To say I was overwhelmed, would be an understatement. When I finally found the Nicholas Kniel ribbon shop in Atlanta (a small shop tucked on the upper floor of an unremarkable shopping center), all I could think was "hidden gem!"
Twice, I had torn out a magazine article about Nicholas and his fine European ribbon collection (most recently here in Victoria magazine) and I knew that someday I would visit his shop in Atlanta, Georgia.
But nothing prepared me for the selection. Nothing. It is the finest collection of ribbons I have seen anywhere on the planet. And you know how many ribbon resources I have seen in my day. I actually asked the saleswomen if they provided oxygen for customers who felt woozy (she didn't get my humor), the collection was that gorgeous.
In the end, I settled on just a few yards to play with. The pale coral print will become a watchband, to match a Summer sweater I love. The narrow taupe and pink stripe is to make a ribbon-wrapped bouquet of pale pink roses and the mulberry plaid will become a ribbon-band bracelet with a crystal buckle cuff for the holidays. After deciding all that, my mind exploded and I had to leave.
To my great relief (and discovered just today), Nicholas Kniel offers most of his collection (by-the-yard!) online here, so I do not have to have any regret about "the one that got away." Do you love ribbon too?