Monday, May 6, 2013

Scoreboard Score and a Drink

Coca-Cola sign Scoreboard
 Sometimes for a hoarder, er, collector like me, a super find from the past pops out and surprises you all over again.  This time I really scored.  Let's drink to that.

I have been clearing boxes from under the bed and there was one way up near the wall I could not reach.  

The other day I finally took my hiking pole and shoved it out the other side.  

Ah, that is where that was!  A box of metal pieces.

It was a scoreboard!

At least it was the 0's and 1's of a scoreboard - most likely baseball.

They did hang from a piece of plywood painted green in the pantry area of the kitchen.  One Christmas I took it down to pile several boxes and crates to stylishly arranged my junk , er, collectibles.  I put them in a box and under the bed they went.  

Never to emerge again until the other day.

 It is hand-painted and in fairly good shape.  Only one piece has heavy rust and there are no bullet holes.  

The surprise of the scoreboard appears when you turn the pieces over and find this.

Can you guess?

It's like a brain game.

 It is a partial Coca-Cola sign!

Evidently the rest of the sign had the rest of the numbers on it.

Love the patina!

 I carefully checked, but there is no signature on this section of the  artist who painted it.

Signatures are greatly sought after.

It does have the trademark symbol.

 That familiar font in white on a red background.

This is obviously hand-painted.  You can feel the brushstrokes.

 Let's raise a small green bottle of ice-cold Coca-Cola to toast this recovered find.  (Everyone knows the small green bottles are the best Coca-Cola!)

I plan to find a new home for this treasure since I have not been appreciating its true glory.

Molly is enjoying the extra space under the bed to stretch out and hide from the dogs.

She had to be in the picture because she is the boss.

Who would ever think to find a scoreboard under her bed?  Wait a minute, that sounded all wrong! 

Well, back to treasure hunting in the house. I plan an excursion into one of the attics this week.  Nobody knows what might be in there.  I hope no body or bodies!

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  1. An awesome find. Even if it was under your bed all this time!

  2. Nice to know you won't be keeping score in the bed any more. That's a great find and I love the advertising on the back!

  3. Hi Donna,
    This post made me laugh out loud! I too have so many surprise boxes stuffed under the beds and everywhere else, but a scoreboard takes the cake! I can't quit smiling. I know I'm going to enjoy your posts and look forward to browsing your blog.
    Your newest follower,
    Laura from

  4. OH ,HOW FUN! What a terrific find... You lucky girl..... :)

    hugs xx

    Crystelle Boutique

  5. FUN!!
    I need to clean out under my bed... but I don't expect to find any treasures. :)

  6. Hey Donna; LOL @ You!!!! I sure do wish that you had the rest of that signage. What you do have looks too cool. I can not wait to see what you do with it, and were you place it in your Lovely Home.

  7. I say hang it again by nails. Or if you could someway display both sides at once???

  8. Love it Donna! That is too cool! I love it when I find something I had forgotten all about! Your Molly is too cute....I am a cat lover! I have 4 of my own....Sugar, Sally (he's a boy), Bashful, and Cruella...:) I love the garden bench Miss Molly is perched upon too! Have a blessed day...:)

    Blessings, Vicky
    Life On Willie Mae Lane

  9. Ha! Ha! Ha! You kept a scoreboard in your bedroom!! You crack me up! When I come and see you, I'm looking under all of your beds!

  10. too bad you don't have the rest of the sign!!

  11. Wow!!! Amazing to find such great stuff under your bed. I'd love to be treasure hunting through your house!

  12. Shucks I was wanting a zero.

  13. visiting from SSS---what a great find!!! I love it since a "co-cola" in the bottle has always been my beverage of choice!

  14. Ok Donna - that is the coolest thing ever!!!
    And what do you mean ONE of the attics - how many do you have exactly???????? LOL

  15. I'm with Suzan, how many attics do you have? That horror monster has his work cut out for it sprawling into more than one attic. You are amazing to keep after it. I can't tell you how I'm dying over your metal pieces with the coca cola on the on the one side. I live to come across something like this one day. I've been wanting to cover table tops with metal pieces from various old signs or or a full sign. Pieces of something like this would be so cool. I bet you will have that sold in a jiffy. Those coca cola collectors would go nuts for it. Hope you command a nice price for it!

  16. Donna, you are tooo funny! Finding a scoreboard under the bed just cracks me up! But you really did score (oops! unintentional pun!) with this find... love it!!

  17. I just had to take out the metal frame under our bed when we got new mattress' and the bed turned out to be waaaaay toooo high for me. My 6 year old grand daughter helped me excavate under there--we used a cane to grab the boxes and heave. Fortunately there actually was NOT too much under there! Box of old bottles I dug from an old dump where I grew up; some old ribbons and trimmings and fake jewels--I actually thought of YOU when I found these!!!--and a Mystery Box.

    The Mystery Box turned out to be full of---make up.

    I don't WEAR make up.

    This was--my MOTHERS make up.

    Mother died quite some time ago--and NEVER lived in my house. And when she died I did NOT bring any of her make up from Arizona to New York.

    The grand kid said--Gee Dran Ma that woman was NOT nice. First she left her make up under YOUR bed and then she walked off and DIED.

    I almost pee'd myself.

  18. I wish I could find a treasure like that?! So wonderful! Life to the full! Melissa @ DaisyMaeBelle

  19. Oh my goodness... what a find!!! I love both sides.. now to figure out which you'll use! :)

  20. That's some find! Too bad you didn't have them all. But still, I a great find. Who doesn't love the old coke logo! Thank you for sharing it at What We Accomplished Wednesdays. Have a great weekend!


  21. Wow this is great! Love it!I am new from southern charm! I would love for you to check out my blog and follow me back! Have a great day,Nicole

  22. That is so cool! Amazing it was hand painted. Thank you for linking this up at Rustic Restorations Weekend!

  23. This is TOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO awesome for words!!!! hugs...


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