Sunday, November 30, 2014

Old Wooden Spools

Hello friends.  I hope you all had a wonderful Thanksgiving.  I am sure we all celebrated with a little too much food during the holiday.   But who wouldn't with all the delicious and heart warming fall vegetables flowing at local farm stands and markets.  Or the savory turkeys and hams that were the true stars of our Thanksgiving tables.  And who can pass on a holiday dessert.  Not me that's for sure.

And now, I am slowly working my way into Christmas. I do love the holidays after all, it is a fun and exciting time of the year.  But it can also a be stressful time of the year with all the Christmas decorating, holiday gatherings and the madness of the holiday shopping season.  Truth is, I do love all the craziness and rush that the holidays bring because I know that our home will be filled with family and friends during the holiday season.  Especially the new grandbabies that will be celebrating their first Christmas this year.  It will be a joyous and blssed time for sure.

And when I need a little break from it all,  I do turn to my collected treasures.  Don't ask me why, but spending time going through my beloved collections automatically calms me down.  It is very comforting and creativity comes easy.  Admiring a pretty teacup or a lovely piece of vintage linen gives me instant tranquility.  I don't know if that makes any sense but it does help me get focused. The mind gets going and the ideas just flow.

A few weeks ago, I came across these lovely vintage inspired wooden spools wrapped with lace and fabric typically used for finishing dainty and feminine clothing.  All reminiscent of times gone by.   For me, it is their nostalgic appeal and worn patina that I love most.

So when I thought of an old world Christmas, these charming wooden spools came to mind. Wanting to have just a whisper of Christmas, I created my vignette using creamy white vintage linens, Spode china and a simple ornament.  Soft and warm, it is exactly what I had envision  

Thank you for taking the time to stop by my page today.  It makes me truly happy.

Wishing you a lovely week,


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  1. It is a very pretty vignette ~ love the spools with lace etc.

    Enjoy the season!

  2. The photos are gorgeous. xoxo My daughter has a spool that my mother gave to her, maybe she can try wrapping lace around it.

  3. The winter white looks very festive with the red. Soft and elegant, indeed!

  4. So, so pretty Janet!!! It looks like you have the same love of wooden spools like me. I can't help buying them whenever I can. Heck, I'd buy them even if they didn't come with the pretty ribbon and laces on them. I loved every beautiful photo.

  5. Good morning Janet! OHHHHH I love these spools that are worn and wrapped with such delicate beauty that you don't even want to unspool! And isn't it fun to decorate and dream while doing it? Many thanks for your visit and comment; yes, my grandest memories are of my parents who didn't have much to give in terms of gifts, but still provided the best memories of childhood I could ever wish for.


  6. Hi there, I hopped over from A Return to Loveliness. Your spools are charming--thanks for the inspiration! Blessings, Cecilia

  7. Beautiful how you took vintage spools and brought them back to life.
    Thank you for sharing with the Clever Chicks Blog Hop! I hope you’ll join us again next week!

    Kathy Shea Mormino
    The Chicken Chick

  8. Those spools are lovely, and look beautiful with the lace. I, too, enjoy puttering with my treasured heirlooms and tea things, it's very calming. Enjoy your December, and I hope you have the prefect mixture of fun and tranquility.

  9. Hi, Janet, this is Louise douglas, a new co-host with Wakeup Wednesday Linky. Just want to introduce myself and say thanks for joining our linky party, and I'm your new follower on Pinterest, and thanks again.

  10. these spools are super gorgeous! What a fabulous vintage display setting....Wishing you a merry Christmas :)
    xox, Crystelle

  11. One thing I just love is old thread spools and yours is beautiful.
    I made some little Christmas trees on old clark's spools and they look so cute ( bragging) LOL

  12. What a beautiful post!!
    Love these spools with the gorgeous lace on them! Great idea!!

    Thanks so much for stopping by!!


  13. I love how you have used these! Thank you for joining Home Sweet Home!

  14. Such a pretty vignette! I love those spools. Recently JoAnn's carried burlap ribbon on the same type of wooden spool. I bought several on sale just for those spools, although the ribbon was cute too :) Thank you for sharing at What We Accomplished Wednesdays. Have a merry Christmas season!

    Blessings, Deborah