January 25, 2011

A Farmhouse Sign

First off, I feel I should apologize for all the photos to follow.

I'm a little excited about this project and went a little crazy taking pictures.

This is one of those projects that almost never happened!  Ever have an idea floating around inside your head, yet never take the time to finished the thought?  Instead, your left with a spark of an idea ... and months pass ...the spark flares up again ... you move on to more pressing matters ...repeat, repeat, repeat.  You get the idea.

Last week I decided it was high time to finish the thought and do something about it.

The result is this sign. . .

I knew I wanted a planked sign with a cow on it.
- loving cows lately-

For the farm name I combined two sides of my family history.

My mothers grandparents lived in a little town in Wisconsin called Springbrook.  They called this small unincorporated town their home from the time of their marriage until they passed away.  I remember visiting their small cottage many times.

My fathers great, great, great, great grandfather bought land in Springbrook Township also in Wisconsin.  The land was farmed by one family member or another for over 100 years.

Springbrook Farm seemed like an appropriate name for my sign.  Plus I like the daily reminder of my heritage.

The date was pick to honor the year the farm land was purchased.

I love the sign surrounded by the stars and few items I have deemed "farm like".

A scale and lacy linen...

A vintage fan...

A small chair and pretty pillow...

It even look good from across the room!

See I warned you, lots of pictures! 

Take care,


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  1. Looks great! Loving the family ties too! How special! :)


  2. It's really cute! i'd be photo happy too!

  3. Your sign is amazing, it looks wonderful!

  4. I love all of it! Beautiful. I'm a new follower. love your blog.

  5. I love and can't believe you made it. When you get tired of it, it would look great in my kitchen.

  6. That turned out too darn cute...and I love that you incorporated your family into ot.

  7. Oh Robin, I love your "springbock". Fantastic!!!

    Love hugs


  8. Robin,I completely understand! We really do think alike, because I've been wanting to make a sign too!!! With so many projects on the backburners, I keep putting it off. Are you going to post a tutorial? Oh pretty please! Then maybe I can use your instructions and make one of my own! :)

  9. I think, I have to explain :-))))

    Our neighbour in Germany had many cows.If they were allowed in the spring for the first time on the meadow, they are bound as he-goats. The German word therefore is "Springböcke". Whenever the cows came out, we said "The Springböcke come!" ;)


  10. I love the farm-like decor. The sign is amazing. Very pretty!

  11. Oh, my gosh, it looks so GREAT; I love it! You did an amazing job on it!

  12. I love the sign! Love the cow! Looks time-worn.

  13. Robin that turned out amazing and I adore where you hung it up! It all looks so perfect together and so sweet that the name has a special meaning! :)

  14. Robin,
    I am beyond in love with your new sign!! It is perfect! In fact I have too much to say to put in a comment so I'm going to send you an email. :)

  15. Robin, it looks great! You did an awesome job on it! Aren't they fun? I'm so loving this cow and like Michelle above me (lol) love the special meaning behind the name.

  16. P.S. I'm jealous Robin, you hung yours up and I'm still carrying mine around the house! LOL

  17. Hi Robin, you did a wonderful job with your sign, love the cow and the family connection! All your photos are great!

  18. Oh my gosh...I love it Robin! You did a fantastic job! Lovin' your farmhouse look too! ~Deb~

  19. Your sign turned out beautifully Robin!! Lovin' the cow...moo moo moo to you!

  20. Oh Rbin! That is gorgeous, I love old looking signs, things that remind me of heritage and vintage/farm stuff, so I am loving this new little sign and vignette that you have created, it is perfection!
    Hugs, Cindy

  21. Your sign turned out great...so fun that it has special family meaning! Laurel@chippingwithcharm

  22. Hi there~ It's absolutely darling!! Love it~well done! :)

  23. I love your sign. It looks pretty perfect to me. The cow is fantastic!

  24. that is wonderful..and what caught my attention was the name..I used to live in a hamlet called Springbrook.

  25. Hi Robin, I love your Farm sign! And how fun that you chose the name from family memories... it looks just perfect in there along with your other farmhouse collections... xoxo Julie Marie

  26. Hi~ just back over to say thanks for sharing this at Feathered Nest Friday! :)

  27. I'm so glad you took lots of photos!!!!
    The sign is wonderful and everything looks so warm and welcoming...

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