Sunday, December 18, 2011

Signs, Signs, Everywhere Signs!

I'm done with the Christmas decorating, gifting, crafts, etc., etc.
Didn't do as much as usual, this Christmas is different from any other I've had.
My sweet husband is ill with a heart condition that we have been battling for most of this year.  Thank God I retire at the end of this month so I can spend more time with him.
Anyway...I decided to make a different type of sign...shelf sitters!
Shelf sitters are made on wider wood so they can sit by themselves, rather than hang on a wall.
Both of these 'sitters' were made using an 18" piece of 2 x 6 wood.
They were painted, sanded, stained, Mod Podged with paper, & stenciled.
The Coffee Shop one is my favorite and I love the Rooster Collector for some of my blogging friends!

I also painted another one of my Family Rules signs using scrapbook paper & Mod Podge over black distressed wood.  The stenciled words are a dark forest green.  The paper has all sorts of  'mail' letters & envelopes.  I really like how it turned out.  There are lots of subtle colors, making it an interesting & pleasing background.

Merry Christmas!
Give the ones you love extra hugs & kisses!


Joining these parties:

The Sunday Showcase Party 
Met Monday
Meet Me Monday 
Newbie Party 
Sew Darn Crafty Party 
Think Pink Sunday 
Seasonal Sunday  
Show Me What Ya Got
Wicked Awesome Wednesday 
Home Decor & Organizing Link Party 
Restore It Wednesday 
Wow Us Wednesdays  
Whatever You Want Wednesday 
Time Travel Thursday 
Vintage Thingie Thursday 
Crafty Soiree 


  1. Love your signs.

    So glad I visited your blog. I enjoyed looking around.

    your newest follower

  2. You know I am loving that rooster sign. THanks for sharing with my newbie party.

  3. Great idea ... sometimes I run out of wall space so this is a good idea for me - thanks for sharing. May 2012 bring better health to your husband; enjoy your retirement. Merry Christmas!

  4. I'm a huge fan of roosters! And I love love love your barn photos! Your blog is so inspiring.
    Sherry's Bees Nest

  5. Soon as I seen roosters I had to stop over. Love all your signs, but so partial to the roosters. My wishes that your sweet husband regains his health soon, and how lucky you just retired, now can spend the time with him. I hope you will consider posting this over at Sunday's Best going on now. PS - now following you.

  6. So perfect!! I love them. I'm sorry to hear your husband's been ill. I'm sending you my positive thoughts and prayers!

    I'm your newest follower! I would love for you to come by my blog and follow me back if you get a chance :). Found you through Debbiedoos newbie party.

    Merry Christmas!

  7. I love vintage signs too. Thank you so much for sharing. I will follow on my way out so as I would love to visit again. I hope you will find the time to come visit my place and do the same. Wishing you a very Merry Christmas and I look forward to engaging and supporting your blog in the New Year. Cheers SpecialK XoXo

  8. Hi Sherry. Found you through Debbiedoos Newbie Party. I am awarding you with the Liebster Blog Award. Your signs are amazing.

  9. Very nice, I love homemade signs. Merry Christmas! Pat

  10. Gorgeous signs.
    I really love the 'family rules' sign.

    Merry Christmas

  11. Lovely signs, Sherry. I especially like the family rules one - so much more meaningful than traditional subway art. ;)

    Thanks for linking to Time Travel Thursday. I hope you'll join the fun each week.

    Have a wonderful Christmas!
    Liz @ The Brambleberry Cottage

  12. Hi there, I just love your blog. Your crafts are great. Also love the barns and your critter photos. :) I found you through the Tails From the Farm blog.

    I just signed on to follow your blog. I will be adding you to my blog list too. :)

    If you'd like to stop by my place for a visit the address is :

    I just started it the end of October. I love blogging. I have met many sweet people here. :)

    Take care, Have a Merry Christmas.
    Janet W


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