My husband worked at a factory in town for over 40 years. The company closed last year and subsequently they tore the building down. The factory had been there since the early 1900's. The only thing that remains is cement slabs a few blocks square and piles upon piles of brick.
Yesterday Richie came home with a few bricks and asked me if I wanted to chip mortar off the bricks and make a walkway and patio that I had suggested over the years. We chipped away at a few and it wasn't that difficult. Thus, we hopped in his truck and loaded up about 150 of those babies.
What I like about them is they are old, old bricks. Nice patina....so many different shades of color...yellows, gray, white and some with a hint of red. They aren't perfect...rather "chippy". Very vintage in appearance.
I have dreams of getting a lot of them. I want a lot of area covered!
This might give you an idea how we will be spending our 4th of July. Site preparation, chipping mortar and hauling brick.
Enjoy whatever today brings!