ISSUE 27  |  Scandi Summerhouse

Classic Enamel House Numbers

July 04, 2012 7:00 PM

BY Michelle Slatalla

Blue and white enamel house numbers are a common sight in Europe. Here’s how to import the look:

Above: Next time you are in Paris, you can find a wide selection of vintage enamel house numbers at Au Petite Bonheur La Chance, located in the labyrinth of secondhand stores and antique shops in the Village Saint-Paul section of the Marais. Image via Simply Classy Me.

Above: Ramsign, in Denmark, manufactures new porcelain enamel house numbers in variety of styles and colors, and ships worldwide; they’re priced from $49 to $249. N.B.: We’ve long admired the Engelhardt House Number Sign (shown here) created in 1927 by Danish architect Knud V. Engelhardt.

Above: What luck if your address happens to be 118 Sunnyside St. Or 118 Any Street. This Vintage Blue and White Enamel House Number might well be worth moving for; $20 at Kiki’s Whatnotterie on Etsy. A large selection of Antique European Enamel House Numbers, which are black on a white background, are available for $60 apiece at French Garden House.

(N.B.: This is an update of a post originally published March 22, 2012.)