Tuesday, January 13, 2015

Buzza Mottos

Years ago I was in an antique store and came across this sweet little picture:

It wasn't in the best condition, but something about it spoke to me. So I snatched it up and immediately hung it in my house when I got home. Ever since then it's had a place in every house that I've lived in where people could see it. Right now it's hanging in the entrance to my kitchen and first time visitors always chuckle when they notice it.

Oh and yes, I know I promised you pictures of my kitchen, but right now part of it is covered with tools and paint cans, because I'm working on some other projects around the house. I promise you'll get to see it soon though :)

Anyway, back to my story....

So one day I came across a similar one of these pictures on ebay and in the description it mentioned that these little poems were called Buzza Mottos. I looked it up and it turns out that a man named George Buzza started a company in 1907 that made posters, greeting cards, books and then eventually these framed mottos. Eventually there became a few copycats of his work, so unless you see Buzza on the bottom corner, it's one of those.

After that I was on a search for more, but it didn't matter to me if they were actually Buzzas or not. It was the sentiment that counted. Most of the ones that I find are for mothers (I gave one to my mom) or sweethearts (I gave one to him as well), but once in a while you'll find some that are just cute or sentimental and those are what I've set my sights on.

There's one one my mantel called 'If':

There's another one in my kitchen called 'A House Blessing':

There's one in the downstairs bathroom:

And lastly, there's this one that I just bought, that's in my bedroom:

So that's my little collection. 

I'm always on the lookout for more though ;)



  1. I love these! I've got a few quote pictures similar to yours, I never knew the history behind them. Thanks for sharing.

    Amy Jo

  2. I have one that was my Grandmother's. It hung in her foyer and then in my parent's entry. I just lost my Mom 2 months ago and guess where it is now? : )

    1. I'm so sorry to hear about your mom ((hugs))
      I'm glad you got the Buzza :)

  3. Not stalking, Rue, just going backwards to read what I missed before meeting you--you, the regular live one who swims against the stream. Love that one and love your love for vintage.

    1. I don't consider it stalking ;)

      Thank you, my new friend.



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