Loveless Motel & Café Vintage Neon Sign
Roadside Gallery Blog
When you see the iconic neon sign “Loveless Motel & Café Vintage Neon Sign” you might think it’s some cheap motel with no love; Oh no, just the opposite, it’s the most loveable place on Tennessee State Highway 100. It’s the cutie husband and wife, Lon and Annie Loveless, who started serving homemade southern dishes for travelers back in 1951, god bless their hearts. It became so popular they added on a 14 room motel for guests to stay while staying busy by making biscuits from scratch, smoking country hams and the smell her homemade pies lingering throughout the property as you stroll in on your motorcycle. Good old fashion people who stayed true to their Southern flavor and warm hearted hospitality, like going to visit grandma & grandpa, they made you feel like family. After some years, they became a Nashville landmark and stories continue to be told in magazines such as USA Today to the Taste of the South Magazine, appearing in a few TV shows as well. It was also the alluring neon sign that caught the travelers’ eye to stop in.
The Loveless Motel & Café Vintage Neon Sign is one of a few neon signs images that photographer Martin Garfinkel captured that is still open today. For many years, starting in the late 60s, Garfinkel traveled America on his Harley Davidson motorcycle expressing a bygone era through the lens of his camera. What started his interest in collecting images of neon signs was one day while cruising through this old historic little town which seemed at one point to have some personality to it, this business owner was taking down his neon sign. Now with only a few businesses remaining in this town on that day Garfinkel thought am I witnessing an end to an era? And has been photographing neon signs ever since. While riding the open road in Tennessee one day with night crawling upon him, feeling his stomach growl, needing a rest for the night and a craving a home cooked meal, as he drifts alongside the road to capture the Loveless Motel & Café vintage neon sign and he realizes he just hit the jackpot with all his wishes staring right at him. The Loveless Motel & Café vintage neon sign, with its crisp color blue neon sign would be an attractive addition to any room in your house or business; a throw pillow on the couch, a gallery wrapped canvas, a metal print with a floating frame, our gallery has numerous décor options available for you to enjoy our fine art photography.
Director/Designer of Roadside Gallery
Debbi Fadli has lived in Carbondale, Colorado for 17 years after raising her two beautiful children in Morocco. She has a passion for fine art photography and for the past 6 years, besides doing sales, being chief marketer, she also has taken the work of photographer Martin Garfinkel and designs an astonishing range of fine art photo merchandise.