Part One: Trophy Co.

Monday, May 5, 2008

{our inspiration vintage prize ribbons}

3 years ago Trophy Co. {prized embellishments} got its start in the back room of our shop after it opened. We always loved prize ribbons-vintage ones & that is how it started in producing these ribbons. We will eventually offer these on our website. We showed them last fall at the Country Living fair and had a huge response. Bethany Lowe purchased one along with one of our mirrors {which be discussed soon} and we new we were on too something. We use a few techniques from sewing, gluing, stapling, etc. to bring about our creations. They're one-of-a-kind some petite, some grande. We embellish with paper new & vintage and crepe paper {a favorite} along with old and new ribbons for streamers and ruffling. To top it off we use a vintage machine to add sentiments in gold down the ribbon. We had even started a blog about Trophy Co. last year to record it alas, it only has one entry, but nonetheless these have been a "prize" for us! On another note these started our venture with Country Living magazine! One of these ribbons adorn the inspiration board of a darling CL editor.

*Now, other news my Mother promptly gave me {Darcy was in presence as well} lecture yesterday afternoon....."when are you going to launch the website, you gals keep going on and on about this drawn out saga of how you're working on it blah, blah, blah". {My Mother has no idea of the technical abilities this e-commerce process takes} She is so supportive just impatient with this whole thing taking so long. We are getting that way as well. I mean Darcy's husband calls her Mrs. Now! Well, gals {guys too, your wives need gifts!} it's about to happen we are launching this Friday at 10:00 am {we need to have the caffeine in us and working}! Now we're setting into panic mode and breaking out in hives....we can do this whole launch thing. Hang we go.

Remember we said Friday, May 9th at 10:00 am & no peeking!
Kara & Darcy

{our prize ribbons, hang on a mirror or print}
{luxurious satin prize ribbon}

{Annie Oakley, our hometown inspiration}


diane said...

Yea! I am so excited. I can't wait to see the website. I know it will be beautiful. You girls are so talented!


AAAAAGGGGGGGHHHHHHHH! The Big Day is finally approaching. I am *so* excited right along with you girls. This is going to be the start of something wonderful, I just know it. Keep me posted!

Jill Elaine said...

Way to go Girls!! Can't wait till Friday morning! Get ready to start packaging!!! I'll be calling you to hold some things for me!! I'll probably be over to get them!
Good Luck!

Holly said...

OOOOOOOOOHHHHHHH Hang on! It's going to be a wild ride! I still get nervous each time we update ours! Good luck!

fated follies studio said...

everything is so lovely, wow!

Melissa @ The Inspired Room said...

Oh! Friday? Really?

Jumping up and down in anticipation. No pressure. :-)


Cathy ~ Tadpoles and Teacups said...

Wonderful post, wonderful blog!
Best wishes~


Teresa said...

yipee! can't wait

*The Beautiful Life* said...

Woo Hoo!! Got my credit card ready!! :) Just remember, everyone is going to love it all -- and no matter what (if any) glitches there may be at first, we're not going to care! We just want THE GOODS! ;)



heidi said...

hooray ~ can't wait until friday! those prize ribbons are fabulous, i never would have guessed they were new! you gals are quite a talented team! xo ~ heidi

Andrea Singarella said...

yay! yay! yay! I'm very excited for you both and cannot wait to see the beautiful web version of your shopping paradise! Sending good wishes your way for a smooth Friday!
xo andrea