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Monday, January 14, 2013

Gifts&ribbons

Hello dear ones! 
They finally got around to delivering me another package, sent before Christmas! It just came. 
Take a look at what dear Viola at Violi Igla Malowane sent me! All of these gifts handmade. Thank you dearie for taking so much of your time to make these! Drop in to her blog, she is a real sweetheart! 

All of us, or at least most, love ribbons. Those light, airy pretty things we love to decorate with, so romantic and girly. Ribbons have a long history, from civilization on, most use became widespread in England, in the medieval times. Silk and other precious materials were cheaper as ribbons than chunks of material and they caught on quickly. 

The first colours for dyeing of ribbons and materials were taken from natural sources. My favourite way of getting the colour to bind with material was the use of stale urine! They could have used vinegar but urine was cheaper. :P Just imagine holding some urine in a nice decoated jar until it becomes stronger. Hihihi, I cant imagine how that place must have stank! Those materials usually ended up in the most rich houses and I wonder how long it took them to get the stench out! 

My daughter asked me if Im going to complain about chemical dyes again, ahhh I dont think so! 

Thank you all for stopping by and leaving such sweet words! I wish you a fabulous week!

Witajcie!
Wkoncu dostarczyli mi kolejna paczuszke, wyslana przed swietami -dopiero doszla .
Zobaczcie jakimi cudenkami obdarowala mnie Viola z Violi Igla Malowane Wszystkie te upominki zrobione  wlasnorecznie.Dziekuje Ci kochana za tyle pracy ktora wlozylas w kazda rzecz pomimo braku czasu.Wpadnijcie prosze na blogVioli by poznac ta przemila duszyczke !

Wszystkie lub prawie wszystkie z nas kochamy kokardki te delikatne,powiewne,romantyczne i bardzo dziewczece.Historia kokardek siega  od prawie poczatku cywilizacji najwiecej zas zaczeto uzywac w sredniowiecznej angli,kokardki jedwabne byly duzo tansze od materialow wiec szybko zyskaly popularnosc.
Pierwsze kolory do farbowania kokardek i materialow byly uzyskiwane z naturalnych srodkow.Najbardziej jednak ,,spodobal,, mi sie sposob w jakim utrwalali  kolory.  Stara urina !
Utrwalano rowniez w occie ale duzo taniej bylo jednak moczem =) Wyobrazacie sobie duszyczki mile trzymac w udekorowanych slicznych slojach mocz tak dlugo az nabierze mocy ,hihihi Nie moge sobie wyobrazic jak w takiej farbialni musialo cuchnac,
farbowano i utrwalano rowniez materialy ktore trafialy do najbardziej bogatych dam.Ciekawam jak dlugo plukano by pozbyc sie odoru i czy zapach olejkow lawendy pobil odrazajacy smrod?
Czy bedziesz narzekac na chemie mamuniu?Zapytala mnie moja corcia-Nie bede!
Serdecznie Was pozdrawiam i dziekuje za kazde mile slowa ktore pozostawiacie u mnie . Zycze cudownego tygodnia!
-Wonderful crochet snowflakes, bookmarks, a nacklace, sweets and apron! - Cudowne sniezynki ,zakladki do ksiazek haftowane,naszyjnik,slodycze i fartuszek

Cameo brooches, an ornament in lace, a hangie an a toile lamp. -- Broszki cameo,bombka w cudnej koronce ,zawieszki,lampionik z wzorem tiole
Victorian ribbon  pic borrowed from net


 

16 comments:

Jane and Lance Hattatt said...

Hello Kasia:
As always a beautifully illustrated post. You are indeed fortunate to receive such wonderful parcels through the mail.

We were much amused to read about the urine dye, something which we had not heard about before now.

Avrea said...

ślicznosci dostałaś :)))
miłego tygodnia :)
pozdrawiam
Ag

Renia said...

Piękne rzeczy dostałaś:))i modelka w fartuszku urocza:))a kokardki to ja lubię jak mała dziewczynka i chętnie się nimi przyozdabiam:)))))Pozdrawiam serdecznie

Celestina Marie said...

Hi Katherine, Simply so lovely. Your gifts are a treasure. Love the ribbons and yes, very romantic.
You always share the prettiest and informational posts.
Wishing you a wonderful winter day.
Hugs, Celestina Marie

Babs said...

Love ribbons,and I have a couple of boxes and tins full of them. Interesting info on the old method for setting the dye. :) I think that urine used to be used for tanning leather, too. Can you imagine how lovely that was to wear?

violi igłą malowane said...

Nie samowitą historie piszesz , ma nadzieję że tego już nie robią ..
uwielbiam rożne koronki i wstążki a i oczywiście kokardki ..
Ciesze się że się spodobały pydasie , to ja ci dziękuje kochana za to że jesteś ..
Pozdrawiam z Justynką Viola .

Trisha said...

How lucky you are to have recieved such pretty things-enjoy!

~Trisha

khess136 said...

Loved your treasures and the little history lesson! Oh my, but then....medieval times were pretty stinky in general!! Thank you for sharing and have a beautiful week, sweet friend.
xoxo
Karen

Cindy @ Dwellings-The Heart of Your Home said...

Velvet ribbon...that is velvet ribbon, right? So pretty and such pretty colors!

haftytiny@o2.pl said...

wspaniałe rzeczy!!!!! nie wiem co mogę jeszcze napisać, gratuluję udanej wymianki:) a fartuszek prezentuje się wspaniale!

Red Rose Alley said...

The crocheted snowflakes are so pretty. I love the necklace, it's unique and lovely. Isn't it nice to get surprises in the mail? What a nice bloggy friend she is.
~Sheri at Red Rose Alley

Margarithes said...

bardzo lubię wstążki, tasiemki, aksamitki... pięknie, ładne rzeczy dostajesz, ja nic nie umiem :(

~Lavender Dreamer~ said...

I love pretty ribbon, too! And what sweet presents! You so deserve the special treatment...you give so much yourself! Enjoy your week! Stay warm!

The Polka Dot Closet said...

Oh goodness your post office is seriously slow, but glad you received your gift! BTW I think I will stick with vinegar!!!!

Carol

Jann Olson said...

Oh-la-la, love those ribbons! Especially the velvet ones. Dying with wine? Never heard of that. I did know that they used alot of natural things. Certainly didn't have the option to head to the store and buy Ritz. lol!
hugs,
Jann

izary said...

pięknie Kasiu,
Jeszcze raz dziękuję :)