Wednesday, February 1, 2012

Decorating With Words

As a former English teacher, I've always collected favorite quotations to use in writing and crafting.  But in recent years, "WORDS" seem to have become popular in decorating as well. From subway art to stamping and stitchery, we seem to be increasingly drawn to expressing our thoughts through the accessories we choose...or create... for our homes. It's one decorating trend I'm really enjoying.

Lately I find myself attracted to pillows that "talk". I found this one last fall at LL Bean for $19.00.

I love its message and homespun feel as well as the way it personalizes the couch in our family room.

And then, just last week, I spotted a similar pillow on Clearance at Home Goods for $8.00. Needless to say, it jumped right into my cart. I love how it warms up the reading corner in our master bedroom.

I wonder if it's partly because our lives have become so busy, and technology is moving so fast, that simple words in our homes bring such comfort?

I've always enjoyed stenciling them on walls.

"Good words are worth much, and cost little."- George Herbert

"Words that emanate from the heart enter into the heart of another." - Midrash

I guess I just like using words as a means of self-expression in my home....humorous words, loving words...

And timeless words.

How about you? How do you use words in your home?

This post is linked to:
Wow Us Wednesdays at Savvy Southern Style
Transformation Thursdays at Shabby Creek Cottage
Open House Party at No Minimalist Here
Potpourri Friday at 2805
Vintage Inspiration Friday at Common Ground
Fridays Unfolded at Stuff and Nonsense
Feathered Nest friday at French Country Cottage


Cozy Little House said...

I've always loved quotes. Been keep the Bartlett's Book Of Quotations on my desk for years. Wore one out, bought another used online. Couldn't bear to throw it out, so I may do some decoupaging with the pages. Love, love words and quotes!

Grammy Goodwill said...

I love words, too. I esp like that you ended with the Lord's Prayer.

Linda @ A La Carte said...

I don't have a lot of words in my decorations but I love those pillows you have. Those would be my style.

Vickie @ Ranger 911 said...

Love your pillows!

Haha! Great minds think alike. Check out my latest post and you'll see what I mean. Obviously I like "Decorating with Words", too.

Pamela Gordon said...

Well, I guess I don't use words in my decor but it's something to consider. I love the pillows you found. Oh, I forgot. I do have words on the wall! I have a 100 year old punch paper needlework hanging over the sofa. It is the "Praise God from whom all blessings flow..." prayer. It's a great reminder of where our blessings, help and strength comes from. Blessings to you today! Pamela

Between U & Me said...

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Lori said...

Love it. I'm a follower too, so stop by anytime to visit. Lori

Coastal Cottage Dreams said...

Love your pillow. I have the exact same pillow that I bought a WUSLU for the holidays at it says: Santa, It's a Long Story.......

Thanks for sharing!

Honey at 2805 said...

Love the pillow and a lover of quotes too!

Thank you for sharing this wonderful project at Potpourri Friday!

Stuff and Nonsense said...

i always love
graphic art

so much so
that we use a wall in our dining room
as an autograph wall

thanks for sharing at Fridays Unfolded!