Tuesday, 17 April 2012

A Pretty Little Menu

When I was a baby, my family went to Victoria BC to visit friends and family.  Some of my mom's friends owned a ceramics factory and gave her this pretty frame for me.  When I was quite young, Mom had one of my newborn pictures taped in it.  Then as the four of us kids grew bigger and more destructive, the frame was put out of the way.  I'm actually amazed it survived!

When I got married and moved out nearly 10 years ago, I took my frame with me.  But I could never figure out what to do with it.  Anything displayed in it would have to be taped or glued.  Then a few months ago, I had an epiphany!  I pulled out a dry erase marker and wrote "Menu" across the top.  It's the perfect size to jot down the day's supper plans in my messy printing.

One day I'll order a vinyl cut-out for the "menu" to make it look more intentional.  But for now, this works.  When I remember to update it.  Before I wrote the meal in the first picture, it read "chicken and rice a la carte" for almost a month.

The back has this handy pocket that I could use to store the dry-erase pen and a cloth or little eraser.  But not 'til it's placed somewhere that my two-year-old can't steal it.

Ok, so this isn't the newborn picture my mom used...
but it's one of the cutest pictures I have on  the computer.
The rest of the pictures are in Nick's closet and he's napping.
I'm the little one in blue.


  1. It's wonderful. The photo is sweet too thank you for sharing. I enjoyed my time at your lovely blog. I am following you now through linky, Hugs!

  2. Looks great!

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  3. Interesting frame. The last picture is cute one. :)

    1. Thanks, Yukon! It's one of my favourites of me and my older sister.

  4. Great old treasure - and every time you look at it I bet you think of that trip to B.C. made by your parents long ago. Have you thought of painting the inside with chalkboard paint to give it a more contemporary look?

    1. Heather, a chalkboard would be a great idea! I may do that if I tire of the dry erase. I hadn't thought of that before. I was thinking of putting a piece of cork in there, but it's really too small for that.


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