Happy birthday to me, with a gift for you!

Giveaway winner is Lorraineb – congrats Lorraine! You have been emailed!

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Well, it happened again. The clock ticked for another whole year and made the calendar flip 365 days. Yep. Today is my 53rd birthday.

And for the curious, I did have a nice day! I was home with my 2 cats, and had coffee, ate cupcakes, pressure washed some reclaimed wood…

and spent too much time photo editing a picture of me. (the more years you wear, the longer it takes…)

My son and I actually celebrated on Friday. We went out for a really nice Greek dinner and ate WAY too much. Much to my son’s dismay, the waiters even sang and CLAPPED. LOUD. 

He meant to make a clean getaway before the orchestra arrived, but the singers blocked his escape route. 

He’ll eventually forgive me. 🙂

As you can see, I’m not very upset about turning 53. I mean… why fight it? If you’re fortunate enough one day, you’ll be here too! And those past 53 are peering down on me with maybe 1% envy.

See? There’s LOTS to love! Here’s 6 reasons why turning 53 is ‘a thing’… for me.

Yellow birthday cupcakes on a reclaimed wood plank / FunkyJunkInteriors.net6. You become strangely brave. 

It’s true. I don’t even know who I am these days. What use to rattle me like an overdose of caffeine is reduced to the ease of a sip of a crisp, cold glass of water. With ice and lemon. 

Case in point. I’ve been a keynote speaker, have done live speaking engagements, and I even went on some pretty crazy awesome trips… by myself. And booked by ME!

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5. Diets. 

What diet? 

Nuff said. 🙂

Ok… I want to be slimmer. But even when I was 30 lb slimmer I wanted to be slimmer.

Thing is, I forget to work out. If I schedule it one day, I may remember a week later.

I think another issue may be at play here, but I forget what it is… 😉 

4. I forgot.

Need I say more?

All I can really say to this one is, it’s very freeing to forget stuff. 

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3. I no longer book shopping trips around clothes.


Unless I specifically NEED something, it’s never about clothes. It’s about junk. Or my son’s hair cut. Or Starbucks. Most commonly, coffee and cream for my coffee. And Mac stuff. But never about clothes.

And in that 1 in a million chance it has to be about clothes, I will power shop a year’s worth in one day.   Maybe even double up on the same stuff. So I don’t have to venture out again any time soon.

What does this have to do with being 53? Hmm… not really sure. I think I had this ‘ailment’ for a good long while now. I guess I just think coffee, junk, Mac stuff and haircuts are more interesting.



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2. You get pretty decent with photo editing.

Because you’ve had lots of practice. On yourself!

It’s my birthday, and I reserve the right to reduce wrinkles, whiten teeth, and take a million shots to land one I can live with. While I eat cupcakes. And wear my son’s pj top… that I slept in. 

I like Lightroom for tone editing, but had to venture into scary Photoshop tonight to attack the wrinkles.

But the most fun one of all is….

Winner is Lorraineb – congrats Lorraine! You have been emailed!

Old Sign Stencil Giveaway Event on FunkyJunkInteriors.net

1. I can host my own stencil giveaway, because it’s my birthday!

Ok, so… having my own Old Sign Stencils line is kinda exciting! What’s even more exciting is offering YOU a birthday gift on MY birthday! Because eventually it will be your birthday too, right? 

Which I’m gonna do right now, in two ways… 

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1. Comment for a chance to win your fav stencils!

a) Visit the stencil store HERE

b) Comment below with your fav stencil, how you think you’d use it and you’re in!

If you win, you get to go on a mini shopping spree, picking your fav stencils! (5 stencils max)

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2. Purchase anything from the store during the event (for 25% off) for a chance to win your order! Plus maybe more!

a) Visit the stencil store HERE

b) Place your order for 25% off using the code HAPPYBIRTHDAYTOME (shipping is extra)

c) After order is placed, comment below to say you have done so for a 2nd chance.

If you win, your stencil order will be reimbursed! (5 stencils max)

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3. Follow Old Sign Stencils on Instagram HERE!

Comment below saying you have done so, with your user name, and you’re in!

Giveaway and 25% off are both valid until Thursday, April 9, 11pm Pacific. Giveaway is open worldwide. Purchases are open worldwide, however if outside of North America, please email as we will need to prequote you shipping prior. Void where prohibited. You must be over the age of 18 to win. Winner must provide a valid email linked to their comment and will be notified of their win. Winner must respond with mailing address and phone within 3 days of announcement. Please check this post after Thursday to see who won.

Good luck! And… happy birthday! 🙂

Winner is Lorraineb – congrats Lorraine! You have been emailed!

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  1. I have always loved the Farmer’s Market sign, even before it became a stencil, so that would be my choice!! thank you and Happy Birthday!!! you are ten years younger than I am, my birthday is on the 30th!!!

    Angela from NJ

  2. These stencils are all wonderful. I would love the cut your own tree farm stencil. Could use it so many different ways and all would be great Christmas gifts.

  3. Happy Birthday! I like the “You Cut Tree Farm” stencil. We are making our family gifts this holiday season, so I would make a cool wooden sign for my siblings using this stencil!

  4. My 50’s were great!
    My how our priorities change.
    My favorite is the coffee stencil.
    Happy Birthday!!

  5. First off, Happy Birthday! Glad it was a good one! I understand about photoshopping yourself, I am at that stage too, lol.
    My favorite stencils are the Grocery sign, the coffee sign, Farmer’s Market and the route 66. I have several different signs in my kitchen and would add some of these.
    Thanks for a chance to win and once again “Happy Birthday”.
    Also, I’m following on instagram.

  6. I love the Farmers Market one. I would put it over my dining room window which is next to my kitchen. I love to garden and can and make powders from onions, tomatoes and peppers. Happy Birthday to you too!!!!

  7. Happy Birthday Donna!!!!
    You look Beautiful at any age!!! I hope that you have many, many more Birthdays, filled with Love and Joy.
    Your stencils are Stunning, and are so helpful for so many people.

  8. 53? Are you kidding? I don’t care what kind of editing software you have. I would have guessed late 30’s. Sheesh!

  9. The time you spent on photo shopping was so worth it … you look like 35 instead of 53! Congrats! And any time you get cake is a good time.

  10. Hi Donna!
    Happy Birthday wishes to you! I’m a follower of you’re blog because I also like to make “stuff” from junk and cast offs and rather walk through a Hardware store than the Mall any day! I love your stencils….my fav is a toss up between your “Coffee” stencil or your “BINGO” stencil. Enjoy your special day!

  11. Happy birthday!!!

    A great excuse to go to your store! I purchased the 66 stencil and the coffee stencil – love them!! I can’t wait to receive them and use them on misc pieces of wood, boxes, trays and so on.

    You are an inspiration and happy birthday Donna!

  12. The Farmers Market sign. I would put it on reclaimed wood and hang it in my kitchen (to my husband’s dismay!)

  13. Happy birthday!
    With the Route 66 stencil, I could make a sign as a reminder that there is life after teaching. I plan to take that very trip as my first vacation after many years of teaching. It is something to look forward to!

  14. How fun! My great-grandfather owned a grocery store (Dyson & Calvin) and then my grandfather and dad owned a grocery store (Calvin’s store) in tiny Manilla, IA. I have lots of ephemera from those enterprises but needed a header. The “Grocery” sign would be perfect. Hope I win! And am excited to explore new ideas with the other signs too.

  15. I love the coffee stencil. I have so many different ideas for it although I think I would start with putting it on a crate. Thanks for the giveaway.

  16. I love all your stencils but I’d say my pick would be Farmers Market.
    It would look great on our barn. Happy Birthday and blessings for many more.

  17. Happy Birthday! Mine is on monday…I will be 53 also! Started following on Instagram! Love the stencils and your blog!

  18. I think I really like the Route 66 the most. It makes me dream of the ultimate road trip! I have an oak stool I am re-doing and this stencil would look great on it!

  19. I am really having a hard time only choosing one BUT…beings I can only choose one I have chosen Farmer’s Market. It reminds me of a place where I have gone since I was a child and now go with my own kids today. A place to find so many wonderful items, meet new people and being able to support my local community as well. HAPPY BIRTHDAY!!!

  20. Happy Birthday Donna!! Sounds like it was a perfect day. I will be 53 next month and can’t agree with you more about the clothes, the forgetting and becoming brave. So hard to choose one stencil I love them all. I think that the coffee one would be my choice. My best friend just bought a new home and loves her coffee like you do. I have a table I would fancy up for her. Thanks for all the years of great reading and awesome tutorials.

  21. Happy Birthday♪♫•*¨*•.¸¸♥ ¸¸.•*¨*•♫♪ to YOU!♪♫•*¨*•.¸¸♥¸¸.•*¨*•♫♪ Happy Birthday ♪♫•*¨*•.¸¸♥ ¸¸.•*¨*•♫♪ to You! ♥ ♥ ♥♪♫•*¨ Happy Birthday *•.¸¸♥¸¸.•*¨*•♫♪ Dear Donna, ♫•*¨*•.¸¸♥¸¸.•*¨*•♫♪…Happy Birthday ♪♫•*¨*•.¸¸♥¸¸ to YOU!.•*¨*•♫♪ Hope you have a great day!

  22. Hi Donna,
    I think all the stencils are great but my very favorite is the Coffee Roasters. If I won it I would make a sign for my kitchen because you can’t start a day properly without at least one cup of coffee! After that I’d make sign for my coffee drinking friends that would like one! Happy Birthday!

  23. Only comment on one stencil. Can’t do it….I love them all. Gonna get me some fun going and order some. My birthday is in April so will buy my own present like I always do. OK, so I’m going to be 62 but that doesn’t bother me one little bit. I’m so blessed to still be able to do everything I want to. Including running a nursery, digging holes, working at another job and much much more. I’m truly blessed. I love this site cuz it’s about treasures (I don’t call it junk!!) My grandson told me, “Grandma, I think I’ll change my middle name to “junk”. Now that’s a perfect grandson, right! Anyway pick me for the shopping spree. The Farmwoman (Lorna)

  24. I find that I love my life more with every birthday I have. And I’ve had a few more than you 😉 Love your stuff and now I’m following you on Instagram.
    Happy Birthday! Lindafedw

  25. Happy Birthday 🙂 The Coffee sign is my favorite…. bit of a coffee addict here 🙂 Starbucks junkie and got a little spendy so I am now making my own cold brew and creamer 🙂
    So, I am planning to use the stencil for a coffee cart station I am planning for my new office, ( I purchased it a few weeks ago) we are in the construction phase now. Second favorite would be the Farmers Market. Love your stencils, cant wait to see others as they become available.

  26. I really love the coffe sign…. I would put it on some of the chopping boards I make and put a sign up in my kitchen above my coffee machine.

  27. happy birthday to YOU. I turn 55 this year and couldn’t agree more with how freeing it is. Out with the clothes fetish and in with the junk fetish. Let’s give them something to talk about. Speaking of aging…love your BINGO stencil. sharon

  28. I love your website, your creativity, and your wonderful instructions and pictures. I sure would like to win the Coffee stencil. I already have a few ideas on how I will use it.

    Thanks and keep up the good work!

  29. Happy Happy Birthday! Love this post as I definitely feel I’m much more content at present age and don’t fight it. I wouldn’t turn back the clock (except to have a little more time with my kids).
    It’s soooo hard to narrow down the favorite stencil cause I LOVE them all. The farmer’s market (straight) would be the one I would be making a sign ASAP …of course with some salvaged wood 🙂

  30. I like so many of them…… I think my favorite is the You Cut Tree Farm but I really like the Bingo also.

    Happy birthday !!!!

  31. Happy birthday! Never in a million years would I have guessed your Agee! You must have found the fountain of youth! The Route 66 sign has to be my favorite.

  32. I’ve been wanting the coffee stencil to use on top of a small dresser that I’m turning into a coffee / beverage station. The dresser is one of a pair that was stored upstairs in the house we have redone, the other was used for our hallway bath as a vanity! Lovin me some funky junk!!

  33. Donna,
    Happy Birthday to you! I’m turning 50 this year and to prepare myself I’ve been mentioning my age frequently so it won’t be so shocking. I admire how you left your job to follow your passion and I hope to spend more time doing the same to help with my daughter’s student loans. Love the Coffee stencils so much!

    Tracey from WA state

  34. I just LOVE all the stencils and how you used them!! I have some rustic, old wooden boxes that I got from my dad’s house when he passed away recently, and I would use the farmers market stencil on the sides of them and put fruit in. (I’d share with my twin sister too) I also have a larger wooden box that I’ve had in my kitchen with a small lamp on it and think it would look so neat with the stencil on that too!! Thank you SO much for the opportunity to be in the drawing!! I can’t tell you enough how inspiring you are to me each time I read your posts! You are so creative and talented, thank you again and God Bless,
    Robin

  35. I love the large farmer’s market stencil. I would use it on the back of 2 of my primitive shelf units that I have at my antique booth–to make them look great from the back so I can place them that way! I would also use it on trays and boxes, and on rough pallet boards that I can hang in my kitchen, in my garden, and at my booth. I love your blog and look forward to every post!

  36. Happy Birthday! I agree with so many of your comments….about growing older…. with grace….and quit fighting it! (although, i do think that it snuck up on me faster than i thought it would!) I love the Tree Farm… because we had one! 🙂 And I have lots of old wood waiting for a stencil. I’d hang it pointing to the woods.

  37. I LOVE the ‘Farmers Market’ stencil and I would totally use this on some old barn board or pallet wood signs for my kitchen! Our favourite Saturday activity is visiting the local farmers market so this would totally point us in the right direction! 🙂

  38. I like the Farmers Market sign best 🙂 We downsized a few years ago and have a 36 acre farm. I would like it for my back porch.

  39. Oh my…and a Happiest Birthday to YOU!
    Wishing you MUCH joy and adventure!!
    I love first, the “Coffee” stencil…then, “BINGO”, and then, “Fresh Cut Trees”! I would use them on signs (of course!), but also furniture & tea towels!
    I love more that you are embracing your creative, 53 year old self, with a whimsical grace. It’s never too late to live the life you imagined. 🙂
    Best Wishes!! LA

    p.s. Have you considered a truly Canadian stencil? Maple Syrup, snow, cottage, the lake?

    • Hi Lori-Anne,

      I LOVE the Canadiana suggestion, especially cottage and lake suggestions! We may need a mix and match Oh Canada collection yet! Thanks for the wonderful suggestion, it’s on the list!

  40. My fave is definitely the coffee one! Happy Birthday to you! Good luck to me! Some cabinet doors would look cool with this on them!

  41. First off I want to wish you a Happy Birthday! Secondly, I love your website and all of your crafty projects. Lastly, it is so hard to decide but I think my favorite stencil is the Farmer’s Market. I would make a sign for myself and then make a few for my friends because I know they would absolutely love it as well. Thanks again for sharing!

  42. I love them all! But I think if I had to pick, it would be the Apple Farm/Christmas Tree Farm ones, because it reminds me of how much fun we’ve had over the years going apple (and pumpkin) picking with the kids, and also, for the past five years or so, a few families have gotten together the weekend after Thanksgiving (USA) to cut our own fresh Christmas trees. It’s always a lovely day, that starts at a bakery, moves to the tree farm (complete with tailgate lunch), and ends at a local winery! I look forward to it every year. I think I would use the stencils to make pegboards for the families we go with each year, as a Christmas gift.
    Happy Birthday!

  43. Hi Donna Happy Birthday to you. I absolutely love the large Bingo sign- it has so many potential uses and is not Country-specific. I love the fact that I could use it in so many ways- definitely have a few around the house in frames and on the back deck on a decorative table amongst the potplants, plus I’d also make one as a key holder. Great to make one as a housewarming gift for a friend too. Hope I win one as even more ideas are coming to mind!

  44. I LOVE the Farmers Market stencil. We have loads of old wood and the stencil would look great on them. This is our second year of having a garden (we enlarged it this year) and the sign would look great on the barn by the garden.

    Good job!!

    T

  45. Ok so first of all Happy Birthday! I can not even believe you are 53 Donna! You are one hot momma and don’t you forget that! I have been dying to hit up a conference that you are at since I missed the one in September…. so sad cause I am in Attica New York and it was just so close for me. Hope you have something soon. You are a true inspiration and wonderful person! BTW I loved your barbie house creation and have a 6 year old daughter that I know would be obsessing over it! Thanks for your amazing words and creativity!
    Sara

  46. Donna,
    I just started receiving your e-mails, again. I was without a computer again, until recently (found it too hard to view everything on my iPhone), so I’m getting familiar with your stencils and like what I see! Your ‘Grocery’ stencil would make a nice hook board for my aprons and pot holders, in my kitchen. That’s what I would try to make.
    We are 53 for 6 months together, both enjoy coffee, see potential in junk and live in Canada. Only I have a dog, and no cats. You have a positive attitude about your Birthday, and for some it is a privilege. :)Plus, you are generous to gift others on your special day. I’m glad you were born….

  47. Well you either look REALLY GOOD or your photo editing is superb! I like the coffee sign and route 66 but really I’d be happy with any sign 🙂

    Happy birthday. You are truly an inspiration.

    Best
    Shawn

  48. I love the Farmer’s Market sign! Well, all of them really but that one the most. I’d do a big, old sign for my front porch. And yes, I am 1% envious that you are 10 yrs. younger than I. sigh
    Happy Birthday!!!

  49. Hi Donna,
    I have been following you for almost 3 years. My home is full of upcycled junk inspired by you! My very favorite is my old hand drill handled tool box. My next project is going to be some wall art. And because I’m on a very tight budget, I’m hoping to win the stencils! I love the coffee and bingo. Hoping to use on some old barn wood I have…sign will hang from an old wooden pulley attached to an old yoke and mounted to the wall. I’d love to win because u have helped me find my creative side and given me so much inspiration. Thank you for sharing your story and for this opportunity!

    Kelly Hatch

  50. Hi Donna, I’ve just ordered 4 stencils from your shop- thanks to the birthday discount it has made it more affordable for me! I am so excited I can’t wait to follow your stenciling tutorials and give it a go! Cheers A.

  51. im i love with the “you cut tree farm” and the “farmers market” i have been Stenciling for 30 years and all of the stores i used to go to are gone your are my new favorite thank you for your inspiration Happy Birthday to you and mine was April 3rd

  52. I wanted to wish you a Happy Birthday, looking good at 53. It’s my Birthday today as well and I turned 60.

  53. I love them all, but my favourite would be the Coffee Roasters. Would love to make a portable coffee cupboard in my home.
    Happy Birthday again as we share the same Birthday.

  54. Oh dear…I wish I would’ve gotten to this much earlier…please forgive me for being late to the party, but I am here, dressed in my finest, and ready for lots of cake! 🙂 Sending all of my HAPPIEST BIRTHDAY wishes your way, Donna!!! I’m sooooo glad to hear you had a great time on your special day…you deserve at least that much for all of the hard work you put in daily! I have to say that I absolutely LOVE your attitude about getting older…you are right…we can’t stop it from happening, so why try to fight it? We should embrace it and make the most of it! At 53, you still have a lifetime left to live and that is something to celebrate! And I also need to add here that you rook maaaahvelous, daaaaarlink! You look at least 30 years younger than your real age suggests and NO it is NOT due to Photoshop, either…you are definitely doing something right! One day, you will have to share your secret with all of us, k? PLEASE…I could use some help here…hehe!

    Oh, I love all of your stencils, actually…having seen your projects which utilise them makes me feel they would kick any project up a notch! Hey, I just thought…wouldn’t the BINGO or Route 66 sign look nice on a little handmade handbag? hmmmmm…got my wheels turning here…sometimes that isn’t a good thing…but this time, it is a epiphany! HAPPY BIRTHDAY, DONNA!!! 🙂

  55. Happy Birthday from Alberta, Donna! I have a few on you and I LOVE every minute of it! Like all the stencils, but my fav is the Farmer’s Market–I would give it to my daughter, who is a vendor at our local farmer’s market, to make a sign, 🙂 Thank you.

  56. I would like the route 66 stencil so I can do up a sign for my husband’s garage. He is working on an old ( 🙂 ), ’53 truck and it would be a good gift. Happy Birthday Donna.

  57. Wow, there’s a billion comments! I like the Coffee Roasters and Farmers’ Market stencils. The Coffee one because I love drinking coffee, practically every day. The Farmers’ Market because I like going to those when ever I get a chance; they are a fun experience. I would love to use it on reclaimed wood, however, I have to read up on how to find and prepare it first! If you ever have Photoshop questions, feel free to ask me – I’ve been a graphic designer for over 17 years.

  58. I love your all your Stencils and I have already bought the Farmers Market Stencil. If I was lucky enough to win one, I would like the Bingo Card Stencil. I have an Ikea wood cart and I want to redo the top chopping block and make a cool coffee station,for my Mom. She loves Bingo and is moving in downstairs in the next few months.

    Thanks
    Robin

  59. Happy Birthday Donna!

    I really love ALL of your creations, including the beautiful stencils and especially the coffee one. I am a junkaholic too, and have been immensely inspired by your work. All the things you make give off a wonderful, positive energy! From the stencils you’re offering on your birthday my favourite is Route 66. I like it because I love road trips (we have some very long roads in Australia:-)

    I would paint it on one of the doors of the old sideboard cabinet in our dining room.

    yours amongst junk,
    Joanne

  60. Oh, I LOVE the coffee stencil, I’ve got some canvas calling out to be made into a pillow !
    Fingers crossed !!

  61. I love the Route 66 stencil and would use it to make a sign for my husband’s “man cave” in the basement since most of my decorating resources and attention usually go toward the rest of the house… Time to show that room a little love! 😉 I’ve also followed you on IG as both @tlynnkash and @turquoisetrash
    Happy birthday!

  62. LOVE!! The Route 66 stencil. I’ve been looking for one to use on an old storage cabinet that needs a new life!

  63. Happy Birthday Donna!!!

    I really love all your creations, including the stencils. I am a junkaholic as well, and I find your work emanates an immense positive energy which is very inspiring.

    The coffee stencil is my absolute favourite, but if I win I would choose the ‘farmers market’. I’ve created a mini chicken farm above our kitchen cupboards and the sign would go perfectly with this.

    Yours amongst junk,
    Joanne

  64. I love yur stencils. Especially the Coffee, Farmers Market and Grocery signs. I too just celebrated a special birthday – hit “freedom 55” and will retire at the end of the month. Being retired I will now have time to make all those pallet signs I’ve had no time to make. The coffee stencil would be perfect in my kitchen.

  65. First, Happy Birthday!!
    I absolutely love all of the stencils, but I think my 2 favorites are the coffee and Farmers’ Market ones. I love to make old junk feel new again, so I would use the coffee stencil on an old cabinet door to hang in the kitchen area where coffee is made. The Farmers’ Market would be put on an old barn door where I have painted a bushel basket filled with apples or veggies on it. I have old barn wood where I could use any of your stencils to make signs. Thank you for having such great ideas and for taking time to share them with all of us!!

  66. I am planning on doing a coffee bar. Love to have the roasted coffee stencil. Happy Birthday to me!!!

  67. I would choose the coffee stencil-I have the beginnings of a coffee station and need a sign or something to jazz it up. This would be perfect.

  68. Wow! Just one? It’s a toss up between the Farmer’s Market and the Coffee Roasters! I am moving from our 110 year old farmhouse after 28 years to a 70’s ranch! I need to transition and your signs may just do the trick! I love how you have the Farmer’s sign over the kitchen window! And of course, coffee is HUGE in Portland Oregon so a cool coffee stencil can really be used in MANY spots in our new kit/family room! might just make a shelf from some 110 year old boards we are bringing to the new place! Thanx Donna, And HaPpY BiRtHdAy!!!

  69. 1. Happy Birthday to you!

    2. Best quote I’ve Read all day ” it’s my birthday, and I reserve the right to reduce wrinkles, whiten teeth, and take a million shots to land one I can live with” I hear ya sister!

    3. Coffee stencil for future project

    4. @straightupl

    5. Last but not least..your theme song should be ” uptown Funk” by Bruno Mars!

  70. I would love to win! I like the apple farm stencil as I would like to make a crate for my sil who grew up on an apple farm.

  71. First of all, HAPPY BIRTHDAY Donna! You are beautiful and it’s been amazing to watch you grow/re-discover yourself over the last several years!

    I absolutely LOVE the coffee stencil set… thanks for giving me time to debate, I’ll probably end up purchasing before the day is out. 😀

  72. Looks like you had a great day Donna. That is exactly what I would do for my own big day. Love all your signs and your website. So hard to pick. I guess Farmers Market, anything to do with coffee or gardening. I’m good at collecting “stuff.” Keep inspiring me to get busy and do some CREATING! lol Have a great day!♥

  73. Hi Donna..happy belated birthday..so I love the farm market and the coffee stencils..Thanks for sharing so much of you and your style and techniques with us all..

  74. Luv the Groceries Stencil,
    Luv your Blog,
    Luv getting older, cause it sure beats the alternative!
    Happy Birthday 🙂

  75. Are you kidding me? I love all of your signs! My two favorite are the Route 66 and the Bingo. I want to hang a pallet wood sign on the porch with the Route 66 stenciled on it. With the Bingo, I would use it on a little pallet table and then make coasters with the stencil for the table. Thank you for the giveaway and Happy Birthday!!

  76. Oh, that’s so weird…my Happy Birthday post to you never showed up. 🙁 Let me take this opportunity to wish you a now VERY HAPPY (belated) BIRTHDAY, DONNA!!! I love that you celebrated in such simple ways, but in ways that make you happiest…as you seem to be finding out for yourself, life is much too short to not make happiness our #1 priority! You have such a great attitude about it all and I have to feel it’s that attitude that will carry you wherever you want to go! I sooooo hope you had a wonderful time on your special day! And, I also have to add, you rook maaaaaahvelous, darlink…you really do…if I didn’t know better, I would’ve pegged you as someone in her 30s…and NO it isn’t Photoshop doing that, either, thank you very much…I’m heading you off on that pass! 🙂

    I think all of your stencils are amazing…you really did a wonderful job creating beautiful and unique stencils that are also very functional, too. As you have showed us, we don’t always have to use the entire thing…we can use pieces of them and we can mix ’em up, too, which is very cool! I’ve been thinking about that BINGO stencil for a long time and I think I’m going to go ahead and order it now using the code you very generously supplied…thank you for that! I’m in need of a headboard and I’m thinking one of those old printing press drawers along with some crates on either side would make a good headboard and would provide lots of storage. I could use parts of the BINGO stencil to pretty up the little nooks in the printing press drawer and then use the entire stencil inside the crates or even maybe pick up the Route 66 stencil for that?

    Anyway, I’ve chatted your eyes off here long enough…maybe that’s why my other post didn’t show up…too wordy? hehe! Keep on shining just as you always do, superstar…I have a feeling that this is going to be your best year yet! All of my best wishes…~Susan~.

  77. So difficult to choose, but Route 66 it is. The hubs has a thing for Route 66 and history. This can be used at our ‘new’ old house. Thanks and I hope that your birthday has been fantastic!

  78. I really love the Farmer’s Market stencil, but the Route 66 stencil is a close second. I’d love to make some crates and coasters. Thanks for doing such a great giveaway!

  79. route 66 since i grew up in so california,drove on,by,through.I like your b’day attitude,amazing what things become more important as we age.I’ll be 59 in about 2 weeks.glad you had a happy birthday 😀

  80. I’ve always loved your creativity in all things! I too am grateful for my (soon to be) 58 years, especially after a cancer battle. Every day is a great day. I would love the farmer’s market stencil. My husband is an awesome gardener and it would be great over the barn door in the kitchen. Thanks for the opportunity and I wish you continued successes!

  81. First Happy Birthday!!!! Your cupcakes look yummy!!!! I love all of the stencils but I guess if I won one I woud pick Farmers Market because I live on a farm 🙂 Enjoy your birthday week and have a great weekend!!

  82. I love the Bingo stencil and would use it in whole as well as parts on shelving and wall hangings throughout my home.

  83. Happy, happy Birthday, Donna! Wishing you a year filled with love, health and happiness!

    I love the Bingo stencil and I think that I might use it on a small table that I just garbage picked. I think it would look awesome!

  84. I love the ‘Farmer’s Market’ stencil, I would likely use it on some pieces of reclaimed wood I have stored by my shed 😉 But what I REALLY need are old fashioned, large, number stencils for a large round piece of wood that I have, so I can make a super, duper cool clock for my dining room wall….have any of those? 😉

  85. Love the coffee stencil most, because I am a confessed coffeeholic! Would use that for a “coffee junk” sign to put on an old door made into coffee station. Happy Birthday Donna!! I just celebrated my 54th on the 4th of April. I have enjoyed your blog for years now and look forward to reading it in the morning, with my coffee of course! Fun way to start the day.

  86. Wow it is a toss up between the farmer’s market for and old original window in my 1947 cape code or the coffee roasters for my dresser turned coffee bar. They are all so beautiful.
    Thank you for the offer and Happy Birthday! !

  87. I love the Farmers Market sign and so to win that one would be amazing. My husband us a minister and we just redid our kitchen by painting cabinets whites, putting in an old refurbished barn wood floor and new counters. He did all the work himself and it looks fantastic. We saw the farmers market sign and knew that’s what we needed in our kitchen to round it all off. We have yet to find anything like it that we love just as much. If I would win, I’d hang it over our kitchen sink for sure!!!

  88. From a fellow Canadian! Loving the Farmer’s Market sign with arrow – I am in the process of “farmifying” my kitchen and this sign would go a long way to accomplishing that!

  89. I would choose the coffee one 1st and the Farmer’s market with arrow 2nd. We have a log cabin and I think either one would look great in the kitchen.

  90. OMG! It is a hard call, but I have to say the farmer’s market sign that has the “junk” hangers on it over the window has to be my favorite. However I like the coffee sign too….Love them all!!!!

    • Added for Sandy / OMG…I forgot to tell you how I would use it…I would create a sign similar to the one pictured. I LOVE the use of the old hardware and the hanging buckets! LOVE, LOVE, LOVE it!!!!!

  91. I like all of them! Especially the coffee stencil! But I really the possibilities of the “down on the farm” collection with the swoosh. We could use it on signs, furniture, crates and fabric. I love the vintage look and feel!

  92. Happy Birthday and thanks for offering this giveaway! I absolutely love your Farmers Market stencil! I’ve always wanted a sign to hang in my kitchen. I’m obsessed with our local farmers markets. Our family enjoys produce and meats from 3 different farmers markets on a weekly basis from spring through fall!

    *also I’m following you on Instagram my username is classy_mamma39

  93. well first of all I wanna wish you a happy birthday. I hope you had a blessed day! the stencil I love the most is the coffee one since I am a total coffee nut! I also like the farmers market one. I love all your work! I am just starting out with my own little shop of repurposed items and I LOVE to paint and make my own signs. I just now started following you on instagram my user name is karen__kares. Good luck!

  94. Love the bingo and arrow farmers market one and id probably use one on some pillows and another on wood signs! maybe even furniture.

  95. I love the GROCERY stencil the most right now why? because right now, I look like I live in a grocery store by how much weight I have gained since last summer…none of my summer stuff is gonna fit- again…

  96. First of all…Happy Birthday! My daughter follows you on Pinterest and fell in love with your stencils so I am purchasing a couple of them as a gift for her and can’t wait to see what she does with them (who knows, I might get a gift made from one of them!). Best wishes for a great year!

  97. Love all of your stencils! My favorite is the You Cut Tree Farm though, love the combination of fonts and the tree is so sweet! I would probably use it to stencil onto vintage fabric that I would then make into decorator cushion covers!

  98. i love your arrow Farmer’s Market stencil 🙂 i’m currently resoring a pair of well-used sawhorses to use as coffee tables, and that would look great on them! thanks for all the inspiration 🙂

  99. Happy Birthday Donna!! Hope it was the best one ever!

    I love all of your Old Sign Stencil’s, but my very favorite is Farmer’s Market! I plan to purchase it soon. I have several planks of wood that I would like to stencil the sign on.

    Thanks for sharing your birthday with us!!
    Debi

  100. Love the Route 66 stencil. I would make a sign for my son’s room. He just loved the sign when I showed him your picture. Happy Birthday and have a great year ahead.

  101. My favorite is the farmers market sign. I love the different fonts and would make a sign with old barn wood.

  102. I love the Route 66 stencil, mostly because I love road trips with lots of stops along the way. I have a cute little cabinet that I want to mount on the wall of my patio, hung the wrong way so the door opens and can be used as a tray. I’d like to put it on the door. I also love the Coffee stencil, because it’s says Seattle, Wa and I am crazy about my Seahawks. lol. Happy Birthday!

  103. I think that I forgot to say in my previous post that I would use the Farmers Market stencil for my dining room. Or maybe Route 66 for my son’s room.

  104. Happy belated but beautiful birthday ,Donna.
    Love all your stencils. Choosing BINGO …….O 53!! A winner.
    Blessings for another prosperous, fun and adventuresome year.
    Zee

  105. Happy Birthday Donna!! And having been 53 myself (3 yrs ago) it is a good age to be and I love your list of reasons to celebrate!