Rolling In The Décor: Decorative Spools Add Rustic Charm

You know what's really interesting? Large wooden spools. Now, I know you're probably thinking, "Kristin, come on, how interesting can a spool be?" But hear me out. These things are popping up everywhere, and for good reason.

First of all, let's talk about the aesthetics. Rustic style continues to be all the rage, and these spools fit right in. They're natural and rugged, with a beautiful patina. They're the perfect accent for a home that wants to embrace nature-inspired textures and earthy colors. Plus, they have an unpretentious warmth that's just so darn charming.

And the best part? Decorative spools are often recycled wood or upcycled from industrial use, so not only are they stylish, they're also environmentally friendly. It's a win-win!


For Porch Nook, these decorative wooden spools are a top seller.  My collection was inspired by old South Carolina textile factory spools. And the best part is that no two are alike! Each one has its own distinct patina, color and rustic appearance.

Last year I was especially excited to add pieces that included twine and scissors! They're not just for show, they're actually functional, too. Each spool comes with coiled jute twine and a pair of brass-colored scissors.

Just recently, I experienced a moment of pure excitement and exhilaration when I stumbled upon a full box of antique textile factory spools at a pickers yard in Maryland. It was truly a jackpot discovery, as these spools are a rare and exquisite piece of history. As I held them in my hands, I could feel the weight of the solid wood and steel core fixture, marveling at the level of craftsmanship and care that went into creating them. Dating back to the 1930s-40s, each spool has its own unique appearance and character, with a beautiful patina that has developed over the decades.

Porch Nook | Antique Large Textile Factory Wooden Spool


The decorative possibilities are endless with these spools. Perfect for rustic wedding décor, a farmhouse kitchen, or any home needing a touch of nature-inspired texture. You can use them as accent pieces for a fun farmhouse display or put them in a vintage sewing basket for that authentic touch. Or get creative and use them as candle holders or name card holders. They even make great door stops and bookends. No wonder they are Porch Nook’s top sellers!

Thanks for reading and happy decorating!

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