Tuesday, May 13, 2014

Directional Sign Post for Your Garden Fun


Hey, all, its Paula from flea.o.logy 
fresh off a weekend of flea market
 fun.  If you missed the sale you 
can drop by pollyanna-reinvents
 and see some pictures of all the fun. 

It was lots of fun to have
 several current and past Reclaimologists
 there as vendors.   What great women 
they are, which I can only say because
 both of our men gave this flea.o.logy sale 
a pass this time.           
                                
If you came, you may have noticed that 
my garden directional sign is looking 
faded and needs to be redone.  But
 I thought I would share what it looked
 like when it was new.  As a great reader
 I thought it would be fun to make a sign
 of literary references for my garden.    

I included the names of places from
literature I loved.  I am including pictures
 that I took when I put it up two summers
 ago.

 
 
 
 
 



I even included a board with the name 
of the garden house on it, and made
 sure that it points directly to the garden
 house.  "Chawton Cottage" was Jane
 Austen's home for most of her writing
 career.





Wanting to have other literary 
reference in my garden I was
 thrilled to find this little rabbit
 with his pocket watch, right
 out of Wonderland, note the 
sign board above.  



And I was so tickled when I went
 out to take pics of the signboards
and there was a rainbow, in honor 
of the Emerald City sign board,
 I must assume!!

Gathering the odd boards, with 
old paint wasn't too hard since I
 am an antique dealer who always 
tucks away interesting bits for
 'someday' ... well this past weekend
 was someday, I guess!


I used lots of methods to letter the
 signs, so they would look like they 
had been placed at the cross roads 
by various persons.  I used 
decoupaging of a whole sign image,
 and also of cut out letters, stamping
a few were hand lettered in different 
styles, I embellished stamped letters
 on one sign to make them look 
different, stenciled one sign, and 
even added a running rabbit to my
 Watershipdown sign.


Check out the top picture again,
 it shows all 10 boards, can you
 figure out the book that each sign
 refers to?  Two of the signs refer
 to the home of a famous author,
 but the other eight are fictional 
sites from favorite books!
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4 comments:

  1. You're totally right. I love it when we can actually find the direction with sign post. Can't wait to find the direction by asking others!
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