THROWBACK THURSDAY! Featuring: Bryce Jewelers

The year was 2005 when Bryce Jewelers opened their store on East Hwy 34 in Loveland, Colorado. A subsidiary of Vintage Clock and Watch of Fort Collins, Bryce Jewelers provided high-end jewelry and clock and watch repair to the growing Loveland area. The store specialized in unusual timepieces, as well as unique, artistic, collectible jewelry. The building photo, below, is a representation of their storefront signage, including custom printed window awnings. Paxton Signs also designed the Bryce Jewelers logo for their fleet vehicles and other marketing uses.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Paxton Signs’ more than 37 year history includes hundreds of signs. Some are major monument signs, some small business signs. We’ve created ranch signs, lighted signs, signs made from recycled wood, hand-painted signs, carved signs – a continuous variety of communication art.

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IT’S THROWBACK THURSDAY!

Today’s “THROWBACK THURSDAY” sign, Spring Creek Recumbent Bicycles, was designed and built by Paxton Signs in 2002. The sign was assembled using three layers of high-density urethane, shaped letters, art elements and logo, all applied to a black steel grid. Airbrushed color on the logotype added to its appeal. It was finished in oil enamel paint.

Paxton Signs also designed the Spring Creek Recumbent logo, brochures and other print needs. We managed the bicycle shop’s advertising and marketing program, including its print advertising, POP advertising and Internet advertising.

Spring Creek Recumbent Bicycles founding owner, Rob Walton, introduced recumbent cycling to northern Colorado. His positive, clever and enthusiastic business practices delighted his customers and local cycling enthusiasts. His legacy continues in the subsequent store that was renamed Rocky Mountain Recumbents.

Paxton Signs’ more than 37 year history includes hundreds of signs. Some are major monument signs, some small business signs. We’ve created ranch signs, lighted signs, signs made from recycled wood, hand-painted signs, carved signs – a continuous variety of communication art.

View Paxton Signs’ galleries using the menu bar, above. Contact us at 970-221-5519

Paxton Signs – Crafted Signs – Plain or Fancy

• Sandblasted • Hand Carved • Hand Painted • Hand Lettered • Gold Leaf • Storefront • Dimensional •Residence • Vehicles • Murals • Logos • Identity

TROWBACK THURSDAY! Sullivan’s Sports Tavern

Paxton Signs’ more than 37 year history includes hundreds of signs. Some are major monument signs, some small business signs. We’ve created ranch signs, lighted signs, signs made from recycled wood, hand-painted signs, carved signs – a continuous variety of communication art.
 
Today’s “Throwback Thursday” sign is Sullivan’s Sports Tavern, designed and built by Paxton Signs. Constructed in the mid-1990s, the complex dimensional sign combined hand-carved letters, and hand-carved, gold leaf banner elements. The sign was constructed of MDO sign board and high-density urethane, all sealed with an oil enamel paint finish. The sports tavern also used the sign design as their logo for all of their advertising and marketing purposes.
The Sullivan’s Sports Tavern was one of the first sports bars in Fort Collins, located in the adjacent Campus West area, near Colorado State University.
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Paxton Signs’ Featured Business: Frontier Gallery

At Paxton Signs, we like to feature our valued customers, past and present, by sharing their stories and describing our sign projects with them. Many of our customers have interesting founding stories, others unusual histories or operational anecdotes. This week’s featured business is the Frontier Gallery, located at 208 S. Mason St. Fort Collins, CO. Phone: 970-484-4200.

Frontier Gallery has been in business since 1991, specializing in old antique firearms. Their main focus is Old West and Frontier firearms up to, and including, WWII. It’s no secret: They LOVE what they do!

Frontier Gallery believes that the history and development of guns is what makes old guns so much fun to own and shoot. It’s a memorable experience to shoot a firearm that was made in 1790, 1862 or 1943. It’s history in your hands.

Besides handling and shooting the firearms, another interesting aspect in the industry is collecting guns that increase in value, guaranteed.

Dave, the “chief cook and head bottle washer,” has been involved with old guns for over 30 years. He has had many rare firearms during that time, guns like the Colorado Territory Spencer, the factory Engraved Presentation Henry Rifles from 1862, and rifles presented to kings, among others.

If you have old guns you want to sell, Frontier Gallery is the place to start. They’ll take a look and after a careful and thorough evaluation, they’ll present you with your options, either selling outright or consignment.

Paxton Signs designed and created the Frontier Gallery storefront window sign using 23k gold leaf with matte centers, outlined with oil enamel lettering paint. The enamel lettering paint was also used for the window’s decorative elements and lower panel lettering. Details of the gold leaf lettering are shown, below.

 

 

 

 

 

Contact the Frontier Gallery and explore the world of collectible guns at 208 S. Mason, Fort Collins, CO, on their website, http://frontiergalleryllc.com, or call them at, 970-484-4200.

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Paxton Signs – Crafted Signs – Plain or Fancy
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Paxton Signs’ Featured Business: The Tea Table

Paxton Signs pays tribute to its numerous customers, past and present, by sharing their stories and describing our sign projects with them. Many of our customers have interesting founding stories, others unusual histories or operational anecdotes. This week’s featured business is The Tea Table, an online tea store located in Fort Collins, Colorado. Customer Service hours by phone are 9:00AM – 4:30PM Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, and Friday, Mountain Time, or 24 hours a day with their Contact Form. Toll Free – 866-551-5520, Local – 970-221-5520.

Welcome to The Tea Table!  An online store that offers over 200 loose leaf teas, tea accessories, Bee House teapots, Tea of the Month Clubs, and great customer service.

The Tea Table started in 2000 as a walk-in retail shop where customers in Fort Collins, Colorado, could come to leisurely browse beautiful tea products and select from hundreds of loose-leaf teas. The only shop of its kind in this area, the store developed an impressive following. After three years at the retail shop, it became clear that The Tea Table’s products were in universal demand, so the decision was made to forgo the storefront and become an online-only store.

The business has continued to grow and flourish since then. In fact, they’ve had to move to larger quarters three times, but now are in a facility large enough to sustain their needs for several years. Even though they continue to grow, The Tea Table remains a small privately owned company, with the core members of their staff still serving up the best pot of tea…anywhere!

Paxton Signs designed The Tea Table’s logo and sign using an Old English theme – a traditional approach for both their product identity and physical signage. The sign is sandblasted and dimensional, using layers of high-density urethane and hand-carved art elements. A prominent, hand-carved, gold-leafed teapot graces the center of the sign and is especially eye-catching in sunlight. The black and green paint highlights the graphics and hand-carved elements. An elaborate iron hanging frame completes the traditional theme. Pictured, below, are the logo and sign.

Contact The Tea Table and explore the world of teas at their website, https://www.theteatable.com/SFNT.html, or phone in your order at, Toll Free – 866-551-5520, Local – 970-221-5520.

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Paxton Signs – Crafted Signs – Plain or Fancy
• Sandblasted • Hand Carved • Hand Painted • Hand Lettered • Gold Leaf • Storefront • Dimensional •Residence • Vehicles • Murals • Logos • Identity

The Kosher Bistro: Paxton Signs’ Featured Business

Paxton Signs pays tribute to its numerous customers, past and present, by sharing their stories and describing our sign projects with them. Many of our customers have interesting founding stories, others unusual histories or operational anecdotes. This week’s featured business is the Kosher Bistro, located in Parmalee Hall, Colorado State University campus.

The only kosher-certified eatery in Larimer County is located inside CSU’s Parmelee dining hall. The Kosher Bistro follows strict dietary laws and is open to students, staff and faculty, regardless of faith. There are only two such restaurants on college campuses in Colorado – here and in Boulder.

People of the Jewish faith believe that what you put into your body affects you as a person, spiritually. The Torah mandates diet that is sensitive to the soul. As an example, kosher dietary laws forbid eating animals that have predatory instincts.

The bistro employs a mashgiach, who is the chef and supervisor of a kosher establishment. He makes sure that all food brought into the bistro is kosher and that the food is prepared under the dietary law. Kosher food also must maintain a high level of cleanliness. Because the foods tend to be fresher and more authentic than others, the kosher lifestyle attracts many non-Jewish people. Some say a kosher diet is healthier than a normal diet and that the animals used are treated humanely.

The deli offers homemade hamburgers, hot dogs, stews and salmon, along with a variety of other meat dishes and sides, but is evolving to offer additional signature kosher foods such as matzah ball soup, challah and falafel. The deli wanted to have the foods that most kosher consumers would be looking for.

Paxton Signs designed the directional sign for the Kosher Bistro. Colorful, with a contemporary flair, the entire sign is formed from one piece of steel plate. The sign’s interior was formed using water-jet cutting, while the background was created with gray, loose-woven fabric that was glued to the steel. The letters are brushed aluminum. The sign’s colorful finish was spray painted using blending techniques that add to its appeal.

The Kosher Bistro is open Monday through Thursday from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. for lunch and 5 to 6:30 p.m. for dinner.

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THROWBACK THURSDAY!

Estes Park is the home of a towering 1980’s, two-sided, Paxton Sign. Still standing and holding its own, the Spruce Lake RV Park monument sign has weathered 38 years of high country outdoor conditions, including rain, sleet, snow, wind, ice and UV rays. The main panel measures 10′ x 8′, and is constructed of wood and high-density urethane. Hand-carved letters and a hand-painted (lake scene) art element dominate the visual space. The “welcome” panel letters are hand-carved as well.

Spruce Lake RV Park sign is located on the Mary’s Lake road, a left turn off of the main Estes Park road into Rocky Mountain National Park’s south entrance.

Check out Spruce Lake RV Park at, https://sprucelakerv.com/

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THROWBACK THURSDAY!

Paxton Signs’ more than 37 year history includes hundreds of signs. Some are major monument signs, some small business signs. We’ve created ranch signs, lighted signs, signs made from recycled wood, hand-painted signs, carved signs…a continuous variety of communication art.
 
Today’s “Throwback Thursday” sign is the 1224 East Elizabeth monument sign, designed by Paxton Signs and constructed in the late 1980’s. The complex, dimensional sign combined hand-carved, gold-leafed letters, routed art elements, and sandblasted logo panels. The two stone piers that contain the sign were built with moss rock that coordinated with the office’s stone detail.
 
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Paxton Signs Featured Business: Repeat Boutique

Paxton Signs pays tribute to our numerous customers, past and present, by sharing their stories and describing our sign projects with them. Many of our customers have interesting founding stories, others unusual histories or operational anecdotes. This week’s featured business is, Repeat Boutique, located at 1502 S. College Avenue, phone, 970-493-1039.

Repeat Boutique is the city’s finest local consignment store. It sells high quality, re-purposed merchandise at affordable prices. The store has been locally owned and family operated since 1987.

Repeat Boutique was “green” before being green was hip. The boutique specializes in re-purposing, consigning and selling premium quality clothing in addition to accessories, estate, costume and fine jewelry, vintage clothing, home décor items and antiques. All items are affordable and carefully hand-picked, and all are in great condition and working order. Whether you’re buying or selling, you’ll love Repeat Boutique’s beautiful shop and its relaxing, friendly atmosphere.

Paxton Signs designed the boutique’s sign to reflect a bit of nostalgia, but focused on the store’s fine quality merchandise by incorporating shimmering, hand-carved, prismatic gold leaf letters set on a dark gray tile background. Black iron filigree conjures vintage latticework. The sign is incredibly durable because of the sturdy materials used to construct it: Tiles, iron latticework and the hand-crafted, gold leaf letters that will withstand Colorado’s changing seasons for decades.

Check out Repeat Boutique’s quality, high-end affordable consignment items on their website at, http://repeatboutiquecolorado.com

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Paxton Signs’ Featured Business: Quick Appliance

Paxton Signs pays tribute to our numerous customers, past and present, by sharing their stories and
our collaborated sign work with them. Many of our customers have interesting founding stories,
others unusual histories or operational anecdotes. This week’s featured business is, Quick Appliance,
located at, 101 Commerce Dr., Fort Collins, CO 80524. Call Quick Appliance at, 970-493-3236.

“Quick, efficient, superior quality appliance repair and sales services for major home and commercial appliances.”

The quote, above, is the Quick Appliance commitment to customers in Fort Collins and Northern Colorado. A family-owned local business, Quick Appliance provides in-home and carry-in repair service for all major appliance brands, as well as sales services for those looking to purchase new or refurbished appliances. If you have an emergency, or just need technical support, Quick can help. They are so confident about their service that all of their work – labor and parts – is guaranteed for one full year. Quick fixes your appliance problems so you can get back to life.

Recently, Quick Appliance underwent an identity update, changing their logo and Internet appearance. Paxton Signs contributed to the over-all marketing refurbishment effort by re-designing Quick’s van fleet. The vans (shown, below) are highly visible, attractive and easy to read at a glance – the essence of good advertising design.

With great vehicle design and effective advertising and marketing decisions, Quick Appliance has become a respected business leader in Northern Colorado and surrounding areas.

Quick features:

• Service calls for in-home repair
• Scheduled appointments on the hour
• Sales services for new and refurbished appliances
• Over-the-counter parts sales for Do-It-Yourselfers
• Guarantees on all labor, work and parts for 1 full year
• Quality service for every call, every customer, every time

Quick Appliance Serves these locations in Northern Colorado:

Ault • Bellvue • Estes Park • Fort Collins • Greeley • La Porte • Loveland • Windsor • Cheyenne • Berthoud • Laramie • Thornton • Glen Haven • Wellington • Surrounding Areas

You can explore Quick Appliance’s site and learn more about their unique approach to home and commercial appliances at, http://quickappliance.com

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Paxton Signs – Crafted Signs – Plain or Fancy

• Sandblasted • Hand Carved • Hand Painted • Hand Lettered • Gold Leaf • Storefront • Dimensional

• Residence • Vehicles • Murals • Logos • Identity