Spools on Display

While my sister and our friends bought lots of little things at The Pec Thing flea market this weekend, I only found one thing I couldn’t live without:

The thread was included, too!

Not only do I love the rich patina of the aged wood, but it’s an item that makes you say, “Why didn’t I think of that?”

It’s basically a piece of varnished wood with 24 evenly-spaced small-headed nails, plus one hole drilled at the top for hanging. (There’s also a larger nail at the bottom – not quite sure what that’s for.)

Do you have any sewers on your gift-giving list? Why not make them their own decorative spool holders? You could customize them in any shapes or sizes you like.

You know why I love flea markets? My big purchase was only $3. The thread that came with it is worth more than that!

What great deals have you found at flea markets lately?


About Paula Hendrickson

I'm a full-time freelance writer with an addiction to yarn, cooking and all kinds of crafty things. I come from a long line of creative and entrepreneurial types on both sides of the family, making creativity almost like competitive pursuit.

Posted on September 17, 2012, in bargains, Creativity, flea markets, Inspiration, storage, Uncategorized, utilitarian and tagged , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. 4 Comments.

  1. Great idea. Thanks for sharing! Now there well may be a wealth of these exchanged during the holiday season!

    • Paula Hendrickson

      Well, we do have a great wood worker in the family…..and another who enjoys learning from the master!

      Best of all – there’s enough pink thread on there to finish your other pink sock monkey!

    • Paula Hendrickson

      It really caught my eye. Now I just need to decide where to hang it: Where I USE the sewing machine? Where I STORE the sewing machine? Or in the room where I store fabric and other sewing supplies? For now it’s sitting by the sewing machine, which is on the dining room table awaiting me to start the second pink sock monkey.

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