Friday, December 2, 2011

quick sign update

'Cause I know that's all you've been thinking about. Met Nick the sign guy today about a sign for the front of the building and showed him all of the ideas we (that's you and me friends) came up with. I said I was worried people wouldn't know what kind of store it is, and that we all agree that antique sounds too fuddy duddy/granny/expensive. And he looked around and said how about vintage. And I explained that for some reason when I say I sell vintage people think of vintage clothes. And Nick said how about vintage decor? Well, now isn't that genius? I mean the store has antique and vintage and new, but if I only had two words to describe the vibe those would be them. Why didn't I think of that?

So we're thinking cream background, orange trim line, dark green letters and a pine branch with a pine cone. And these words:
Country Weekend
vintage decor
rustic ~ whimsical ~ lovely

What do you think?

Thanks for all the brainstorming you did with me. (See last post's comments if you missed it.) I have some ideas for flyers and posters and ads that I'm going to incorporate some of your ideas in. You guys are the best. Have a great weekend.

edited Wed. to add: Now I'm thinking about:
  Country Weekend
   decor & more
(Not that font or size proportion. Remember, this will be on the 2nd floor, exterior of the building for people who drive and walk by. I hope using the colors and design will also signal "fun" and "nature". I'll keep you updated.) 



  1. The image of pine branch and cone express your taste, adding to the wonderful sign.(^^)v

  2. Sounds perfect. Did I miss a brainstorming session?

    xo Jane

  3. I woke up this morning feeling a little queasy about the word "decor". I'm still open to suggestions!

  4. Sounds wonderful! and I think 'decor' is good, since it lets people know they can find home accessories, etc...

  5. p.s. maybe add the word 'accessories' or 'gifts'?? otherwise people might think its just home furnishings.

  6. Good point, Anne. Vintage goods? Vintage stuff? :)

  7. I love it! I can't wait to see how it turns out.

  8. Jen,
    wow, I've been out of the loop! Been pretty busy since TK but back now. Love everything you've come up with so far, colors, logo, and wording. Love your 3 catch words! If you're not happy with the word decor, I thought vintage goods which I then saw you mentioned, what about vintage home goods? What ever you pick will be good.
    Can't wait to see what you end up with and the finished product! I love your taste and the things you find! Wish I was closer but then I'd be broke from buying all your stuff!

  9. Sounds like a winner! Just enough description to peak the curiousity (and make you want to stop in).

    It was fun being part of the process. I enjoy your blog!

  10. i hope you stick with decor. i think it sounds like a good sign....
    let us know how it turns out.