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  1. I am so glad you posted this! I hadn’t ever really even thought about old spools as decorative, but they are adorable. My grandmother gave me her old sewing set a while ago, and it includes several old vintage spools that would be so cute set out somewhere! Thanks for the idea 🙂

  2. I use small vintage wooden spools to wrap mini bunting around…I sell them in my etsy shop, A Cottage Life! I love those industrial ones you found…so cool and great price!

  3. you were in Nashville?! we moved to the Nashville area last summer and I still have no idea where the best flea markets and thrift stores are! do share where you went! please please and thank you! 🙂

      • if she wouldn’t mind, that would be awesome! thank you so much! and if she can’t, tell her not to worry- being seven months preggo is tiring enough by itself!

  4. I live in Nashville and love the flea market! I forgot it was this past weekend.

    Love all the spools you found! Did you find them at one of the booths outside or was it one of the ones inside?

    • Hey Megan! This booth was actually kind of a dud compared to the ones of months past…even though I did get some great finds. ;} I found these in the middle outside part, across from the tin man, if that makes any sense. let me know if it helps! If not, I can describe it a little better…I think. ;}

  5. My father-in-law is a lineman and has access to those huge cable spools that they just throw away, so I asked for him to grab me one and make a table (exactly like the one you picture with the books – from Country Living Magazine). It’s great! I haven’t painted it as I kind of like the industrial look it adds to the room (ie. random numbers written across it!).

  6. When I was six or so , some of those huge industrial spools showed up in my school playground. Donated, I suppose, but for what purpose I’ll never know. Anyway, we turned them up so they would roll, sat in the middle and rolled all over the playground, lifting our little bottoms up as we pushed the outside edges forward. I remember it being the oddest, most enjoyable kind of play.

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