Mod Christmas Trees from Upcycled Serger Thread Cones

Mod Christmas Trees from Upcycled Serger Thread Cones

If you live in or have traveled to the Carolinas, then you may know that this area has a long history in textiles. The mills still dot the landscape, with one in nearly every town- some are dilapidated, some just empty, some of have been converted into new commercial/residential use, and then there are still a few that operate to this day! So it should come as no surprise that relics of that industrial textile mill history (such as these old serger thread cones) can be found in nearly every antique store (and sometimes thrift shops!) in the region.Read more ›

Antique Textile Spool Jewelry Tree

Antique Textile Spool Jewelry Tree

With a lengthy textile history, it’s no surprise that antique malls across North and South Carolina are often filled with cotton mill relics- spools, and spindles, and bobbins, and looms! They range in size, shape, condition, and price, but the question always remains:

What can I do with these??” Read more ›

Vintage Wooden Bobbins Repurposed as Unique Christmas Ornaments

Vintage Wooden Bobbins Repurposed as Unique Christmas Ornaments

Because Greenville, SC (where I live) was historically a town filled with textile mills, the relics of those old mills are found in every vintage shop around- thrift shops, too. And repurposing those relics is a favorite pastime- including these vintage wooden bobbins. Because they were on the smaller side, I had an idea to turn them into unique Christmas ornaments !Read more ›

Flour Power Spool Jewels

Flour Power Spool Jewels

I have what you might call a *thing* for old wooden spools. And by thing, I mean “mild obsession”, but there are just so many crafting possibilities with them! Case in point: these cutesy, kitschy necklaces.Read more ›

Spool Your Jewels- Necklace Rack

Spool Your Jewels- Necklace Rack

You’ve probably figured out by now that I’m a bit of a jewelry hoarder; Accessories have always been my “thing”. Funky necklaces, flowing scarves, and quirky handbags have always trumped any outfit I’ve worn- as is the fate of many short, round gals.

So jewelry storage- or in my case, display- is always a challenge. And by challenge, I mean “Project Opportunity”, obviously! And today’s post is no exception- creating a jewelry display using two of my favorite items: salvaged wood and vintage wooden spools wound with rich, glossy thread.Read more ›

Winter without Christmas- A Décor Dilemma

Winter without Christmas- A Décor Dilemma

Creating a winter-ish mantlescape (or really any sort of winter decor) is no easy feat. Too much greenery, or shimmer, or even pops of certain colors (say, red) and it just looks like leftover Christmas décor that you forgot to pack up before shoving everything in the attic. The winter landscape can be beautiful in its barrenness- but incorporating it as décor, well…let’s just say it is challenging.Read more ›