Tuesday, March 18, 2014

Grey Dey Thursdey. . .Vol. IV

Inspiration can be found in common, everyday items.


One of the strongest inspirations,
when re~designing my creative space known as Studio One, 
came from a card of crafter's cord.




This crafter's cord, True Hemp, a natural product of the earth
stirred my inner being with tranquility 
unlike any other I had ever experienced.

I stopped by my local Roadhouse Antiques Shop 
to inquire about purchasing some vintage wooden spools.

A few days later, 
I received a phone call confirming that the owner, 
(and friend) indeed, had some for me to consider.










With every turn of the spool,
 I was mesmerized at the aging and weathering 
these wooden spools had endured through the years.















One~by~one, 
I wound each and every hue from the crafter's cord card
until I had filled every wooden spool with subtle hues for Studio One.












Silver, gray, black and white.

A perfect blending of neutral shades 
to compliment all the experimenting of hues within my creative space.










The textural imperfections add to their charm.



I gathered them together 
and placed them inside a vintage natural ratan sewing basket
lined with a pristine linen cloth edged with tatting.










The addition of my beloved Grandmother's thimble and needles 
from her sewing basket keep her close in thought.









Common, everyday items,
a natural product of the earth,
wound from a crafter's cord card onto vintage wooden spools,
truly, inspirational!


Until next time. . .



On Crooked Creektt will be joining








It is my wish that you, too, 
will experience the serene and tranquil inspirations 
that only the hue of gray can bring into your life.

7 comments:

Martha said...

I love what you did with those spools. And wooden spools, too! Love your grey!

At Rivercrest Cottage said...

love the colors all together. makes me think about putting them together in a room. also, love the thought of your grandmother's sewing things mixed with your favorite threads.

Susan EvelynAndRose said...

Such beautiful hemp on these lovely vintage spools. I love the look of them together. Happy grey day, and thanks so much for visiting my blog not long ago. :)

podso said...

Very nice, Pat, what a treasure!

Gigi Harlan said...

A bowl full of beautiful inspirations!

Gigi @ Old World Patina

Petite Michelle Louise said...

what a lovely pairing and such a gorgeous vignette it makes. i especially love how you've added your grandmother's sewing items. so sweet. happy grey dey! ;)

bettyl-NZ said...

You just never know where inspiration will be found! Your photos of the thread are really great.