CJ Prints Blog

A Brush With Nobility

Our latest sale goes to a surprising lady from Vernon, Connecticut. We weren’t amazed she purchased a 12x18 size print featuring a quote from Eleanor Roosevelt. It wasn’t stunning to discover her small town was named in honor of George Washington’s Mount Vernon estate, and we certainly weren’t startled to learn Vernon’s early history was partially built around two rivers (the Hockanum and Tankerhoosen) that provided a perfect location to build cotton spinning mills and other industrial factories. No, the most astonishing thing about our customer was the title they included in the ‘Ship To’ section: “Her Majesty.” Even though...

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Sharpen the Ax

Even the strongest lumberjack can't do much with a dull ax. Find strength to do your best work and be the most effective though this quote by President Abraham Lincoln: "Give me six hours to chop down a tree and I will spend the first four sharpening the ax." Honest Abe reminds us to spend time doing the hard work of preparation, learning new skills, cultivating a strong network, and putting in the extra hours ahead of time, and watch your efforts pay off! This print is available now in our online print shop!

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Spiritual Saturday - The Hammock

From as far back as I can remember I’ve always wanted to own a hammock. I have happy childhood memories of swinging in my grandmother’s woven cotton rope hammock from Pawleys Island, South Carolina. A few years ago our family visited a tourist shop that featured a demo hammock hanging from the rafters that I just had to try out. It was so comfortable! Soon I had located an online hammock store and bought a black and gold double camping model made from parachute nylon. I got some heavy duty mounting hardware and drilled holes in the ceiling of our...

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Spotlight Sunday - Shaken, Not Stirred

James Bond would approve! Our newest shop addition is this classy vintage reproduction of a patent from the 1940s, featuring a design for a cocktail shaker. This rustic print on a aged textured blue background would look great at your Speakeasy-themed party. Perfect decor for a bar, den, pool room, game room, kitchen, diner, or restaurant! This poster or print is now available in our online printshop.   Until next time, may words bless you! * * * Chris & Jen  

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Spiritual Saturday - The Sting

One Sunday morning I got up earlier than usual to impress my wife by doing several unpleasant household chores without being asked! First, I took care of our small flock of city chickens, feeding them, gathering the eggs, and letting them peck and dust-bathe in the yard. Next, I hauled a pile of old backyard furniture to the curb to let passing neighbors pick over the various pieces before the garbage truck came the next day. Then I turned my attention to weeds, which have an annoying habit of sprouting and thriving all over the yard in exactly the places...

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