THE SEWING DIVAS sewing, design, fashion

October 20, 2006

Strange But Wonderful

Filed under: Musings — phyllisc @ 3:18 pm

Kelly, one of our friends here on Sewing Divas, posted to her blog a great photo of a funky primitive table made from vintage wooden sewing spools! You must go to her blog and scroll down to the bottom to see the photo. Very cool – the ghosts of sewists past are still with us.


  1. Here in Australia there is a strong tradition of Bush furniture which was made out of Kerosene tins and any other waste materials which were found around a farm . This furniture is now highly sought after and fetches large prices . I am sure that the original resouceful individuals would be amazed at the value which so many place on their humble efforts . I love that table and yes the memories and the stories those spools could tell are really something to contemplate !! Mem

    Comment by Anonymous — October 22, 2006 @ 8:31 pm

  2. So glad you liked the table Phyllis. It really is intriguing; I keep wondering where it was found, and what it’s story is. It was priced as a “valuable collectible”, so it didn’t come home with me, unfortunately.

    Comment by kelly — October 23, 2006 @ 7:19 am

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