Tuesday, June 15, 2010

Little Spool Shelf

I have recently seen some posts in praise of the simple spool & I thought that I should show off my little spool shelf. This little shelf made with old wooden spools for thread, was found in a trash pile in Paris. I saw it abandoned there & fell in love at first sight. That was some 15 years ago & as you can see, it is still loved.

When we lived in Paris we had an unfurnished apartment with little furniture to speak of. But when ever I went out, I kept my eyes open for treasures in the trash. In fact I found many such treasures that not only severed to furnish our home away from home, but added a needed sense of character.

Now all these trash finds reside happily in our little French country house.
The two chairs (above) are two other examples. As you can plainly see I left them in their distressed states. All that was needed, as far as i was concerned, was a good cleaning & maybe the addition of a bight cushion.

The little spool shelf is a favorite find though, as I love the idea that someone had taken the time to create this unique piece by hand. And I feel glad to know that it is still used & loved, rather than lost for ever in some landfill.

What are some of your favorite trash to treasures?


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