Friday, September 21, 2012


The past year or so, I've noticed in the antique malls a plethora of string on cones.  They were of interest to me because I'm just naturally a textile/texture/tactile type of person.  But I was not smitten enough to fork over $5-$10 for one.  Then, during our last trip to Denver; I saw first one, then a second string cone with a holder/dispenser.  Now, I'm really interested if you combine string with rusty iron.  I showed Bob the second one I saw -- and he said, "Oh, I've got one of those in the garage!"
Well, I couldn't get home fast enough to check this treasure out!
To me, it is just pure sculpture.  I'm now smitten.
 And, it didn't cost the $50 asked for the ones in the antique malls.
 So, what else is lurking in the depths of our garage?  I'm going shopping there more often.

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Marilyn said...

I still haven't totally cleaned out the garage-it was Wally's collection point. I discovered that I wasn't the only collector in the family when I started sorting things. Maybe I'll find a string holder!♥♫

Sherry said...

That is a great find! Would look lovely perched just about anywhere.
Thanks for you kind comments!

Mabel Jane's said...

Shopping at home!..don't you love it when one thing can spur you on to another. Love your work...

Stephanie said...

Hi there! I was on Jann Olsons blog and saw your picture so I decided to stop by :) I am also from the Rocky Mountains in Colorado...we are so blessed to live in such beauty! Anyway, I have become your follower and I look forward to your future posts.


Lauren @ My Wonderfully Made said...

This is a great decorative piece!!

Pamela said...

What great pieces! Thanx for sharing at THT!

Casandra said...

Love your blog and am now following. That small wool quilt displayed with your wonderful string holder has caught my eye and I would love to get the pattern. Did you make it? Can you help me with a resource for the pattern? I love handwork and have been itching to try out a wool project! Thanks for sharing and inspiring!

Michelle~Sugar House Creations said...

Oh I love it too! What treasures you must have hidden in the garage. :-)