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Vintage Wall Plaques

Interests | March 11, 2015 | Nik Manojlovich
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Keep your eyes peeled for these VINTAGE WALL PLAQUES, they’re wonderful!

I first discovered these VINTAGE WALL PLAQUES at an out-of-the-way auction a few years back. I was browsing through a series of upcoming lots and noticed a group of boxes tucked under a display table. The boxes were filled with a number of vintage wall plaques, and I instantly thought, “These would be great for the cottage.”

Please scroll through the photos of these vintage wall plaques by using our handy photo slider. Simply click the arrows on the above photo to view these collectibles.

Here’s what piqued my interest:

1) They’re handmade and hand painted, thus each is one-of-a-kind.

2) The scenes depicted are unique and all boast an image of a cabin or chalet.

3) The size is a bit unusual – an elongated octagonal shape 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.

The backsides of these plaques are of particular note as they’re often enhanced with heartfelt dedications to a now long-forgotten recipient. Some also detail the name of the artist, the subject and the year they were made.

These vintage wall plaques 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!

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!

Listen on MUSIC

Listening to great music is an important part of every Weekend At the Cottage! I thought some vintage Folk Songs of the Canadian North Woods – Wade Hemsworth was perfect for this post. Head to iTunes to download this nostalgic album.


Nik Manojlovich

Nik is the creator, host and brains behind Weekend at the Cottage. He loves sharing his wisdom and experience about the things that interest him most.



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