Decorating with Texaco Memorabilia and Signage
Vintage and replica Texaco signs and memorabilia can help create a vibrant decor theme for the garage, office or man cave. Texaco decorating actually allows for a great deal of flexibility. Although the company went through many logo variations from the early 1900s to today, the familiar red star has always been a part of its identity. That makes it easy to integrate items from the 1910s through the 1970s.
Ideal wall decor includes vintage replica metal signs, clocks and thermometers. You can opt to focus on a specific logo style, or mix them up along with related decor, like garage themed wall decals.
For shelves, desks and tables, look for unique memorabilia, like an original gas station attended hat (see what it looks like), or a fire chief helmet. Reproduction oil cans are a great focal point or backdrop for showcasing other unique finds. Scour eBay for all types of vintage trucks – many different designs were produced over the years. We also found a lengthy list of various Texaco collectibles at Collector’s Weekly.
Mixing Old and New
Designing with both authentic and replica decor is a great way to create an iconic look on a budget. Reproduction signs, for example, are much less expensive and still provide a feel of nostalgia. It also allows you to get the look you’re after more immediately, since many original items are very difficult to find. That is why many collectors find highly damaged pieces and opt to paint them.
Note: “Texaco red” isn’t an actual color, and many variations of red were used over the years. If you plan to paint, you’ll want to search online for the colors based on what you’re painting – different colors were used for gas pumps, for example, than for trucks or signs.
Integrating Like Items
Texaco integrates well with many types of gas station memorabilia, some cars, fire station decor (including Dalmatians!) and repair shop signage.
Here are some shots of one of the spaces we created at different angles. Please note that some of the items are from our own, personal collection, and are not available for purchase.
Ready to decorate Texaco style? Check out the available reproductions. Then get hunting on the internet and antique shops. When you’re done, be sure to post us pictures, because we’d love to see them!