Feb 24, 2011

High Test

We found the perfect thing for this spot between the windows in the kitchen! It has been empty since we painted (still need to work on the cabinets!).

This old sign was originally the sign at my great grandparents farm. It was rescued from their barn before it was torn down and then forgotten in our basement. I dug it out one day and realized it would be a perfect fit in the kitchen. Pat built me the shelf for my milk bottle collection and I (with help from a friend) painted it and roughed it up on the corners so it looked old. We are really happy with how it came out, this pic does not do it justice with the camera flash being on but it was too dark to shut the flash off. It's so fun to have this piece of family farm history in our kitchen!
My Dad said that he does not remember the sign being up when he was a kid so I am guessing it is pre 1950's?? I am hoping to get some more info from my Nana on when it was up and the workings of the dairy. I am still trying to figure out what "high test" meant back then?? Exceptional quality maybe???


  1. that's awesome Liz. It looks really nice.Great job.

  2. I love it. It looks so nice. How wonderful to have such a great piece of family history!