Last winter (before I changed my residence - my studio is now twice as large, thankfully!) I was asked to make two pique assiette chalk boards for Tommy's Coffee Shop at Cashiers Village.
Aided by Annie, the studio Creative Director, and the ever-present Velcro Dog, Leah, I decided to integrate as much of the coffee theme as possible.
I was lucky and managed to slice two small cups and a tiny creamer perfectly in half. It does not always work that way. Annie is inspecting a small plate from an English child's tea set that dates back to the late 1800s.
For the smaller board I used only the Universal Potteries Iris pattern and a bunch of neat cup handles. Sort of funky, but it worked for me!
And here it is today, used to announce the daily specials at Tommy's.
The larger board serves a few different functions. Sadly, after this photo was taken, a little workplace mishap occurred that found all four corners of the board needing repair.
I was lucky to have a few small chotchkies in my studio that worked perfectly. The board is now fully recovered and working hard hawking honey.
That would be Bethany, she of cinnamon bun fame, hiding behind the board.
Will grout for Temptations!