that is not exactly your style, but please consider it here.)

    Paul is a master craftsman. That piano island is fabulous!


  2. Patti Buser
    March 29, 2017 @ 5:24 pm

    You are a hoot! “…because SOMEONE must mount a protest against bankruptcy ” 😹😹😹😹😹😹😹


  3. Michelle
    March 30, 2017 @ 10:07 am

    That is one beautiful cabinet and the way this one is put together makes it actually more usable. I would use my “go to” technique and have custom glass shelves cut that will fit on top of each of the ribbon spool holders and then display precious TFTs (Tiny Fancy Things). Silver boxes, little crystal pieces, etc. It would be fabulousness wrapped in awesomeness – something every room needs a touch of!


  4. Desri Amato
    March 31, 2017 @ 7:11 pm

    You always crack me up. (in a good way) I love the ribbon thingy! Moveable parts and everything!!

    Off topic question – your floors are beautiful! What color is your stain?


  5. Robyn
    April 2, 2017 @ 9:25 pm

    Victoria, I think that it’s beautiful, empty as you have it with the orchids on top. There’s something about the sunlight shining through the glass that’s very pretty. Thanks for showing us all of the GFT that we would never know about without you!


  6. Mary Alvarez
    April 4, 2017 @ 5:07 pm

    Hi Victoria, I would totally love to love to find a Ribbon Cabinet! I have scoured Craigslist and the local area but no luck. Apparently Texas was not big in the Ribbon Cabinet area…sigh! I personally make Wreath and sell them and as a trade downfall in that I am somewhat a ribbon “Hoarder” “Junkie”, ribbon obsessed 🙂 you get my drift 🙂 So how do you manage to come by such beautiful cabinets for such inexpensive prices. Truly I wish to know. I must admit I have a serious case of Ribbon Cabinet envy going on here.
    On the other hand I am so glad you are able to find these wonderful GFT’s and give them a lovely home.!


  7. Laura W
    April 5, 2017 @ 1:43 pm

    Just found your blog. .enjoyed!


  8. Sandra
    April 13, 2017 @ 9:25 pm

    Well now I want want 🙁 – I am strongly starting to suspect you owned a Haberdashery in a past life.


  9. Betty
    April 14, 2017 @ 10:54 pm

    That is a gorgeous piece! The plant seems to show it off even more in that corner. I think if it was mine I would not put very many ribbons in there at all, just enough to give a nod to its history.


  10. Susan Humeston
    May 18, 2017 @ 10:29 pm

    My favorite part of this entire blog post? Going to the site to see the Pharmacy from the 1930’s, seeing the price as more than $31,000 – and then spying the “Buy It Now” button and the “Add to Cart” button. They just don’t go together……unless you’re Bill Gates or something…..


  11. Susan Humeston
    May 18, 2017 @ 10:38 pm

    I have a yarn passion. I think I would store my yarn in the cabinet in color order (like a new box of Crayola Crayons) and then, since they are already on spools, just sit in front of the cabinet and knit/crochet away. I don’t think I could leave it empty, even if it was more tasteful to do so……


  12. Leah Messer
    May 29, 2017 @ 5:39 pm

    Amazing piece of furniture, and that “eh? What? Well… ok then!” is one of the best possible reactions x)


  13. Sharon@LaurelhurstCraftsman
    June 20, 2017 @ 12:39 am

    I guess you decided you don’t need it after all. Or, perhaps, you’re trading up?


  14. Spike Burns
    July 10, 2017 @ 7:14 pm

    I did see the beautiful antique square grand piano you repurposed. This agonizes me as much as putting wine in your ribbon cabinet would agonize you I currently am in possession of one of these beautiful grand old things from 1864 and am dreaming of the day I can have it restored to museum quality and play it….but the ribbon cabinet does fascinate me.


  15. Sonya
    April 14, 2018 @ 5:04 pm

    Well now I must have one. And it’s all your fault. Will Paul mind when I send my marriage counseling bills to you?? But seriously, I consider it growth in a husband when they stop asking, 1. What are you going to do with that? 2. Where are you going to put that? 3. Why do you think we need that? AND THE WORST 4. What are you going to get rid of to make room for that?

    It’s taken 31 years but I have succeeded in wearing down my poor long-suffering husband so that he only asks one of these questions about every 10th GFT acquisition. Progress!!!


  16. Jane Gese
    January 22, 2021 @ 4:47 pm

    I am about to achieve my 6th (you read thar right) ribbon cabinet. All are filled with ribbon as they were meant to be, fie on wine and more so on rolling pins! Enjoy your prize, it is beautiful!


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