Tuesday, February 10, 2015

Coffee Culture

Coffee? Yes? No?  

I was not a coffee drinker until maybe three or four years ago.  I tried it in college...with No Doze...because that's what the other kids were doing to stay awake to study.  

I got sick and decided I was NOT a coffee drinker.  

I remember the first time I heard the word latte.  My hubby and I were newlyweds in the late eighties and were visiting one of my best friends in, can you guess where? 

Yes, Seattle.  No, it is not the birthplace of coffee or even the latte, but for many of us it is the place we think of when we think of coffee. And, oh how I made fun of the word latte--it sounded so fancy.
Coffee, latte, Seattle, http://bec4-beyondthepicketfence.blogspot.com/2015/02/coffee-culture.html
I do believe I tried a latte on that trip and still wasn't sold I needed to be a coffee drinker. 

But, decades later, a cajillion cute coffee spots later, coupled with friends who want to meet for coffee and I am a coffee drinker.

Not black, not daily (although almost!), but a coffee drinker.  And I love the "coffee culture". Hip coffee shops, cute mugs, gadgets and gizmos to make it taste better, coffee stations in our homes and coffee signs.
coffee, sign, hand-lettered, reclaimed wood, perk up, Beyond The Picket Fence, http://bec4-beyondthepicketfence.blogspot.com/2015/02/coffee-culture.html

I have made several and this morning, while I am enjoying a much needed cup (need is a relative term--I can't really tell if the caffeine does a thing for me, but mentally, yes!), okay "pitcher" of coffee, I thought I would share some of those signs. 

coffee sign, reclaimed wood, paint, hand-lettered, Beyond The Picket Fence, http://bec4-beyondthepicketfence.blogspot.com/2015/02/coffee-culture.html

reclaimed wood, coffee, sign, cup hook, hand painted sign, Beyond The Picket Fence,http://bec4-beyondthepicketfence.blogspot.com/2015/02/coffee-culture.html

coffee sign, hand lettered, reclaimed wood, wake up, Beyond The Picket Fence,http://bec4-beyondthepicketfence.blogspot.com/2015/02/coffee-culture.html

perk up, reclaimed wood sign, coffee, Beyond The Picket Fence, http://bec4-beyondthepicketfence.blogspot.com/2015/02/coffee-culture.html

cofefe sign, Jesus, hand painted, all I need, paint, Beyond The Picket Fence,http://bec4-beyondthepicketfence.blogspot.com/2015/02/coffee-culture.html

How do you take your coffee?


  1. Always have loved your signs (as well as your everything else!), Becky :)

  2. Your signs are wonderful, Becky! I had coffee in mind on my post today, too lol!

  3. Love your signs! My favorite is the one with the coat hooks, just because it has to functions. Looking pretty, and a place to hang things. Pinning to my wood signs board! (-;

  4. Love your signs! I was not a coffee drinker until I worked at a coffee shop (after I started baking for them) that roasted and ground their own coffee beans from around the world. I could not resist the smell and it all started there! My favorite is Papua New Guinea which is $18+ a pound! I now drink Starbucks Blonde every morning, first thing. Just cream, thank you!

  5. Those are awesome! Too hard to pick a favorite, excellent work!

  6. All are just great! I need one myself, it's been on my to-do list for awhile.

  7. oh what wonderful coffee signs...each and every one

  8. Love your creations! Love my Starbucks coffee!

  9. These are just the cutest signs!! Need my coffee station :) Thank you for sharing! http://www.lovesthefind.com/


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