Sunday, August 31, 2008

My Crazy Fantastic Find!

Today at The St. Lawrence Sunday Antique Market, I found a typographers dream treasure box! Being a former graphic designer & general type enthusiast, this was too good to pass up. Not only letters in all their 1940's glory, also flourishes, ampersand, dollar & cents... I have not examined it all yet. It also came with 2 type pads & 2 bottles of ink, unopened, in mint condition. I will contain myself from further gloating and not reveal the price. It was a bargain is all I need to say.
So what will I do with this? Ideas are swirling through my mind. I'm sure I can incorporate this in my card making, an obvious application. Maybe even custom cards with monograms? I could apply this to fabric perhaps... The numbers I could make great price tags with for my upcoming crafts show. Please leave any ideas you want to share on the comments page!

7 comments:

allthingsreally said...

Just brill Carol, great find!! You'll have fun!
x

Waterrose said...

OH What a find! I am truly envious! But, happy for you too. What wonderful things to design with...paper and fabric are perfect ideas. You could use them as decoration on envelops as well.

Pfeiffer Photos said...

Fantastic is right! Even if just for a display item I'd buy that, too. Nice find!

Eggman Studios said...

Ooh! So many possibilities! I bet you're having fun with them. :) I definitely see them on your textile works (which I *adore* by the way!). Maybe use bleach on them, then stamp onto fabric pieces? Or burn them into the fabric somehow?

They really are perfect for price tags. Can't wait to see what you come up with!

Leililaloo said...

This is a real treasure you found!!! I would also be steaming with ideas if i would've found them. You could for example make a paper garland stamped with these.

greavesdesign said...

some great ideas flowing in here... i love it! keep them coming and i will do another post with things i have made...

iview said...

FANTASTIC FIND! I am soooo envious...