Is there anything nicer than a rummage through your drawers? I stumbled across these beauties just the other day. I bought them around five years ago when visiting the John Derian store in Provincetown. If you ever go to Provincetown you must pay a visit to the shop as it's absolutely perfect. Located in the most unexpected little spot it's full of treasures like this as well as lots of John Derian goodies of course – deserving of a post in their own right sometime soon. Along with dust and old carrier bags my better half and I kind of collect his excellent decoupage pieces. Did I mention my birthday is next week?
Anyway, much like any decent shop it makes you want things you never knew you wanted and certainly don't need. In my experience that usually makes for the best kind of shopping. I once found myself in The Conran Shop (Masters of merchandising) trying to work out if I had room in my life for a 5ft long crocheted carrot. Not even making it up.
When it came to these 'Hardware Store Alphabet Cards' there was no question that my life could not be complete without them. I have visions of them gracing a wall in a spare bedroom I don't yet have framed individually at great expense above a bed I don't yet own. Illustrated beautifully by artist Lizzy Rockwell, I love everything about them – the subject matter, their size (8inch x 10inch) and best of all the fact I don't need them.
In the spirit of acquiring things you never knew you wanted, would you like to WIN (yes you read that right) the entire alphabet? Only this time it's my take on it, sorry. All you have to do is tell me what the object is that Lizzy used to represent the letter J? Just post your response here, on Twitter or Instagram and the lucky winner will be drawn at random from all the entries I'm sure to be inundated with. Answers must be in by midnight May 28th and the lucky winner will be announced on May 29th - my birthday. I'm just so giving.