Saturday, March 26, 2011

It's a Dilly of a Sign!

I found this sign at the last JUNKMARKET Style Event, Flea Market Under Glass. Because there is no pre-selling allowed (we have to save the best for the customers), I had to book it over to the Junk Devotions/Queens of Chic's booth shortly after the doors opened. Sorry, Richard. I guess I just move faster than you :-) The only problem with the sign it? It was too long for the wall it was intended for. Oops....but sometimes decorating accidents work out for the better!

Don't you love this sign!  It was "almost" perfect for my wall. The only problem?  It was a bit too long.

The wall it was intended for really needed some "oomph" to it.

My solution for it? Allow the sign to hang over one edge, and then add something fun to the end of it.

This "vintage" rope would be usefully in hanging the piece.

And this cool old wheel?  It'll be a fun addition!

It doesn't hang over too much, just enough!

A cute vintage green industrial table with a black and white scale complete the vignette. Though this wall was a work in the making, I like how it all came together!

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Thanks to Amy of Whisperwood for sponsoring this fun chalkboard linky party!


Rustic and White said...

Yes that is a perfect sign. How talented you are to think of adding the wheel. I love the entire wall and you have given me inspiration for one of my decorating progblems. Thanks so much for sharing!

White Ironstone Cottage said...

Love the sign
Looks right at home
great find
Love your blog

Kim said...

Wow...what a difference the right items can make! Love the sign and the way you decided to hang all looks so good together!

leah - moxiethrift on etsy said...

perfect gathering of items. love the chalkboard wall. and the dill sign, wheel and rope was a great solution too. delightful!

Gracefully Vintage said...

Love it.. Im very in to signs right now.. Just Darling

Beach House Living said...

Great sign and I like how it hangs over the edge with the wheel. Very eye catching.

Tricia @ Vintage No. 35 said...

Fantastic sign! I also love your chalkboard wall. I think that would be really fun in my kitchen.

Linda @ Itsy Bits And Pieces said...

This looks so that wonderful old sign!

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Faded Charm said...

I love this sign! I don't ever seem to come across them...well at least not in my price range anyways. A great addition to an already wonderful wall:)


PCovi said...

ahhh...nice solution! love that sign!

mizdarlin said...

I love to use wildly differing elements to make things that don't quite 'fit' work your sign, and frankly, wasn't all that enthusiastic until your solution presented itself..lends it a bit of propinquity..good job!

Gracie's Cottage said...

That is ticketyboo times it!


Leena Milligan Lanteigne said...

Turned out great - a happy accident! I love farm/produce signs - they have such quaint character! thanx for shainrg! ~Leena~

Stephanie said...

Awesome sign and it completes your wall perfectly!

Sherry @ No Minimalist Here said...

I love the sign and how creative to hang the wheel from it. Just perfect.

Stephanie said...

Just saw this featured at WWC and had to tell you how beautiful your wall is! I love how you balanced out the space with different elements, it really gave it some character and depth. I love how the oops turned out, you couldn't of planned it better.

Sharon @ Elizabeth & Co. said...

What a super cool wall!

Sharon @ Elizabeth & Co. said...

And I love all the inspiration here! I'll be following along. Looking forward to getting to know you!

Stacey said...

I love you wall and your blog! I'm a knew follower, I found you at the chalk talk party! I too have a chalk board wall, love them!!
can't wait to see what else you do!

Simply Bungalow said...

I love the sign. The wall looks wonderful

Zane Wooder said...

I don't think its too long. Sometimes long signs are good because they make you enjoy the beauty of the sign more. If a sign just has one word you won't really notice the tiny details like the boldness of the letters or the style of font.

-Zane of ontario honey

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