Monday, February 17, 2014

I've Got Your Number


I may not have your number, but I have numbers - all over the house.


I have always loved numbers -


perhaps it's the teacher in me.


I didn't realize how many numbers I have and how much they show up in my decorating until I decided to put numbers on the mantel yesterday.


One of my Pinterest boards is titled "i've got your number


and all of the items on the mantel were first pinned onto the number board and then purchased or made.


With the mantel finished, I went around the house snapping pictures of numbers ~


on the porch . . . 


in the entry . . .


in the bedroom . . .


in my creative space . . .


and even the bathroom.


Earlier this month I realized that I have a "heart" problem


and clearly I have a number problem too.

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52 comments:

Merlesworld said...

You do have a lot of numbers but why it that a problem.
Merle.....................

eileeninmd said...

It is cute seeing the numbers all around your house. I like the hearts too. LOL, I do not see it as a problem though. Have a happy week ahead!

Vicky Hunt said...

I don't see a problem....just a charming cottage full of things you love. Your numbers, hearts, and hands are such amazing collections and I never tire of looking at them. In fact, I shared your home with my sister recently because she loves color and whimsy and your home came to mind. She loved it! Have a blessed Monday.....Vicky

Cheryl @ The Creative Me and My McG said...

You have left some lovely comments on my blog - I wanted to come by and view your blog - and I am amazed I haven't found you sooner...I am a new bloglovin' follower!! I tried to comment from there, but it wouldn't let me not sure why! I am enjoying your posts and love that you live at the beach - it's my favourite place to be!

Beth @ E. Lizard Breath Speaks said...

oh, i enjoy hearts & numbers they work so well in your home & your decor. keepers for sure. maybe you might say a bit vintage with lots of funk. beachy too. awesome in my book. ( :

White Lace and Promises said...

Wow! I love all your numbers! The patio with all the nautical stuff is fabulous!!!! I want, I want, I want. Do you have a shop?

ANNE said...

Love it!!

Castles Crowns and Cottages said...

I know what you mean; since I was a child, numbers for me had "genders." I know, sounds totally BIZZARE!!!!!!

But for me, the digit "2" is feminine, while "3", "8" "11" are masculine. I have a linguistically hooked brain and think of numbers in terms of gender AND NUMBER of course, but that's the only purpose they served because later in life, I'd have a horrible time in math!

I love this post, Carol. Being a teacher sure helps us see life in all sorts of interesting dimensions! Happy day! Anita

Stacey said...

I like em! We have numbers on a few things in our house. The funny thing is that when guests come they always ask us if the numbers mean something. It seems to bother a couple of my friends. Oh well. :)

Junkchiccottage said...

Carol I love all your numbers. Actually I love all your collections, hearts, numbers they are all beautiful and express you and your lovely beach home.
Kris

My Little Home and Garden said...

Hearts, numbers; how many other collections will you discover, I wonder. What fun, Carol!

Karen

The Quintessential Magpie said...

I love the graphic appeal of numbers , and hearts are just plain cute. Throw letters in there for me... I guess it stems from a love affair with the written word, but I always want to buy them and numbers, also. Looking around here I see old signs... Lots and lots and lots of them!

Seeing all that wonderfulness in your house, I could definitely live there!

xo

Sheila

Judith @ Lavender Cottage said...

A fun post of numbers throughout your house. It must be the teacher in you, I don't think there are any numbers visible in our home.

Betsy@My Salvaged Treasures said...

Me too! Something about them makes me smile. Love 'em all.

Linda @ A La Carte said...

The numbers make such a statement in your home. I love them all and the hearts also! Hugs, Linda

Linda P said...

Such a fun post with numbers. It must be the teacher in you...
it's been awhile since i visited, so I wanted to stop by and say hi.

Melanie said...

I love your collections! Hearts, hands, numbers, letters, colors...it's all good. :-)

Row homes and Cobblestones said...

Carol,
I love all your numbers and how they are displayed. I too have a thing with numbers. I collect number 9 because it always factors into important memories of John and I. But I also have a special liking for 5.
Thanks for sharing all the wonderful number displays.
XO,
Vera

Lorrie said...

Hearts and numbers - what great collectibles. I'm drawn to letters, but don't have many in my home. Need to spend more time looking.
Charming displays.

Leslie Harris said...

I don't know why, but I am so attracted to pieces with numbers. And I'm so glad you shared your display because I never know how to incorporate them. They add such a fun, eclectic element to the home and I especially like dishes with numbers. BTW--thank you for all your support Carol. It means a lot right now, crazy exciting, times for sure...but it helps to have friends like you!

~Damita's Pretty Wrap~ said...

Such a fun post! I love the numbers too! Happy new week! xx Holly

Jenny said...

I was just talking to my husband about the love of #'s everywhere now - I really don't get it. If it's a date or address - something significant to me, I can see that.

Now hearts, birds, flowers...there are lots of other things I can get excited about!

Jeanna said...

You do have a lot of numbers and hearts but I wouldn't say it is a REAL problem. I love the way you make everything look exactly like it BELONGS in it's place.

Sue said...

Now you are being funny. Naw, I don't think you have a number problem. I love numbers too especially phone numbers. My favorite number used to be 7, maybe it still is.

Butterfly 8)(8 Bungalow said...

It all seems to work. I like numbers too.

Mary@mydogsmygardenandmary said...

Your numbers and hearts look so good throughout your home. I have no numbers or hearts - I better get on the stick and get some.
Your home always looks so warm and comfortable - love how it looks.
Have a great week Carol.
How's Steve shoulder? Hope he is doing well and not in a lot of pain.
Mary

Connie said...

Hi Carol,
I don't see a problem . . . your style of decorating is more fun than a barrel of monkeys. I always wear a smile when I visit your amazingly charming blog. You could give Martha Stewart a few pointers :)
Keep smiling and have a wonderful week.
Your blogging sister, Connie :)

September Violets said...

Anything printed with numbers or letters seems vintage and lovely to me. I have very few numbers in my house, but from where I'm sitting I can see one on an old pickle crock in my living room "3". Wendy x

Pamela Gordon said...

I just started following your blog and enjoyed this post and your number problems. I think it's great! They are so fun and different too. Have a good week! Pamela

Cindy Cain said...

I suppose there are worse problems you could have :) I LOVE the clothes pin magnets!!

Renee said...

I think we all have your number :)
I see nothing wrong with your number collection. A lot of us probably have some collections with a lot of things. Yours are very cute.

cynthia lee designs said...

Carol...I have numbers around my house too, but not as many as you have. Oh...how I love seeing all of yours.
And I have a heart problem too...have hearts in almost every room of our house.
hugs,
Cindy

Jen Ham said...

Numbers and I don't get along too well. I've always had a problem with them in school...they look fabulous in your home! xoxo Jen ;)

Kathy said...

A person could have a lot worse problems than hearts and numbers! Loved the tour.

Sarah said...

Hearts and numbers are not a problem in my book, Carol. For me, you can throw in letters too. I have to agree, I think it's the teacher in us.
Love the tour of #s about the house.

Art @ Home said...

LOL I was just thinking that it's the teacher in you! And one can NEVER have too many hearts!!! I need to check out your boards on Pinterest.

xo,
RJ

Haddock said...

I counted my favourite number seven times (No 8)

Rhondi said...

I love all your numbers!!

chateau chic said...

You don't have a problem at all, Carol! You have the best collection of numbers and I love how you have them displayed in so many fun ways!! I dare not start another collection, but you have me tempted. :-))
Mary Alice

Magali@TheLittleWhiteHouse said...

I love all your numbered items! I think I should use some numbered items on my own mantel giving me my own phone number... I recently changed and I can't remember it!

My Garden Diaries said...

Oh I just love your number problem!!! And I especially like them on your baskets! Your house is so very creative which shows the artist in you as well as the teacher!!! A wonderful week to you friend!!!! Nicole xoxo

Suzan Sweatman said...

LOL - not too shabby a problem to have - either of them -
Love your numbers Carol !!!
XXX

fiona anderson said...

It's definitely not a problem, your collections are great. I bought some zinc stencils (not old ones) before Christmas, numbers and an alphabet so I could stencil lots of stuff !

Things and Thoughts said...

I do love number intems all around the house.It's symbolic, original and cool!I love evrything has soul and fantasy!
Many hugs from here!
Olympia

must love junk said...

Oh, you're speaking my language! (Or should I say you've got my number?;)
I LOVE me some numbers, too, and have them everywhere. You've got a fantastic, unique collection!
Susan

Ivy and Elephants said...

Your numbers have made me realize that I need to get some, yours are all so cool!
Hugs,
Patti

cathy@my1929charmer said...

Oh my you do have my number! I really love them, and don't really have any? Hmmm maybe I should start making a few myself.

Jann Olson said...

Yup Carol, I have always loved your collection of numbers! I spied my lucky #7. I love them too, but don't have as many as you. Better get busy getting more. lol! I just started a pinterest board with that title also. I'm checking yours out.
hugs,
Jann

Gypsy Heart said...

Love numbers and hearts and words and monograms! :) Everything looks great, as usual.

xo
Pat

Stacy @ Sweethearts + Sweet Tarts said...

Oh what wonderful problems to have! I think number decor is quite unique! I'd have to start from scratch in my home to achieve the same look.

I did not know you were on pinterest so I'm following you now!

Veronica Roth said...

Hi Carol. Oh my, you have a lovely collection of numbers at your house. Sometimes I come across numbers at garage sales or flea markets and always feel like buying them. I love collecting special numbers, like my children's birthday numbers, or the number 13. That's my birthday date, but more to the point, nice things happen to me around the number 13. Do you find that? Like, a lucky number? Anyway, hope you have a lovely week ahead of you with loads of lucky numbers. :)

Patty Antle said...

My...you do have a lot of numbers. Love 'em!