As long as we can remember, we've always had a thing for numeric typography. It has always spoken to us from the very beginning when we first started with the various ways we've incorporated numbers into the decor of No. 1450 cottage. I think it's such a cool aspect in design, and it continues to catch our eye, especially with authentic pieces like this vintage metal sign.Read More
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Back in its day, this vintage French sign may have served as a signal post for military traffic or a town road sign. Today, it serves as a sign post from the past with the its vintage paint and worn edges.
We found this cool sign in the French town of Marseilles, which is a beautiful beach town on the water. As we explored and took in the sights, you could really feel the soul of this old French town. It was such an incredible experience visiting this amazing place, much less being able to shop for priceless antiques there.
This vintage sign is an authentic French piece. Today there is a tremendous amount of vintage and antique knock-offs, so there's something to be said about the soul and stories carried with an authentic piece. We think this sign was used on a military road, so each man or woman who drive by it had a story and a reason for being there. That's the soul that these pieces carry with them throughout the years.
Found in the French town of Nimes, this beautifully aged "L'illustration" book dates back to 1891. From the illustrations and articles on the pages, this bound piece of French antiquity seems to be a periodical or world book.Read More
We found these gorgeous amber bottles on our trip to France a few years ago, and I was immediately taken by the beautiful color and the porcelain pop-tops. Upon further inspection, we learned that these bottles are from "Brasserie du Zenith," a brewery in Marseille.Read More
You can't start the next chapter of your life if you keep re-reading the last one.Read More
Good things take time. I need this reminder right now...Read More
The second leg of our European trip was Provence. We stayed in a beautiful home near Avignon that Smoot found on airbnb. We knew this area would be where we did most of our antique buying.Read More