Christopher Pratt (cpratt) wrote,
Christopher Pratt

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Idle thought #42

Given that our new house is way out in the countryside down a mile-long gravel road, I've been thinking it would be very, very cool to replace the current [read: boring] house sign at the top of the driveway with a custom sign. Specifically, I was hoping for something along the lines of those wooden signs you see at national parks. You know, the squat ones with the curvy font, incised into the wood and painted yellow. Thing is, though, I have absolutely no idea how to go about finding someone who'll produce a sign like that. All I've ever seen for sale are a million variations on those hideous carved wooden signs you probably saw at the last county fair you went to: thin, ugly plaques with wide-mouthed bass, American flags, or children praying. You know, with the scalloped edges and the hokey Hobo font, maybe with interlocking wedding rings or hearts, always with har de har har text like "Jim and Marcia's Toy!!!". But... what do you do if all you want is a careful reproduction of a state park campground sign with similiarly unfunny text of your own like "Châlet Suisse" or "Bear and Marmot's House"?

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