Saturday, February 21, 2015

I've Got Your Number


I have a fascination for numbers - perhaps it comes from my days as a math teacher.


One of my Pinterest boards is called, "I've Got Your Number" and believe me, I have numbers.


In my last post, one of the pictures inside my little house showed part of my number collection and I received several comments and questions about my numbers.


I had removed all my Valentine decor from the house so I decided to put my numbers on display for now.


0 through 10 grace the top of this dresser in the living room.


Steve asked me, "why the numbers?"


And my reply was, "why not?"


I was on a roll and decided to continue the number theme throughout the house.


From a distance, you wouldn't notice the numbers here,


but a close up shot shows numbers on the bucket 


and buoys.


The only change to the entry was this chair and the numbered weights - to tie it together I added a kitchen towel covered in anchors.


I am beginning to recognize my number addiction


because these numbered items are still sitting on the shelves in the garden house.


If you are ever in need of numbers, drop by because


I've got your number.

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75 comments:

Cheryl Lawson said...

OMG...I just LOVE your numbers...the shapes, the textures, the rust, the vibrant colors, the mix of sizes, the nostalgia...amazing eye candy. You have a knack for display and your photographs are wonderful. I get the math teacher thing; I taught English and seem to surround myself with letters and words. Crazy but fun! You definitely have the best numbers in Blogland...great post!
Cheryl @ 22 Applegate Lane

Betty from My Irish Cottage Home said...

I have to hand it to you Carol, you have made me love numbers. I love what you have done with them.

Rita C. said...

Cool collection, Carol. Maybe you can incorporate into your son's wedding, depending on how casual they plan it?

Castles Crowns and Cottages said...

CAROL! And I have a fascination with words and letters and language. Interesting how our careers bleed into our thinking and into our home. Every collection you share is fun and wonderful and so colorful, it gives me hope that soon we will have some color around here! I love that Phantom Tollbooth quote. My students used to do this every year.

Happy day my friend! Anita

Row homes and Cobblestones said...

Carol,
Me too with a love of numbers and gathered words! A visit to your cottage always leaves me in a happy space.
xoxo,
Vera

Junkchiccottage said...

Carol,
You have some awesome numbers for your vignettes. Love those numbered weights all chippy and fun. Your sweet cottage looks so cute with all the number vignettes. So sweet.
Kris

Rue said...

I have a thing for letters, so I get it. Your husband's comment cracked me up :)

Men don't really get it, do they? lol I think it's adorable.

xo,
rue

bobbie said...

I love yours, but I'm more of a words girl... I HATED math!!!
;)))

At Rivercrest Cottage said...

I'm with you on the number love.

NanaDiana said...

I have always had a fascination with numbers and how they relate to each other. I have "lucky numbers" (in my mind)..You have a wonderful collection and display them beautifully.
Now -my favorite SweetCheeks joke:
Why is NINE afraid of SEVEN?
Because SEVEN EIGHT (ate) NINE! lol
Have a great weekend- xo Diana

Susie said...

I love your numbers, and the buoys. But I have to say my favorite things I saw in this post, the child's sand pail...I love it. I just enjoy the little tours of your beautiful home. Blessings to you and Steve, xoxo,Susie

20 North Ora said...

LOVE your numbers! They are all so bright and fit right into your home. Your posts always cheer me up!

Judy

Jackie and Joel Smith said...

You simply have a magic touch when it comes to decorating! Love the numbers~

Robin said...

I will absolutely be looking for some numbers in the near future! Thanks so much for linking and inspiring us my friend xo

Linda @ A La Carte said...

I have always enjoyed your love of numbers. There is always something new and interesting to look at in your home. Amazing collection!

Linda

cynthia lee designs said...

Love all your numbers in the vignettes!!
~Cindy

Lowcarb team member said...

What an amazing collection of different ........... numbers !!

All the best Jan

Mary@mydogsmygardenandmary said...

What a great up lifting post. I love all your numbers - they look terrific the way you have incorporated them into your cottage.
Have a wonderful Sunday.
Mary

A Joyful Cottage said...

Well, Carol, your numbers are really adding up! LOL Very whimsical, and oh so fitting for a retired math teacher. Nice collection.

Sarah said...

Carol, you are a woman after my own heart! Is it the teacher in us? I've always had an affection for numbers and letters. I collected alphabet books for many years while teaching, and still will buy one if it is truly unique or special. I adore your number vignettes here. You have an absolutely fabulous group of "numbers". Love, love, love this. I know I say it frequently, but you live in such a happy home! Thanks for sharing. I'm going to start a new Pinterest board. ;-)

Consider It All Joy said...

You surely DO have my number {3} I too have an affinity for numbers, especially the #3, because of my 3 beautiful granddaughters! But I also love 7 and 2 and well, just about any number! You have a super collection, Carol! It's fun to find the variety of numbered items and create separate collections with them! I agree, Why Not? :) Blessings, Cindy xoxo

Debby said...

So cute. Yes you do like numbers. Do you play the lottery. Hugs

Miss Merry said...

Neat collection!

Cozy Little House said...

I love your whimsical collections!
Brenda

Laurie said...

Bright and beautiful as usual! I do love your numbers. My husband was a math major...he does numbers like nobody's business. Me? I avoid 'em like the plague. I don't really collect anything unless you consider the 1000's of photographs I have that need to go in my scrapbooks. It seems I've been avoiding them, too. But I do love dishes, bowls in particular.

Vicky Hunt said...

I have always enjoyed looking at your collection of numbers! it's probably my favorite of your collections. Well, I don't know, I love your hearts and hands too! I just won't choose a favorite because I love them all! I don't know where you find all your unique numbers though. You have some very cool ones. Hope you have a lovely Sunday!

My Little Home and Garden said...

You have my number and a whole lot more! What fun.

Karen

My thrift store addiction said...

I love your number displays and the colors! Blessings, Cecilia

Melanie said...

I bet it does have something to do with you having been a math teacher! I agree with you on "why not" with using numbers in decor...to me, decor is all about what you like and what appeals to you. Hope you're having a good weekend!

mary scott said...

I love everything in your home! EYE CANDY!!

Patty Antle said...

So cute! I know how you love numbers. I love the ones you sent to me! I especially love the Bingo numbers at the end! And they are red, imagine that!

Kathy said...

LOL! I adore all your vignettes!

http://deezie-sunshinedeezines.blogspot.com/ said...

What a fun collection to have. Love all your sweet numbers and the way they are all set up in your home.
Happy day to you!!!
deezie

Danni@SiloHillFarm said...

That is certainly a wonderful and varied collection of numbers! What a fun thing to gather and then spread about!

francis said...

you put a big smile on my face ! You have my number :)
I love your fascination for numbers . And you have an impressive collection .
I have been a kindergartenteacher most of the time but I have been a primary school teacher for 7 years too .
to work with young children and enjoy the magic of numbers .
I worked in a Waldorf school and it all starts there with the RESPECT for the numbers and where they stand for .....
the number ONE .... what in the worlds is only one ?
the children discouver that your father , mother , yourself , the sun , the moon , the earth , are pretty impressive ONE'S '
and with the TWO , two hands , feeth , eyes , ears ,
you can imagen what a wonderful time that was ........
In Waldorf school creativity is of great importance too so making the numbers in all kinds of colours and forms made our time unforgettable .......
Thank you for bringing back those memories to me !

My Garden Diaries said...

I love it!!! The vintage feel of all your numbers and the vignettes you created with them are so pretty! Wishing you a lovely week ahead Carol! Nicole xo

Diane Lynn said...

This was a fun and colorful post showcasing all of your numbers! Love it!

Sweet Cottage Dreams said...

What a fun collection you have! I love how you have displayed it all!!! I love numbered stuff, too.
I found some tiny little wooden balls the other day with numbers on them and a cool old metal
game piece in red with black numbers on it.

Thanks for the smile!

Diane said...

Carol,
That is the perfect collection for a former math teacher and all your pieces are interesting and unusual. I know you have fun collecting them - the hunt was surely fun. Math has never been my strong point, so I guess I had better keep collecting china - lol!!

handmade by amalia said...

These all have such a lovely vintage feel to them. I love quirky unusual items, an excellent collection!
Amalia
xo

Kim said...

How fun, Carol! I love the way you decorate and how you really use your collection pieces! Fabulous! :)

Vicky said...

Love all those numbers, This is a really fun way to accessorize a room.!!

fiona anderson said...

I've long admired your number (and your letter) collection, and I'd noticed them in the garden house, especially those galvanised 3D ones. I'm slightly obsessed with ampersands though I think I only actually have one !!!

karen@somewhatquirky said...

Your number collection is quite impressive. I wonder how many times I overlook things with numbers on them? I love the collection of weights in the basket in the entry.

Magali@TheLittleWhiteHouse said...

Your collection is amazing because although it's always about numbers, they are all so different!

Cynthia said...

I adore your number collection. So much fun and I think they are super

Cindy

Jacqueline~Cabin and Cottage said...

My son is a graphcs designer and loves number too. I'm always finding things to send him. I think it's rubbing off! Yours are all so cheery!

GowitheFlo said...

How cool you are surrounded by your number friends. Glad I linked to your blog today. Happy numbers to you : _)

Canadian Chickadee said...

Love this! I love numbers too. Our favourite is # 13 - our family's lucky number. Except for a brief stint in a rented apt., my husband has never lived in a house where the numbers didn't add up to 13. And I love the "3" and "0" probably because my birthday falls on the 30th.

Another thing I love is the "&" sign. Saw a gorgeous one a few days ago, but it was pretty big, and I'm not sure where I could hang it. I'll have to think of a place.

Enjoyed your post very much. xoxox

Connie said...

Hi Carol, I love your reply, "Why not" . . . there is something very charming about your collection and the fact that you taught math . . . well I think it is perfect :)
Hope you are having a lovely day.
Connie :)

CelestinaMarie@SouthernDayDreams said...

Hi Carol, all your vignettes with numbers are wonderful. Your collection is so cottage charming. I love numbers too and still working on collecting and creating with them. Thanks for sharing. Love the little story.
Hugs, CM

Carla from The River said...

Fun, fun, fun. Count von Count from Sesame Street is what came to my mind. :-))
I do think it is fun how you have collected so many numbers.
Carla

Betsy@My Salvaged Treasures said...

What a fun addiction to be suffering from! I'm a number lover myself and your collection is #1.

Butterfly 8)(8 Bungalow said...

I love your arrangements of numbers. Just today, my spouse was telling me that I needed to look for some number signs that look French for a project that we are doing.

Leslie Harris said...

I love numbers too! I have five little white plates numbered on my wall right now just because they make me smile. You have the best collections Carol. Also I have to thank you for leaving me such a thoughtful, positive comment on my post. I'm not able to receive or send emails right now and it's delayed my reply. But I have to tell you how much I enjoyed hearing about your walk and your lunch with friends. I so admire the quality of your life these days in fact I've got my hubby walking with me more because I've spoken of you two so much. Also I took your advice to heart and I'm determined to schedule my writing project in my week. Hey, I'm officially well again. What's your schedule like these days?
xo
Leslie

Deb @ Frugal Little Bungalow said...

You do have quite a fun collection ! :)

Deb @ Frugal Little Bungalow said...

You do have quite a fun collection ! :)

Debbiedoos said...

Love this post Carol! I would say you do have a fascination with numbers and I understand given you were a math teacher. I could have used you back in the day:) Both our boys are awesome at Math, and I totally contribute that to my husbands gene, not mine. Love your collections!

Vickie @ Ranger 911 said...

I saw a bag of white porcelain balls with black numbers for sale at an antique shop that you would have loved, Carol! I don't think they were old, but they would be fun to display. You've got quite a collection!!

Kelly said...

I love decorating with numbers and letters myself. You have some unique pieces with them on it. I like your playful vignettes.

Sue said...

Awe so cute and whimsical that I adore it to pieces. I am trying to think of my favorite number of all time and 7 and 11 come to mind. I love the sand pail and the paint can color and number font.

Cream Linen said...

I love your decorative style very much. I like vintage and worn out things and bright colours
plus some good oil or watercolour paintings.I have never used numbers in my decor but
now that I see them in your house , I find them very interesting ,original and cute .
You have given me a good idea for introducing something new in my house.
Have a nice week.
Tina

Down by the sea said...

I have always enjoyed seeing your collection of numbers. Did you ever teach maths when you were working? Thank you for popping by, I sorry your hand is still painful. Sarah x

Renee said...

That is such a nice collection of numbers.

Barbara Fisher said...

I just love the way you put everything together I would never have thought about collecting numbers but I will now. I'm just off to find your pinterest board. Loved the post, thank you. Barbara

Jessica@CapeofDreams said...

Can I have your number? ;)

CatieAn said...

Your number addiction is amazing and so fun....seems so appropriate with your love of primary colors.

Jody and Stan said...

Love all your number vignettes!! What a wonderful collection! Thanks for sharing!!
Hugs,
Jody

Jean Tuthill said...

Your numbers are awesome! And you do have a great collection.

Kerryanne @ Shabby Art Boutique said...

Carol, not sure it is an addiction... perhaps a 'passion' for numbers, but wither way, I love how you've used these numerical accent pieces in your vignettes. They look fabulous.
We are delighted to be featuring this link up at our Shabbilicious Friday party this week.
Hugs ~ Kerryanne

Sarah @ Shanspirations said...

Wow you have a great addiction with numbers! Nice.

Ana said...

I love numbers too. My favorites are 2, 3 and 5. Great collection Carol. There are so many different ones, love it.

Hugs and Kisses,
❤️Ana

Sally Somervill said...

I adore your number collection. I stenciled my son's nursery (15 years ago) with numbers and equations. Even though we no longer live in that old duplex it will always be one of my favorite rooms. Yours have a great chippy distressed look. So cool!
Sally

Helen Philipps said...

I love decorative numbers too....your collection is wonderful, Carol! i love the imaginative way you display them here, so inspiring.
Happy weekend!
Helen xox

lowcheck kian said...

I love numbers. I love the way you describe numbers in your post. It's an adorable and loveable collection of numbers.Love the post. Carol your blog is very very interesting.