ExquisiteThreads

ExquisiteThreads

Bonnieux, France · 1643 Sales

ExquisiteThreads

ExquisiteThreads

Bonnieux, France 1643 Sales On Etsy since 2014

5 out of 5 stars
(512)

Announcement   Handmade treasures made using noble materials and ancient techniques, I travel all over France to offer you a very special selection of the best of antique French antique trims, lace, passementerie, jacquard ribbons, millinery embellishments and French brocante.

My family are from the celebrated silk family, Faure of Saint Etienne and many of the silks I offer are antique salesmans samples and were made over the last 150 years in my familys silk factory in St. Etienne. These ribbons were woven on a 100+ year old jacquard metiers and are the very finest quality, jacquard ribbon made for haute couture clients.

If you are looking for something special don't hesistate to drop me a line and I can go treasure hunting for you!

I offer the option of holding (banking) purchases for up to 6 weeks. I can combine banked items and refund any cost overage via Paypal.

To bank purchases, email me at ruthribeaucourt [at] gmail.com with ‘HOLD PURCHASE‘ as the subject. When you are ready for your items, just email and we will prepare them for shipment.

For updates, news, inspiration and photographs of my treasures please follow me on instagram @familleribeaucourt

If you would like to wear a piece of French history - please check out my Etsy shop, Rubanesque where I sell my one off antique textile jewellery creations. www.rubanesque.etsy.com.

For antique and vintage buying trips please visit THE FRENCH MUSE at www.thefrenchmuse.com
If you would like to see photos of France, antiques, information about Paris/Provence and flea markets, please go over and "LIKE" our French Muse Page to receive updates. https://www.facebook.com/thefrenchmuse

Thanks! Ruth

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Last updated on Aug 20, 2016

Handmade treasures made using noble materials and ancient techniques, I travel all over France to offer you a very special selection of the best of antique French antique trims, lace, passementerie, jacquard ribbons, millinery embellishments and French brocante.

My family are from the celebrated silk family, Faure of Saint Etienne and many of the silks I offer are antique salesmans samples and were made over the last 150 years in my familys silk factory in St. Etienne. These ribbons were woven on a 100+ year old jacquard metiers and are the very finest quality, jacquard ribbon made for haute couture clients.

If you are looking for something special don't hesistate to drop me a line and I can go treasure hunting for you!

I offer the option of holding (banking) purchases for up to 6 weeks. I can combine banked items and refund any cost overage via Paypal.

To bank purchases, email me at ruthribeaucourt [at] gmail.com with ‘HOLD PURCHASE‘ as the subject. When you are ready for your items, just email and we will prepare them for shipment.

For updates, news, inspiration and photographs of my treasures please follow me on instagram @familleribeaucourt

If you would like to wear a piece of French history - please check out my Etsy shop, Rubanesque where I sell my one off antique textile jewellery creations. www.rubanesque.etsy.com.

For antique and vintage buying trips please visit THE FRENCH MUSE at www.thefrenchmuse.com
If you would like to see photos of France, antiques, information about Paris/Provence and flea markets, please go over and "LIKE" our French Muse Page to receive updates. https://www.facebook.com/thefrenchmuse

Thanks! Ruth

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My family has made silk ribbons and trims for over 150 years, silk threads wind through my dreams and here I share some of my favourite found hand made French treasures.

Over six years ago, my husbands French grandmother presented me with a gift of a small cardboard box, timeworn, a little battered around the edges and excitingly covered in a thick film of dust... In France you 'pay more for the dust'!!

Inside were tiny salesmans samples of silk ribbons "dans leur jus", it turned out I fortuitously had married into a celebrated silk family from St. Etienne.

I challenged myself to make jewellery from these tiny morsels and launched my first Etsy shop in 2011 called Rubanesque.... as I delved deeper into this world of silk, trims and passementerie, the threads of history wound their way around my heart and soul and I started collecting.

Every weekend I go out searching for these love stories, meeting women whose grandmothers were lacemakers in the Aveyron; seamstresses in Parisian haute couture houses; guardians of moth-ball-wrapped armoires filled with linens from another century.... memories encased in thread, whole life stories asking to be retold....

In this shop you will find a selection of my personal archives of family silks and ribbons but also little brocante treasures I've collected over the years.

I also offer a service of "porteuse d'idees", I can search / procure antique textiles for you for specific projects so please don't hesistate to contact me if you are looking for something special!

Instagram: http://instagram.com/familleribeaucourt

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Last updated on September 21, 2017
Antique & Vintage Silk Ribbons, trims, appliques, lace and treasured textiles.

A lot of the silks I offer are antique salesmans samples and were made over the last 150 years in my familys silk factory in St. Etienne.

All of the items I sell are vintage or antique. They have been used and loved in a former lifetime and, in most instances, will bear the hallmarks of previous usage. I believe that these integral and inevitable signs of wear and tear are what give vintage items their distinctive character and charm. However, if you prefer items that are new and pristine in appearance, my wares may not be for you!

Minor blemishes which are commensurate with age and prior usage - and which are not immediately noticeable - will not necessarily be referred to within the item description. However, more significant defects (such as noticeable stains or repairs) will always be mentioned so please read the description carefully before you purchase. I am always happy to supply further information should you require it.

Accepted payment methods

  • Accepts Etsy Gift Cards and Etsy Credits
  • Other Method
Returns and exchanges
I gladly accept returns
Contact me within: 5 days of delivery
Ship items back within: 14 days of delivery
I don't accept exchanges or cancellations
But please contact me if you have any problems with your order.
The following items can't be returned or exchanged
Because of the nature of these items, unless they arrive damaged or defective, I can't accept returns for:
  • Custom or personalized orders
  • Perishable products (like food or flowers)
  • Digital downloads
  • Intimate items (for health/hygiene reasons)
I am happy to accept refunds in the case that there is a major problem with the item outside of the norm. Refunds in such cases will be for cost of item and not inclusive of shipping, the buyer will be responsible for return shipping costs.

CANCELLATION OF ORDERS: If you wish to cancel your order please notify me as soon as possible. Providing the item has not already been despatched, I am happy to process the cancellation and provide a full refund.

** RETURNS ACCEPTED FOR PHYSICAL ITEMS**
I appreciate that it can be difficult to gauge the suitability of an item from a photograph – so, if the item does not meet your expectations, please contact me to arrange a refund.

Returns policy, subject to the conditions stated below:

Before returning an item, please contact me first (for confirmation and returns address information etc). Please notify me of your intention to return the item within 7 days of receipt and actually despatch the item within 14 days’ of receipt.
The refund (or exchange if applicable) is dependent on the safe receipt of the item by me (complete, unused and in the condition in which it was originally sent to you), so you are advised to use a trackable and/or insured method of shipping and to package carefully (using the packaging in which the item was originally sent - or equivalent).
Unfortunately, I am unable to refund the initial shipping costs.
Please note too that RETURN shipping costs are the buyer’s responsibility.

**FOR DIGITAL DOWNLOADS**
Due to the nature of the product, I cannot offer you a refund. If there is an issue with any image you purchase, I will be happy to resend the image to you, with no additional cost.
Payment
Hi there,

I prefer payment via Paypal but do remember that you don't necessarily need a paypal account to send payment via Paypal, a credit card or debit card will suffice.

Happy shopping!
Shipping
I post all my packages using La Poste.

For items less than 3cm in depth, I ship via 'International Recommendé' which is registered mail.

For items larger than 3cm, they will shipped via Colissimo.

I have chosen to include tracking and insurance in the cost as sometimes orders go astray and this means less stress for you and I.

Packages will be posted within 3-5 days of receipt of payment (unless otherwise stated).

Please note: All packages sent outside of the European Union may be subject to custom duty and this is the responsibility of the buyer to cover these costs should they arise.

Delays:
We SHIP WORLDWIDE (shipping within Europe usually takes 3-5 days, outside Europe takes a little longer). We also offer discounts for combined shipping - please just drop me a line and I can combine shipping on your listing.

Shipping costs are usually estimated at time of listing (particularly for combined shipping) but please rest assured that any significant overcharge (after allowing a small amount for packaging costs) will be refunded.
Additional policies and FAQs
Payment Plans:
Please know that I am very happy to arrange a payment plan if it would suit you better to to pay for your item in two or three instalments. Please don't hesistate to contact me via etsy conversations to discuss a payment plan

Vintage & Antique items:
Please note that most of the items on sale in my etsy shops are vintage or antique. They have been used and loved in a former lifetime and, in most instances, will bear the hallmarks of previous usage. I believe that these integral and inevitable signs of wear and tear are what give vintage items their distinctive character and charm. However, if you prefer items that are new and pristine in appearance, my wares may not be for you!
Minor blemishes which are commensurate with age and prior usage - and which are not immediately noticeable - will not necessarily be referred to within the item description. However, more significant defects (such as noticeable stains or repairs) will always be mentioned so please read the description carefully before you purchase. I am always happy to supply further information should you require it.
Privacy
This Privacy Policy describes how and when I collect, use, and share information when you purchase an item from me, contact me, or otherwise use my services through Etsy.com or its related sites and services.
This Privacy Policy does not apply to the practices of third parties that I do not own or control, including Etsy or any third party services you access through Etsy. You can reference the Etsy Privacy Policy to learn more about its privacy practices.

To fulfil your order, you must provide me with certain information (which you authorised Etsy to provide to me), such as your name, email address, postal address, payment information, and the details of the product that you’re ordering. You may also choose to provide me with additional personal information (for a custom order for example), if you contact me directly.

I rely on a number of legal bases to collect, use, and share your information, including:

- as needed to provide my services, such as when I use your information to fulfil your order, to settle disputes, or to provide customer support;
- when you have provided your affirmative consent, which you may revoke at any time, such as by signing up for my mailing list;
- if necessary to comply with a legal obligation or court order or in connection with a legal claim, such as retaining information about your purchases if required by tax law; and
- as necessary for the purpose of my legitimate interests, if those legitimate interests are not overridden by your rights or interests, such as 1) providing and improving my services. I use your information to provide the services you requested and in my legitimate interest to improve my services; and 2) Compliance with the Etsy Seller Policy and Terms of Use. I use your information as necessary to comply with my obligations under the Etsy Seller Policy and Terms of Use.


Information about my customers is important to my business. I share your personal information for very limited reasons and in limited circumstances, as follows:

- Etsy. I share information with Etsy as necessary to provide you my services and comply with my obligations under both the Etsy Seller Policy and Etsy Terms of Use.
- Service providers. I engage certain trusted third parties to perform functions and provide services to my shop, such as delivery companies. I will share your personal information with these third parties, but only to the extent necessary to perform these services.
- Business transfers. If I sell or merge my business, I may disclose your information as part of that transaction, only to the extent permitted by law.
Compliance with laws. I may collect, use, retain, and share your information if I have a good faith belief that it is reasonably necessary to: (a) respond to legal process or to government requests; (b) enforce my agreements, terms and policies; (c) prevent, investigate, and address fraud and other illegal activity, security, or technical issues; or (d) protect the rights, property, and safety of my customers, or others.

I retain your personal information only for as long as necessary to provide you with my services and as described in my Privacy Policy. However, I may also be required to retain this information to comply with my legal and regulatory obligations, to resolve disputes, and to enforce my agreements. I generally keep your data for the following time period: 4 years.


Transfers of Personal Information Outside the EU:
I may store and process your information through third-party hosting services in the US and other jurisdictions. As a result, I may transfer your personal information to a jurisdiction with different data protection and government surveillance laws than your jurisdiction. If I am deemed to transfer information about you outside of the EU, I rely on Privacy Shield as the legal basis for the transfer, as Google Cloud is Privacy Shield certified.

Your Rights:
If you reside in certain territories, including the EU, you have a number of rights in relation to your personal information. While some of these rights apply generally, certain rights apply only in certain limited cases. I describe these rights below:

Access. You may have the right to access and receive a copy of the personal information I hold about you by contacting me using the contact information below.
Change, restrict, delete. You may also have rights to change, restrict my use of, or delete your personal information. Absent exceptional circumstances (like where I am required to store data for legal reasons) I will generally delete your personal information upon request.

Object. You can object to (i) my processing of some of your information based on my legitimate interests and (ii) receiving marketing messages from me after providing your express consent to receive them. In such cases, I will delete your personal information unless I have compelling and legitimate grounds to continue using that information or if it is needed for legal reasons.

Complain. If you reside in the EU and wish to raise a concern about my use of your information (and without prejudice to any other rights you may have), you have the right to do so with your local data protection authority.

How to Contact Me:

For purposes of EU data protection law, I, Ruth Ribeaucourt, am the data controller of your personal information. If you have any questions or concerns, you may contact me at ruthribeaucourt [!at] gmail.com.