Saturday, August 27, 2011

Road Trip Repurposed Necklaces

I love a good road trip, so I decided to do some travelling across the country this week.  I started in California, worked my way down to Texas, up to Iowa and Wisconsin, and finally ended up in New York.  I wish!  What an adventure, but only in my dreams.    I still had fun putting these necklaces together as I imagined myself stopping at every flea market, yard sale, and antique faire from California to New York.

Do you remember these cute mini license plate key chains?  They were issued by the Disabled American Veterans (DAV)  as a fund raiser from the early 1940s through the mid 1970s.  They matched your car plates and if you lost your keys, they could be traced back to you if an honest person dropped them in a mailbox.


Texas 1957

Iowa 1960

Wisconsin 1942

Last stop: I Love New York 1954
There's one more necklace with a New York license plate, but I just couldn't get a good picture of it.

I'm excited to say that I've been busy with trying to get my new Etsy shop open....finally!  It's been a slow process with everything else I've been working on, but hopefully I'll have the shelves stocked and the doors open in the next couple of weeks. 

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