6/17/12

Fun Treasures

I was drawn to this dirty old box at a yard sale, it has been my experience those normally don't get opened and are ignored and... typically have something inside them that I will buy! Today was no exception. Can you feel it drawing you closer to it?Upon lifting the lid, I saw a book called "Plaster Casting and Finishes"... I was intrigued. I asked out loud to whomever was listening--- "How much is this box full of stuff?" A very old lady comes over and begins to tell me a very long and animated story about how a salesman talked her into buying this "lettering kit." Lettering kit? Do tell... do tell..... Long story short, the box contains rubber molds that you pour plaster into to create letters. *gasp*...... The box contained 3 different sized molds of letters and numbers. The box even had some pre-made letters & numbers ready to be used.How much did I pay for this fun treasure?*insert happy dance here* I also picked up this ab-fab statue of a fat cat. I do believe my cat "Charlie" sat as a model for this sculpture....to cute~

8 comments:

Di said...

That is awesome, lucky girl... Di@cottage-wishes

Glenda/MidSouth said...

That is a fun find! I did not go junkin this weekend. Other things going on and to hot to be out much.
Have a great week.

fairyrocks said...

Good score, I love it when the owner can give you a history of whatever unusual thing you are giving a new home too.
Thanks for sharing...I've been banned from the yard sales by my loving family, so I have to live vicariously through my friends LOL

Glenda/MidSouth said...

Me again. :-D Just wanted to say thanks for stopping by the nice comment.

Curtains in My Tree said...

what a great find . I think I will hit the streets for yard sales this coming saturday morning

I always look in old boxes and have a stack of them I have bought at sales some very decorative

Jeanie said...

GREAT find! You're lucky to the max!

Something Special said...

Oh your studio couldn't be more jam packed with everything for a mixed media artist. I enjoyed your studio tour very much!

donnaj said...

what a great score!