Thursday, August 19, 2010

Grosgrain Annie's Ribbon Emporium......

At the Ribbon Emporium you'll enjoy a step back in time upon entering JoAnne's nostalgic recreation of a turn-of-the-century millinery shop.....filled with beautiful hand-dyed ribbon and a multitude of supplies perfect for any seamstress or "altered art" artist......all displayed in unique antique pieces.

This unique shop is located in a room all it's own.......just inside our main entrance at the start of Hall D.

JoAnne personally hand-dyes everything from vintage Swiss 1920's silk ribbons, to burlap, to vintage rayon velvet, to birds and even tiny Christmas trees.

Also featured, are handmade collage tags, ribbon flowers, altered art supplies, new ribbon sold by the yard, hand-dyed lace, ephemera, spools, and so much more.

There is so much to see, and it is all so uniquely displayed, that you should take extra time to discover all the creative details that JoAnne has carefully seen to in her interesting shop.

Visit her blog at, and her Etsy shop at

Turner's Treasures.........

Introducing Debbie Turner (Lakewood's own Miss Congeniality) and Gary Sherwood, who have been doing our show since the beginning and together have a combined 30 years of experience.

You can find their shop just inside the entrance, to the left of the food court, in Hall A.

Among their beautiful treasures, you'll find vintage rhinestone pins and necklaces, bakelite jewelry, Victorian jewelry, and sterling silver charms to name only a few.

And then there are the unique Victorian mourning jewelry, beautiful cameos (shell carved, glass carved, and costume), a large selection of rosaries and religious medallions, and gorgeous brooches from Victorian to the 80's era.

This beautiful gold mesh collar and evening bag set is vintage Whiting and Davis.

If you have vintage jewelry that you need to match earrings to, Debbie has you covered with lots of choices!

They also carry unique license plate art by local artist Johnny Streetman in the shape of large fish and guitars.

Debbie and Gary are very knowledgeable, have the best selections, and would love to help you find just what you are looking for, so be sure to stop by their booth during the next show!