SCRAP. Where I got this Letter C but no fake flowers--well not ones I wanted anyway. Instead, I found fabric. And textured paper to photograph. And this:
A clown lamp someone created from SCRAP's scrap!
If you're a Portlander and haven't been to SCRAP, you're missing out on a cool aspect of our local culture. I'm surprised Portlandia hasn't spoofed them yet! It's definitely cleaner and safer than dumpster diving for all your crafty urges! They take donations--yarn, fabric, clown masks, staplers, old calendars, bits of tile, half used bottles of glue, puzzles, milk bottles, construction paper, old postcards, half finished hooked rug projects--and resell them to keep these bits and bobs from going into a landfill. Check out their website for daily hours and what they accept. It will give you an idea what's at SCRAP today!