I have been immersed in my garden and garden house this summer, though the gardening part has been mainly dreaming... The garden house is DONE!! The big reveal will be tomorrow! In the mean time I have been dreaming up ideas to give a literary bent to my garden as well as to my garden house. This literary reference multi sign post "occurred" over the weekend.
I even included a board with the name of the garden house on it, and made sure that it points directly to the garden house. "Chawton Cottage" was Jane Austen's home for most of her writing career.
Of course the little rabbit with his pocket watch is right out of Wonderland, note the sign board above. Not sure just how many literary reference statuary pieces I am going to be able to run across, but I loved him!!
And I was so tickled when I went out to take pics of the signboards, and there was a rainbow, in honor of the Emerald City sign board (above), I must assume!!
Gathering the odd boards, with old paint wasn't too hard since I am an antique dealer who always tucks away interesting bits for 'someday' ... well this past weekend was someday, I guess!
I used lots of methods to letter the signs, so they would look like they had been placed at the cross roads by various persons. I used decoupaging of a whole sign image, and also of cut out letters, stamping, a few were hand lettered in different styles, I embellished stamped letters on one sign to make them look different, stenciled one sign, and even added a running rabbit from Graphics Fairy to my Watershipdown sign.
Check out the top picture again, it shows all 10 boards, can you figure out the book that each sign refers to? Two of the signs refer to the home of a famous author, but the other eight are fictional sites from favorite books!
And don't forget to come back tomorrow for my garden house revel!!