Friday, March 18, 2016

Never At A Loss For Words



Yesterday, a neighbor commented on how much he enjoys seeing the KEEP IT SIMPLE sign on our gate as he drives down our lane.


That got me thinking about all the signs we have around our house.


Whoa!


 I didn't realize there were so many!


I love decorating with words -


I guess it's the teacher in me.


I am never at a loss for words,


but for the rest of this post, I'll let the words speak for themselves.












Before I wrote this post, I had some scrap wood on hand and was ready to  paint a sign


but I'm thinking maybe, just maybe, I have enough.
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Join me for Thoughts of Home hosted by Poofing the Pillows.

51 comments:

Kelly said...

Decorating with words is very popular right now. I love reading inspirational quotes that people put on display. You have a nice collection of them around your home.

bobbie said...

I remember all your signs ~ they are so cheerful and uplifting!

Linda @ Itsy Bits And Pieces said...

I love all your signs...I'm a sign lover, too!

cynthia lee designs said...

Love all your word pieces!!
~Cindy

Jillian's Bella Rosa Antiques said...

I do enjoy signs... I must be a reader! LOL. Your cottage by the sea is very charming... what a blessed life to be by the sea. I lived in an apt on the boardwalk in my twenties and now I'm longing to be back again. Someday!

Terra Hangen said...

Oh, I think there is room for one more sign. I do like your signs like the "keep it simple" one that probably makes neighbors smile.

Linda said...

I love your words! I need more signs.....

Blondie's Journal said...

You once mentioned to me...perhaps on IG, that you loved signage. I didn't realize it until now. I love the sentiments. It's a wonderful way to express yourself.

Jane

Row homes and Cobblestones said...

Carol,
You have the best signs, gathered over time and displayed and I adore all the ones you created. There's magic in words and I love to express myself through them as you do too. Have a wonderful weekend, Last week was in the 80's and Sunday we are getting 4+ inches of snow, totally insane.
xoxo,
Vera

Botanic Bleu said...

Carol,
Whatever the reason for all your signs, they fit each space. Once a teacher, always a teacher, and that's a good thing. Loved reading all your quotes.

Judith

KUNIs little white castle said...

I found you on Vera's blog and i am happy because of this. Your blog is amazing too.
Hugs from austria new follower
Kuni

Castles Crowns and Cottages said...

YOU are so good.

Your posts are always well-thought out, ending in just the right poetic touch.

It IS the teacher in you, and in me, that draws us to the written word, the thrill that the sound of words and syntax gives us. I consider myself SO fortunate to be a teacher of language since I love it so....

You have more than enough inspiration and beauty.

FlowerLady Lorraine said...

You do have a wonderful way with words and you artistically create and show them around your home and gardens. I love the one on your gate.

Happy Spring & Happy Easter ~ FlowerLady

podso said...

Your signs go so well with your house and decor. And they communicate!!!

Susie said...

Carol, I love this, your house has something to say. I have a few things here too. Blessings for a beautiful weekend., xoxo, Susie

Linda @ A La Carte said...

Words and numbers are something I always notice on your blog. You use them in such a great way to decorate. Don't stop, more signs!
hugs,
Linda

Kathy said...

That is so dear that your neighbor commented on the "Keep it Simple" sign and notices the reminder as he drives by!
My favorite is the hand with the quote about life being too short for fussing and fighting. Words to live by!

Melanie said...

You know I am a huge fan of words and quotes, too. Not a teacher, but ever since I was little, have always loved words...reading, writing, the quirkiness of certain words, spelling...I even loved the dictionary. :-)

I have always admired your hand sign with "life is very short" quote on it. Where did you find that, if you don't mind me asking?

Have a wonderful weekend, Carol!

Lynn Bean said...

I love your vignettes! Just my style!

Cozy Little House said...

I have that EAT sign. First it was red, then aqua, now golden yellow.
Brenda

Stacey said...

Hi Carol. ;)

I love all of your signs and dare ya to make another one! We have a bunch too and I didn't realize it until a friend commented. They make me smile. Word lovers unite and hang signs!

bj said...

I am such a fan of signs...I have them all over the place...must do a post on them, too..:)
Yours are all so cute....

Jann Olson said...

Carol, I love signs as well. You have so many great ones. Especially love that hand!
hugs,
Jann

Patricia @ Corn in my Coffee-Pot said...

I like seeing all the signs!
When we're out shopping or browsing in the shops-- I can spend a good bit of time reading all the different signs on display!
I'm surprised I don't have more myself.
Your's are wise sayings... something to think about.

Consider It All Joy said...

Never enough Words ... The words you use are LIFE Giving, Happy and Fun! Keep painting! Blessings, Cindy xo

Junkchiccottage said...

Love all your wonderful decor words Carol. Colorful and uplifting and reflect your life by the beach.
Love your garden beach sign. AHHHHH that is a good one. Happy Week End.
Love and hugs,
Kris

The French Hutch said...

I always notice your words so thanks for putting them all in a post to enjoy. I love the red, keep it simple sign, my favorite……..
Happy Spring…..

chateau chic said...

Signs add such fun to any decor style. Yours are wonderful, Carol...each one unique.
Mary Alice

Linda @ Life and Linda said...

That is awesome. Signs everywhere to reflect your personality and style. I think it shows us a glimpse of you. Happy Spring.

craftyles said...

I'm loving all your sign with words. They have great messages!

Shelia said...

How I've enjoyed seeing all of your 'words'! Your cottage looks lovely too. Thank you for popping in to see me.
Be a sweetie,
Shelia ;)

Hula La said...

A very inspirational post! Thanks for sharing all of your words! Spring has Sprung! YAY! Aloha.

Betsy@My Salvaged Treasures said...

You can never have too many cool signs, Carol. I'd be proud to display every one of yours in my home!

Amy at Ms. Toody Goo Shoes said...

I think you should go ahead and make it - there's always room for one more! This is such a fun post!

Patty Antle said...

You are so cute! Love all of the signs. They are so fun and your house looks great!

Butterfly 8)(8 Bungalow said...

I like the street sign. Cute! xoxo Su

Castles Crowns and Cottages said...

Good morning dear, dear Carol! Thank you so much for coming to visit my blog post. It IS wonderful to live in a place where the seasons change mood and when after a long cold season, the warmth of hope returns. HAVE A SUPER DAY!

Kirby Carespodi said...

I have a ton of them, too! It's a teacher thing, I think!

dreamson34thstreet.com said...

Your well placed and styled words are are love notes to make the day!
w/L

dreamson34thstreet.com said...

Ooops! I was interrupted to let The Chocolate Gousse inside! It appears that I doubled up on "are"! :)
Have a blessed week, Carol!
w/L

Kim said...

Never enough signs! I say paint away, Carol!! ;)

Cathy @ My 1929 Charmer said...

Keeping it simple was my work for this New Years. Its the only way to go and makes life so much more enjoyable. funny I don't have any signs probably because the Charmer has very little wall space...too many windows even if a good thing.

BeachGypsy said...

I love the signs too! It could be surely be the teacher in you and i think signs would appeal to readers and writers as well... Anyone who loves the written words. Signs are just fun!!!

KUNIs little white castle said...

So very beautiful

Mary 120 Spring Street said...

You are definitely the Queen of the Signs, but no you can never have enough - make another please! I love to see them, so encouraging and enjoyable.

Mary

AnnMarie aka Vintage Junkie aka NaNa said...

I think all your words add so much charm. They are all different and unique and fit perfectly where you have them. I have that "Life is very short" sign. I need to dig it out and find a place for it1

Gina @ VictorianWannaBe said...

Hi Carol, What fun to have such a word collection about the house. I guess I'm just not a wordy person, I don't have any around, only Victorian mottoes in long frames.
Happy Easter to you!
gina

Bella@artclubblog.com said...

Love your signs, especially the Beatles one!

Winnie said...

This is really cool!! Super unique - decorating with words. It's the first I hear about it. I like it :)

Carla said...

I love all your signs and how you display them. What's one more? I'm sure you can find the perfect place for it.

Magali@TheLittleWhiteHouse said...

I had never realised you had so many signs. They are great!