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?...