At the beginning of December last year(!) I bought some wonderful old vintage spools of tread from America but they just never arrived; so last week I contacted the seller and she very kindly refunded me my money as we had both given up hope of them ever finding their way to me - the next day they arrived! Forget diamonds when you can have old wooden spools of gorgeously coloured silk and cotton thread!
There they are in the tin they have called home for many years.
There is just so much detail to delight and I quite happily spend the odd half hour getting them out and having a play!
I bought them as props for when I'm taking photographs for Florence Hope
A study in green.
I think it is possible to love colour without living in a home that looks like a child's poster paints; It's a bit like humour, a bit of subtlety goes a long way.