Thursday, April 2, 2009

Sit Long, Talk Much, Laugh Often...

I have always wanted to stencil a saying/quote. However, I knew stenciling was out of my skill set. Thankfully technology has evolved for those of us that are 'stencil-challenged'. About two years back I purchased one of those peel'n'stick/rub on stencils. Even though all the words were joined together so I didn't have to put on each letter, I balked at putting it up by myself. Finally a year or so ago I roped my friend Kathy D into helping me put it up. Kathy wanted to get out a ladder and level...of course that would require me to get those tools out of the garage, and I was too lazy to do so. We used what was handy...dining room chairs and a quilt ruler. It was easy to rub on with the popsicle stick utensil that came with it and it will come off easily when you heat it with a blow dryer. Kathy is amazed that for the most part the stencil is centered and level.

This quote sums up exactly what I would like to have happen when friends and family come by.
My friend Carol gave me these beautiful tulips. I couldn't get over how they were standing up, as they usually droop over.


For those that follow my blog and read my Addicted to Blue and White post...the photos above continue the blue and white tour.

If you want to check out my bathing beauities they were featured in this post.

Thanks for stopping by...
Renee @ Cottage Lifestyle

16 comments:

My name is PJ. said...

It's the little touches that make it home. Renee - I had to blow up that one photo because I couldn't believe my eyes - WHAT A GREAT GREAT GREAT PIECE THOSE GIRLS ON THE BEACHBALL IS!!!! SERIOUSLY WONDERFUL!!

Cottage Lifestyle said...

Dear My name is PJ, you can see a close up of the bathing beauties here: http://cottagelifestyle.blogspot.com/2008/12/things-that-make-me-smile-2.html

Renee

Terri and Bob said...

I handlettered a couple of sayings in the house and stenciled one. I'll have to do a post on it. I love the saying you chose!

Tricia Anne said...

What a great choice of words for your home. It is a good reminder about what matters most. :O)
Sincerely ~ Tricia Anne

Nancy said...

Renee, you did a great job with putting the words up. I enjoy looking at the pics of your home. It's so cozy and warm. Nancy

Allidink said...

Oh I love that quote! It's so fitting there and so clever!

All the best,
Allison

Raggedy Girl said...

What sweet photos and I love the beachy girls. You did a great job and I did not know they had rub on words. I may have to find some.

from Roberta Anne
The Raggedy Girl

C Maisy said...

I also love those words. If I knew where you lived I would do just what it says :)

You have a very warm home!!
Thanks for the peek inside~

Pamela said...

Hi,
Did you know that tulips grow as they are in the vase? True! Be sure to watch yours and you will find them getting longer.
They are rather magical flowers.
Love the quote! Great job!

Susan said...

I would love to put quotes up, but I think I have run out of room. I think....Maybe the den?

Michelle@Fromhousetohome said...

I love the sayings like this for walls. It looks great!
~Michelle

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Lifestyle Inspiration said...

lovely word,it look great for wall...
Lifestyle Inspiration

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