Mel’s Tea Room, Sackville, New Brunswick
These classic old signs and doorway tiles stood out on a recent stop in the historic town of Sackville, New Brunswick. The neon and styling of the sign for Mel’s Tea Room — a local diner that is authentically vintage — in particular harkens back to an earlier era.
Sackville Bowling, Sackville, New Brunswick
I spent many ours in Mel’s while a student at Mount Allison University. Good place for a burger and coke — plus it was the local bus station and the only supplier of comic books in town.
Sounds like some good memories there!
What a great little set of photos, thanks for posting! I used to live in Sackville, as I attended Mount Allison University in that town. I actually once lived in the apartment right next to the Mel’s Tearoom sign! It was quaint, but the neon of the sign was very bright. Thanks for the trip down memory lane!
That’s quite an interesting personal perspective on this sign! Thanks for sharing that.
Love the mosaic entry – such a personal touch with the uneven layout and multi-sized tiles.
Yes — I thought so as well!
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Sackville, New Brunswick
Great memories of Mel’s onion rings and coffee while pretending to study. Great photos!
Thanks and that’s funny!
Although I’m out of province and have never visited either of these establishments, I still experience a surge of nostalgia when I look at these photos. That style of sign triggers memories of small town Ontario.
They do conjure up that feeling. I think as I’ve gotten older I’ve learned to better appreciate the special character and charm of small towns.
All too often these beautiful original features are the first casualty when a new owner, different family member or just new trend takes over so it’s wonderful to see some stylish original blasts from the past. Lovely post. x
So true and all that character with it! Thanks for the kind words!
I’m not one to travel and visit tea rooms. When I leave our little tea room in PEI I try to head out on the road trip and not look back at the work trip. I enjoy signs and you are right this is a very nice sign, I’ll have to look Mel’s up next time we are passing
Cindy, I’m sure you have many good tales from your tea room in PEI!
I too went to Mount A but, alas, did not appreciate the visual feast at the time! I must try to replicate the shot of the sign when next I drive through Sackville.
I’m sure there are many interesting things I missed in Sackville.
Love the signage – such true classics!
Wonderful bits of nostalgia!
your posts are just crazy with colour, it’s giving me an aneurysm lol jk,,,,, i like the tea room sign, gonna go steal it when they are not looking 🙂
I can relate to that — the tea room sign is pretty cool!
How funny that I should find this here…. Some years ago, my wife taught French Lit for a year at Mount A.
It’s a small world!
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