Wednesday, February 15, 2012

Remembering Ribbons

Ribbons and Laces for Very Pretty Faces by Edmund Blair Leighton

Ribbons are such a feminine piece of our past…

Their popularity was proven by the fact that people

used to sell them as a business by themselves.

A Basket of Ribbons by Christen Brun

(Though not always successful…) 
Would you like to reinvent the ribbon in your dress? 

They can be used as a headband...

They can be worn around braids, woven through braids, or tied to ponytails…

This young lady uses a thick one as a sash around her collar.

Ribbons by Pati Bannister

Here are two more examples of hair adornment.

I think they are beautiful and feminine!

Ribbons today...

Incidentally, today the pink ribbon has taken on a new meaning and is associated with breast cancer awareness. This started in 1991 when the Susan G. Komen Foundation handed them out to runners in the New York City race for breast cancer survivors. The pink ribbon was adopted as the official symbol of breast cancer awareness the following year (in 1992) by the National Breast Cancer Awareness Month.

In Canada, the Royal Canadian Mint produced a silver commemorative breast cancer coin in 2006 with Queen Elizabeth on one side and an enameled pink ribbon on the other. 
In future posts, we shall take a peek into the past and see how the women

in history wore these lovely strands of color along with some historical meanings.

Linked up with: Deep Roots at Home


  1. Hi, I found your blog yesterday through Deep Roots at Home. The Godly Princess Unit Study is so nicely written. I have two daughters, a four year old and a 9 month old and I would love to do something like this with them when they are older. I am going to look into getting a couple of the books you mentioned for younger readers.

    You have a beautiful bog and I really like the topics that you are writing about. Thank you for the work that you are putting into this. It is very inspiring and encouraging!


  2. Hi Margaret, Thank you for your encouragement!

  3. What beautiful paintings and sweet ideas for ribbons. Thank you and I may just put a ribbon in my hair tomorrow! I really enjoyed your post! Pam (

  4. Gorgeous paintings! I've always loved ribbons as well but have not worn one for YEARS, not since high school I believe. Thank you for this nice post.

  5. Absolutely lovely and so feminine!! I love your posts :)

  6. I loved what you had to write on your link-up last week. I gave you a mention over on my 'Encouraging One Another' Wednesday link-up. I hope you will contribute again, my friend.


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