Wednesday, February 23, 2011

Simple Pleasures: Vintage Spools of Thread

It's pretty silly how happy a bunch of vintage spools of thread can make me...

I've mentioned in earlier posts how I have a thing for vintage wooden spools. Well, while visiting my Grandma this weekend, I happened to ask her if she had any old wooden spools lying around. So she went upstairs and rummaged around in her sewing room. When she came back, she had a bunch of wooden spools for me! Not as many as Maya*Made's stash, but more than I already had! Grandma also gave me some fabric, and a bunch of her old Tupperware this weekend, but these silly little spools of thread are my absolute favorite thing that she gave me this weekend!

And I hadn't expected her to give me spools with thread still on them! I'd have been happy with bare wooden spools. The thread still being on them was a bonus! It saved me from having to wind my own thread onto them for pictures. And I couldn't have asked for better thread colors!

Now I can make some prints and add my own photos to the ones I've already gotten off Etsy from Abby Try Again and DearMachine. :) Now if I can only get around to actually framing and hanging them...

Most of the spools are Coats & Clark brand...but two of them have Fruit of the Loom labels.

1 comment:

sunshyne_silverwear said...

sounds like Grandma hooked you up this weekend! Grandmas are the bomb.