This year Blue Ribbon Salvage shared booth 69 with the amazing Double Parlour! For the 2nd year in a row I was honored with being distinguished with an Editor’s Choice Award! This is a powerful event that truly highlights, celebrates and inspires the talents and creative energy of thousands of amazing creators, artists, and makers.
Congratulations to David Munro of San Francisco~ the Love Letter contest winner! Congratulations are also in order to his lovely wife Xandra~ the recipient of the prize necklace, a beautiful love letter, and of course David’s heart!
Here is the prize submission~ what is X?
* Please send your original, unpublished letter (in English) for consideration along with the your name, address, and phone number.
* Limit your entry to under 100 lines.
* The winning letter may be excerpted for display on www.BlueRibbonSalvage.com.
* Submit your entry by email to Melissa@BlueRibbonSalvage.com by 5:00 PM on February 7, 2012.
* There will be one winner and he/she will be notified on February 8, 2012.
The prize is a necklace comprised of a 1924 Medal from the Belgian Newspaper Le Soir~ “The Evening”, faceted round Garnet beads, antiqued brass chain and a hook closure for an adjustable length. Make your sweetheart feel prized!
1927 Spirit of St. Louis commemorative compass necklace.
1930′s French motorcycling necklace.
Turn of the century steering wheel compass necklace.
1930′s Boxing Mandallion.
During World War II, many American troops were transported from Germany to France for return to the States in a rough-riding boxcars which carried 40 men or 8 horses (40 hommes et 8 chevaux). Veterans’ memories of travel in the rickety, unheated cars are pretty vivid; some men even resorted to building fires inside them to keep warm on the long, slow trips.
1880′s French Cycling Sterling Medal ~ absolutely stunning necklace.