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Friday, June 26, 2009

Chalkboard Party

I had to get in on this party! The Shabby Chic Cottage is a wonderful blog created by Gina and the party is all about chalkboards!

You may have noticed, I like chalkboards:) I love finding old frames and giving them new life by dressing them up with an elegant black chalkboard. I find that it turns any shabby frame into a chic new accessory for the home and it's functional. The blackboard is like the little black dress, perfect for any occasion! In fact, I find chalkboards so fashion forward that I love to take them out on location (usually my front yard garden) and do photo shoots.

Yesterday, I was doing a shoot, in my front yard, with my latest model, a vintage antique white framed chalkboard and I might have gotten a bit carried away.
I discovered a new little spot to take some pictures. This spot was tucked in the corner of my yard. I thought it would be the perfect spot for vintage antique white. With a camera around my neck and chalkboard in hand, I headed to the location. I nestled the chalkboard amongst the ornamental grass, took a step back and crouched down. And then it happened! I saw stars!! I sat on a sprinkler head that was sticking out of the ground. Yes it hurt and I began talking to myself, proclaiming what a fool I was. Just then, a woman, with a stroller, strolled by. So here I am, crouching in the corner of my yard, with a camera around my neck, taking pictures of a chalkboard, talking to myself. She looked back at me several times. God only knows what she was thinking. I guess it doesn't really matter because I did get a nice picture.

Here are some more lovely pictures:





To see more fantastically creative chalkboard ideas head on over to The Shabby Chic Cottage and check out all of the links. I know I will!

If you love chalkboards, but don't feel like making one yourself, you can always buy one framed or unframed in my etsy shop. I also take special orders for custom sized unframed chalkboards!

I hope you'll take a look around my blog. I have chalkboards all over the place:)


Hayley said...

She was thinking, "Wow! I've gotta have that chalkboard!" Very nice. ;)

TRICIA @boutellefamilyzoo said...

What a great chalkboard!
Oh, and btw, who cares what she was thinking? You need only be cool to you. ;) I do agree with Hayley, though. She probably wanted the chalkboard.
I'm off to check out your blog.

Gina @ The Shabby Chic Cottage said...

Love that chalkboard! And your whole blog is about chalkboards, that's just toooo cool!

Anonymous said...

ouch! you poor thing! It's a great chalkboard and a great shot though :-)

Marie said...

Hello Cindy - I'm a new follower of your blog and love it! Thank you for such great chalkboard inspiration! I have a feeling I will be copying, I mean borrowing some of your ideas!


Pam said...

Oh no, I hope you didn't hurt yourself!

Beautiful Frame!! I need to find a pretty frame to do the same. TFS! :)

TattingChic said...

ROFLOL! OMGosh! I never knew a blog post about chalkboards could be funny, but you managed! I really enjoyed seeing all the different "sides" to your very attractive chalkboard, LOL! That is one SEXY chalkboard!

{ L } said...

Wow, your blog is ALL about chalkboards, how fun! :) I am really wanting a chalkboard now, lol...can't wait to browse your blog more for more ideas. Thank you.

Kirby3131 said...

I talk to myself all the time - I even answer LOL The chalkboard looks great!

shelley said...

hi cindy,
first i wanted to let you know i'm stopping over from roll call, i love to meet new sista's! and i'm so happy to stop over here! i LOVE your blog and designs! i thought i was the only one who spruced up chalk boards and such! lol, i love yours i will def be back as now i have found a new design buddy! i'm following u now to keep you bookmarked! lol and how sweet of you to make a post about your bloggy buddies, maybe oneday i will be worthy! :)i will be sure to pass on your etsy address to others! stop by and holla anytime!