21 Vintage Home Bar Plaques to Complete Your Remodel

Vintage home bar plaques to complete your remodel

Remodeling is tough work. If you’re turning a bonus room, den, or kitchen space into a home bar, you lose all or part of that room for a while… and usually longer than the original estimate! Then there’s sawdust and grime and everyone’s coming and going.

But when you get near to the end of the home bar remodel, that’s when the fun begins. Continue reading

12 Vintage Coffee Signs

Vintage Coffee Signs Gift Ideas

Vintage coffee signs create an aura of trendy timelessness in your coffee shop, kitchen or breakfast nook. If you’re in the hunt for a coffee-theme kitchen gift for a caffeine junkie, you’ve come to the right place. Here is our roundup of twelve fun, funny, colorful, and classy vintage coffee signs. Grab a cup o’ joe and enjoy!

1. Personalized Vintage Art “Coffee Shop” Sign

Vintage Coffee Sign Gift Ideas

This nifty vintage-style coffee shop sign includes your name (on the top) and a custom line (“Little Creek – California”) across the bottom.

2. Vintage Espresso Sign

Vintage Espresso Framed Wall Decor Sign

Available with or without a frame, this 16-inch vintage coffee sign reads “Espresso” in classy lettering. Ideal as a gift for the true espresso connoisseur.

3. Vintage Coffee Sign: You Can Sleep When You’re Dead Distressed

Vintage Coffee Sign Gift Ideas

“Coffee! You can sleep when you’re dead!” We all know it, but it’s good to hear the reminder now and again. The overly-perky, already-caffeinated, steaming-coffee-cup-wielding 1950’s-retro gal helps reinforce the idea.

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4. Best Hot Coffee In Town Vintage Sign

Antique tin coffee sign

“The Best HOT COFFEE in Town Served Here” – and only 5 cents! What a deal! This reproduction has the distressed look and feel of the truly authentic vintage coffee signs, made from tin and ready to hang.

5. Vintage Coffee Signs: I Love You More Than Coffee

Vintage Coffee Signs

“I love you more than coffee (but please don’t make me prove it).” These vintage coffee signs are hand-painted on reclaimed wood. A light-hearted gift for a couple who loves coffee.

6. Instant Human: Just Add Coffee Sign

Vintage Coffee Signs Gift Ideas

Ever feel this way? Always feel this way? Ever not feel this way?

7. Vintage Coffee Signs: Open 24 Hours

Vintage Coffee Sign Espresso Decor

“Open 24 Hours: *Coffee Shop* We serve the best coffee in the world!” Cool colors and retro sci-fi fonts make this coffee shop sign a winner.

8. Vintage Coffee Shop Metal Sign

Metal Personalized Coffee Shop Sign

Personalized vintage-style coffee shop sign, includes your name and location along with two steaming cups of java.

9. Coffee Roaster Sign Personalized

Personalized Vintage Coffee SignsAntique-style vintage coffee signs, personalized for your Coffee Roaster friend or family member with a custom hanging name board. “Let me turn your choice beans into gold!” – “When the pot’s on – we’re open!!” – “Blended to perfection for distinct taste & aroma.”

10. Bottomless Coffee Cup Vintage Sign

Vintage "bottomless coffee cup" sign“Hot Coffee – Bottomless Cup: 10c” Great little coffee cup vintage style sign. Not quite as affordable as the 5 cent cup above, which is why this sign is ranked a bit lower on our *totally official* and **completely exhaustive** list.

*This list is actually not totally official.
**This list is actually not completely exhaustive.

11. Caffeine Problem Vintage Coffee Sign

Coffee Humor Sign

“I don’t have a problem with caffeine, I have a problem without it!!!” A little caffeine humor about your addiction never hurt anybody.

12. Hot Coffee Vintage Sign

Vintage Coffee Decor“Hot coffee – The Best Drink of All” Amen!

Which is your favorite of these vintage coffee signs?

Lucky Us Custom Keychain

Wedding Date Keychain

Wedding Date KeychainThis adorable keychain comes with two pennies monogrammed with a couple’s initials and special date (wedding date, first date, etc) along with a copper keychain fob which reads “Lucky us”. A great gift idea for your loved one this Christmas or on your anniversary!

Available from Angelorian Tradition, where you’ll find spades of cute phrases imprinted onto jewelry, serving spoons, guitar picks, and more metal stamped vintage flatware.

 

8 Great Coaster Gift Ideas

One really can never have too many coasters. Unless they’re lame, of course. You can have too many lame coasters. If you are suffering from a plague of lame coasters, below you will find the prescription which will cure your ailment. If you have not fallen to this vile plague, just remember: One really can never have too many coasters.

One and Done:

1. Vintage:

Fun Coaster Gift

The Hollywood Coaster from Jonathan Adler. Simple, trendy, retro, fun. Follow the link to purchase and you’re done.

2. Geeky Chic:

Scrabble Letter Tiles as Coasters

Designed in classic fashion after the original Scrabble tiles, this coaster set includes oversized letters and score tiles. Perfect for anyone who has a Pinterest board entitled “grammar”.

DIY

3. Scrabble Yourself:

Scrabble tile coasters DIY tutorial

If the Scrabble coaster tile set is to out-of-the-box for you, try this DIY Scrabble Tile Coaster tutorial from Intimate Weddings. The best part about this is you can accent names (or hide clever words and phrases… *wink*) in the coasters! Designate each coaster’s owner (“Madeline”) or preferred drink (“Lemonade”). The possibilities are endless….

4. Dominator:

Coaster Gift Ideas

Playing with the same game-ish-ness style as the Scrabble coasters, this set of Domino Coasters (from Lil Cody Designs on Etsy) is an affordable gift or simple DIY project.

5. Tile & Style:

Tile and scrapbook paper coaster tutorial

This easy DIY coaster tutorial from Mal & Kev uses 16-cent tiles, scrapbook paper (or newspaper, or book pages, or whatever), Mod Podge, and a bit of paint and clear acrylic sealant. As you can tell, these can be as simple or as ornate as you like – let your style shine!

6. In Color

DIY Coaster Tutorial

 

Check out this DIY Coaster Tutorial from Poppytalk for color-blocked coasters in sprightly colors. Of course, you can go with any color scheme you desire, to match your home decor, seasonal or holiday colors, and oh so much more.

All you need for these is:

1. Wooden coasters (you can get these from your local craft store)
2. Acrylic paint
3. Paint brush
4. Paint tray
5. Masking tape
6. Gold spray
7. Clear glaze spray

Personalized

7. Custom Maple

Personalized Coasters

 

Laser engraving is an easy and affordable way to customize your coaster gift. This set of four Maple wood coasters, available at Northwest Gifts, can be engraved with quotes, special dates, names, logos, images, and more.

8. Custom Marble

Coaster Gift Ideas

 

This set of four marble coasters, also from Northwest Gifts, includes a marble caddy and can be personalized with any laser etching you desire or design.