Thursday, July 2, 2009

Can I Have Your Number???

When I was thinking about doing this post (I knew I wanted to do it on numbers) I couldn't get that dumb Mad TV spoof out of my head (see attached link at So that's why I titled it "Can I Have Your Number?". You see, I simply love numbers and I seem to find multiple ways to display them around the house. What is it the makes them so fun? They just seem to add a little extra to some otherwise plain things. So I hope you enjoy them as much as I do! Oh, and you have a beautiful day!

This is my #7 collection. It's my consignment number at a few places I sell at. I have a mixture of pieces and I don't know what they were exactly used for. Just love how they look together!
Up close look at some of my 7s.

This is an old metal file box. I just stenciled the numbers on it.

This is actually a European house number I picked up at one of the vintage import places. I bought several of them and I have them scattered around the house. Here I added it to a Chinese Basket I also found there.

Another example of a European house number where I simply framed it.

And here I added it to an old army basket.
Love these!

What is it with me and house numbers???? Actually this is a vintage piece I simply changed out to be my house numbers. Is it for the birds?

These are magnets made by a friend of mine. Love the big sunflower in the picture (and my son of course).

What's behind door #1? Actually just my bedroom, but on all the bedroom doors upstairs I placed a number (similar to that sold by UpperCase Living). My son's room, door #2, pays the most rent! LOL!

Bet you can't guess where this number is from? Well maybe some of you can, if you're a farmer. It's a cow tag. Makes a great addition to a bottle of wine (notice the bottle is almost empty). Hic!

This vintage locker basket already had the numbers on it. Love the color!

These are old grain scoops. I cleaned 'em up (boy were they dirty) and stenciled the number on them. I have #1 through #3 hanging from a chippy pillar in my bathroom. They look beautiful with a tealite in them.

This is actually a necklace give to me from another JMS member. I just embellished a hand towel with it.

Okay, maybe one more picture of house numbers . . . ha! This was purchased at an occasional sale. Not my house number, but cute just the same.

More cow tags (or do we want more cow bell...ha)! This time I attached an old key to it and it hangs from a new Pottery Barn sign. Any one need a room?

Here's a closer look. Notice the old Sheriton key?

Finally, a recent purchase of mine, this necklace. It has a number on it. No significance. Just an awesome piece!

Hope you liked my collection. I'd love to hear your thoughts and maybe what you collect. Have a great fourth of July weekend and stay safe!


alice said...

I love your style!I am sorry we are not closer so you could help me spiff up.LOL
Smiles, Alice

SweetMelissa said...

Oh Lani...I know I can always COUNT on you to inspire me!

Love the pics and LOVE the numbers!



Your blog is so wonderful, I truly love it, I can always count on you to come up with great pictures that inspire, thank you and keep up the good work.Donna

LuLu said...

OH OH oh i love all your numbers!!! Your post was wonderful and now I need to find myself some cow tags!

Karen Valentine said...

What a great post with so many fabulous ideas!!! I'm so glad I found you! I'm going to add you to my blog roll right now!!!

My Desert Cottage

Artsy Fartsy said...

I love all your numbers!!! Fantastic imagination! Where did you come across the number pendant?? It is great. So glad I found your blog! I am a junker girl too! Janna

trash talk said...

What happens when the numbers don't add up? Just kidding. I love old cow tags too...I just haven't figured out (up until now) something clever to do with them.

Margo said...

Lani, I looooove numbers too, and I'm green with envy at some of the ones you've shown. Thanks for the inspiration. See you at the Bonanza in Sept.

Bellamere Cottage said...

LOVE your "number" me an idea!


maryboys said...

this post is full of incredibly beautiful things...i just love numbers, too:) i hope to visit your shop/sale someday...maybe this fall, i'm thinking...

Zane Wooder said...

It's interesting how people can use numbers to form art. Whenever I see numbers I think of logical things like solving a puzzle or understanding a problem. Just having random numbers on something for artistic reasons is unusual but neat.

-Zane of ontario honey


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