Friday, December 3, 2010

The Best Thing I Have Ever Found. Ever.

So, I'm driving down NE 42nd the other day, and this catches my attention...

Dumpsters and metal on the back of a truck. Wait! Are those..Huge...Green..Letters?

Yes, Virginia, they are Huge, Green Letters. And is that what I think it is?

I head to the loading dock, heart pounding. A couple of guys are throwing large metal objects into a dumpster. "Excuse me, are those letters on that truck for sale?" One of the guys saunters on over.
Him: "Maybe. Whaddya wanna pay?"
Me: "I'm not sure, I think I need a closer look..(pointing) Is that a star right there? Can you get it out for me?"
So he huffs and he puffs and he pulls it out of the pile.

Me: "I'll give you 10 bucks for it."
Him: "It's aluminium. It's worth more than that as scrap."
Me: "O.K. What's it worth as scrap?"
He drags the star over to the scale, throws it on, turns to me and says, "14 bucks."
Me: "I'll give you 15."

He even put it in the back of the Dodge for me.

I thought about sleeping with it, but decided it was too pointy.

I did wear it however.

P.S. The letters were stunning, but ginormous...like 12 feet tall. They were too over the top, even for me.

21 comments:

simple me said...

You are the luckiest girl alive! Honest to God, I don't know why you can't just live with me and guide my life to be filled with stars & dots.

" SHABBY JUNK" said...

OMG!!! You have the best eye. That is so cool! Sounds like something I would do. Like that you also got the guys to pose for a photo! hILARIOUS! jUDY

Barbara said...

OMG, I would have bought the letters too. WHY does this never happen to me???????

~~Carol~~ said...

Even while tooling down the highway, your junkin' eye lasers in on fantastic junk! I really really hope you're going to keep it!

Linda @ A La Carte said...

You are truly the Queen of the junking finds! I can't believe you found that awesome star!

Mitzi Curi said...

I would have chased down that trucker too....that star is worth sleeping with, but those letters intrigue me too. It's been fun visiting your blog!

Lynn said...

What do you think the letters would be able to spell out?

GARAGE SALE GAL said...

You are cracking me UP!!! I needed a good laugh and totally LOVE YOUR STAR!!!
Deb :)

Sue (Vintage Rescue) said...

Decidedly the best find ever!

JunqueMagnet said...

The junque gods were smiling upon you that day.Christmas sure came early.Drooling am I...Enjoy.

kluless said...

SCORE!..in all CAPS!...12 feet high!!!

flappergirlcreations said...

That is AWESOME! I wonder where they came from?

Andy's Attic said...

You really find the best "trash" in the most odd places....you are obviously always looking. The star is really great!!
ANnette

Jane said...

A fabulous find!! The star is perfect!! I so admire you....I have to admit that I would have been too intimidated to ask them to sell me the star.
Jane

Mr. Modtomic said...

Is that a Focus Wagon you're putting that in? Looks like it. We're so twinsies! Have ya named yours? Ours in called Frank.

I'd love to collect vintage signage but I have to draw the line somewhere!

acorn hollow said...

I totally would have slept with it pointy or not.
cathy

Kim G. said...

How the heck do you come across this stuff? It's as if the junk Gods love you! You look fabulous as a star by the way.

GeorgiaPeachez said...

Who the hell has that kinda luck! Those with the eagle eyes have all the luck I'd say!

Amber Von Felts said...

SHA-BLAM!! You scored BIG TIME!!!

Amanda @ Tall Glass of Water said...

Agh!! I would have taken a big letter for my backyard. Sooo awesome!

Mary Kay Andrews said...

Obviously, the Baby Jesus loves you.