How was your weekend? Did you catch the 60th Grammy Awards last night??? Huge night for Bruno Mars. Emmylou Harris & Chris Stapleton sang a beautiful version of “Wildflowers” together as a tribute to Tom Petty. I loved Donald Glover a/k/a Childish Gambino’s performance. I adored him on “Community” and since then his career in both acting and music has exploded. He won the Grammy for Best Traditional R&B Performance for his song “Redbone”. It was well deserved, as that song has all kinds of old school 1970’s soul feels to it. Swoon.
If you have loved antiques & flea markets as long as I have, you know that signs are a huge collectible. Store signs, street signs, building signs, etc., are in huge demand. While I do not own any myself (still on the hunt for the right one for me), I do love admiring them whenever I come across ones I find really interesting. Most of the ones I like are too big to hang in a normal size house, so by taking pictures of them I can bring a piece of their beauty home with me.
The first time I saw this one with its individual letters, I spent over 30 minutes shooting it from different heights and angles for the right effect. This was just outside the Delaware Water Gap. Unfortunately, I have never been around at night to photograph it all lit up.
Vintage soda signs are some of my favorites. I spotted the two below in Pennsylvania.
Old store signs have so much character. I spotted this beauty in Kentucky.
The signs on sides of buildings which are made part of the structure itself are like early graffiti experiments, except they were not free hand. I really love this type of graphic. I saw this in North Carolina.
Now for our song of the week. I loved seeing U2 last night and it had me thinking about the great messages in so many of their songs. One that has resonated a lot for me over the years is 2000’s “Walk On“.
It is a great reminder that who we are is unique, and the moments we have in life are ours, no matter how much others try to take them away from us or rewrite history about them. I love these words:
“Walk on, walk on
What you got they can’t steal it
No they can’t even feel it
Walk on, walk on…
Walk on, walk on
What you’ve got they can’t deny it
Can’t sell it, or buy it
Walk on, walk on”
I do not own the rights to the music. I am just sharing some things that I love with you 🙂
Until next time, happy digging!!!