Friday, October 14, 2011

A Wordy kind of gal and a tutorial...

I have always had a love of words and writing...see that's me below at about age two, I loved writing then and love it even more now!

I think that's the reason blogging has been a fun and creative outlet for me. Also, because I've met so many really great people and so many of you out there have the same passions; beautiful living and a zest for all things creative and expressive!
So today's post is in honor of words, literature, creativity and in this case...a bit of a "mishap" from this little darling..."Pearl the girl"

Yes she looks innocent enough alright...well she's got you fooled! She can be a bit of a stinker and can get into mischief and trouble like you wouldn't believe!
Here's proof...she wanted to see what was on the table and pulled the tablecloth down...on my birthday!

Which brings me to this, my love of prose and another Pearl escapade... 
Many years ago while traveling with the hubs we wandered into an antique shop and I came across an old Mark Twain book. In the book was a poem written by him that I knew would HAVE to be in my house somewhere, someday. 

One Christmas I got my wish; sweet Mr. La Bella Vie gave me the poem as a Christmas gift in the form of Wallwords which is a rub-on applique that I promptly applied on the wall of my foyer that you see above. 
What you can't see is the table below it that my little stinker kitty, Pearl likes to sit on...and apparently pick off the letters in the name...Mark Twain!
If I didn't love her so much, I would have booted her to the moon!

So...I had to re-order poor ol' Mr. Twain's name and re-apply it which brings me to the very brief but informative tutorial of this post...applying the words to the wall...
Get out your favorite laser-level, tape the words to the wall and rub on with the tongue depressor that comes with the words...and your done! That simple!
Here's a few more examples of some of the Wallwords I've done throughout the house...
"Wine makes every meal an occasion and everyday more civilized"
(click pics to enlarge)

And last but not gotta make the best of anything in life no matter what it may be. So the last place you'd expect to see "Wallwords"...the entry door to the kitty-potty-box. The inside pet door goes through the cupboard door under the sink in my laundry room, then goes through another pet door in the outside wall into the garage and into in a screened-in enclosed area for the little "Principessa" of whom would rather powder her nose in privacy thank you very much!

And on that note, I have come to the "end" (pun intended) of this highly technical post!
Have a great day everyone!

Linking up with Susan for another Metamorphosis Monday #138...go see all the other great MM's out there!


  1. Oh that sweet, mischievious little rascal!! She is just so cute!

    Hope you are doing well. Just happened upon your post today and wanted to stop by and say hi!

  2. How can you not love Pearl? Guess you'll have to do without table pieces that hang down. Those little concessions we make for our purry friends.

  3. That sweet face is just precious. You have to love them!!! I can't believe she picked the words off! Too funny! Have a great weekend!

  4. You were a darling little girl!
    And that kitty is lucky she's so cute!
    JK! I love kitties but they can be mischievious!
    Love your word art and the tutorial as well!
    Happy Weekend,

  5. Naughty Pearl! I think she might be related to our naughty Holly who manages to create her own kinds of mischief! Sorry about your ornaments and wall stickers. At least she's loveable...God bless x

  6. I'm sooooooooo glad we've reconnected since I/we have tiptoed back into blogging. Long story, won't bore you with my absence but lives moves forward, and so glad it did. Glad to be back to blogging and glad to have hubby on board since he always was in the back doing the dirty work anyway. I've connected to you at Pinterest also. Good grief isn't that a wonderful place to get lost for hours? Big, big squeezy hugs!

  7. Hmmm... Pearl and Mr. Dolce would cause some serious entertainment together. I love inspirational wall words... Blessings, xo HHL

  8. Hard to get mad at that sweet little face. :) Sorry about your pretties get broke. :(
    I love the picture of you with the pen...adorable! Glad you got ole Mark Twain back together in one piece. ;) That last pic is sooo your sense of humor! Have to have one when you pets. lol

  9. I have no earthly idea how I found your blog, but I'm in heaven. I spent HOURS reading last night, couldn't sleep, and got up and read some more. LOL I'm still not all the way through, but I'll get there. I've loved every post (gotta love those babies!!), and I'm so impressed with the talent you have in decorating. You are a woman after my own heart with your beautiful china and teacups, etc. I inherited my great-grandmother's china (beautiful!), and I collect china teacups, vintage sewing items, beautiful vintage linens, etc. Thank you for sharing with us. I'll be back and I'm definitely a new follower! Happy Thursday!

  10. Hi lovely lady.
    I love all your Beautiful post. You have a Gorgeous home... Sorry about your paetties got broke. I miss your sweet comments been a long time come see me if you can. I also hope you have a great week.
    XXOO Diane

  11. Terry -- been missing your posts and pins. Praying all is well with your and yours. Take gentle care my friend and have a blessed Thanksgiving!



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