Tuesday, June 5, 2012

The Find: Saying Something

Photograph by Jim Franco for The Find

Words can be enchanting and encouraging, often helpful and sometimes hurtful. Maybe that's why a random mix of letters like those found on the tiles in a Scrabble board seem to provoke thought and inspire creativity wherever they are gathered.

I featured this photograph in The Find: The Housing Works Book of Decorating With Thrift Store Treasures, Flea Market Objects, and Vintage Details because I was charmed by the way Yasmine McGrane from Maison Rêve carefully sorted vowels and consonants to offer welcoming words to a visitor or randomly grouped them in a vintage apothecary jar.

When The Find first came out, one critic noted that bonne nuit wasn't correctly spelled in French. That is true in this picture, but anyone who's ever played Scrabble knows that you can only have seven tiles on your rack, and that there's probably an open ne just waiting for the bon moment!

Always Frugal, Always Fabulous

The Elegant Thrifter

1 comment:

  1. Very sweet! As an antique dealer I've often used scrabble tiles to label my shelves. This makes me want to drag some out and use them in our library as well!



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