A few weeks ago I posted some photos of signs that we’ve made for winners of various contests. Some of you told me afterwards that you enjoyed seeing those photos and that made me think it would be fun to do it again. I’ve found some more photos of signs that now belongs to some wonderful bloggers. Don’t forget to visit their blogs when you have time, they’re all amazing. Over at Jamie’s blog, Owl Really, there’s a give-away going on right now. You can enter and get a chance to win your own number sign from Ramsign. Her blog is really something extra and I know you’ll love it just as much as I do!
I don’t know about you but I’m a big fan of home magazines and I search the shelves for new magazines every week, like a vacuum cleaner looking for dust… I love them and I bring most of them home. My big problem is that I never throw away a magazine once I’ve read it and I think you can figure out the result of this… I’ve got tons of magazines in my home and the storage of the mags has grown to become quite an issue lately. I definitely won’t stop buying new magazines but I became very happy when I found a new online magazine. It doesn’t take up any space at home and it’s filled with interesting articles. The name of this magazine is 91 Magazine and you can find issue #2 here. I really think it’s worth reading since it contains lovely photos, well researched articles and interesting interviews and it’s completely free to read. My favourites in this issue are the Style Notes with all its wonderful photos and the article A Knitted Plaice.
I think it’s important to mention that the people behind this lovely magazine is the same people behind the webshop Patchwork Harmony, a shop that I truly love. They’ve got so many beautiful things and some of their wonderful items can be seen in the magazine as well. Look at the rustic wooden hooks below, it’s just one of the beautiful things that you can find in the shop. Isn’t it beautiful?
I love seeing classic house numbers on walls and fences, that’s no secret. I think most of you have seen some beautiful house number signs along the streets as well and some of you probably have one as well. Maybe even a sign from Ramsign?
However, there are so much more that you can do with enamel signs and I thought I’d share a few ideas with you. You see, one of my favorite ideas when it comes to decorating is to place enamel signs inside and use them as part of the interior to make the place more unique. Does your house have a name? You can get a custom made name plate with the name of your home and place it over the door to your livingroom or your kitchen.
Or what about placing a name sign with the name of your children on a beautiful vintage sidetable like the one below? That can be found over at Himlarum by the way. That’s a wonderful web shop that everyone who likes old furniture and vintage style should visit at once… If you run a small b&b or plan on starting one you could place a sideboard like that beside the bed in every guest room and place a sign with the name of the b&b on the table, maybe accompanied by a vase with fresh flowers and a water decanter. I think it would make the guests feel very comfortable and pleased. I know I would feel that way!
I know I’ve been talking about decorating mantels before and that’s a place where an enamel sign fits in as well. Remember that a sign doesn’t have to contain a name, you can just as well have your favorite quote or some memorable words on it. It’s your choice and it can make your home really personal and the mantel is the perfect place to have it since it will be highly visible to everyone who comes to visit. If you don’t have a mantel you can place it on a shelf on the wall, like the one below for example. It will be visible and it will fit in very well too.
These are just a few of my ideas, maybe you can fill in with more? I really love to decorate with signs and other items that is custom made and unique so I appreciate all new ideas 🙂