Monday, August 6, 2012

Back to School

I really need to work on my chalkboard lettering!  Well anyway, I made a little "Back to School" vintage vignette on  the buffet.  If the kids notice it they will be smearing the words out.   "Back to School" is like dirty words to kids not willing to give up summer vacation.

I made a burlap table runner with a primitive check this weekend.  I really like how it turned out.

Do you remember the Dionne quintuplets?  This is a reader for school based on the little girls.

I thought this was a fantastic find.  It will be a gift for a relative who collects their memorabilia.

Are you gearing up for back to school at your house?
I will join:
Tweak It Tuesday at Cozy Little House
Tabletop Tuesday at A Stroll Thru Life 
A Return to Loveliness at A Delightsome Life
Cottage Style Link Party  at Lavender Garden Cottage
Tuesday's Treasures at My Uncommon Slice of Suburbia


Olive said...

Sherry, the primitive checked runner is charming. The microscope gives me the chills as microbiology nearly killed me. I do love your whimsy though. hugs, olive

Susan Freeman said...

I love your chalkboard! Your lettering looks better than mine. Precious vintage books too.

Susan and Bentley

Anonymous said...

What a great vignette and it is such a cool idea (I won't mention it to your kids though). I'm lovin' your new runner and I'd give up something to have that beautiful blue server of yours.

Brenda Pruitt said...

The primitive checked runner is gorgeous, as is your back to school vignette!

craftyles said...

I love your school vignette. I do a vintage one too every year. The table runner came out so pretty with the checked edge.

Shabby Brocante, Karen said...

That is an adorable idea for back to school. How cute! I think I'd be celebrating more if it didn't mean back to school for me too! I love your table runner! Bravo. Your chalkboard is great! So is your lettering :) Tweeting this and pinning it from your site. Hope that's okay!!

Sunny Simple Life said...

I will do some bts decor this weekend. My girls start next week. I love all you old vintage finds. The Dionne quints were such a sad story. Poor girls treated like lab rats. Why was medicine so weird back then? Ok I am digressing big time. Love what you did. Have a great week. We are roastin in over 100 temps all week.

Suzy said...

Oh yes...we're gearing up for back to school over here! I can't believe it's almost here again. I love the saying, "The days are long, but the years are short." So true! Anyway, I love your pretty back-to-school vignette! All of the items that you gathered together are just perfect. And your burlap runner is just lovely!

Ann said...

Nice back to school vignette,
and I love your burlap table runner.

Carlene @ Organized Clutter said...

Great post! Love the old children's books!

Pura Vida said...

are you excited for school? very neat neat the owl!

Anne said...

Love your school Vignette.I can't believe it is that time already.My daughter heads back next week!

the cape on the corner said...

i love that with the microscope! how great!

Kristin @ My Uncommon Slice of Suburbia said...

Your buffet is just gorgeous and I love the chalkboard and everything you have displayed! Thanks for linking up.

Laura said...


I love your back to school vignette. As a retired public school teacher, I still get excited in the hall when its time to Go Back to School! Your vintage books are so sweet.

Laura said...

Sherry, your back to school vignette is so cute. Love all your vintage books and the globe and microscope.

Marty@A Stroll Thru Life said...

Oh I just love your back to school vignette. The chalkboard, books, globe and everything is so perfect. Great job. Thanks tons for joining TTT. Hugs, Marty

Sew a Fine Seam said...

Very cute display :) I have a microscope almost like that.
We homeschool and we started back at it 3 weeks ago!

Kathy said...

Hello Sherry,
Your back to school vignette is wonderful! I love all that you added - we once had a microscope - sold it after the children were finished with home school! I hope you're having a blessed week and I do appreciate you sharing with A Return to Loveliness,

Kathy @ Creative Home Expressions said...

What a fun display, Sherry! I love your chalkboard. Love all the books and the microscope was a great touch.