Tuesday, October 5, 2010

All Aboard! Train Depot Chalkboard and Beach Cottage Cabinet

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All aboard for Fessenden, ND! Remember when I picked up this chalkboard at a sale last winter? I was told it was from a train depot in Fessenden, ND. A quick web search showed that the Soo Line Depot in Fessenden closed in 1969. I'm glad to say that while the depot has closed, the history is being honored and not forgotten!


I adore the quality of this slice of history! The chalkboard part is an actual piece of slate (Heavy!!) and the framing is solid as a rock. The hand stenciled typography is a favorite of mine, too. Like many of my finds, it's been hibernating in the shed or garage until I find just the right place for it. 


It finally found a happy new home atop the beach cottage cabinet in the dining room. It adds some weight and warmth to the otherwise summery feel of this corner. Perfect for transitioning into fall!


Now, where is that chalk?...

30 comments:

  1. Wow, what a lovely historical piece. I love it there, especially with the scales on the lower shelf.

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  2. That American Railway sign is awesome!!!! Love the chalkboard too. The chalkboard is wonderful too with such an interesting story attached to it.

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  3. WOW! Everything in this picture is just beautiful! I love the chalk board over your shelves, so pretty ::)

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  4. What great pieces. I have a spot in my family room that I am looking for a unique piece like your blue cabinet, I am on the hunt! Thanks for the inspiration!

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  5. That looks amazing and it's so cool that you know where it came from!

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  6. My lands... I cannot believe your eye! You find the most unique and crazy fun stuff... I love it!

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  7. I'm so very much in love with the sign! How truly lucky you are, it's fabulous! I also LOVE your blue cabinet full of white goodies! Ohhh, I'm having a Scentsy give away, stop on by!

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  8. Do you realize Fessenden is a mere 32 miles from Carrington? As in Carrington, ND - the town made famous for its pasta and (clearing my throat)...JUNKFEST!!!!

    So, send that chalkboard our way Amy!!!

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  9. Beautiful! I love the cabinet and the new home for you chalkboard is perfect!!

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  10. Oh Amy it's DELICIOUS....I LOVE the dark board against the pale of the blue....STUNNING as always my Friend....!!

    Cheers from Oz,
    Tamarah :o)

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  11. What a find, I am so envious! You certainly did find the perfect spot. Beautiful!

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  12. Hi Amy
    My dad worked for the Soo Line when we lived in Minnesota. Thats a great piece of nostalgia you have there.
    Sue

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  13. Looks perfect there! Really pretty.

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  14. Love the chalkboard and love the beach cottage cabinet!

    Hope you're having a lovely week.

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  15. I am gobsmacked....I love everything about this post.....everything!!! All the best,Chrissy

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  16. WOW, what a find. You find some Fabulous items. LOVE it. What a great fall addition.

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  17. I am so in love with those blue shelves! Your train depot sign is amazing. I adore things like this. Very inspiring! Thank you!

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  18. The chalkboard looks great in that spot. Gives it a nice fall feel to the wonderful blue shelf! Which I would kill for.

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  19. I LOVE IT! I am so glad to have found you. I love that blue cabinet with the bead-board backing. AWESOME!!

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  20. That is a perfect shade of beach blue! Gorgeous! Marcia

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  21. leaving a GASP over a whisper, over the beachy cabinet. pure awesomeness!

    xo
    elyse

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  22. Hey you! I have been sooo behind and haven't been by here in a long while. Just wanted to say hello. I love the history of that chalkboard. Love it all!!

    I hope that you are all well.

    xo*t

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  23. Lovely! thank you for sharing your photos.....smiles.

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  24. Absolutely LOVING your cabinet with all the wonderful treasures below that chalk board, girl! I had a chance to buy a chalkboard at a flea market this summer, but just didn't know where to put it. Guess I'll have to put it back on my wish list now.... lol!

    xoxo laurie

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  25. Wonderful pictures! Greetings from France

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  26. I have a friend who lives in Fessenden. How fun and random is bloggerland?! Enjoy, it looks like a beautiful piece and I'm sure you'll enjoy it.

    PS, what is Junkfest in Carrington and how can I get there???

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  27. What time does that 10:00 train get here?
    Debbie

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