Tuesday, December 02, 2008

Vintage Bus Signs

Vintage Bus Signs from parishotelboutique.com

I just adore vintage bus signs! The provenance combined with the old typography makes them extra special. And, they are great pieces of art. I have one in my dining room and people seem to be intrigued by it. It's sort of one of those quirky, unexpected pieces that add a spark to a room.


Vintage Trolley Sign from parishotelboutique.com

I currently have some for sale on my website. This extra special trolley bus sign (above) is from Bournemouth, a large coastal resort town on the south coast of England. Cricket, Tennis, Circus, Carnival, Pageant...it doesn't get better than that! I've never seen a sign like this before. The town of Bournemouth hosted many events of the Festival, hence all the activities on the sign would make sense. Upon research, Bournemouth sounds like a great tourist town with lots of history, great beaches, culture and a professional football club, too!


Bus Roll Sign Photo from Desire to Inspire

Bus Roll Sign Photo from Desire to Inspire

I love these photos from Desire to Inspire's blog. They add that perfect touch of whimsy!


11 comments:

la la Lovely said...

Oh.. I have been loving these for awhile and wanting one... I'll have to check them out at your site...Hope you are well!

xx Trina

MelsRosePlace said...

I love these too...i was looking at some old original ones on ebay here in Australia and they are very much in demand! Mel xx

Kelli said...

I LOVE this idea as a focal statement piece on a large wall. Thanks for the inspiration!

Rose Growing Gal said...

These are just great! Strong, quirky and very graphic-oriented with big letters in black-and-white!

Barb said...

Hi Lynn,

What marvelous signs. I know where I would put one!

hugs,
Barb

vicki archer said...

These are fab - they would look great anywhere. I am greedy, I would like a pair! xv

melissa davis said...

Love that sign!!! Amazing. ;)

Di Overton said...

Can you believe? The bottom picture shows a sign from the area I live in. It's a small world

Velvet and Linen said...

These signs are wonderful.
Great graphics with a vintage feel.
Thank you for sharing.

xo
Brooke

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Paris by Bus said...

I prefer live fashion, for example taking a bus ride in Paris, in one of the touristic routes. If I was to go for a sign, I would fancy one used in the good old days in Champs Elysees.