Tuesday, May 18, 2010

Good Measures

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Good measures – you rule!

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My little collection of expandable rulers and 6-inch advertising rulers are propped up in antique trophy cups on top of a little white hutch. The old patinas mix well together for a serene look.

P1010030a Stack the rulers up to use for a little “lift” in a vignette, too.

Fun, quirky and all in good measure!

38 comments:

Jennifer said...

this is fun - I love pics of multiples! Jennifer jennsthreegraces

Stacey said...

What a neat collection. The folding wood measuring sticks always remind me of my grandfather's workshop. I remember him having those.

Donna, The Decorated House said...

Hi~
Love you collection of rulers. I have to fight myself not to buy them when I see them. The patinas are so beautiful as you said. But, oh how I don't "need" one more thing to collect!
So it was a treat to see yours!
Donna

Vintage Sassy said...

You are so clever in your writings...I love it when you show us your collections. Do you have a favorite collection?

xo
LeAnn

Blondie's Journal said...

Such a neat collection. Think of all the time and ways they were used!

xoxo
Janie

Maggie and Mitch said...

What a beautiful collection of rulers! Our mom loves antique wooden things!

Love ya lots,
Maggie and Mitch

Snappy Di said...

Love your collection! Especially the folding yard sticks.

DI
The Blue Ridge Gal

Pondside said...

Every inch, the perfectly aligned vignette!

Signs and Salvage said...

I am in LOVE with that VIgnette!!!!! WONDERFUL!!!

Have a great day:)

Kristin

Sentimentally Me said...

Oh My! Every time I see one of those I think of my Dad! He was quite the creative genius and ALWAYS had one of those folding rulers handy, along with a metal "pull out" tape measure on his belt! I remember trying like H*LL to "refold" those tape measures for him when I was a wee one. . . . good memories for sure, thanks for the stroll, my bud! xoxo P

PS Spoke to "The Other Becky" yesterday (well, not spoke, but emailed) and she said you guys met "IN THE FLESH" oh how I would have loved to be there with two of my favorite Beckys in the whole wide world :)

GrannySue said...

I love those expandable rulers. I remember my Grandpa and my Dad using them until the numbers were worn off. What great memories.

Sinta Renee said...

Cute! I would have never thought to collect these little treasures!

Vee said...

Oh my hubby would just love this. He already enjoys my one little nod. Of course, if he'd give up his collection, I could have one of my own. Love the photography and your particular brand of quirky!

Linda said...

I love these, for some reason the expandable ones fascincate.....hugs, Linda

Denise said...

That's such a cute idea! I've found several of those rummaging around my Mother's house lately. You've given me a great idea. Thank you for sharing!

sissie said...

You have the best collections and this one is great. I remember the folding measuring sticks that were around when I was a little girl. I loved playing with them and always pinched my fingers!

hugs
Sissie

kybarb said...

Love the display of your ruler collection! I would never have thought to display them like that and I love it! I'm gathering all of mine together and when I have enough I'll know what to do with them! Do you like yard sticks too? I have bought a few recently and need an idea for displaying them too!

~Lavender Dreamer~ said...

How neat! I've never seen these as a collection! I think my hubby has gotten rid of all of his old tape measures!

My Shabby Roses said...

I love the look Becky! What a great idea. Now I want to find small rulers. So many fun things to collect!

Claudia said...

I love wooden rulers and measuring sticks! You have a great collection.

xo
Claudia

The Strawberry Mallard said...

Oh my!!! We have a couple of them back up North.....gotta get'em outta there asap!
Love ya angel,
xoxoxo
Nebby & co.

Angela said...

Very cool, nicely displayed!!

marie said...

I love this display ~ the contrast of the wood and metal is really nice and I love all the oclors of the wood. My Dad had expandable rulers ~ we played with them all the time. Thanks for a sweet memory!

Tales From My Empty Nest said...

Loved the pictures of your collection. Hope you are having a great week. Tell the dogs hello!!! They are so cute! Love & blessings from NC!

Mimi Sue said...

Beautiful. Love your Baby Ben too. Mimi

Lori Lucas said...

I love those. It makes me think of my grandfathers and lots of fun afternoons in their workshop! Great pictures...as always. Lori L

the wild raspberry said...

love your little display...
that little clock is so fabulous.
all of it is now that i think about it!

Emma said...

i have been looking for a vintage ruler for ages!! im so jealous....a totally beautiful display
xxx

Pansy Cottage Girl said...

Great job on these pictures! The collections look great!

Liz said...

Cute! :) I love all the old give-away stuff. You sure don't see that anymore.

~Liz

Elsie said...

Becky~ Love your rulers,I have Daddy's like that and a lot of
small rulers in my sewing room.
I love the way you display them.
SOOOOOOO cute.:O)

C. Dianne Zweig said...

Fabulous photography and a wonderful post...really enjoyed this,

Dianne
Kitsch n Stuff

Connie said...

My Dad was a carpenter and he always had a wooden tape measure in his overall. Your display brought back so many memories. Thanks for sharing.

Brenda@Spareminute cottage said...

I have a folding ruler just like those that was my father's.
I love how you have displayed yours ,I think I need to find a way to display his.

Brenda

Amy said...

I never would of thought to display those but I have to say they look lovely. They remind me of my dad. He was a tool designer and he had all kinds of measuring devices. Thanks Becky.

cindy said...

Love this...what a great mix of color and texture, its fab! I love old rulers, I think they are the coolest!

-c
yapping cat

Brenda@Cozy Little House said...

You do the best displays! I love this!
Brenda

Tracey Johnson said...

I love this look!