So. Our front porch is almost finished.
I blogged about said same earlier in the week.
We don’t have hand rails yet, but perhaps G.O. will work on them today.
Anyway, methinks it’s now time for our house numbers.
Okay, I know this is goofy, but we already have 2 different sets of them.
We just don’t know where they are.
HA! We’re such losers!
I may not even remember what our “lost” house numbers looked like (I don’t),
but who cares?
I found some that I like better, inside my favorite mag:
I shan’t mince words:
It’s a good issue — go buy it.
Here’s what I found on CL page 85,
4″ x 6″ enamel steel number signs from Kaufman Mercantile!
They’re my favorite color! — dark blue!
So Frenchie! Literally.
From Kaufman Mercantile’s online shopping site:
The family-owned company that makes these enamel house plates started in 1905, but you can trace its heritage of enamel-making back to the 1830s. At the turn of the 20th-century, the founder opened a small factory on the north coast of France and began producing decorative enamel objects, signs, and kitchenware. His great grandson continues to offer these items using the same methods as over a century ago.
I know!! How cool, right??
Also very cool is that the numbers are on sale right now:
Were: $20.40 each, Now: $12.24 each.
I actually did some math this morning,
+ for our house numbers (we have 3), our cost would be $37.72!
You’ll have to trust me on this one, but that’s a real bargain,
considering the prices of these dark blue beauties,
from a Danish company, Ramsign:
I’ve been such a fan of these signs,
but just today I learned that they’re from Denmark, not France.
That’s still cool.
Anyway, here’s the Danish company founder, Nick Brandt:
Here’s how he describes his business:
Our Metropolitan house numbers are the quintessential classic northern European porcelain enamel sign. The white and blue single-trimmed signs are imbued with a rich history, dating back to 19th century Europe. Today, we bring over 150 years of tradition to your doorstep.
But Kay! you’re asking.
What about all the grays + blacks
you’ve chosen for that front porch of yours?
Okay. I think I like this one better than the blue!
Perhaps G.O. will find those missing house numbers
while I continue ponderng the enamel ones.