A few months ago, I decided I was looking for a small change in my kitchen dining area. I had a lovely framed print on the wall, but wanted something a little different. I thought I might like a piece of subway-type art but most of the pieces that I saw in our local stores were almost all vertical. I needed a piece that was horizontal. So I looked, over the next several months, but I came back empty handed each time. I wasn't discouraged. I just kinda put the idea on the back burner.
Then, I found the perfect piece for my dining area.
Yes, it's the real deal. A printer's type tray. No, it wasn't the deal of the day on a website. It wasn't an amazing find at a flea market or an antique store. The tray was in storage and a piece from our local small-town newspaper that my family used to own. When I picked up the tray with my SIL, we also picked up an old shoe box.
So, here's what was in the box...
It was a box full of old wooden printer's type.
This was the real deal, too.
So I sorted all the type out---alphabetically, of course.
I brushed it off with a brush to clean the pieces
up a bit. I only wet one piece and the water
was bluish black from ink--
from many years of use so many years ago.
There were several different fonts
and there were a few numerals, too.
I'm happy to share my vintage treasures with you today-
I hope you enjoyed seeing these relics from my past.
And, I hope you're having a great week and staying cool!
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