Tuesday, March 2, 2010

What's Your Sign? (A fluff post about Mich decor...YAWN!!!)

My last three posts have been pretty deep. God has been teaching me a few things the last few weeks about myself, about faith and about His power. I have hope everyday. We are all on this journey called life...there are great days, good days, just OK days, bad days and then some. The great thing is that God doesn't change with the days. The day may stink, but God is ever present. It really is just that simple. The hard part is remembering that, daily.

Anyway, I wanted to do something fun for a change, but had absolutely NO CLUE what to write. Well, that is until this afternoon. Kayla had piano lessons. Which meant I had 30 minutes to blow. I mean who wants to go home for thirty minutes and then have to turn around and go pick her up. There are dirty clothes and dishes at home, but they can wait another thirty minutes...

So what did I do? I went to the flea market up the road. As I have said before, I love looking for treasure. As I was browsing, I came upon a wooden sign. The only thing special about the sign, was what it said... God knew I needed a little reminding of His power right now...

I think I might just make you wait a sec to know what the sign says. In fact I think I will drag you through a little home decor, "Mich" style. Truth is, I don't have one. I am one of those eclectic decorators who likes a little of this and a little of that. A little shabby here, little french there, throw in a little modern traditional with some cottage pieces and you have ME! If I see it and it makes me happy, then I use it. No matchy matchy for this gal! I love pieces that tell a story, that speak to me. One of my weaknesses when it comes to decorating is signs.


My family will tell you, I have them all over my house. Instead of posty notes on my mirrors, I buy signs and prints and display them around my house as inspiration, encouragement and just as good reminders of what is truly important.

So, I thought it would be fun to show you a few of my favorites... YAWN!!! I know this may bore you to tears, but WHO CARES!!! It is my blog after all!!! :) I would love to know which one is your favorite.

This one hangs next to my sink, in my kitchen. Nothing like having the word "pray" staring you in the face as the dishes are being done.

This "pray" sign is metal. I picked it up at a flea market and thought about painting it many times, but finally settled on the rustic look. It is over one of the doorways in my kitchen. And yes, my kitchen is a bright blue. (I love color too!!!)

This beautiful sign is in my kitchen too. What better place than in the kitchen, as I prepare dinner to see a sign like this one. God provides... we need to always try and be thankful.

This is above one of the window in my dining room. The dining room is of course red. It makes me happy!

This little treasure and the suitcase it is sitting in was a gift from a previous church family for my birthday one year. Always a favorite verse of mine, it sits on a little chest, behind my couch, dividing the living room and dining space.

This grouping is above my china cabinet, also in the dining room. It is hard to read the print, but this is what it says "Having someone to love is family. Having somewhere to go is home. Having both is a blessing." (Hey Amb, I did find a place for the birdcage! :) )

This is above one of my windows in my living room. What better place than the living area to house this "home" sign. My living room walls are kind of a khaki green, although it is hard to tell in this picture.

For now, this precious sign, sits on a shelf not yet used by the hubby in my entertainment center.

This is probably one of my favorite pieces. I spent a little more on it, about five years ago, but it has been a constant reminder above my doorway. "PRAYER: when life gets too hard to stand...kneel"

This sign sits pretty in my entryway, over the door. Love it!

Well, those are a few of my favorites. I could probably do a whole other post on a few more, but I will save you from boredom. Now for a drum roll please... the sign that inspired this fun little post...

I will, Lord. Thanks! I needed this sign, this month, more than anything!



Gretchen said...

I think we live in such relative opulence that we forget to expect miracles. Love this reminder. Thanks for the tour of your signs, too.

Kristin said...

I love your new sign!! That's awesome! I started collecting different signs and things over the past year and I just love them. I love having reminders of how good God is and to remind me to always put my faith in Him.

Sharon Sloan said...

Great signs!! You clearly have a knack for decorating! I love seeing the pictures! Thanks.

Andrea said...

AMEN...we all need a miracle!

Kellie said...

I loved all of your signs. I think I need to become a sign person because I need those reminders.... all of them... daily. God is so good to give us what we need when we need it.... even when we don't have the faith to realize He's doing it.

christy rose said...

I like the one that says "Friends gather here" I need that for my kitchen and dining area. You have some great decor Mich! Your home seems very homey and inviting.

He & Me + 3 said...

Love all those signs. Hobby Lobby is sign central and I love that store. I have quite a few around my house now that I think of it.

Angela said...

Hubby and I are planning on making signs with the business we have started.

I love the vignette with the suit case. Oh my that is just beautiful.

Beautiful post..loved it...

Angie said...

Loved the 'sign tour'! It's hard to choose, but I think my fav was the "Pray" over the doorway in the kitchen. Amazing how one word can always be the right word for any mood or occasion. (Love the red and blue walls, by the way!!!)

Cheesemakin' Mamma said...

Love your signs! I wasn't bored at all. Thanks for sharing.

Deb said...

Love all of your signs!

But my favorite is your newest acquisition: Expect a Miracle.

I do.

I need.

He can.

And does.

Sweet dreams.

Amber said...

I love all your signs. Always have.

Love you!

elaine @ peace for the journey said...

You paint a road map with all your signs... a sacred one. Why not?!