I have “RATS”, “PHARMACY”, and “AMERICAN”,
…and I’ve been looking for “LIQUOR and “DRUGS” for years.
No, I’m not Iggy Pop. (will anyone even get that reference?)
I’m talking vintage signage.
Here’s a couple that we have hanging in our house.
“PHARMACY” is still in the garage, haven’t quite found a home for it yet….but we will. OOOhhh but we will.
So, are y’all hooked on vintage signage now? Wanna add this element to your home?
What makes these signs work for me is they are all the same font. Sure, you could mix-n-match old letters. It’s a gamble to find actual complete vintage words at junk stores anyway. Sometimes, sign companies will sell off the old signage that they remove from buildings, but that doesn’t mean that you’ll find a word worth displaying in your home.
Now, this may seem a little cheating, (but it’s not)
Use reproduction vintage letters.
Anthropologie has been making these very popular 8 inch, 18 dollar, zinc letters for a few years now. (insert eye roll – here) Google “E. A. T.” right now, and I guarantee that a picture of someone’s kitchen will pop up….with these EXACT letters….over the sink….Bbbllllkkkkk
But, did you know? They also come in an Oversized version. 25 inches tall and almost 3 inches deep. Now we’re talking. At 98 bones a piece, I guarantee you won’t see these in any of your friend’s kitchens.
Restoration Hardware Baby & Child also has a few options to spell anything that your little heart may desire. (yes, even profanity)
These Vintage Industrial Letters are wood with a metal edging, 10 inches tall, and only $15 each. Not too pricey, unless you’re spelling out “Supercalifragilisticexpialidocious”.
Not judging, but hopefully, you aren’t.
These Extra-Large Metal Letters are 22 inches tall with an awesome weathered, navy blue paint. They are a bit more expensive at $42 and a little “one-dimensional” compared to the others.
I saved the absolute best letters for last. These puppies are 22 inch Vintage Illuminated Letters. Just filled with 4 wat little bulbs and made from steel with a weathered, galvanized finish to look aged.
Sure, they are almost $200 each…but how can you put a price on sooooo much “swagger”?
with 7 letters,
“SWAGGER” would be $1,400 before tax and shipping.