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Updated: 2017-09-29T11:29:40.619-07:00




 Fabulous New designs that truly inspire Romance and fill our soul with Beauty![...]

Our Romantic Journey continues!!





Super quick hello! So many irons in the fire, just sharing a few new photos ! Hope you all are well and thanks for stopping by! love, Kim

The Winner Is !! No Losers here my friends....


I'm so thrilled to announce the winner for one of my Rag Rose necklaces with hand stamped ribbon! The winner drawn for my random generator was 25 Bren & Mcgee   !! Please email me your address and color choice! But, thats not all Ladies! Email me  at for a customer code which will take 25% off anything including the rag rose!  Only for those who left a comment! Thanks so much for visiting and leaving a comment your all so sweet! xoxo Kimberly

Rag Rose Necklace Giveaway!!!!


Prairie Ruffle Skirt ( all colors Available) December has brought us some lovely shows meeting new friends and customers! Our beautiful  "Rag Roses Necklace " has been a huge seller thanks to my sister Julie who began pining the rose brooches to the hand stamped ribbon I made at our first show! Since then they have really taken off. They are so beautiful, full of vintage details, hand dyed fabrics, laces. Can I say they are a lot of work and love put into each rose. They make beautiful gifts. But, Did I mention I'm giving one away ! YES !! Please leave a comment and add a Link to your blog and voila! Your signed up to win a beautiful custom made Rags Rose Necklace. Hand stamped with your very own saying and colors:)  DRAWING WILL TAKE PLACE ( JANUARY 1,2012 ) Please tell all your friends! Thank you for stopping by!! Love to all xoxo[...]

Mount Dora Extravaganza Weekend!


Such a great turnout this past weekend at the Renningers Extravaganza! I met new friends and spent time with my family who all came to help. My sister Julie and my neice Sarah came from Rhode Island to brave the heat and join our Gypsy camp for a whirlwind weekend! My Uncle and parents came to help out as well. Its just like the circus days all over again! We will be getting ready for the January show next, then West Palm beach!   So much work goes into our little traveling show,, it gets a little bigger each year, which means a little more work . My hubby does so much to make it beautiful creating the best clothing rack ever and a gorgeous desk made out of our old antique piano. I do enjoy the shows , its so nice to see customers actually trying on my clothing ! The gypsy life really can be so much fun, but I really enjoyed getting home to my cushy bed :) xoxo[...]

A Beautiful Month.....


What a beautiful month June was, lots of creative inspiration, lots of new friends made because of Paris Rags.... here are some beautiful pieces i'll share today. Looks like July will be even better, were off today for a 18 hour tour headed to my hometown of Rhode Island to visit my Sister Julie , aunts Betsy , Joyce , neices, nephews WOW I cant wait..... Be back soon my friends!!! Hugs and Love, Kimberly[...]

Simple beauty.....


Its amazing, sometimes I spend hours on pieces of clothing sometimes days on just one piece. Seems though the simplest pieces I design are loved more. Simple beauty, this top below is one of my most favorites I made with my own two hands, scraps of the most  delicate laces all hand sewn with tiny lace covered buttons, no lace went to waste, tattered, worn as it may be it has to be the most romantic piece ever. After I bathed it in a light tea stain it seemed to come to life. I think I may stick to the Simple for a while. I love simple, I hope you enjoyed the phots, love, Kimberly

Picture Parade


Hello Dear friends, long lost friends! Been so long since I have posted, I thik Facebook has been consuming my time, mostly networking time though. Here are a few pretty pics you might like to browse through. We certainly are busy working on our new line of clothing. Soon we will be offering my designs wholsale, very exited! Stop by and say hi, I knw your all still out there you faithful bloggers !  Love always, Kimberly Ooak Top So pretty![...]

New Beginings


Dear Friends! So much time has passed since posting my wares and whereabouts :) I'm still here. The new year has brought many challenges and some thrilling news which I will share. First of all I will leave out the negative challenges, why burden you sweet readers who are taking time out of your life to read of others challenges in life , right? I'm happy to say the good in my life overcame the bad. Everything seems to work out, though a friendship ended, another began. A beautiful beginning with the sister of my dreams. A long lost sister has found a place in our hearts. Creative,funny, sweet, beautiful, my older sister . Soon on March 25Th myself along with her Mother, Brother and a host of family will greet her for the first time. I'm not only happy for Julie, myself, but more so Our Mother, who carried pain in her heart for 45 years..... Oh what a day this will be!It's been so hard to concentrate on anything else. But, I have been trying each day to carry on business . Emails from sweet ladies wanting this or that, its been wonderful shipping to Spain, France, Hong Kong, Germany, Sweden Amazing! We have also decided to take Paris commercial, more clothing hand picked by me personally from all over the world, beautiful romantic styles all on one website! I'm very thrilled, this will leave me more time to work on my one of a kind creations and to make the most stunning pieces ever. With my husband by my side taking care of the website details and taking care of me:) I know it will thrive. When you love what you do how can it not? I'm off to bed, as another day will bring another blessing. Here are a few photos of some new pieces and some sold this past month, thanks for your time, it means so much to me :)[...]

Hand Dyed Winter


Greetings friends! Its been ages since my last post, lots going on so I took a breather to keep you up to date on my new collections. I've been trying to catch up with my sewing and family responsibilities, not easy these days as you all know. I cleaned my little sewing studio , dyed lots of lace in some beautiful colors as you see in photos. Dusty lavenders, Champagne toast, tea stains....oh and color of the moment in fashion, my redition of Grey, Dusty that color.....I'm taking a much needed break this Saturday and heading to mount Dora Extraviganza, not to vend but to shop! Meeting up with my sweet friend Cassandra from My Artful Adventures, The Duchess and Karen of Karenhillman Photography....should be so much fun. My mail goal FIND LACE! I'm so in need of laces.... Around here at little antique shops they want like 8.00 for a vintage doily, wow, if I bought them at that price i'd be putting like 80.00 into each piece I create! So hope to find some nice deals. Do you Facebook? We have a PAris Rags Fan page, its so exiting, were over 230 now! CLICK HERE to become a fan and see all my new creations each day I post. I will be back soon with mount dora pics. Hugs to you all xoxo Kimberly My Beauty Queen modeling new hat![...]



Just a few lovely favorite items I featured this month, some hand made some are my fabulous finds. I get so exited when I find romantic clothing, seems it sells so fast so I guess I'm doing something right! The belts continue to shine I thank all the ladies who order them, each one is truly a work of art. This month of November I'm renting a bigger space at my favorite antique shop in the historic district of jacksonville. I'm exited to decorate it tomorrow! I will be sure to post some pics, should be fun:) Sweet week to all you fabulous talented ladies Luv, Kim(image)



Hello dear friends:) Just a little post to say hi! Were working on lots of stuff for our first show in November. Here is a chair I'm dreaming about, I want a pair! Aren't they gorgeous.... I guess all of you have seen the new cover of our Fifi's new book! You can order it now..... Cant wait to sit on my bed under the covers and read it :) Below it is a beautiful linen jacket with lots of gorgeous detail, I dyed it a beautiful dusty plum color, then dyed some beautiful finds in dusty peach's and lilacs. Lots of work going on, so will post more pics soon, hope your all having a beautiful romantic Autumn season xoxo Kim(image)









Hello Dear Ladies! I'm so exited to see my blog reached over 200 followers! Thanks full for all of you who pop in and check to see whats new from time to time. What does Autumn bring to mind for you? For me it brings to mind Dusty plum colors :) Cool breezes, just felt one today even in Fl! I can feel the cool right around the corner. Cool to us is maybe 80 haha I'll take it right now though. This month I have been dyeing lots of laces, belts, tops, linen a dusty plum and mauves. Those colors are so beautiful. We are revamping the website tonight with a new front page look to get us in the spirit of Autumn Romance. Here are a few pretty romantic things to look at and hope to post soon with my new pieces! Luv Kimberly

Paris Summer


Hi Sweet Gypsy girls! There is a little gypsy in all of us....This summer I have really been the traveling gypsy, you can visit my kimberlyryanartblog for those crazy trips I took painting the town, really painting too:) Summer painting took me away from my passion number 2, sewing! But I did manage to get a few designs in this summer. The first dress is totally beautiful, part of our plus size collection . Hand dyed gauze ruffle romance dress, this one was custom made for my dear Shelia for her Sons wedding coming up in August. Another sweet customer/friend Michelle of the Duke & Duchess designs is wearing her Paris Rags bloomers , she had them made especially for her trip to PARIS next week! My bloomers will be in PARIS! She also is bringing her Gypsy Flea market hipster with the long gauze wrap belt. This will be perfect for her shopping, zipper closure. I think she looks fab. The bloomers are linen blend, light, cool, easy to wash and dry and the color goes with anything. Our new crinkle skirts hand dyed, they are awesome and sooo comfortable, cool for summer...... Our new summer collection will be out next week, the final summer pieces are beautiful... lots of hand picked pieces and some originals. Right now we are working on our upcoming show dates, November 12 & 13 at the PARISIAN TENT SALE in Ft. Lauder dale then the next weekend to The Renningers Extravaganza in Mount Dora, Fl we will be busy busy for sure!! Be sure to follow us on Facebook, I post almost daily of events. Thank you for stopping by dear friends I love to hear from you!!! Love, Kimberly[...]

Vintage Summer


Hi Ladies! Where have I been? Well Life is always in the way when it comes to designing, that darn Life....I'm here for a minute to catch up. Can't remember where I left off:) I'll just through some pretty pics your way and hope you enjoy them, love to hear what you all have been up to this Hot summer. I would like to say Thank you so much to Sandy,,,,for my beautiful Lilacs sent in a bautiful box...the smell is so amazing and brought back sweet memories. Thank you Sandy[...]

Summer Gauze Romance







Oh how I love Gauze fabric, since I was about 12 ,13 when I first saw a photo of an older Natalie Wood in a beautiful turquoise gauze caftan, I knew I loved that fabric! She wore a beautiful turquoise necklace and jewelry with it. I just wanted one of those dresses. I would always fill out the order form for a catalog that sold them, but never seemed to have the money to get it, they were quite costly to a 13 yr old :) I have always loved the romantic feel of cotton gauze, I could see myself wearing that caftan in Africa overlooking the Serengeti , yes I was a HUGE out of Africa movie fan....Karen Blixen fan, remember in the old issue of Victoria Magazine....? Now I find myself buying lots of gauze, bolts of it last is what I came up with! Maybe drifted a bit away from my vintage lace clothing but, for summer, gauze is it for me, the bloomers are amazingly comfy....and best of all they come in size small - 3x even bigger if you request.....having larger sizes is very important to me. Enjoy the photos I'll be back soon with something else under my gauze sleeve :)

Vintage Passion


Another beauty in lace..... I have one more to show you this coming week....I'm in a lavender mode, dying laces lavender for a top today, its unusual, I added tea to the dye, didnt want that bright purple color,,,, The gauze linen top is so pretty, I have them in tea stain pink, tea, and white, so romantic!! Keep your eyes out for some lavenders and the new bag I made for Sandy:) Love and hugs, xoxo Kimberly(image)

More Spring Romance


Bonjour my friends! Behind the scenes I have been working quite a bit in my sewing lab :) Mixing tea and rit dyes, soaking up all the lace and gauze for these sweet fun custom pieces. I just love how everything looks after a good soak in tea, then the dryer with lavender dryer sheets , when the fabric and lace come out its like they aged 50 years or more! My little Time machine :) All three of these items were a custom order for one sweet lady, now I have one more bag to finish this week for my sweet friend Sandy. Her bag is turning out soooo lovely , I saved some special lace for it. I will be sure to give you all a sneek peek after she sees it. The hat is so special, in person it's just ahhhh.... the last piece is a wrap, I call it the Parisian Gypsy , another piece that came out of the time machine:) Well, besides being sick from the pollen , any allergy sufferers out there? It was never a problem in my younger days but ever since I hit 40 a few years back I have inherited all these weird ailments ! Oh well, til next time, thanks again for all the sweet comments I love to hear from you all!! Hugs, Kimberly(image)

Antique Celing Tin Magic!


If you haven't stopped by my fathers new blog GOLDEN ERA ART please do so! Oh my I can't wait to see his new creations, he sent me a small camera photo of one new piece, all I could see were raised roses yikes! I'm so happy he is doing more with his artistic talent Bravo Daddy! Take a look and be sure to follow him, you don't want to miss a single piece:) Hows that for a plug lol Happy day, it's amazingly beautiful here in Jacksonville Fl I hope you all get your spring weather soon! Hugs, Kimberly

Couture 2010





So fancy right, Couture, something about that word is so rich and basically means its out of my price range :) I was so stunned at this piece, I worked on it little by little and it just came to life. Its so Royal yet tattered and worn, elegant old Battenberg lace ,soft wrinkled gauze, tea stained linen. The back is equally beautiful. Its what you would call a duster. Layer it over bloomers, jeans and boots, ohhh I have chills :) Its a beautiful art piece, not to toot my own horn, I just love it. hanks for looking today, birds are chirping in the background it's a lovely day. Sweet day to you all, hugs, Kimberly

Romantic Lace


Hi Friends! Last week I was visiting my family, my aunt Betsy came down from Rhode Island where I was born,by the way, lol I hadn't seen her in 11 years! She is still beautiful. Betsy was a beautiful Ballerina, she still carries herself as if she is still wearing those toe shoes! We had so much fun. When I returned went straight to my sewing room to work on some custom orders, below are a few I finished, they turned out lovely. Were getting ready to stock our website Paris for spring summer. So many projects in the works in the way of designs. I have truly enjoyed designing and sewing these pieces using my collection of laces and linens. Thanks so much for stopping by, and thank you for the sweet comments, they truly keep me going! Love, Kimberly(image)

Quaker Lace Not just for the table Anymore



Just had to share a new Custom order from a lady who contacted me on Etsy. I constructed it with a beautiful old Quaker lace tablecloth, you cant buy fabric this beautiful....I bought some tablecloths at the antique fair last week. I'm thrilled with the result, and not to mention the wrinkled gauze panels, ugh so pretty.....Thanks for taking a look, hugs xoxo Kimberly

Spring Dreaming






Hi Ladies Spring is almost here, well at my house it is, well not really but I did make my first spring jacket. Let me say, I'm so proud of it, totally constructed by me. I started with pale pink linen soaked in tea with the gauze and lace. The back is cut out to see through the gauze and lace. I did get my inspiration for this from Sestra a search sometime.... beyond words....Anyway here is my dream jacket/vest . it fits me too, but yes it's in my etsy shop, for now. After the last show I discovered I need to be more free and creative, I tend to make things too rigid , sewing every little seam just right, this time I just threw that to the wind and let loose! Well, back to work for me thanks for stopping by, I love your comments ! Kimberly

Tents & Lace


Dear Friends! We arrived back home last night from our show in Mount Dora, I had so much fun with my family and friends. Despite some sad news this morning, my photos cheered me up a bit, I was proud of our little show and all the pretties one person can make in a short time. We met some wonderful sweet people and ran into old friends as well. My dad showed up Friday with is remarkable shelves and antique ceiling tin mirrors which added so much beauty to our displays. The first pic is of my basket chandelier, last year I had an old Victorian lamp decked out with roses and ribbons. The chandelier basket had little lights in it too....It will make its way to my living room after it's unpacked :) We had a great dressing room this year too! My Mm looked lovely as usual holding up Dads pretty antique tin. My Micayla taking a break in the back and minding our dogs we brought along. All in all it was a fun time. So now back to sewing and daily life as usual! Thanks so much everyone who came out to visit and sit a while with us! Thanks Cassandra for the company:) Hugs, Kimberly [...]