Tuesday, February 24, 2015

Kitchen Chalkboard

Well friends, after a week of Springlike weather, Winter came roaring back with a vengeance. No, we don't have the snow and ice others are getting, but it's cold and cloudy. Sigh. Winter, I'm so over you.


Poor trees thought it was Spring and started leafing out:

They'll be all withered by the end of the week.

These thought it was Spring too, so I cut them and brought them inside to enjoy:



Pretty, pretty irises. They were my Mom's favorite flower.

One thing this weather is good for is to work on some projects. Besides the portrait I'm painting, I've been working on my chalkboard for my city house kitchen. I so love my chalkboard wall at the farm, I wanted to have something similar here also. My walls though have too uneven of a texture for chalkboard paint so I came up with a different solution - a large frame that has been sitting in the garage.

I had Bruce cut a piece of plywood to fit then I painted the frame in red (I love red accents!) and the plywood with chalkboard paint,


Hung it on the breakfast nook wall,


and wrote a saying on it.


I hope Winter gets the message!


Have you seen any promises of Spring where you're are? 


21 comments:

  1. I've always loved Iris' too. Reminds me of my childhood in Kentucky. There's a blooming Redbud tree next to our driveway. The blooming trees sure got a surprise on Sunday.

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    1. They remind me of my childhood, grandmothers and mom. They are so pretty! I've seen redbuds and pears blooming. Wonder if all those blooms will be affected?

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  2. No, it doesn't look like spring anywhere around here. It's bitterly cold, there's snow on the ground and more snow is due Thursday. Ugh! That's a great idea for a chalkboard and I love your letter to winter! Breaking up might be hard to do right now!

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    1. I feel kind of bad for complaining but hey! I'm from Texas. We don't really have awful winters. I'm so sorry y'all are still stuck in it all. Ugh indeed! Ready for my breakup with Winter.

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  3. Nothing here, Cecilia! We wont' have any green until May..maybe the grass will start greening in April if we are lucky. We can't plant anything outside here until after Memorial Day....and we pull the plug on outdoor plants on Labor Day. It's a short season here.
    I am SOOO anxious for Spring this year! Your irises are beautiful. I have some pretty ones here that I can't wait to see bloom again! xo Diana

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    1. Ok, how do you stand it? I'd never survive up north. I've been in the south all my life. Winter is just a short blip on the calendar. I'll take our hot summers over cold winter. Sure wish Spring and Fall were the long seasons though!

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  4. Love it Cecilia! We had promises of spring over the weekend and this weekend promises more of the same. It is cloudy and rainy now and will be off and on for a few days, but at least it's not freezing like last week. I am so ready for spring flowers. Love the irises...so beautiful! Your mom had great taste...:) Have a lovely rest of the week.

    Blessings, Vicky

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    1. Thanks, Vicky. We've been freezing the last couple of days...I hope we have a warming trend soon too. My mom grew all sorts of different irises but these purple ones were some of the first.

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  5. Ha! I love your sentiment! I am so over winter, too. The freezing cold and snow are just too much!

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    1. I didn't squeeze the rest of the quote on there but it said "Summer is hotter than you are". I'd just be happy with Spring. :)
      Stay warm!

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  6. We usually have glimpses of spring by now in N.C. but strangely we're hit with 2 winter storms in one week. Lots of togetherness here. I love chalkboards! I agree with your message 100%. So done!

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    1. It's been a different winter for sure! I'm obsessed with chalkboards too...not sure why but they are fun!
      I think most of us are ready for Spring.

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  7. Cute chalkboard with this writing, Cecilia! I agree with you, mostly about how glad to be in Texas right now and not further north. Crazy weather, though, since we have summer and winter in the same week. But that's pretty normal for us. I've had irises blooming, too, my mom's faves also, and one reason I probably got into gardening, since those were the only thing she ever grew. Now I collect them where I can! Hopefully, the blast of winter coming next week will be our last. I'd like to put away the jackets and turtlenecks!

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    1. Yes, it is normal for our weather to be back and forth this time of year. Funny how I look forward to the cold blasts in Fall, but now I just want it to be Spring. Things are waking up around here. I need to spend some time this weekend cleaning up beds. My gardening has been sporadic the last couple of years. Guess that's one reason I love irises...they just keep on.
      Hope you are well!

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    2. Yep, I'm good, thank you. This weekend marks 4 years since LegBreak. :-) I'm being verrrry careful these days ! Hope your leg is good, too ! HUGS!

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  8. We arrived home yesterday, but the trip home was somewhat treacherous through the Carolinas. Who knew they would be worse than Massachusetts this time of year?? The forecast predicted we would have smooth sailing all the way home. Hah!

    Great idea with the chalkboard! (Here's a tip...coke will clean up the chalk.)

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    1. I'm glad you all are back safe and sound! Crazy weather, right?

      So, do you put the coke on a cloth and wipe the chalk off or what? Very interesting!

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  9. Cecilia, I absolutely love your chalkboard quote--I feel the same way! We have had similar weather; spring like alternating with lots of icy rain which is unusual here. I'm done with it as well and have started adding spring touches indoors. Your irises are so pretty! Hugs, Cecilia

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    1. Picked daffodils this weekend out of the beds, no more irises right now but soon there will be more. Crazy weather for sure. I hope it warms up soon. I saw some bluebonnets the o ther day - just a few but lots of plants. I bet we have a bumper crop this year!

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  10. Oh my goodness, what a precious (and so true) message! You made me smile from ear to ear!

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    1. I thought it was cute! I'm so ready for warmer weather! I don't mind the rain because I know we'll be dry this summer but I'm so over the cold! Thanks for stopping by.

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