Autumn Speckled Hen sign on Old Wood Fun and Unusual
Inspiration seemed to knock on my door, once again last week. It was a rainy day when I ventured out to do a little antique shopping. That always seems to lift my spirits and sure enough I was so excited when I saw a magazine entitled, "The Poultry Item" dated October 1930, laying on an early scrub top table, that just spoke to me! Strong graphics depicting three speckled hens and a happy pumpkin really grabbed my attention and I just had to purchase this rare surviving copy! The illustration inspired me to reproduce this image and create something special that I hope you will favor.
This quality reproduced image was gently antiqued and hand stitched onto old feed sack material. I was able to find a wonderful piece of barn wood from the woodpile to use as a backing for the image. I chose this particular piece because it had several splits along with some wood loss located at the bottom which adds plenty of interest and character to the overall look. The wood in this area has a gradual angle and is not straight but does have a "snug fit" when it comes to primitive charm! The color is a soft walnut with dark variations in the wood that lend a desirable primitive look we all can appreciate.
I attached some feathers, in keeping with the theme and also incorporated a slice of dried quince and a wee gourd. Everything is individually wrapped with either wire or string and then secured on the backside of the wood. I don't always trust glue especially when you are dealing with larger pieces that don't lay flat! A piece of jute acts as the hanger and once hung, the autumn magic begins!
The pumpkin adds so much whimsy to this illustration and the hens seem to enjoy his company because he is a jolly olde pumpkin that brings good luck wherever he goes, including into your home! Happy Autumn and enjoy!
Sign measures 10" Tall, 8" Wide & is 3/4" thick. <p>~Freight (Standard Mail) included, however Insurance is optional and can be purchased for an additional $2.20 @ checkout ~ within the continental U.S.
~Freight (Standard Mail) included, however Insurance is optional and can be purchased @ checkout ~ within the continental U.S.