Friday, June 18, 2010

Decorating With Funky Chunky Old Storefront Letters

Add Some Whimsical Touches With Vintage Salvaged Sign Letters

Everyone seems to love vintage alphabet "storefront" letters. Take a look at these funky finds. Can you see one of these colorful salvaged letters mounted on your Great Room wall? How cool would that be?

Or used as a funky sculpture as spotted at

I love the way the red letter "C" works so well with the vintage Herman Miller fiberglass shell chair.

What Storefront Letters Are Made Of

Vintage store front letters can be made of wood, metal, enamel, brass, aluminum, bronze, plastic, Lucite , etc. You can find letters that are reflective and ones that light. Check out Depending on size, materials and can find plenty of basic salvaged letter available in a wide range of prices.When looking for these items use terms such as "vintage sign letters", " salvage storefront letters", "storefront facade letters ". You will find them on-line as well as in salvage yards.

I've Seen These Letters before...But Where?

I'm guessing the funny shaped alphabet letters shown below which I spotted at The Farmington Antique Show in Farmington, Connecticut last weekend were from an amusement park or circus.

What do you think, who would have letters like this? Have YOU seen these letters before...they seem so familiar.

Here is a cute blog on the topic:

C. Dianne Zweig is the author of Hot Kitchen & Home Collectibles of the 30s, 40s, 50s and Hot Cottage Collectibles for Vintage Style Homes. She is also the Editor of an actively growing internet based resource community for people who buy, sell or collect antiques, collectibles and art. You can find Dianne’s fabulous retro and vintage kitchen, home and cottage collectibles at The Collinsville Antiques Company of New Hartford, CT, a 22,000 feet antique emporium with an in-house retro cafĂ©.To read more articles by C. Dianne Zweig click on this link: C. Dianne Zweig’s Blog Kitsch ‘n Stuff Email me at dianne@cdiannezweig.comVisit my website, CDianneZweig.comDianne is a member of:The American Society of Journalists and AuthorsThe Authors Guild, Inc.

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