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Thread: Garage sale find!

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    Junior Member S.Pennypacker's Avatar
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    I found these today and had to buy them, I think I have a garage sale addiction!
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    And what will these become? They look fun!! Thanks for sharing such a fun find.

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    They don't take up much room and if you like them and can use them, it's a great find.

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    They look like spools from maybe coax cable. What are you going to use them for?

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    Now you just need to find an oversized needle and a pair of oversize scissors!

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    I have no plans for them yet, any thoughts?

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    i like them... just as they are... for decorations. good find!

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    That's what I thought too.
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    i like them... just as they are... for decorations. good find!

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    How big are they?

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    O Gravy, I see that you're as bad as me....I pick up spools when & wherever I find them...just like the look of them I guess. Your spools are lovely. :)

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    oh my! old wooden spoons!!! My mom has them tooo.... from spinning wool into yarn........... those are keepers... what did you get them for if you mind me asking.

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    Those will look great on a shelf,

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    I love those!! hmmmm.. I know I could find a good use for them... hmmmmmmmm

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    I've seen quite a few of those, well, similar, about 6 - 9in tall. The ones I saw were from industrial weaving mills. I don't have any myself, but I do have a bobbin carrier, that was shunted back and forth with the weft thread, between all the warps.

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    Ha!! I have some too were my that were my MIL..... I was planning on using them for a binding spool.. somehow suspend the spool so the binding can unreel easily at a tug......

    they are pretty big.... Nice score..

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    NEat!

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    I made candle holders out these when I bought some. They turned out real cute.
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    I have a couple of these that I just sit on a shelf. I have seen lights made using these....makes a nice light for a sewing room.

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    I have several. I stuck a candle in top and call them candlesticks. :-) I left mine the way I got them. I didn't paint or add any fixtures.

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    I have a tipped antique china cup with buttons spilling out onto the dresser scarf, on a dry sink of grandma's. That type of spool would add to it..I will be looking ! Thanks for the idea!

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    2 bucks a piece.
    Quote Originally Posted by girliegirl
    oh my! old wooden spoons!!! My mom has them tooo.... from spinning wool into yarn........... those are keepers... what did you get them for if you mind me asking.

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    The small ones are like 5 inches and the bigger one is around 8.
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    How big are they?

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    Oh -how I love these old spools. I have some found at a garage sale too. I just set mine around the house; I have some fake candles that glow with batteries and put those in the top of a couple and leave the rest empty. Ideas are endless. Am also collecting wooden spools from thread and filling a pickle barrel with or without thread on them. Oh so fun to snoop at garage sales.

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    You could always make quilt binding and wrap it around the spools so you have them when you want them. Huggies, Fay

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    these are great for wrapping your binding around to store.

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