Had to post about the new dinner guest that joined us last week.
I bought this Vintage R9 Subway Route Sign on ebay a while back. Based on what I've read about them, these signs were used on the subway lines in the 1930-40s.
Ive been admiring some subway sign art for a while now and when I found this sign (the F line is the one a block from me and I ride everyday) I had to have it.
For those curious, this is what the R9 trains looked like.
Im sure I share this fascination with many old home owners but I happen to find certain items from the past very cool. This falls into that category. Old subway things are just cool.
Anywho, I bought it in this state from an ebay seller
and had it custom framed. (Yoinks...framing costs a lot!)
The photo at top isn't a very good one as it doesn't capture just how pretty the frame is. It has a gold beaded inside trim that really ties it into the brass accents in the room. Thanks to Mr. Limestone for that one as he convinced me to go "go for the gold" so to speak. (I was going to go with the plain black frame for budget reasons.) Its matted with a dingy looking beige matte to work with the dingy letters. I love it! Which is a very good thing b/c it can be seen not only in the dining room and kitchen but also in the living room as this wall faces the living room couch.
You might be wondering what happened to the painting of the old woman that was hung there before. Well, she has been relinquished to the top of the wine rack for now (see left of photo above). She doesn't look bad there but she needs a permanent home. Not quite sure where to put this grand dame. Im sure I'll find a good spot but I think I'm putting the kibash on any artwork purchases from now on.