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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:)


Capturing Sunshine said...

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

Tricia 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.

Unknown 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! :)

Unknown 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!

Moore Minutes 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.

Kristin - The Goat 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!