Monday, September 13, 2021

"Hello Fall" Silhouette Script Chalkboard

Hello friends... I'm joining a small group of bloggers today to share how we've used chalkboards in our vintage decor. Cindy from County Road 407 has put together a Blog Hop series that celebrates all things vintage and how we incorporate them into our decor. If you're coming from Cindy's blog, welcome, I'm so glad you're here to continue the fun!

A few years ago when chalkboards were a big trend in vintage decor, I fell in love with the look of vintage chalkboards and all the wonderful art displays and creative hand lettering. From elaborate to simple and childlike; chalkboards are an expressive way to share ideas and information.

It didn't take long for me to realize that hand lettering a decorative chalkboard sign probably just wasn't one of my talents. So I looked around for alternate ways to "get the look".

I wanted a small chalkboard with a happy snappy message 
that would be fun for a Fall display.
Pinterest had tons of ideas to create a wonderful piece,
so I looked for something with simple and easy lettering.

I gave it a good try, but decided that I would ask my sister to create a simple script font message on her Silhouette machine that would be easy to transfer to the chalkboard background. I found the small chalkboard at Michaels and gave her the dimensions. Since then I've also just used black poster board for the "chalkboard" background and attached the script cutout on top. It still gives the same look, but can be used with a wooden frame.

Here's the original post from 2016 displayed 
in my kitchen sitting area at our last home.

And here's a post of the kitchen Baker's Rack for Fall in 2017.

My Fall decorating is a work in progress... summer to early fall at the moment.
I have the sign sitting on the coffee table/bench in the Garden Room.
You can read about the floofed up pre-made wreath HERE.

It's leaning against a metal lantern on one of my black tole trays.

Joining in with a plaid fabric pumpkin and an early fall sunflower tussy mussy.
The little chipmunk figurine is a Fitz and Floyd salt and pepper.

You can check out some wonderful Chalkboard inspiration on my

I hope you'll continue our little Hop,
and click on the next link with Paula from Sweet Pea.
Happy Sunday, friends!

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Share Your Style at French Ethereal
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Centerpiece Wednesday at Karin's Kottage  
Vintage Charm at Our Hopeful Home
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Friday with Friends at My Hubbard Home
Create, Bake, and Grow at Shabby Art Boutique,
 Farmhouse Friday at The Painted Hinge and County Road 407


  1. I love your sign and enjoyed seeing how you decorated with it over the years.

  2. This sign is so cute, Debra! I love the font you chose and using a Silhouette cutout is such a genius idea. I have naturally scroll-y handwriting anyway but no one can read it 🤣 so I'l definitely be trying out this idea too. Thanks so much for the tip. Hope your weekend has been peace filled and relaxing, CoCo

  3. I have a silhouette machine and have not used it for a chalkboard sign but goodness me, that is genius! Where is my brain?! Love how you've put in on a table vignette. That's clever too and looks wonderful there. I tend to go the route of putting it on the wall but I'm going to try it on a table. Thanks for the great idea and for joining us today! pinned

  4. Love the sign, the font is my favorite

  5. Love your sign and your idea for the font is perfect. Laura

  6. Like everyone else that commented, I am in love with the font that you chose. God blessed me with lots of talents, but handwriting is not one of! So, you very seldom see me use chalkboards in my posts but I really enjoyed lookeng at what you guys had in the blog hop today...hugs...

  7. Love the font. So pretty. Have a great new week Debra. xoxo

  8. You can do so many things with those silhouette machines; someday! I always love to see how you style your wonderful vintage things, Debra. This pretty frame tucks into it all beautifully:)

  9. Your chalkboard and fall vignettes look lovely Debra!

  10. Cute idea for a blog hop! Your vignettes are so pretty and welcome fall into your home!

  11. Such a cute sign. Thanks for sharing.

  12. I'm a huge chalkboard fan so love this! I think you underestimate yourself -- I'm sure you could chalk one of your own! (If I can do it anybody can lol.) Thanks for sharing at Vintage Charm. xo kathleen

  13. I love the simple elegance of your sign.

  14. I love chalkboards and love the cute vignette you created with yours Debra. Thanks for sharing and be sure to look for your post to be featured this week at our Tuesday Turn About Link Party!


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