Thursday, June 21, 2012

Plan your work and work your plan!

project number one under my belt
for the October barn sale I'm a part of.

old frames + chalkboard= happy combo! 

i have a stack of old frames that will get the
same treatment...hope they are hot items!

my husband has a machine which makes
these stencils...and the tags...hundreds
of them at his office...I'm a lucky girl!
they are my price tags. 

my shop/booth name is Merci if 
you hadn't figured that out :) 

i found two guys hitting this with a hammer
yesterday afternoon behind one of my thrift
they said someone had taken the drawers
and they knew nobody would want it now,
so they were breaking it down
to fit in the dumpster!!! 
(remind me not to donate anything there...)

i asked for it, they loaded it
and to soothe myself over the fact it's perfect
raised panel doors were hammered off...
i'm going to make a potting bench out
of it. 
it will wear a curtain out of old burlap
seed bags my husband has. 

aaannnd you will find it at our barn sale this October...more details HERE

90+ degrees F here...send ice cubes!! 


sissie said...

Love your chalk boards, love your tags!
And most of all I love that you have rescued that sad little piece which when you are done, will be wonderful.


helen tilston said...

I love your future potting shed table.
Stay cool. It is also in 90's here.
Helen xx

see you there! said...

Love the name of your booth, love the framed chalk board, love the tags. I wish I were going to be at the sale!


Kathleen Grace said...

Silly as this may sound, you could probably sell those tags, I think they're awesome! I also love the framed chalkboard, those old ornate frames have always been a favorite of mine.
I think the potting bench idea is great! Burlap curtains? perfect!

must love junk said...

Thank you for your kind comments and for following :) I love your blog!

Kate said...

Love the tags and the lovely chalk board. How lucky to have a hubby make those awesome tags! Have a wonderful weekend.


Natalia Glazacheva said...

Hi, Phyllis! What a lovely framed chalk board! You clever thing! Fantastic!

susan@avintagefarmwife said...

Ohhh! I can't wait for the sale! I love your little chalkboard and I would definitely buy some of those. Your tags are adorable-remind me of something that was in the Ballard catalog I got yesterday. Can't wait to see what your potting bench looks like-you are so clever, and I can tell you are excited about the show! WooHoo!!!!

It has been blazing hot here too, and we are DESPERATE for rain.

Julie Whitmore Pottery said...

You have super good ideas~
Those tags rule

Betsy from Tennessee said...

Hot here too, Phyllis... Grrrrr.... I don't like summer!!!! ha

You have so much talent. Glad you are entering the big Barn Sale. You will love it ---and do really well with your booth. Love the name, Merci!!!!!

The chalkboard on the old frame is priceless... Love it...

Have a great weekend.

Cape Cod Washashore said...

One more reason to book my flight!!! ;) I hope you show a few of your framed chalkies on your blog/etsy shop... I think my kitchen needs one!

Amy said...

Wow! What a great idea! Love the chalkboards!!!


polkadotpeticoat said...

So nice to meet you.....Where are you staying when you come at a lodge or B&B....If you need any help or suggestions let me know?

I hope you get nice sunny weather,the fireweed will be in full picked a great week!

StyleKULTUR said...

Great ideas!

Food, Fun and Life in the Charente said...

We have our local bric-a-Brac in September, I must start hunting things out. I just love those frames of yours they are gorgeous. Diane

Martina said...

Love your tags wuth the stencil - so pretty and individual! I can send you some rain if you want to - so much of it here ;)

susan@avintagefarmwife said...

It's me again! Hey, I am nominating you for the Liebster award! Stop by and see what you need to do to pass it on if you choose to accept!

Name: Amanda said...

Thanks for your comment and I hope you have a lovely time in Alaska. The dip netting will be happening in July (so it's always pretty busy around here). Well . . . maybe not for "normal" people. But it's busy for us. I hope you have the opportunity to get some sightseeing in. The Kenai Fjord Tour out of Seward is beautiful (if you like the water). Rafting down the upper Kenai river from Cooper Landing is fun. It's a docile trip with plenty to see. Very fun. Homer is a blast . . . can't say enough about it. Beautiful shops/galleries, fabulous food, and a sweet little spit with lots of shops. And GLORIOUS views.

I hope I haven't said too much. Can you tell I love it here?

The highs are in the low 60's. Which probably sounds heavenly to you, but it does get cool. So pack lots of layers.

Enjoy your time here!!! And thanks again for visiting my blog :)

Lena said...

Wow, you are off to a terrific start Phyllis! Love that chalkboard and your idea for the potting bench, and the tags too.

Our summer has been very cool so far. Most days the temps have reached the 60's. I'm actually happy for it, as it is making planting ect. easier, but I'm hoping for a few warmer days as summer evolves. Not temps in the 90's though. 75 would be nice.


Paige Thomas King said...

Hey you! I will be at this sale, too. Glad to know you're participating.