My favorite color is red. I love ribbon and string and here is my find of the summer. Colett and I went shopping in Lehi to a vintage store. This spool is about 8 1/2 inches tall and about 7 1/2 inches across at the bottom. That is a lot of string. What am I going to use it for? Whatever I want.....just to look at, wrapping brown paper packages, flying a kite, adding to home made cards, tying up flowers that want to droop over, and tethering the grand kids. Every once in a while you come across something that you just identify with for no particular reason. At $12.00 it was cheaper than a new pair of shoes and made me just as happy.