Serendipity and 3 Letters

I believe in fate and letters, and last Friday these two things crossed paths. As you may have noticed, I love letters, and I keep seeing wall hanging collections of large letters and drooling. I have been trying to wait patiently until a day when I have some expendable income and can add to my small collection started with a gift from era.

Well, as fate would have it—I won’t have to wait—because ask and you shall receive. On Friday, I was getting the mail in the shopping plaza where I work, and I noticed a man pulling giant letters off the building where a business has moved.

I couldn’t believe my eyes—he was just throwing them on the ground as if they were trash!!! Truthfully, some of them were getting broken because they were glued to the building, but I marched right up to the worker and asked, breathlessly, if he thought he would be able to get any of the letters off the building without breaking them, and if so, could I have one or two (or one million) of them, pretty please with a cherry on top?

One man’s trash is another man’s treasure—and I love treasures, especially when they’re free.

Here is my take:


They’re a little weathered from living on the outside of a building and getting painted around the edges, but I LOVE them.


I haven’t quite decided where to hang them yet, but I’ve been experimenting in different places. Soon, my house with be further infused with the alphabet!

2 Responses to “Serendipity and 3 Letters”

  1. 1 Era September 10, 2009 at 7:29 pm

    OH MY GOD THEY’RE GORGEOUS. I’m a little breathless myself.

  2. 2 Kerri September 23, 2009 at 2:34 am

    You’re so lucky! I’ve always wanted letters like these too :)

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