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Saturday, August 21, 2010

A New Froufrou Banner for Pink Saturday 8/21/10

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The new flag banner is now hanging in the living room. Can't you just picture how this room will look when the new slipcovers arrive from Ethan Allen? I shall be so excited to get them.

It started out like this but I tweaked it a bit. Have any of you ever done that: put something in a spot and then decided it needed a bit of a tweak? Nooo!!! I don't know that I believe that. Hah...

Anyway, I took the satin ribbon on the roses down and added a pink polka dot to the end and let the roses stand alone.

I also "tightened up" the banner. I think I like it a bit taut instead of hanging in an arc.
On each end I simply took about 10 different ribbons, trims and rick rack, tied them together, added a rose and pinned them up for a bit of a tail. I love them!

Also, a very sweet woman will be receiving one from me very soon. She has no idea it's coming though. ;-) What a surprise it will be for her.


  1. Oh Connie - this is so pretty. I just love it! I have been making paper banners for my home out of scrapbook paper - but, fabric! Oh my, it's so pretty. Love the ribbon tails!!! And the rose prints - and your pillows, too! Happy Pink Saturday!

  2. Happy Pink Saturday Connie! I really like your new banner! And I learned something new, I did not know you could order slip covers from Ethan Allen! We have a brand new EA store in town, I will definitely have to stop in there. Have a great weekend, Nan

  3. Oh I do like the ribbon tassels on the end! So frou frou!

    Bella Rosa Antiques

  4. Connie!
    That is just so pretty! What a lovely warm room you have created and your banner with those gorgeous florals is just so sweet!

    HPS my sweet friend!

  5. I love this. I can picture doing this in my living/dining room windows. Only I would probably choose blues, mauves and yellows since those are the colors I have going on in there. But I do have sheer curtains, so doing that would add a nice touch and some color. Love the frou frou on your previous post too!


  6. Wow, that banner gives the room so much "pop"... I really like it. Can't wait to see your new slip covers... it's going to be perfect!

  7. Happy Pink Saturday COnnie Sweetie...
    What a beautiful share, just beautiful. I so love this banner. It is the most elegant and "Happy" looking piece to the window. It just makes you want to smile.

    Who would have thought that banners once used for sales, and birthday parties would become a piece of art inside our homes. They are so elegant and I just love the one you have so beautifully designed for your living room. It is DDG Connie.

    As always you are in the PINK. Thank you sweetie for sharing with me. I so love it when you do.

    Have a blessed weekend. Country hugs and so much love, Sherry

  8. You chose some very pretty fabrics for that banner! I also can't help but notice the pretty lace panel over the window ~ beautiful!

    Lots of love,
    Susan and Bentley

  9. Hi Connie,

    Love your new banner! I also like the ribbon topiary you made. So full of pretty ribbons, very nice job! Happy PS!


  10. I love that banner it totally made those a little valance of sorts..;) have a wonderful weekend chick!!!:>)

  11. Connie,

    I love your banner! Such a feminine but festive touch. The ribbon streamers and roses -- perfection!

    Your Friend,

  12. Verrrry pretty fabrics in your frou-frou bunting, Connie :) Very Happy Pink Saturday~

  13. Wow, very cute...and such a unique idea!

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  14. I love those kinds of banners. I have made those for all three new babies that recently came to our family. Just wanted to let you know that poster board would work well, and then when you cover it with cardstock wieght paper on both sides it will work well.

  15. I love this beautiful banner. It is absolutely gorgeous. Have a fabulous day.

  16. What a great idea. You really did a nice job on your window banners. I would never have thought of that. My smart got lost back down the road.

  17. Happy Pink Saturday, Connie...
    How festive your banners look. Love the way you did the ribbons at each side, very chic and frou frou!

    I can hardly wait to see your next project!

  18. Hi Conne, Happy Pink Saturday! Thank you so much for stopping by and leaving a sweet comment. Your post today is adorable, I love how your banner looks in your living room.
    Have a great week!
    Love ya, Shirl
    Shirls Rose Cottage

  19. Happy Pink Saturday! This is very pretty - I love this - the colors, the patterns, the ribbons and roses! Very inspiring!

  20. Connie, thanks for stopping by, oh I am loving it, I cannot wait to see the new slip covers!


  21. Happy Pink Saturday, dear Connie.

    Girl, I love your new froufrou banner. It looks so pretty. And, I love that paisley fabric.

    I am so sorry that you fell, and I can really imagine how much you are hurting. I fell face first in the drugstore right before Christmas, and ugh, ugh, ugh. Please take care of yourself.

  22. Connie, this is beautiful! You did a bang up job!! I love all the color, ribbons and the amazing roses.
    Your slip covers will add the perfect touch...what color did you choose?
    Let us see them!

    Happy day!
    Smiles and Blessings,

  23. HPS Connie...yes you had the time wrong. It was Friday here...thursday at your place....time difference you know... lol. Your banner is so pretty. I love it!

  24. How beautiful. Lucky girl. Hope you had a wonderful pink day.

  25. It looks beautiful in your living room, even better than it did outdoors! You have such a happy room. I can't wait to see it with your new slipcovers now.

    Sherry @ A Happy Valentine

  26. Oh I love the banner! I has given me some ideas for my daughters room! I adore you blog!

    Renee ♥

  27. Hi Connie, your cup cake post gave me a chuckle. Actually they are cute. Don't be so hard on yourself.

    Your banner is very pretty and I like what you did to tweak it a bit. I am looking forward to seeing your sofa cover. You are a romantic Connie. Your love of pink, roses, and cottage decorating is charming. I love to see what you are making from day to day.

    Hugs, Jeanne

  28. Morning, Connieness! Oh, honey, you're really froued froued up and Pink! So pretty!
    be a sweetie,
    Shelia ;)

  29. I L O V E I T!!! I really want to learn how to make those banners. I just think they are so perfect anywhere. Any tips, are they hard to I have to know how to sew?
    Stopping by from SOYCM.

  30. love the banner! super pretty! and nice colour/fabric combination! job well done Connie dear!

  31. Oh goodness Connie where in the world have I been?? I have missed several of your awesome posts!! Those flags are the cutest thing and I love them across your window treatments!! such a cute idea.

    Then those yummy looking cupcakes!! They are adorable!! I love the paper cups- did you make those?

    I can't wait to see what you do with the cutting buckets!! I found 2 similar at a yard sale for $1 each but they already had a cute floral picture on them which is good as my creativity is going amuck lately!

    Your living room is so charming - Love coming over and sitting a spell!

    bee blessed


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