We’re doing some “retro – renovations” to the Hacienda this year, and one thing I’ve wanted to do for ages is to add our house number in script, in addition to our actual number (surrounded by a fabulous vintage palm tree frame that came with the house- we LOVE that!)
I picked up a bunch of these script house numbers at an old hardware store that was closing years ago, but we’re missing the “Thirty” that we need to complete our street number.
Retro-house blog queen Pam Keuber from Retro Renovation has recently revealed that I’m not the only gal who is smitten with this bit of vintage house decor, but now that the word is out the numbers are getting pretty spendy on eBay and such.
And you know me – I’d rather support a little local hardware store or 5 & 10 store that has these in stock, so I’ve been checking the local ones I know of, but to no avail.
So this is where I thought I could reach out to you dear Retro Roadmap readers!
If you have a local independent hardware store – could you look and see if they have a script house number THIRTY in their old stock, for Mod Betty? I’d gladly pay your cost plus postage plus throw in some Retro Roadmap memorabilia, as well as give you accolades on the site!
I heard on the radio last week a piece about a Cash Mob that showed up at a Philadelphia area hardware store and it gave this locally owned business a nice bump in their daily sales. I’m totally adding that store to my list of places to check out. and I’m kinda in love with the Cash Mob notion – we could all get together for Retro Roadmap meetups and do that to local places worth visitin!
Even if your local store doesn’t have the house numbers I’m looking for, maybe you could pick up something handy that you need for your hacienda, and you’ll be supporting the local guy, and your neighborhood at the same time.
It’s Scavenger Hunt time! This could be fun!