Tuesday, January 31, 2012

Finding That Perfect Sign

signs farmhouse 1 Know how you have a certain idea that gets stuck in your head about wanting a certain item for that certain spot that has a certain look? Certainly you do! I am looking for a certain kind of sign for our laundry room and also for our kitchen. Black letters on white. Awhile back I saw a “Groceries” sign on a blog, but cannot remember just what blog. Since then I’ve been thinking about that sign for my kitchen. Anybody know of such a sign? Black font on painted white wood.


For quite some time I have had two fruit drying boards stuck in the attic, just waiting for me to figure out what to paint on them. sign farmhouse 4 For some inspiration, I googled Farmhouse signs and found Paula’s website for her amazing handmade signs. I know that many of you already have several of her signs (like my friend, Elizabeth) HOWEVER if you haven’t checked her signs out, then hop on over to see what she makes and sells. She is a self taught artist and now has obtained her goals of selling to make a living.


(I love success stories like this! Follow your dreams…)


Paula also has a blog – Castle and Cottage.


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This pretty FARM sign is on ETSY. Just click the picture.


Till next time,


xo

19 comments:

Kathleen Grace said...

I love these. I keep telling myself I can make one for myself, but I never find the time.

Sweet Cottage Dreams said...

Me, too, Kathy!!!! xxo

Blondie's Journal said...

I have a few of Paula's signs...she is amazing! She might be able to custom make you something.

XO,
Jane

White Door Cream Puff said...

i love it !! vintage looking with style and pizazz!

Penny @ The Comforts of Home/Flea Market Makeovers said...

She has some wonderful signs....I want to make some for my booth....

Vickie @ Ranger 911 said...

The Frugal Farmhouse has a tutorial here: http://frugalfarmhousedesign.blogspot.com/2010/09/big-grocery-sign.html

It's been on my to do list forever, but unfortunately that's where it remains. Maybe it will work for your salvaged wood.

Vee said...

Signage...love it all. I'd have words all over the place. Let us know when you find just what you're looking for. Better yet, let us know when you've created just what you're looking for.

Lisa~A Cottage To Me said...

I love signs! I also have the idea of making my own, but that never happens.

koralee said...

Oh these are wonderful...I am a sign girl too. Thanks for sharing. Hugs for a Great February 1st!

Elsie said...

Becky I can't remember seeing a Groceries sign but I know Paula makes some beautiful signs. Tina had one painted for her "Cherryhill Cottage" and it was outstanding. I will keep my eyes open and if I see a Groceries sign I will let you know. Yes I know what you mean about seeing it and can't live without it. I get so mad at myself sometimes when I think,well I will wait and come back for it. When I do, it's not there.

Elly-My Everyday Things said...

Oh yes, these signs are gorgeous, especially the farm market one! Would look lovely in my kitchen!
Hugs, Elly

wendy said...

Those signs are perfect, homey, and lovely for any cottage ...of a gal who loves country vintage, unique things.
like me
My home style story is a unique one, cause my hubby already had his 950 sq.foot home built before we got back together.
Filled with all kinds of Bachelor stuff.
Deer horn chandelier
Deer horn sconces.
I have been trying to put my little "pretty" touches to it, but I think HIS stuff still overcomes.

but those signs would work for my house.

JG said...

Nice Farmers Market signs. I am still working on one...
~Judy

Kit said...

Hello! I remember seeing a groceries sign on the Sarah Richardson show and her is the link. See if this is the kind of sign you were thinking of. Kit
http://refreshrestyle.com/2011/07/i-%E2%9D%A4-sarah-richardson-who-doesnt/

Claudia said...

I have one of Paula's signs. It's over our sink and it says Mockingbird Hill Cottage. I adore it. She does such great work.

xo
Claudia

Michelle said...

Kathy, Miss Mustard Seed has a groceries sign in her kitchen. That might be the one you are thinking of. I'm going to hop over to Paula's for a looksy! Thanks!

The Tattered Cottage said...

Hi Becky -
I love signs too...In fact I have made a couple for my house...one of which was a "Groceries" sign that I hung in my kitchen. Maybe mine was the one you saw. Hope you are having a wonderful day. I'm off to see Paula's website to check out her signs.
♥ Toni

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Fishtail Cottage said...

Hi there, I just did a feature on Paula at Castle and Cottage and would love to have you come over and link your post...xoox, tracie
http://fishtailcottage.blogspot.com/2013/10/castle-and-cottage-signs.html