Friday, 30 May 2014

(not quite) flea friday: eye candy


Every now and again it's nice to shrug at the thrifts, and leave for a long walk around town instead in the mild weather.

Our town is a small town - its smallness is felt in many ways, all the positives and the negatives of it. One of the things I like about it the most is that you still find some nice old stuff standing amongst the samey glass-balconied blocks of flats popping up everywhere. Good old signs of times when the stuff of today's nostalgia was being lived.

I very much like spotting these signs of decades now retro, and cherish them while they are still there. For all I know, their days might be counted - they might be erased by the new breed of town planners and their bulldozers soon. (Do you recall the old wooden flea market building with that lovely tatty signage? For example, that's not there anymore...)

The old neon signs above grace the facade of a block of 60s buildings where both shops seem to be still in business there - one is a furniture shop, the other is a little garden supplies and florist's. Needless to state how much I adore those vintage fonts and colours.

We still got something from the thrifts though - I'll show you next week!

Linking up to Me and My Shadow, Sir Thrift a Lot, We Call It Junking and Thrifter Maker Fixer Farm.

5 comments:

  1. oh my, many of our old buildings have been razed for new construction, you;re lucky to have these in your town! Many that have not been razed have be remodeled into bland junk : ( thanks for linking up!

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    1. that's how i feel, it's only a matter of time here too!

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  2. I dearly love old signs. There were some amazing one's in Phoenix and here in Portland some but not as many kitschy one's. The font on your's is fanfreakintastic!

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    1. :) there's something a little bit eastern-block/western block 70s about parts of this town. i can't say i don't like it, it somehow makes me nostalgic for the hungary of my childhood, even though i would never be able to remember anything before the 80s!

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  3. I really love old signs, I'm so glad to have seen this and that you saved it in photos in case it gets lost to development. Thank you for sharing at the History & Home link party - Dawn, We Call It Junkin.com

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