You know it's summertime when those fresh vegetables start coming out of the garden, so I decided to create a new chalkboard display in our kitchen to go along with the other "fluffing" that I've been doing in the kitchen lately.
I made this chalkboard right after we moved into the Crossroads simply by hanging a large frame and painting the wall with chalkboard paint. At first, it served as a message and reminder center, then it turned into a great seasonal display area, and then it became a place for me to hang wreaths. You may remember my pool noodle kitchen wreath that I hung here last year.
And since we grow a lot of our own vegetables, I decided to go with a vegetable theme in decorating the chalkboard for the summer. Instead of hanging a wreath, I used a basket.
I started by getting out my artificial vegetables that I'd been buying this spring. Some of them I found at Hobby Lobby, and others I bought from my friend Brenda who made my ruffled stool cover. My sister-in-law Jean found the black and white ribbon last year and gave it to me. It was previously tied on a basket that I kept on top of the refrigerator, but I decided to use it in my chalkboard display.
I filled the basket with green moss, hung it on the chalkboard, added the ribbon, and started filling it with the artificial vegetables.
The display came together rather quickly, and I decided to have some of the veggies spilling out of the basket.
Yep, I just hot-glued those veggies right onto the chalkboard. (I will probably live to regret that later!)
Around here we don't need this reminder, but maybe you do. Remember to eat your veggies!
I love this creative project. Too cute.
So creative Jane~ love the veggie basket and reminder! 🙂
Love it. This is a great way to display veggies and we all should eat more veggies. Great job.
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Your Veggie Chalkboard is so very pretty and unique!!..I have seen many decorative chalkboards but yours is so creative and perfect for the kitchen....Just in love with it Jane!!...Fantastic job!
This is too cute. I love looking at pictures of your garden. It's been very inspirational to me this year. I have my first very large veggie garden all to myself and my Mr.'s dad used to garden it too but at 4 times it size. Every time I'm in the garden he tells me how his dad did it differently but he will grab the hoe and water and help me so I appreciate that too. Your garden is lovely.
P.S. I was telling my honey about your post on the Trading Post across the street from you. Would you do another post with more pic.'s pretty please?
Cottage Making Mommy
Very cute and I adore the ribbon! This theme is definitely right up your alley!
I love it....too cute! May have to steal this idea!! Enjoy this beautiful weather
Really cute idea! 😉
very cute, but if you used the magnetic chalk board paint you wouldn't have to worry about 'regret' 🙂
This turned out AWESOME, Jane!
Love it and the checked bow too!
SheilaG @ Plum Doodles
How cute and fun, Jane! Hopefully the glue will peel right off when you're ready to change it up again. 🙂
That is so cute! What a super idea!
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Super duper cute!!! I just put out my veggie wreath on the backdoor today.
Jane, that is just the cutest thing!
Cute! This is a great way to spiff up a chalkboard. Plus it is a good reminder to eat your veggies!