Yesterday's impromptu thrifting stop yielded a treasure that's
been on my 'to find' list for quite a while. (See? It paid to stop!)
Some years ago I found a bit of paper ephemera relating to a
once existing railroad that went through the town of our summer cottage.
That find was just $1 and truly a treasure. Just look at the neat script writing...
|Cornwall Lebanon Railroad - Colebrook, Mount Gretna, PA|
Now - can you see what I found yesterday that I needed for my railroad paper? Yep - that frame -complete with glass! The paper is an unusually long size and I just wasn't finding anything that would work.... till yesterday.
I gave it a coat of red paint (no primer needed - super quick.)
But it was still a bit bigger than my railroad paper.
So I took a classified page from a 1950's newspaper
(found in our cottage when we moved in) - ironed it to help remove creases...
...and used it as a matting of sorts.
I'm just delighted to have this piece of local memorabilia
in our very small, but growing, collection.