Admittedly, most of the things I bought were small items to use in different craft projects. (Case in point: the $1 upholstery samples that I framed here.) Today's offering is no exception.
As you might remember, the flea market was filled with old signs. (Seen here and here.) There were also lots of booths selling individual letters. One seller told me that he got them from a demo company that dismantled old buildings. (I was sure I had taken pictures but I can't seem to find them so maybe not.) Since I had just finished doing my own letter project, I wasn't planning to purchase any more but then these little fellows caught my eye:
Aren't they pretty? They're about six inches tall and made out of some sort wood (or perhaps really sturdy cardboard) that's been covered with a thin layer of something mettalic (ish).
They were only a fifty cents apiece so I decided to grab three for my kitchen.
A few days later I bought some of these "ceramic block" magnets at Lowe's. There were lots of magnets to choose from. I picked these because they're skinny and I thought they would fit well on the back of the letters.
...and discovered that, yes indeed, the magnets fit perfectly on the back. (I attached them with hot glue.)
And here they are in their new home on the side of my fridge. (The front is not magnetic which can be both a blessing and a curse.)
My husband suggested that after dinner we rearrange them like this...
To which I suggested that we move to England. (So we could arrange them like this...)
Yeah.. it's a laugh a minute around here... ;)