I could kick myself. The other day I was in the drive thru at the Starbucks near my house. That parking lot is always a complete mad house. There is all this one way traffic and everyone is more angry than new york drivers during rush hour, heaven help you if you didn't realize there is only one right way to drive through that parking lot and/or park or go through the drive-thru. It's madness. THAT's how badly I wanted a Caramel Apple Spice. But anyway - to my point - I could have kicked myself (should have!) because when I rounded the corner where this little antique/vintage/resell shop is near there I saw marquee letters leaning up against the outdoor display. BIG RED marquee letters which used to have working bulbs inside.
But I just figured there was no way for me to get from my car to them - what with all the totalitarian driving rules of the Starbucks clientele and parking lot. But geez, I sure wish I had tried harder. I bet they were a good deal too. Just leaning against the building like the seller really wasn't sure what to do with old junky broken letters.
It's a big trend right now and I love the look of these things. If you find some for cheap just buy them, because usually they are really pretty expensive. I've seen them for $200 a letter and UP. Way Up.
Here's some cool decor that uses this trend: