Monday, August 8, 2011

Dust Collectors

It is VERY rare for me to buy anything that will sit on a shelf. I am avoiding dust collectors. Just more stuff to find a place for.

HA but these - no sireeee these are a league above dust collectors... These are antique cast fonts in wood. special. They can be used. Yes they can but readers they are also o.l.d. LOOK at them! What serious look of yum ha? Girl friend and I went for a little antique shop drive yesterday and I slyly directed us to a particular shop - having known these existed ages ago... We struggled - well we meaning I actually - struggled to decide what letters I was going to buy. A 'M & S' or this or that... Just the '&' at one inch was $45. Flippity heck!!! SO I had to change the idea and eventually came to this (thank you Karen for the idea - take the credit girl!).



I had to share some of the yum of these and bought one for you my dear readers. Yes YOU. The first issue was what letter do I buy! Really people. So we decided on a number. Then what number - of course number 1. Leave a note and I will draw the lucky winner this time next week.

9 comments:

Ange Moore said...

S&M - sounds kinky if you don't realise it's the initials! Maybe M&S would be more polite!!

Love the hugs and kisses.

Kate said...

Gorgeous Sarah, think I may need to do an antique shop hop before we leave, I'm going to need a little piece of Tassie love for our new home.

Vickie said...

h but Miss they are mighty cute dust collectors-well odne good find,cheers Vickie

knitgirl66 said...

Hi Sarah, Making decisions can be difficult!!! I watched a documentary the other weekend about the resurguance of printing with type-blocks as part of the indi-craft movement.
I would love to win this "1".

Sandi said...

Gorgeous find, Sarah! I've often admired them when browsing thu' antique and old wares shops. They would look lovely sitting together on a little shelf.

Tammy said...

Gorgeous Sarah! What a great find. :)

Claire said...

Ohhhh yeah I'll go in your draw :-) and I look forward to your post re: cream to butter too ;-)

Jan said...

Love them!!! What a find.

Bev C said...

Finding something like this in shops makes my heart beat just that tad faster. Enjoy your new purchases.
Happy days.
Bev.xoxo