Monday, September 10, 2012

Alphabet Love

Letters, numbers, punctuation marks, oh my.   This yard sale wasn't on our list a few weeks ago when we were in Ashland, but as we drove by it looked interesting enough for a quick stop. A little voice inside my head was telling me to bend down and open a beat up cardboard box hiding behind a stack of other junky junk.  At first glance I wasn't even sure what was in the box because it also contained rocks....lots of rocks.  The box had been in the man's storage locker for years and he was thrilled at the prospect of being able to pass them on.  The rocks stayed and the alphabet came home with me.

Sign, sign, everywhere a sign.
That 70s song is stuck in my head now.

Hugs and Kisses

Oh yes!

This is the cleaned up, but still unorganized pile of flexible plastic sign letters and numbers.  I had to wash all 278 of them.

Here they are now.  All cleaned up, organized, and ready to go with me to Mes Amis Vintage Antique Show on Saturday.

You know I love all kinds of junk.

Even this kind of junque.

B for Betsy looks right at home in a vintage frame that belonged to my aunt many years ago.  I was never crazy about the gold paint, but a mixture of ASCP Old White and Country Gray fixed it right up. I covered the back with a remnant of toile and used a small amount of glue behind the B to hold it in place.  

What Acme safety grater would be complete without a plastic letter?  A metal swivel clip holds the letter in place and a vintage clip on earring tops it off.

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