Friday, July 20, 2012

Childhood memory inspiration

When I was a little girl, we lived literally foot steps away from a Hostess Bakery...Do you know what that meant?
Well it meant waking up every morning to the smell of freshly baked bread...Yummy! I do miss that.
And that was my inspiration for painting this sign for my petite kitchen. It will be a sweet reminder of  my childhood and of simpler times and simpler joys.
By the way, I used this salvaged cabinet panel that I've had for a while as my canvas...What do you think?

Wishing everyone a wonderful weekend.
Thank you for stopping by.

Hugs and Kisses,


Wsprsweetly Of Cottages said... would never believe that was a panel that looked like that in the beginning. You are one talented young woman!

Sea Witch said...

Love your bakery sign. I too, lived a few houses down from a New Jersey bakery. The street always had the best aromatherapy around.

Petite Michelle Louise said...

i think it's so sweet and i adore the story that inspired it! i too grew up within "smelling distance" of a bakery. It was The Nissen Bread Factory in my hometown of Lewiston, Maine. To this day..whenever i smell fresh-baked brings me back to my beloved home in Maine and I am, once again, a little girl. merci for the memories! ;)

Willow said...

We also lived near a bakery. It was called Purity Maid. I still remember walking to school in the morning smelling fresh baked bread.

Ricki Jill Treleaven said...

Ana, I love what you've done with the drawer face. LOVE the sign! Your kitchen is adorable!

marty (A Stroll Thru Life) said...

I love it, how cute is that. Great use of the panel. Hugs, Marty

Gina said...

I love it! I think you did a super job, Ana.

Blessed Serendipity said...

Ana I love this hand painted sign. It looks darling in your kitchen.


Tammy@T's Daily Treasures said...

It looks great! And I love your kitchen with those beamed ceilings too. The smell of fresh baked bread ... yum! Have a beautiful day. Tammy

Tanna at The Brick Street Bungalow said...

You are so very creative and GOOD at it!! LOVE it! blessings ~ tanna

Katie said...

Beautiful!! And I'm DYING over your kitch ceilings.

Shabby chic Sandy said...

Well done--that is so cute!

Draffin Bears said...

Hi Ana,

Love your Bakery sign and your gorgeous kitchen.
Nothing like the smell of fresh bread cooking Mmmmm!

Do hope you are enjoying the weekend

BECKY said...

Hi Ana! Your sign is charming! Love the color, too! We used to drive by the Holsum Bakery in Miami with the windows down...we all took a deep breath and sighed in unison!! So I know just what you mean!!

Lifein1000sqft said...

Love your sign, you did a great job!

Janet said...

That is so cute, Ana! Really like the repurposed cabinet panel. Your kitchen looks so nice, too!

Vickie @ Ranger 911 said...

Your painted sign is yummy!!!

And your kitchen is fabulous!!!

BJK_Art said...

Nice sign! Great idea using the cabinet front!!

Leslie said...

Oh ana.. I love your kitchen, and your new sign is just perfect!!! You did a great job.

Cindy said...

It's perfectly beautiful, sweet friend. I love your apron front sink!!!!
Hugs, cindy

Linda said...

You are so your beautiful kitchen!

~Lavender Dreamer~ said...

I love it! You are so talented and decorate in great style!

Lynn-Teacupstitches said...

I DO know what you mean Ana!
We lived close to an Entenmans bakery and they had an outlet store out front!! Yummo :-)
Your sign is darling and just my perfect shade of green.
Your salsa turned out delicious and HOT! Just the way we like it!!

Art and Sand said...

Love your sign. I like that you were recycling- if we hoard long enough, we find a use for things.

June said...

I love it Ana!!! I think living next to a bakery would be the end of me : )
I was so excited to read your last post and get your recipe for salsa. I can't wait to try it.
sending love...

Susan said...

Great job, Ana - I love your transformation!

When I was younger, my mother delivered bread for a bakery - I don't know if there was such a thing as bread delivery in the US, but in Australia, bread was delivered daily to every house (as was milk - it was delivered via horse and cart through until at least the mid 70's!)

Sensible Sarah said...

You are so creative, Ana. I love your bakery sign! The green just makes your whole kitchen come together so perfectly. Too cute!

Thanks for sharing.

Ciao Bella
Sensible Sarah

LizlovesVintage said...

That sign is great!! My favorite color too. Perfect spot by the way :)
Have a great weekend,
xxx Liz

Betsy said...

great idea , love the bakery sign.
I am a new follower to your blog.
Will be looking around some more.

nannykim said...

love it and love the color too