Tuesday, January 17, 2012

Letter Love

I love these little metal letters that were once used in an old engraving machine.
I bought them from one of the dealers in the antique mall where I have a booth.
There are over 100 letters in this cool little box.
I bought the box of lowercase letters.  I'm kicking myself for not buying the uppercase box too.

The letters are 1 1/4" in length making them perfect for some jewelry projects.  I'm sure you'll be seeing them repurposed in one way or another!

I'm linking with Linda @ Coastal Charm for Nifty Thrifty Tuesday.

Have a wonderful day.

Jane

39 comments:

  1. Letter love rules here too - those are great!

    Jan

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  2. wow ... that's gold. A golden box of opportunity.

    can't wait to see how they appear in projects!

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  3. Can't wait til you work your magic on the letters. I think they found their way into the right hands.
    Have a great week,
    Lisa

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  4. That's what I call COOL junk! You should go back and see if they still have the uppercase set.

    xo,
    Danielle

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  5. We all have that regret, but at least you have the lower case..... I can imagine all the interesting things You will come up with~
    xox
    Cheryl

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  6. woulda' coulda' shoulda'

    we've all done it ...
    hugs

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  7. What a WONDERFUL find, Jane! I so wish I could go treasure hunting with you...it would be so much fun!

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  8. those are neat...I would have thought they'd be reversed for printing...
    What type of letters are they and what do you suppose they were used for?

    I think...they're perfect for display and clever little works of art that you are so famous for!

    see you, Pat

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  9. Wonderful find. Maybe the other set is still there. Good luck!

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  10. Hi Jane,
    I Hate when that happens! Well, you still have the lowercase ones
    to play with. I can't wait to see what creations you come up
    with.
    xxx Liz

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  11. Cool letters! but you've discovered one of the biggest problems with owning booth. I can't help but spend my profit in the antique mall at the other booths. I'm always finding something.

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  12. Jane,

    I was in Parkville this weekend and of course I made a beeline to your booth downstairs. I am the person that bought a bunch of stuff on Sunday! :D When I look at your previous post, I can pick out all the things that I purchased including the amazing mirrors!! I will be back again very soon too to see what sort of amazing junk you have added to your booth!

    xo,
    Sarah

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  13. Oh, you really should have gotten the other one too, Jane!
    Brenda

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  14. Yep...those are neat....I can see them used in so many different ways!

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  15. Great find. I would go back and see if I could get the uppercase letters, too!!
    Have fun,
    Cheryl

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  16. You have such a treasure there!! How fun. Looking forward to seeing how you use them. :)

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  17. Great find Jane!!!
    I found a whole box of brass stencils awhile back. I do love them.
    cannot wait to see what you do with these.

    so glad you are back. =)

    blessings
    barbara jean

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  18. They are sooo cool and you could use them for so many projects, but I just couldn't because they are so neat....I hope you have more sense than me and we see them in many future projects!

    Carol

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  19. This box is awesome Jane. I would love to stumble onto one of these some day to add to my pile of great stuff :)
    Your new space is looking great, but what a lot of work it must have been to move. Way to go girl!
    hugs...

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  20. Don't bruise yourself up too much.... lowercase are so much friendlier! Love how the 'o' has TOP marked on it... who'd a thunk? :)

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  21. What a great find! Have fun with your new toys.

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  22. What a great find! Can't wait to see what you do with them!

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  23. Can't wait to see what you come up with........I'm sure, like everything else, I'll be astonished by your creativity. :-)


    xoxo

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  24. Oh these are so cool! I love these, you find the best stuff!

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  25. These are marvelous! Once upon a time, my daddy had an old memograph machine and a huge cabinet full of metal type. I was so disappointed to find out it had been sold while I was in the Navy. Just seeing these bring back good memories of the fun I had going through those drawers and imagining typesetting.

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  26. I have no doubt you will do something wonderful with those letters. Hope the new space is working out great. Hugs and blessings, Tammy

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  27. I love those too! I came over after seeing a picture from your blog on Pintrest, and I've spent days, returning to your blog to soak in all of your wonderful ideas! Your old keys on magnets inspired me to do something similar. I hope it's ok that I posted a picture of yours on my blog (with a link back to your blog). If it's a problem, please let me know, and I'll remove it. Thanks for the inspiration! laurie

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  28. hi jane.. love your style.. and ideas.. wish you were local and i could come to your antique mall with you.. ps.. life sometimes is better in the lower case :) .. hugs jean from brisbane - www.thecapeclub.com - ps.. i escort high end tours to discover the hidden charms of vietnam & s e asia.. very french influenced with amazing antique finds..

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  29. Love your Love Letters. You have such wonderful treasures and great ideas. Love looking at your things!

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  30. Hi, I just found your blog via Flea market magazine. I love all your great idea's. So much inspiration. I'm now a follower and will be back often. Sincerely, Carol Mae

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