I have always loved the written language. I just love words. As a matter of fact when I sometimes run across a word while reading that strikes me as interesting, I'll make note of it. I don't know how normal that is...but I've always enjoying anything to do with the language arts....whether it be writing, literature, grammar, spelling or vocabulary. So really, I guess it's not surprising that I would have words all over my home. Besides the books everywhere (hmmm...that's a whole other post sometime), I have signs and decorations with words in rooms throughout our home. I walked through the house and snapped some pictures. And really this isn't even close to all of them, just some of my favorites or in my favorite rooms.
We'll start with the sunporch. The sunporch has a sort of primitive/rustic gardening/nature sort of feel as a transition from the outdoors to the indoors. It has birdhouses, sunflowers, stars, watering cans, potting bench, etc...so that's the kind of words you see here.
In the kitchen (which is still a work in progress), there's the kitchen sign up on the shelf above the bay windows. It brings out the black in the kitchen, I think.
And although it's not a sign, this is a cross stitch that my friend, Betty, made for me years ago and I've always loved it. She stitched it for my kitchen because of my cookstove that looks similiar. Right now, I have it on the new cupboard (which I will share pretty soon...still doing a little collecting).
And although this one is not technically a sign either, this is a new favorite in my kitchen. This is the home checkerboard that Kindra made for me. It's the very first thing that I see when I walk in the backdoor from the sunporch and it says Home. What better thing for it to say?
And you may remember the Home Sweet Home stained glass sign hanging in my window that I repainted recently to coordinate better in my kitchen.
This is a sign that my mom bought this past weekend on our trip. She decided it just didn't match in her house, so I'm thinking about putting it up in my kitchen somewhere above the cabinets.
Next up for my kitchen on my wish list, is a pantry sign for my pantry door.
In the dining room is one of my very favorite signs of all. I love what it says and I love the size and color of it.
Also here in my dining room is the simply sign above the bay windows in the dining room above the sideboard/buffet.
Here's a few in our living room. Right now for fall, I have a seasonal sign on the fireplace...Harvest Blessings..
And on the hearth of the fireplace...a sign I painted on driftwood years ago..
Since our living room is Primitive/Americana...there's quite a few Americana signs..
Above the piano, a God Bless America sign that I bought at a flea market quite awhile ago..
Above the couch...although not a sign, still there are words quilted in the old window frame.
Near the entertainment center is a painted gameboard sign that I found at a yard
In the foyer...walking in the front door..this is the first sign you would see, (that hangs over the staircase)...
At the stair landing, there are several Americana words in this grouping...Old Glory, Liberty...Let Freedom Ring...
At the end of the hall is another Americana one.
At the backdoor going into the sunporch..
Also out back on the way from the sunporch backdoor to the carport is the Bless Our Nest sign painted on driftwood.
This is the sign you'll find near our front door outside right now. This changes with the seasons.
This one is in our bedroom...paying tribute to my love of quilts...
And in Joy's room...her sweet letters that hang above her dresser. Her room has a cottage feel to it.
So I guess it's just a natural thing for a girl that loves words to adorn her walls and home with them too! I challenge you too to walk through your home and just notice how much of the written word you have included in your decor too!
** Update on Jason ** The Dr.'s appointment was moved to Friday, but he did get a good report. Although we may never know the original cause, his leg seems to be healing properly and he can definitely get around better on it now and without pain, just a little discomfort. He got the okay to return to work on Monday. His next appointment is two weeks from now, just to be sure all is healing appropriately. Thanks for all the concern and get well wishes and for the birthday wishes for Jason. We both appreciate them all.
And someone asked me in a comment what town we visited on our trip to the Ozarks...the town was Hardy, Arkansas. So now you'll have to let me know, if you knew the guy in the photo! :)
Have a great Saturday, everyone! :)