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September 9, 2010

Vintage Neon Signs Part 2

By Sara In AZ


OK y’all here are the last few pictures of my beloved neon signs! I hope y’all enjoy.

First is the Kiva Lodge Motel. The Indian with his big Headdress is so awesome. And, just so y’all know – the motel is refrigerated!

I had to include this next neon sign, even though it is actually located in Denver. I took this picture about 4 years ago while we were there visiting family. Unfortunately, I had to take the picture from the car window while we were driving.  But, it is the “Big Bunny” Motel – what is not to love about a sign with a big bunny!!! Sorry the angle is not better on this shot.

The next sign is for the Buckhorn Baths. This is a Motel AND  you could also get a bath in the natural hot springs too. It is a very sweet little place, with cute cottages you could rent out. Unfortunately, the are closed until further notice. I believe they are trying to sell the Baths, but hoping to sell to someone who will refurbish the place and open it back up. If I remember right, they opened in the late 1940s.


Next up is a special sign just for you Miss Eartha.

Well Giddy Up Pardner, it’s time for a stay at the Circle RB Guest Lodge! I absolutely love the cute kitschy cowboy theme on this old sign!

And lastly, The Starlite Motel sign. Isn’t this sign the bomb with the diving ladies! I am so totally in love with this sign. I think if they ever want to tear it down I will get it from them and set it up in my front yard. 

I don’t think my neighbors would mind at all, do you? 🙂

Well, I hope y’all enjoyed my tour of old neon signs around town. If I see any more I will be sure to snap some pics for y’all.

If anyone out there has a cool neon sign they want to share, be sure to send in a picture so we can all check it out!

OK! The countdown is REALLY, REALLY, REALLY on now for the Kozy Shack Pudding contest! Voting ends September 15th – next Wednesday! This is my last post before the contest ends next week y’all! Please remember to vote for Eartha Kitsch in the Kozy Shack Contest! Please spread the word if you can! Click HERE for the link. Thanks y’all!

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11 Responses to Vintage Neon Signs Part 2

  1. Eartha Kitsch Reply

    September 9, 2010 at 7:23 am

    Thanks Sara! 🙂

    And thanks for that RB Ranch sign. Sublime. And the rest are so great too! That buck! That bunny!

  2. Andrea Reply

    September 9, 2010 at 12:19 pm

    Wow, I am loving that Starlite motel one! They’re all great, but that one’s really unique!

  3. Sara in AZ Reply

    September 9, 2010 at 6:06 pm

    Hope you win big Miss Eartha!!!

    If I ever see that Cowboy sign coming down I will be sure to get it for you! 🙂

    Andrea – I know, I thought the same thing about the Starlite sign – it is really spectacular!

  4. sablemable Reply

    September 9, 2010 at 7:05 pm


    Yes, I adore the Starlite neon sign, too!

  5. Sara in AZ Reply

    September 9, 2010 at 10:13 pm

    Thanks Sable! 🙂

  6. Annie B. Reply

    September 10, 2010 at 4:38 pm

    These are insanely cool! Speaking of which, I mis-read the Buckhorn Motel Baths sign as “Bates Motel”. Yikes!

    That Starlite Motel sign is the living end!!!

  7. Annie B. Reply

    September 10, 2010 at 4:50 pm

    Note to Sara: Today, one of my customers brought me a “gift” square-in-square concrete sceen block!!!!!!!!! What a hoot! There really are some nice people in this old world.

  8. Sharon Reply

    September 10, 2010 at 5:51 pm

    I wanna stay at the Big Bunny!

  9. Sara in AZ Reply

    September 10, 2010 at 10:00 pm

    Annie B.- EEPS! Bates Motel, that would be bad! The Starlite sign is super fantastic! That is AWESOME that you have another screen block now, what a great gift. 🙂 I wonder where they got the one block from?

    Sharon – Me too!!!! 🙂

  10. Larry Graham Reply

    May 11, 2012 at 12:05 am

    Sara I have the diving ladies ready to go back up at the Starlite Motel, just working on some final details. Great pictures! Thanks Larry Graham, Graham’s Neon

    • Sara In AZ Reply

      May 11, 2012 at 12:03 pm

      Larry!!!! Thanks SO much for letting me know. I am SOOOOO excited to see them go back up…you have no idea!!! AWESOME!!! 🙂

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