Wednesday, November 03, 2010

where the beautiful ribbons live

My weekend trip led me again to Baenderei Kafka, an old traditional ribbon weaving mill in Wuppertal.
Some weeks ago they moved all these hughe 19th century looms and everything to a new address,
again of course packed with lots of charm and history

Stepping into their atomspherical shop feels like stepping into a parlor, I even was served coffee and cookies :)

I took home some beautiful ribbons from new designs to some old rarities.

Until Christmas the Baenderei is open for visitors
every Saturday from 10.00 a.m. – 16.00 p.m.
and Wednesday from 14.00 p.m. – 17.00 p.m.

More visual impression here

their website


Zimt said...

ribbon envy!
i especially like the traditional white/red ones. (and if i only could stop drooling now..)

Miss Vicki said...

What gorgeous ribbons :)

helicopter6 said...

I can't possibly think what I would use ribbons for... but these are divine.

Meeling said...

Lovely shop! The red & white ribbons are gorgeous and who wouldn't love one of the sewing boxes in the bottom photo. Fantastic!

dunja said...

oh mann, gottseidank wohne ich weit genug weg....der bänderladen ist ja eine versuchung! so wunderschöne bänder, danke fürs zeigen und liebe grüße, dunja

Lizzie [Ten Thou Bride] said...

Just found your blog and going a little crazy. Loving the ribbons...but mostly, loving your blog and shop to the max right now.

andrea said...

sieht so schön aus!

Mme Ouvrage said...

oh, dort würde ich auch so gerne mal hinfahren. Steht schon ganz lange auf meiner geheimen Liste. Aber ich fürchte, es wäre der totale Ruin... Alles so unwiderstehlich schön.

Sonya Philip said...

There is just something so special about ribbon. What a lovely place to visit!