Thursday, January 29, 2009

It'a a sign of the times.....

..do you remember that song from Petula Clark? I can only remember the tune and the first line..."it's the sign of the times...da da da, da, da, da da da, da, da..something, something.."


I use my big 'o platters so often for signs that even Mr. B started using them for messages...

This is what I saw when I arrived home from my week in New Jersey..


So, when looking in my photos further, I found the sign my grandson and his girly-girl ( and the awsome-dog, Kobe) left after our "Thanksmas" gathering...

I used a smaller one for daughter-in-law Rachael's birthday wish...

..and the dinner menu for her birthday dinner...

Oh yeah, then there was Mr. B' s birthday...

And because he's such a cutie- I had to write another that same evening...

I have NO idea why I wrote this one....

Guess there just wasn't anything else to write that day...'cos it IS red..Hmmm...

Love "seeing" words around the house. I have lots of word signs, wall words and interesting word-thingys. I just love seeing the written word..

How about you? Letters? Numbers? Love it all!

Have a "Red Letter" day tomorrow, OK?

-me

12 comments:

Neabear said...

These plate writings are cute. I forget what kind of pen you use. The dry erase ones?

Anyway, WHEN you win the house. I will come and visit often. And can housesit for you when you travel. Won't that be grand!?!

madrekarin said...

I love your platter message boards. I have tons of platters here. I could make one and leave messages like, "Clean up your mess!" and " Did you feed the dog?" and, of course, "I love you! Now make your own dinner!"
I am evil. ;)
You must get a Fannie Farmer cookbook!! They are wonderful. My goal is to get one from every year they were published, but not from the Internet, only by searching estate sales, etc. It may take a while. I hope you find the books. You will love them, I am just certain of that.
Have a great day, Colleen!!

diane said...

What a great idea.Words are fun. I'm a compulsive reader and read all environmental print. I get frustrated when I'm reading a T-shirt but I don't get to finish before the owner has passed.

THE TATTERED NEST said...

I just got rub on words for over my mantle in the dinning room, it says come..gather...give thanks. I ordered it from fruitfulvinecreations.com her prices are the lowest I have seen...I had to tell you about it since you are such a wordie like me! love that plate!

The Feathered Nest said...

I love words around the house too Colleen ~ they can "speak" to us throughout the day!! What sweet memories these photos must bring back to you ~ and such a great idea...I hope you have a wonderful weekend sweetie!! xxoo, Dawn

Shari said...

What a neat idea! Now I have a use for all these extra platters I keep picking up at sales!!

Hey, I have the red Kitchenaid mixer, too. Don't you love it!!

Betty said...

I love Diane's comment about reading a tshirt and not getting to finish before the owner passes by...haha! You know me...words are one of my favorite pasttimes...some are so very fun to say!

I've seen your plate in person, and received a wonderful welcome message on it...it's a fantastic idea!

Sweet Repose said...

What a great idea, I sugested to my daughter that we write the fragrance of the candles in a plate/platter, she thought it was a cute idea too...you da bomb Grammy!!!

Hugs friend...
sharon

Gary and Elizabeth~ said...

Love all your plates. What kind of pen do you use?. I will have to write on one of my plates now. It's a great idea and a fun way to decorate.
Have a wonderful day,
Elizabeth

Utah Grammie said...

To anyone asking - they are Dry Erase pens - DON'T try this with a Sharpie!! :-)

I am now using smaller plates and saucers to identify the foods at buffet dinners or dips at parties, etc. Andy, yes, for "reminders" - like I would forget something? HA!
...Oh wait, what was I talking about..???

Pamela Terry and Edward said...

Here. Now you can sing along as you write!!!

It's a sign of the times
That your love for me is getting so much stronger
It's a sign of the times
And I know that I won't have to wait much longer
You've changed a lot somehow from the one I used to know-oh-oh
For when you hold me now it feels like you never want to let me go

It's a sign of the times
That you call me up whenever you feel lonely
It's a sign of the times
That you tell your friends that I'm your one and only
I'll never understand the way you treated me-ee-ee
But when I hold your hand I know you couldn't be the way you used to be

refrain
Maybe my lucky star at last decided to shine
Maybe somebody knows how long I've waited to make you mine, mm, mm, mm

Bobbi said...

What a great idea! I am a big word girl.... that's one I have never thought of. My kids will roll their eyes, one more note from mom you know. But hey--- that's my job, annoy the heck out of 'em!