Today I have one item to share. I wanted to add some vintage Paris postcards as part of the accessories to my guest room redo and so I went hunting in my "stuff" to figure out how to display them. This is what I came up with....a vintage folding ruler.
I love anything with numbers and letters on it and these folding rulers are one of my favorites. I don't like the clean, new ones.....I like the ones that you know have been in somebody's tool box for years, with rusty hinges and numbers that are slightly worn off from years of use. At last count I have 11 of these rulers. I have purchased most of mine at antique malls or flea markets and I have not paid over $2.00 for any of them.
Now you might be wondering what I'm going to do with all of these rulers besides displaying old postcards (so does my husband). Here's a few ideas:
Small pieces from these rulers could also be used for jewelry or key chains. Here's a key chain that took me less than 5 minutes to make using a broken section of the ruler. I sanded the broken edge, drilled a hole for the key ring, inserted the key ring and job done.