Sunday, June 24, 2007



I made a sign for the Secret Garden!



I decided I wanted a sign for my secret garden, to put by the little table and chairs............ since I think it would be lovely to take tea there, I came up with "Tea Garden".


I found this old bread board -- big at 15 x 22 inches -- for a quarter at a yard sale, and I had the beginning for my sign!

I painted it pink for the background, then painted the letters in robin's egg blue.
~~Now I wasn't sure what to do about the roses, because I've never painted a rose in my life. So this afternoon, I taught myself to paint roses. Hmmm, not as hard as I thought! Kind of fun, in fact! ~~



I'm hoping tomorrow it will be dry enough to seal it, then hang it in the garden by the table and chairs. Then I'll share another pic of it in place.


9 comments:

MaryB said...

Get Out!! Thats your first time painting roses?? Wow they look wonderful. I'm envious of anyone that can paint.
That pretty sign will look lovely in your Tea Garden.

Cheryl said...

So when are you going to invite me over for tea? I mean what a lovely place you are making there, it is wonderful!! I wish I had half your talent. Thank you for sharing the sign.

Elizabeth said...

what a beautiful little garden tea spot!! The sign will be perfect. I enjoyed seeing your blog for the first time--and it will not be my last time. Took a look at your shop while I was here. SO many nice things!! I just signed up for the love box give away over at
LOVE BOXES. I'm hoping to win. I'm enjoying the wonderful world of blogs--just found myself in blogland about a week ago!

Sharon Kay said...

You did a wonderful job on the sign. I want a sign for my garden in front of the condo cottage. If you would consider the idea of making it for me I would not have to shop around on the internet. I would love to pay you then a stranger. It would be a sign from one vintage lady to another.......

Rosemary said...

It's beautiful! The roses look perfect.
It will be a wonderful addition to the seating area.
Rosemary

Rhoda said...

Beca, can't wait to see what you did with your garden sign. And I love your yardsale finds from last week. Pretty things!

Rhoda

love.boxes said...

Lovely roses! :)

Nancy Jo said...

Your Garden sign looks so nice, if I made one it will look like something from preschool.
NANCY JO

Lallee said...

Such a beautiful job, Becca. Very clever to use the old cutting board! It's going to be perfect for your garden.