Last fall I took my first trip to Marburger Farms and found myself blown away by all of the beautiful things. Two of my favorite trends were the industrial equipment used as every day furniture and the heavy use of typography in absolutely every space. I became inspired by the letters and started gathering them on my thrifting adventures. I now have a serious supply of Scrabble tiles as well as some plastic marquee readerboard letters and use them gratuitously around the house. They are lovely little reminders of the things I want to focus on and can really pack a visual punch when decorating.
I was mostly content with my little letters and while I continued to lust after the large industrial ones I simply could not bring myself to spend the big bucks to purchase them. (Why is it that people sell salvaged items for so much money?!) Well lookie what I came across this week! Can you believe it?! These beauties were destined for the landfill and I was able to work a deal and save their little lives. (That, and managed to severely embarrass my 10 year old...but that's not unusual.) I brought them home and got straight to work scrubbing, disassembling (not as easy as I thought it would be), and even enlisted Big Daddy's help in turning a couple into lamps. It's hard to tell from the picture but these beauties range from 18 inches or so to almost 3 feet. That's right, 3 feet! My living room is like a trippy version of Sesame Street right now and I just couldn't be happier about it. Now I am very excited and hopeful that someday I'll find the perfect ampersand, or maybe even a pi symbol. Oh, can you even imagine it?! For now I'll be content to sing the alphabet song all day and wait for these lovelies to find their forever homes. Oh! And if you happen to come across a 1950's factory that is closing their doors and giving away their heavy duty assembly tables you just let me know!
For now I'll leave you with this little trip down memory lane. Enjoy! Sesame Street - Learning About Letters