I think my affinity for all things lettered can be attributed to my name. The name Olivia may be the 6th highest ranking name in the nation today, but when I was growing up I was hard-pressed to find another Olivia outside of a Shakespearean play. When all the Jessica’s and Jennifer’s were running around with their personalized erasers in grade school, it wasn’t until I was well into my college years that I finally found my name inscribed on a pen in a novelty shop. I bought three. To this day I’m drawn to just about anything with my initials on it and that love obsession has extended to anything and everything lettered – especially if it’s vintage. Old signs, marquee letters, stamped bricks (that’s a whole other post), engravings … I’m a sucker for them all. Which brings my to my latest acquisition:
“Inspire” – could it get any more perfect than that?
When I saw this sweet little gem by typewrds on etsy, I couldn’t help but hit that ever-so-tempting “add to cart” button. And for $4, who can blame me? I placed these vintage letterpress letters on my windowsill just above our kitchen sink and they make me smile every time I glance that way.
What makes you smile?