A chicken a day: off the wall with mystery breeds!Posted: May 31, 2014
I’m way behind on a chicken-a-day, so let’s play catch-up a bit.
This little kitchen plaque was made 47 years ago. I can prove it!
It’s Syroco! From MCMLXVII! (That’s 1967 to you non-Latin speakers.)
Syroco made all sorts of decorative doodads.
Here the picture is printed on heavy card and stapled into the unbreakable and never-needs-painting frame. There’s no glass, so the paper is authentically aged and foxed a bit after 40-plus years.
But the frame was designed to look “distressed” and “aged” right from the get-go. This isn’t quite an example of Ye Olde Earlie American Fake Antiquey Stuff, but it’s close.
I like the scooped corners on the frame. And that green is just marvy. It’s vintage but could go modern at the same time.
But wait! There’s more!
A companion plaque. . . .
And a third. . . .
Would you believe . . . a fourth?
Four matching plaques, with heritage-breed prints framed in an off-beat shade of green.
These must have been cute in somebody’s ’60s kitchen!
Here’s hoping somebody else will want to take them home to a 21st century kitchen. I’m taking them to the Vintage Bazaar next month!