Last year our high school got a new marquee sign for the entrance.
It’s electronic and fancy and blinks all the time and has graphics and dancing birds and the time and the temperature….
…..and announces everything you wanted to know and more.
But that is not even the best part.
The best part of the story is that when the new electronic marquee sign showed up in town….the old marquee and all its letters immediately became persona non-grata.
And Greta the vinyl maker who also happens to be Greta the marquee letter and number seller….
….called me and asked me if I wanted to buy a few of them.
As a matter of fact….
….yes I would.
pallet numbers in the yard getting ready for this project
I wasn’t even sure what I could do with them.
I mean….marquee letters and numbers?
I remember vaguely thinking I might tie them on top of packages at Christmas or frame a few to spell out a name or add numbers to the front of the house.
Something like that.
Little did I know.
Little did I know that those letters and numbers would become a part of the very fabric of the house…..that they would take center stage in so many different places that I can’t imagine a life without them.
Here’s just a few of their greatest hits.
I clipped them on baskets in the office with vintage clothes pins.
The letters helped create an in box and an out box.
I should have made a “I’m still here” box instead.
I used them to spell the word fall next to some pumpkins.
And to spell the word fall on a chalkboard using i’s for the l’s because I ran out of letters.
It’s calmly perched between the world and the weathervane.
Here’s a marquee number growth chart that I made with them.
Brought to you by a pine board…a sharpie marker….some hot glue….
….and the numbers 1-6.
Can you see the letter?
This one is kind of the where’s waldo of marquee letters.
It’s behind the clock on this hanging shelf project.
In the craft room that used to be a tanning bed room…. I added the letters to those notebooks from Wal-Mart.
They went into the clear front pocket.
(total disclosure: they have absolutely no purpose in that clear pocket….except to look amazing).
See what I mean?
They are everywhere.
This folding pallet desk was the home of the letter D before it moved uptown next to the globe.
And lastly….when I transformed the living room three different ways I clipped them onto a garden gate.
Because every living room needs a garden gate and extra marquee letters.
I wish I was selling these.
But I’m not.
The good news? I’ve found a ton on ETSY that retail for between $1 and $2 each.
You should stop by over there…..
….and sign up.
PS I know….I know.
You are probably rolling your eyes right now.
Corny jokes are a terrible way to end a post.
You’ve totally got my number.