Help, please

GulfportGailNovember 29, 2012

I'm thinking I should have used a sheer gold ribbon rather than this heavy gold ribbon.

Your input, please.

TY,
Gail

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GulfportGail

closeup

    Bookmark   November 29, 2012 at 5:19PM
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azzalea

Oh, that looks lovely, and I like that ribbon. Only thing I'd do is twist it here and there to give it more gracefulness.

    Bookmark   November 29, 2012 at 6:30PM
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peoniesandposies

It's lovely, but if you have a sheer ribbon I think it would be even lovelier. Will you use similar decorations through out your house? I love gold and silver decorations!!!!

    Bookmark   November 29, 2012 at 8:31PM
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phonegirl

Gail, it's beautiful like it is. I love all your additional add ins. Sheer or organza ribbon would give a different look. I do the pinch and pouf with my ribbons. If your not sure what I'm talking about I can help you find a link.

If you come across some try it and see what you like best.

Punk

    Bookmark   November 30, 2012 at 12:08AM
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GulfportGail

azzalea, peonies, and Punk,

Thanks for all the input.
I'm going to play with it, using your suggestions, and see what happens.

Gail

    Bookmark   November 30, 2012 at 11:10AM
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oldalgebra

Hmmm. I'm wondering if it's really the ribbon you're not happy with.

Have you tried putting height at either end? Buffet lamps, perhaps?

I know that's pretty common, but there must be a reason it's done so much.

This post was edited by oldalgebra on Fri, Nov 30, 12 at 11:20

    Bookmark   November 30, 2012 at 11:18AM
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Fun2BHere

Don't overthink it. It looks lovely. You can always try a different ribbon next year. Generally, I find if I fuss with something like that, I may as well take it apart and start over because your first instincts usually give you the best results.

    Bookmark   November 30, 2012 at 11:44AM
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GulfportGail

peonies,
Sorry I failed to answer your question.
Yes, I am primarily using gold/burgundy throughout the house...except the kitchen, which is gingerbread.

old,
I haven't thought of that...it could be it.

Fun,
Thank you...too late...lol...I just changed the ribbon.

    Bookmark   November 30, 2012 at 12:19PM
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GulfportGail

Closeup #2.

    Bookmark   November 30, 2012 at 12:21PM
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jeannespines

Ohh...I like the 'changed' ribbon! Very pretty! & I did not comment earlier because my artistic skills w/ribbon are 'zilch!' LOL! Jeanne S.

    Bookmark   November 30, 2012 at 1:08PM
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Purplemoon

DITTO on what Jeanne said (she always takes the words right out of my mouth, has for years, LOL). I thought it looked so pretty in the first photo, and then I see the last one...
WOW. I'm ribbon-challenged, so I especially loving what others can do with it.
Your mantel is absolutely lovely!

I love that you're using burgundy in your color scheme! (don't tell the Purple Gods, but that's really my favorite color, LOL)

hugs, Karen

    Bookmark   December 2, 2012 at 12:30AM
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GulfportGail

jeanne and Karen,

Thank you very much.

    Bookmark   December 2, 2012 at 9:59AM
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lynnencfan

I love the sheer look - for some reason I just think the lights glisten off it more and it gives a very airy feeling when the lights are not on. I too am 'ribbon challenged' when it comes to weaving the ribbon through. I can make decent bows but not the weaving. Yours looks very nice and natural .....

Lynne

    Bookmark   December 2, 2012 at 10:01AM
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oldalgebra

Yep. it's better.

    Bookmark   December 2, 2012 at 10:03AM
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GulfportGail

Lynne and oldalgebra,

Thanks!! Y'all help me feel so much better about it.

GGail

    Bookmark   December 2, 2012 at 11:42AM
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Marlene Kindred

Gorgeous!! And I like the sheer ribbon better as well...your mantel is wonderful!

    Bookmark   December 2, 2012 at 5:05PM
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peoniesandposies

It is absolutely lovely. I'm sure the rest of your home is too!

    Bookmark   December 2, 2012 at 7:30PM
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Fun2BHere

I like the new version. I may not post on all of your threads, but I'm enjoying seeing the different parts of your home.

    Bookmark   December 2, 2012 at 9:28PM
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GulfportGail

marlene, peonies and Fun,

Thank you all very much.
I'm more pleased with the sheer ribbon, also.

    Bookmark   December 7, 2012 at 4:20PM
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alex9179

I like both, but it is nice to see the lights shining through. Gorgeous chandelier, too!

    Bookmark   December 8, 2012 at 4:23PM
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