Wednesday, January 5, 2011

Vintage Royal Signage: A Crowning Touch in a Cottage Bedroom

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The road to royal relaxation in the guest suite! I picked up this fab-u-lous Canadian highway sign while scouring the Gold Rush Days flea market in Rochester last August with my junking partner-in-crime, Lani@Cottage Elements


After a bit of searching on the web, I found a great site on on the history of Canadian highways (interesting read!). King's Highway signs like this were in use from 1930-1955. The slight yellow tint to this one indicates it has a reflective coating that was prevalent in the early 1950s.


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12 comments:

  1. I love how the greyhound is racing toward the highway sign!

    Stan

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  2. I'm loving all the details in your guest room-looks like a wonderful place to stay!

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  3. Great sign! I love signs, hard to part with them when I buy them for resale!
    Theresa
    aka:tot

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  4. You find the dang coolest stuff!

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  5. What a great sign and a lovely room. Love the white with black touchs!
    Wonderful blog, too!
    Yvonne

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  6. Wow, awesome find! I am an Ontario gal and recognized the sign as soon as I saw it. Highway 105 is a very remote highway in northwestern Ontario, near Kenora. Also called Red Lake Road, the highway travels past small towns like Vermilion Bay, Ear Falls and Red Lake. I love graphic signs, but that one most certainly appeals to me. It makes me wonder how many very cold and snowy winters that sign has seen. Thanks for sharing your find!

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  7. Very cool sign and what a great place to put it. I cannot wait to see the finished room!

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  8. That is a great sign!!!! Thanks for sharing. I am looking for forward to "1st project of 2011" linky party. There should be some great stuff for us to view...See you then.

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  9. Love the sign!! I am getting ready to do my guest room as well. It is getting tired looking...so...I hope to begin soon!
    Hugs
    SueAnn

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  10. A great sign for your kingdom!

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  11. I love old signs. I need to find some for our home. It's a bit harder in New England where most of the great things have been picked through. Still wishing to make it to Brimfield in May.

    Ruth

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