Poetry in Ordinary Things...

"from chaos...bring order and light"


A 1960's era trifle bowl transforms into

a pretty organizer for my vintage thread collection.


The journey continues...I am finding poetry and simple comfort in sorting and organizing
my (over) abundance of earthly phenomenon.

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Audra said...

Simple elegance, the colors are breath taking. I could stare at this bowl for hours...seriously.

I love the use of the trifle bowl, what a great idea to reuse something that only has an appearance a couple of times a year.

As always, you inspire me! Hoping you are finding comfort in your time of loss....


Tracey McBride ~ Frugal Luxuries™ said...

Hi Audra,

Thanks so much for the kind words, as always! My goal for this week is to sort...declutter...and organize my sewing armoire. It's funny how relaxing this is...and I can implement my "movie watching technique" at the same time.

Love from,

Dana and Daisy said...

have you ever wondered why us girls like those old spools of thread?

scrappy quilter said...

I too hope you are finding comfort in your loss. I know how comforting organizing a sewing area can be. May you also find comfort in His arms. Hugs and love dear friend.

Tracey McBride ~ Frugal Luxuries™ said...

Hi Dana, What a great question!! I have no idea but they absolutely make my heart go twitter~pat when I see them. Because of this my collection is far too large. The upside is that, barring the occasional age~weakened threads, most of this collection is usable!


Carol, how right you are regarding the comfort found in organizing our sewing area. I suppose it has much to do with letting go of what we have no control over and exerting influence over those areas, however minute, that we have a bit of power.

Christy said...

I love that photo! A very clever way to display beautiful colors.

Bettyann said...

I found a little poem that I thought might express some of my thoughts for you....

David Robert Brooks

When I am gone,
Please remember me;
as a heartfelt laugh, as a tenderness.
Hold fast to the image of me
when my soul was on fire;
the light of love shining through my eyes…
Remember me when I was singing and seemed to know my way.
Remember always when we were together and time stood still.
Remember most not what I did,
or who I was...
Oh please remember me for what I always desired to be...
A smile on the face of God.

take care..

Dumpster Decorators said...

What a perky colorful Spring display. I happily got my hands on some old wood spools. I like using the empty ones for those little pieces of left over ribbons.

Tracey McBride ~ Frugal Luxuries™ said...

Thank you Christy! I agree...the colors are too pretty to hide!

Tracey McBride ~ Frugal Luxuries™ said...

Dear BettyAnn,

Such a lovely poem... both encouraging and comforting. Thank you so much for sharing it with me, I appreciate it and your thoughtfulness very much!!
Hugs and love from,


Tracey McBride ~ Frugal Luxuries™ said...

Hello to Dumpster Decorators...I love your idea of using the empty wooden spools to wind bits of lace pretty, useful and a clever re~use!

P.S. Your new blog is so charming! I am looking forward to seeing more of your creative ideas come to life!

Cinnamon said...

I love this! It's so cute and colorful and vintagey looking.

Tracey McBride ~ Frugal Luxuries™ said...

Thanks so much Cinnamon! I have to tell you that your recent post really got me to thinking about the rules of marriage! Of course, your posts always have a way of provoking thought!

Storybook Woods said...

Beautiful reuse, you clever girl. I love it xoxoox Clarice

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