Yesterdee (that’s how they say it in St. Louis, I swear)
I posted about my collection of much-loved red signs.
A mere hour or so after I posted,
I realized to my horror (J/K) that I forgot to include
my most prized red sign of all:
This is 2-sided + says ROCKFORD on the other side.
We pretty much think this was in a bus or train station.
Why do I love it so?
Well, St. Louis is my homeland,
+ at the time, I lived 20-ish miles s.w. of Rockford, Illinois.
Speaking of “needing” something — how could I resist
(even though I think I paid $95 for it!!)
What can I say? I was single at the time
+ could buy anything I wanted!
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This happiness occurred when we lived in the groovy apartment
that I built above my old retail store.
My ST. LOUIS/ROCKFORD sign hung on the ceiling beam
just over my head in this snapshot from long ago:
My plans for hanging it in our Dutch colonial project
involve yet another (future) beam,
which will hang between our dining room + kitchen.
Just above G.O.’s head.
Re: that beam.
I’m still on the fence about whether or not to investigate the price
they’re charging these days for salvaged beams.
Methinks I probably should.
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Meanwhile, let’s have a look-see at another red+ white sign of mine:
I love this one, too!
I made it myself, back in my letterpress phase.
It was also the era in which I most recently had a brick+mortar retail space.
Here’s 1 of 3 that I made, hanging outside our shop(s):
Here’s the larger version:
Right now, these beauties (if I do say so)
are languishing in our cellar hide-a-way,
but I think these need to be included in our home + garden décor . . .
. . . if not here + now, then FO SHO in the Dutch colonial!