Have I told you the story about my vintage mattress spring?
I had stopped by one of my favorite antiques malls, determined to find a vintage mattress spring. When there wasn't one there, the store owner Sam, whom I've gotten to know over the years, volunteered to get me one from her friend's shop just across the way. The only problem was that her friend's shop was closed. But, we could see some mattress springs in the fenced in outdoor patio space of her shop. Sam told me she was sure she could get one for me and proceeded to climb up a ladder and over the fence. I was so impressed. Now that is what I call going "above and beyond" in customer service! (And yes, of course she delivered my payment to her friend. :)
Vintage mattress springs can make great Christmas card holders while
providing a little architectural interest to any space.
Right now at Target, they have twine and mini clothespin spools for just $3 each. They are perfect for hanging cards from a mattress spring (or just about anywhere!). If you can't find them at your local Target, craft stores also sell the mini clothespins and twine (though usually separately).
I also found these chalkboard wood slices at Target - six for a dollar! I tied a couple onto the mattress spring and may use the rest for ornaments or gift tags.
Though it can easily be hung, I propped the mattress spring up on this thrifted green trunk, and softened it up with an IKEA faux sheepskin.