Monday, October 31, 2011

All Signed Up at Second Hand Rose

I am set up for the November sale at Second Hand Rose in Buffalo, Minnesota. I have a new spot in the shop and it took a while to get the feel for the space. I do not have any pieces of furniture that I made or recycled in this month's sale. But I do have a bunch of signs. Somehow November has become Sign Month for me. I have big signs, small signs, red signs and blue signs. My favorites are a 1920's doctor's shingle and a huge Fireman's Ball sign.

The Cowboy Shop sign is 4' by 5' and double sided.

The large fish above the sign is a Monticello Minnow. Caught in the Mississippi River just below the Monticello nuclear power plant.

My mafia vignette. A hobby horse head in the chair.

ELE-VATOR? I wonder if Ele is Darth's sister.

I like the 4 gooseneck lamps atop the large wardrobe. Doctor Reuben DeWitt Zimbeck was the town doctor in Maynard, Minnesota. He practiced there from before 1900 until his death in 1927. The shingle was found in the attic of his old house 90 years after he died.

This watercolor is a painting of the Swedish Pavillion at the 1915 San Francisco Panama- Pacific Exposition.

Flying trike and cow signs.

Mr. Flannery


red.neck chic said...

I don't even know what I'm laughing harder at... your description or your description?!

I love alllllllll of the signs you mob boss.

;-D robelyn

Marge of Emmas Nook and Granny said...

Great signs!!! Love your Godfather tribute, too!

Linda said...

Your space looks SO great! Good luck in the sale!

alice said...

How cool to find the Dr's sign 90 years later! Love all of the hangers!
Smiles, alice