I'm in the "Olympic Games Spirit" with a Chalkboard…

I love watching the Olympic games…

…..cheering for our teams.

Cheering for the great TEAM USA!!!

While watching the games, I had an epiphany!….

…..oh there I go again with my epiphanies.

So love that word, EPIPHANY!

I wanted to put a chalkboard in my butler’s pantry…



For those notes to myself…

I have a calendar on the wall…

…..but as you know, a chalkboard is “chic”.


It needs to be placed in the room…

…..where I pay homage to the great coffee bean!

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I remembered that I had bought a great vintage chalkboard for my hubby’s exercise room!

I thought that it would be perfect for the space in the butler’s pantry.


Where I hang my favorite Maxwell House Ad…

…..an original ad out of The Ladies Home Journal, dated February, 1925.

Of a very chic couple sipping Maxwell House Coffee at one of the grand hotels of Florida in the “roaring twenties”..

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So again…I ask my hubby….

…..Do you know where the chalkboard is…

……….that hung in your former exercise room that is now the second guest bedroom….

………………the chalkboard that had no place to hang in the corner of the garage.


Oh yes….Section 2, shelf 4, bin number 5….

So I got out my tools….yes, Karah, and Anne, I have tools…the hammer even has my name on it!!…

…..and I proceeded to hang the chalkboard in a place of honor among the tributes to the great coffee bean…


I took these tools from my “Crafty Chicks Toolbox”…..

…..and proceeded to hang the chalkboard..

……….while the coffee plaques were watching with anticipation.

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Of what was to take the place of the calendar…



Even the cute couple who look like the Campbell Soup kids on that 2-D vintage valentine are wondering…

…..what will be in that coveted area where the calendar once was.


Applied the board with drywall screws and then covered the silver screw with a black permanent marker…


So now I can keep track of“MY PERSONAL OLYMPIC EVENTS”


Every gal needs to keep track of her “Olympic Events”….


And maybe keep track of a grocery list too….

I hope that you are enjoying the “games” as much as we are….cheering for our wonderful TEAM USA!!!

Also: Please join the Team at the Southern Bloggers Conference..

…..Featuring these great guest speakers:

Rhoda of Southern Hospitality

—– KariAnne of Thistlewood Farm

———-Heather of At the Picket Fence

And demonstrations by Annie Omar of Maison Blanche Paint Company…

—–along with Kristen Dobson of Sophia’s Decor…

That is just a sample of the great conference to come in Raleigh, NC on October 12th and 13th, 2012

I am joining:

At the Picket Fence Inspiration Friday

A Stroll Thru Life Tabletop Tuesday

Between Naps on the Porch Metamorphosis Monday

Common Ground Vintage Inspiration

DIY by Design Sizzle into Summer Party

French Country Cottage Feathered Nest Friday

From My Front Porch to Yours, Treasure Hunt Thursday

Romantic Home Show and Tell Friday

Savvy Southern Style Wow Us Wednesday

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  1. You constantly amaze me with the one-of-a-kind things you have. That chalk board is so darned cute. And I love the Olympic “event” you have entered. I think you will no doubt medal. πŸ™‚


  2. I am loving your kind of Olympics. That I can handle, love this post so cute. With that chuckle, I am going to bed. Hugs to you. Have a great weekend. Ginger

  3. Shirley~ Love your chalkboard! I’m staying up much too late watching the Olympics! Hope you won the gold at Macy’s~ Go Team USA πŸ™‚

  4. Brilliant! And a fun addition to your shrine to coffee… hope you “scored” at Macy’s!
    xo Heidi

  5. So true, Shirley! Your coffee bar is so cute! You have the greatest accessories! I love the addition of the Olympic chalkboard and the shopping event is my kind of event! You always make me smile! I love your butler’s pantry!

  6. creativehomeexpressions says

    Great chalkboard, Shirley! I love it and I love the event you were up for! : )

  7. ADORE!! Love all your little touches! I’m super envious that you have a butler’s pantry AND those fabulous cabinets and counters… Love that chalkboard, too!

    Yay for Shirley hanging it all up yourself – although I think you could do a better job of labelling your hammer… How about etching your name onto the handle?? πŸ˜€

    Love ya!! Have an awesome weekend!

  8. Love the event you have featured! Lol. Instead of winning gold, we are spending it!

  9. I’m putting my money on you to win a gold medal in shopping!

  10. OMgoodness! I love that chalkboard! I’ve never seen anything like it. Thanks for sharing it with us.

  11. Haha – you’re so funny, Shirley! Love you and your epiphanies. That chalkboard is adorable. Here it is, Aug 3rd, and I missed your event! Did you win the gold?

  12. This is adorable. Actually, it’s beyond cool. It goes perfectly in there, and now you can come home after your shopping spree and show us all your victories! πŸ™‚

  13. Where did you get that great chalkboard? Do you pull it out every 4 years?? It is perfect in that spot. You are a true champ.

  14. I love that idea! What an appropriate chalkboard to use right about now too. Ha! I have chalkboard paint on the side of my refrigerator cabinet to use. It’s always fun to have chalkboards in the house!

  15. Shirley how cool is this!! I love your Olympic Events Chalkboard!

    Art by Karena
    2012 Artists Series

  16. Oh my goodness, I can’t believe you had that!! It’s a winner!! πŸ™‚

  17. I give your butler’s pantry a Gold Medal for sheer awesomeness! Loving that chalkboard …



  18. How fun, Shirley! I hadn’t heard of the Southern Blogger’s Conference … you are going to have so much fun!! And I’m sure you rocked the Macy’s sale … gold medal performance. πŸ™‚

  19. Shirley – Macy’s one day sale is certainly an Olympic event in my eyes! I can’t believe how amazing that chalkboard is! And your vintage coffee collection (is that a little Maxwell House stamp?).
    I’m sure you’ll be awarded a gold medal or throwing a fabulous conference too!

  20. Katherines Corner says

    your butlers pantry is amazing! I love yous Olympic spirit xo

  21. Very clever Shirley. I love it!

    I need a chalkboard!

  22. I love that you pay homage to coffee because I adore it too. The chalkboard is the bomb diggity. Olive

  23. Your chalkboard is awesome and certainly deserves a prominent place!
    Mary Alice

  24. Marty@A Stroll Thru Life says

    Oh I absolutely love your chalkboard. It is so perfect and I am totally spending every minute watching the Olympics too. What a great chalkboard and it is perfect for the pantry area. Great job and cute post. Thanks for joining TTT. Hugs, Marty

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