This post was not supposed to be about " words " but rather little touches I use to decorate my kitchen.
Except as I walked around it ready to snap some photos, I realized just how important :" words " obviously are in my world.
Not only do I surround myself with books - and write up a blog (almost daily) I decorate with them as well !
For instance I was going to show you how displaying a favorite cookbook on the counter can be dressed up with pretty measuring spoons - and then I realized it's the words on the book I love most of all -
I found this postcard on a trip to Paris many years ago ( maybe my first trip actually ) and found a frame to fit it perfectly -
Breakfast at Tiffany's would be perfect for any kitchen ................ I especially love that it's mostly black and white like my kitchen - but once again - I love the words
It reminds me of Paris - and New York - and one of my Favorite actresses from one of my favorite movies.
This sat in my dining room in my last place - but I much prefer it in the kitchen where I spend a lot of time
I frequently fill picture frames with " words " as well - I have a several in my living room - and in our last home I had a gallery wall of framed famous quotes................
Here's a small miniature one - with a simple message - that sits on the kitchen counter ( the words get changed frequently in this frame )
Instead of throwing out old cutting boards - I repurpose them this way
In fact if anyone had of asked me ( before today's post ) if I had a recurring " theme " of decorating - I would have said definitely NOT because things are being changed up daily or weekly or at the very least monthly in my world................
But now I realize that isn't true at all
That no matter how I decorate
Or what style I'm currently in love with
Or which house I'm living in for that matter
I've always had a " theme " - a signature I suppose you'd call it if you wanted to be pretentious about the whole thing LOL
And that in fact, for me to love any space
I call home
I have to have my beloved words all around me in order for it to feel like
( Home Sweet Home - dollar store rub on decal - isn't the font great? )
Some people collect China
Some people collect Hearts ( to see an amazing collection click HERE )
I realize now - I collect words
“Words are, of course, the most powerful drug used by
― Rudyard Kipling
I am shamelessly addicted.................................
AND this is only the kitchen - is it a sign of madness? Probably
so I'll leave you with how this post was supposed to go - pretty measuring spoons dressing up a cookbook
Have a wonderful day everyone !
I'll announce the winner tomorrow ( the book arrives today according to the tracking number )