Saturday, May 2, 2009

By the Numbers

Our house is tucked away in a grove of oak trees down a steep and curvy driveway so we've been looking for big house numbers to better identify our house for guests or delivery people. Here's a few options I've found that would be great for house numbers even if your house is in plain sight.

Gas Station Numbers

Vintage gas station signs are great for being able to see numbers at a distance. There are actually quite a few different fonts and colors available. I happen to like red numbers on a cream background, but you can also find red and white, black and white and navy and white.

Etsy is a good source for these vintage signs and you can find them from $10-$40. There are quite a few sellers that have them if you do a search on the site. Here are some sellers with these numbers for sale at the time of this posting: 26 Olive Street, Cousinm's Shop and Blue Bell Bazaar.

Marquee Numbers

Another great source of large numbers are numbers from old theater marquee signs. You can find these in metal or plastic in all different fonts, sizes and colors.
Ebay is a good source to find these or you can also find them on Etsy if you do a search or at flea markets and antique fairs.

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