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Vintage Wall Plaques

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Keep your eyes peeled for these VINTAGE WALL PLAQUES, they’re wonderful!

I first discovered these charming little gems at an out-of-the-way auction a few years back. While browsing through a series of upcoming lots, I noticed a group of boxes tucked under a display table. The boxes were filled with a number of vintage wall plaques. Thankfully, they sure seemed perfect for the cottage!

Vintage wall plaques

Here’s what piqued my interest:

1) They’re handmade and hand painted, thus each is one-of-a-kind. Although some of the colours are slightly faded, they still impart a handmade feel to each one.

Close up of a wintery scene

2) The scenes depicted are unique and all boast an image of a cabin or chalet. I like the look of the little structure sitting in an amongst the trees.

This plaques shows it was made in Newfoundland

3) The size is a bit unusual. Interestingly, the shape is an elongated octagon measuring a modest 6 x 8 inches.

Although research on the origins of these vintage wall plaques has yielded few clues, it seems they were produced as souvenirs or mementoes.

A dedication listed on the back

Flipping them over you can see heartfelt dedications to a now long-forgotten recipient. Some also detail the name of the artist, the subject and the year they were made.

Vintage Wall Plaques

They now hang in a tight grouping and look great together. If anyone else has come across these, or if you have them in a cottage decor collection, please send me some photos – I’d love to share with everyone!

Vintage Wall Plaques

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I can’t help but wonder if one of these gifted artists didn’t sit out on his or her cottage deck years ago, to create these stunning VINTAGE WALL PLAQUES! What a treasured keepsake!