Monday, August 13, 2012

Antique Signage as Art

What is it about Vintage Signs ?  Is it the curiosity behind the business to whom it belonged, or the fact that they fair well in both traditional and contemporary interiors?   I have several in my own home and there are always several I have  on my radar as well.  I love how they add a touch of playfulness to a room.

vintage sign in kitchen

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home of designer Linda Banks

 

One of my favorite designers Karin Blake has been using them in her interiors forever

 

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I have an old jewelers sign above my fireplace in my family room

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cindy hattersley design

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big vintage sign in Kitchen

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I also have a sign from Boylestown Massachusetts in my guest room.  We purchased it years ago in Maine.

 

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cindy hattersley design

 

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love this....white w/neutrals

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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How do you feel about vintage signs?  Love them or leave them?!!

10 comments:

  1. You always have the most interesting, unique design posts! I love this idea - especially in a kitchen or bar for some whimsy and fun...but these are beautiful examples in other rooms of the house as well!

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  2. Thank you Barbara. I have studied the best (hausdesign). I feel the same about your blog. You absolutely never dissappoint!

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  3. L-O-V-E them!! I once had a vintage sign from a train station: "Whistle." I regret selling it :( It had the most glorious blue-gray and white painted surface. Are your suzani bed covers old? They are wonderful.
    xoxo
    Loi

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    1. Oh my gosh...Whistle..are you kidding? Wouldn't you have loved to have kept it?!!

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  4. love vintage signs. I also love your living room. It looks great.

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    1. Thanks you guys...my house is a bit dated in places...one of these days I will get around to updating!

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  5. Hi Cindy! Thank you so much for including some of my rooms in this post....I too regret selling a few of those great signs!

    Love your blog!

    best, Kelley

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    1. That room with the beautiful lamps and the sign kills me every time! It is fabulous! I know where you can get a similar sign....if you ever want one email me...and I can send you the link!

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  6. Well I'd skip the meat market one but otherwise such a great idea! Love your twin guest room! Maria

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