Linking up this post with Madigan Made
I love words. I have been told that I am quite the talker and I suppose I am but it is more than that. I love how words can communicate but I am also drawn to the graphic look of words. In decorating I like how they can set the mood or make a statement and I am enamored with quotes. I have several books of quotes and I keep a binder for them that I add to when I hear another good one. I have used words and quotes all over this old house of mine and I thought I would show you some of the ways I have incorporated them. Some of these were purchased vinyl rub on wall words and some I printed out on the computer then enlarged them and used carbon paper to transfer the outline of the letters to the wall l and still others are just free hand. It depends on what the quote is and what look I am going for and of course cost that determines my method.
For starters, these wall words are in the breezeway above the windows. I wonder about this grapevine garland. Does it look dated? Be honest with me there is no need to sugar coat it. I must say, though, that I really do like the way it looks at night because the grapes light up. It is fun to sit here late at night in the summer with only the grape lights for ambience. In the daylight I wonder if it may be a bit cliche.
Thoughts? In or out? Keep or take down?
I put more words above the bookshelves in the library.
I use them in the bedrooms.
On furniture. These are some bar stools I did for a Traveling Door Art Show.
A Chesseburger, Double Fries and a Cosmopolitan ~ Carrie Bradshaw
I put them on clocks. Another piece I did for The Traveling Door.
I frame them.
This is one of my favorite quotes from Les Mieserables so I have it in my office where I see it daily.
This one I showed you in an earlier post. It is in the itsy bitsy teeny weeny powder room under the stairs.
I like to have words rounding out a vignette.
I put them on tables.
On my desk
and on the studio wall to remind me of why I do what I do.
Maybe I can't get enough of words and that is another reason I blog? Could be.
I will be linking up today for the first time with the Make it For Monday at Cottage Instincts., Sunday Favorites at Happy to Design, Twice Remembered, and Making the World Cuter. I can't wait to see what creativity waits for me there.
Have a great week.