Checker Board Designs

There  is something to be said about a single checker board.  It often evokes our childhood memories; combining a graphic design of the past and pulling it into our present.  Checker boards are a nice piece that can quiet a grouping of game boards.  They give the eye a rest when mixed with other designs.  This is often why a grouping of game boards combine the use of a checker board.  They also stand nicely on their own, leaning against furniture, walls or placed on a table. 

 

Bountiful...

 

sunrise and sunsets = bountiful

This design is based on a piece from the late 1880's from Canada.  I loved the colors on this piece.  It reminded me of sunsets growing up on the Gulf.  The colors are shades of blue, terracotta, sienna, yellow and gold.  Many of the colors are layered so you will see other shades when sanded.  The piece is toned down with waxes so it really is a warm piece.

19" x  28"

Limited Edition of 10

2 available at this time

$275.00

 

When we meet again...

Folky checker board with moons, stars and crosses inspired by an antique game board. An ode to those who have gone before me....barn red and black

Limited Edition of 5
$245.00
(only 1 available)

 

 

Circus...

 

19 x 19" 

c. 1880's reproduction

warm colors of red, yellow, brown and golden brown

$235.00

(Currently on film set with Warner Brothers)

 

Boys Will Be Boys...

The name comes from being a mother of boys.... and the constant rolling of my eyes and acceptance that boys will be boys....

19 x 19"

black, white, barn red and gold

$225.00

 

Once Upon A Time...

I loved this piece, very folky....I saw a picture of an old game board and used it as my inspiration for my own design...the name seemed 'fitting' to me, the beginning of a story....

It is a smaller piece so it mixes in well with other pieces or your other collections...

limited edition of 10

13" x 22"

$245.00

(3 are available at this time)

 

Morning Glory...

This was inspired by the coming of spring in my mind, in the midst of winter...

the colors are wonderful, and it's one of those pieces where pictures cannot do it justice...

black, white, eggplant, light green, gold and tan

19 x 19" c. 1880

$235.00

 

Forget Me Not...

I love hearts.....I honestly wear heart earrings nearly everyday that my friends have made for me....the sentiment of a heart is so sweet to me...and I think they are so timeless to have around us throughout our homes....warm memories... A brighter red was used with a bit of blue and off white.

Limited Edition of 10

19" x 19"
$235.00

 

House Of Cards...

Reproduction piece from the 1800's

limited edition piece of 10

1 available at this time 

19"x19"

$245.00

so many pretty colors; barn red, antique white, yellow, rose, teal, dark chocolate and black

 

School Daze...

folk art

19" x 19"

limited edition of 10 pieces

$255.00

reproduction game board based on design from the mid-1800's 

black, white and charcoal with hand painted lines around each square in straw

 

Diane's Dice

This was created for a client, Diane, - 'ala' the name Diane... she wanted a piece that combined the "fall" checker board and the "dice" checker board... the colors are terracotta, gold, black & white.  oh so warm and yummy...

black, white, terracotta and gold

 19" x 19"

$235.00

 

Dice...

A fun and "hip" piece... I never tire of circles....

19 x 19" original design

golden brown and off white

$235.00

 

Spring...

Thinking spring in the middle of a long winter is why this piece was created...

19 x 19"  original design

$225.00

 

 

Fall...

Love these warm colors... a simple piece with a lot of color...

19 x 19"  original design

$225.00

 

Linda's Quilt...

My design is based on a piece from 1934.  The original was signed 'happy birthday 1934' on the back and painted on laminated board.  Selling price was $2,100.  

19" x 19"

$245.00 

red, soft yellow, black and forest green

limited edition of 10 - 6 available

 

 

 

Jenni

Created by error... and turned out wonderfully....

19 x 19"  original design by dear Jenni

$220.00

 

Oldtimer...

The original game board classic....

19 x 19"

$220.00

barn red and black

 

Dorothy...

A client in Texas wanted a checker board for her home...the colors of the circus checker board with the added stars for texas...i loved the way it turned out..., and named after dorothy herself...

13" x 22"

$225.00

 

Grace...

19" x 19"

$235.00

Titled 'grace' for I feel His Grace touches us all.

Dedicted to my friend Rene...

barn red, gold, soft wedgwood green and tan

 

Custom Large Checker Board...

oversized checker board...crafted especially for you

19" x 28"

2-3 initials + year (letter style and letter placement, your choice)

2 or 3 colors of your choice

$295.00

perfect for all heartfelt occasions; holiday giving, anniversaries, graduation, birthdays...

 

 

German Checker Board...

I just love this piece and I believe i've had it in every room in my home...

Great to mix in or can stand alone, black hold a room down, so to speak.

also can be customized - 2 or 3 colors of your choice

$19" x 28"

$245.00

 

German Checker Board...With Triangle Bottoms

Great to mix in or can stand alone, black holds a room down, so to speak.

also can be customized - 2 or 3 colors of your choice

$19" x 28"

$265.00

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Large Red German Checker Board...With Triangle Bottoms

Great to mix in or can stand alone, black hold a room down, so to speak.

also can be customized - 2 or 3 colors of your choice

$19" x 28"

$265.00

 

Small Checker Board with Triangles...

13 x 22"

with small wooden slats

Painted in any two colors of your choosing.

$210.00

 

 

 

The Joker...

One of my favorites, it's just fun

13 x 22"  c. 1880

$220.00

 

 

 

 

Emma's Dance

13" x 22"

A twist on the joker checker - for all of you 'blue' lovers.  Dedicated to my grand Niece, Emma, the dancer.

$220.00

(limited edition of 35)  28 available

 

13 x 22"

with small wooden slats

Painted in any two colors of your choosing.

$210.00

 

Rebecca...

named for my Texan friend who helped me learn to quilt

her favorite color..... yellow

19" x 19"

$220.00

 

 

Wise...

this checker board was based on a piece from Pennsylvania dated 1850-1880.  it was signed 'wise', so therefore the name that I chose for this piece.  on the reverse side of the original is a painted backgammon design with the star of david and a wagon wheel...this piece was auctioned for $10,500.

19" x 19"
a blue/green with black
hand drawing in corners
limited edition of 15 pieces
$235.00

 

Eli...

i named this after my youngest, when he was watching me paint one day as a toddler and realized the concept of game boards...

dedicated to my youngest son

19 x 19"

$235.00

 

Yellow Checker With Fans...

light and simple.... perfect for a little girls room too...and works well with the new brighter colors that are popular right now.

19" x 19"

$220.00

 

Under The Snow....

Large game board based on a design from the late 1800's

19"x28"

limited edition of 10

$265.00

hand drawn lines of red, blue and yellowish brown
colors of a spring green with cream - stands well on it's own or with others....

(7 available at this time)