Wednesday, September 10, 2008

baring my soul on a wednesday afternoon...

I collect old gasoline numbers.

why? Dunno

I don't fix bookcases in Library/office to look nice...we generally use the shove 'em in method.

Why? Dunno.

This pillow scares me and makes me laugh...all in the same moment.

Why? Dunno. {Boo}


Now... I just love these little guys...Ex-Votos.
They always make me smile.




And... that above? I dunno.


Have any of your own peculiarities you care to share???

35 comments:

sandra/tx said...

What IS that pod thing? I collect wasp nests? Weird, I know, but I think they're beautiful. The nests, not the wasps.

Linda at Lime in the Coconut! said...

Oh...they ARE intricate Sandra...but I put them in the scary category!

That is actually a barnacle...sitting in a trough tray made out of a boat hull. Weird but true.

Liz said...

I've got a giant container of marachas. And a big blue piece of glass that I called my 'blue diamond' when I was little (it's as big as my head).

And I LOVE the barnacle. It's perfect.

christy said...

I thought it was something ocean-y!

I have a collection of Nolan's finds on my desk, colored feathers from a feather duster, a marble, various rocks, etc. Little gifts from my little dude - i will always cherish them.

The only other odd thing I seem to be collecting lately is random bits of dog hair. Yick, I know! But with two crazy labradors, it adds up! :)

Chris said...

I love the numbers--they're a favorite of mine for decorating. And the pillow is great! Those colors are perfect.

Mango Gal said...

I love collecting mini vases. I have them all over the house like little soliders.

megan said...

i love your numbers. i don't have any peculiarities yet, but i know i will when i have more room in my home one day.

Kierstin Bridger said...

Old brass cow tags: My fave is #29:My eternalage-at least until my daughter asks why I had her at 11.
I also like cigar boxes and vintage martini glasses- who doesn't?
KB

Linda at Lime in the Coconut! said...

Lovin' all these oddities and collections! Beautiful!

Actually the 42 is a very important number to me. It is my Dad. When I was 7 or 8 and trying to learn my multiplication tables...he the multiple math degreed engineer would sit me down and try to get to my level. For some reason I always remember "6X7 is 42 it was always 42 it will always BE 42...forever."

42...It was kinda our code.I love you in math engineer terms.

My dad has been gone for 12 years...and to have a big ole' 42 just hanging out...just warms the cockles of my soul.

Daisy Cottage said...

I LOVE your style - and I really LOVE that YOU love the number 42 for the reason that you do. ((hugs))


xo,
Kim

My Castle in Spain said...

I love collecting coins - copper cents of euro in a pair of baby girl leather shoes.
hope it doesn't sound too weird !

anneliese said...

Awesome. We are totally related in spirit, because I just hung up my new gas numbers in the hallway two days ago.... I get them from this fabulous etsy shop, that's filled with all kinds of cool, funky vintage: http://www.etsy.com/shop.php?user_id=5034485

My latest bit o' quirk? This gameboard framed chalkboard: http://www.etsy.com/view_transaction.php?transaction_id=10131235

100% awesome.

restyled home said...

I love those gasoline numbers!! Are they hard to come by??

I also love the creative way you decorate...so NOT boring!!

Are you going to enter my give-away contest?? The odds are quite good on winning...

Linda

Visual Vamp said...

First time checking you out, thanks to Joni at Cote de Texas.
I love the way you write and compose the typefaces of your blog. It's poetry!
I have so many "I dunnos" ha ha ha
But that's what makes us tick, not knowing, but feeling something, which is its own kind of knowing. You know?

French said...

Just wanted to say thanks for the support~~~its been rough but its getting back on track! French;)

Debbie said...

Well I know one thing. And that is I always get a wonderful surprise each time I visit.

I so love those "Pot Heads"! Wish I had my pottery studio up and running as I have a hankering to try something like that.

annechovie said...

Hi Linda! Thanks so much for your sweet comment on my post on Joni! I appreciate it and hope you will come back often. Your blog looks great!

Joyce said...

Linda-

I love the pillow, the wooden heads etc.. Most of all the number "42"! Especially the meaning behind it. You so know what I'm feeling at this time. Thank you for you sweet comments on my blog.

Hugs,
Joyce

Tricia said...

That bottom photo...I have one of those that I picked up at New Smyrna Beach. I have no idea what it is either :)

Linda Lou said...

Love the fact that the number 42 relates to memories of your Dad-I am a thing for the number 67, I need to go out and find some gasoline numbers to display in my home-FUN STUFF!!

Stephanie said...

I LOVE your photographs, especially the last one...the textures and color of the wood and shell.

I have WAY too many strange intricacies to share here...hmmm, maybe a post

Stephanie said...

p.s.
reading your comments and saw yours and the importance of 42...lovely....

MIMILEE said...

Hi Linda,
Love your sweet story about your Dad and the number 42. So precious!

I collect anything that can be dried and preserved from artichokes to hydrangeas to acorns....anything in nature. I love to find a treelimb with that lovely blue- green mossy stuff growing on it. Oh, I love, love the cones that come off magnolia trees. I have tons of these things if you are ever in need ! Ha! I use alot of them to decorate at Christmas.
Love your Blog!

katiedid said...

Great post! I like glass bottles with caning, used as canteens during the Civil War. I have a couple that still have the lead caps on them. It makes you wonder how many soldiers went nuts from lead poisoning.

Love your numbers, and everything that when put together makes it your style!

pretty*practical said...

Wow, you have a really unique style - the numbers are awesome! I happen to love anything 'beachy' and I'm always drawn to anything red.

Ms. Tee said...

What a sweet story about the number 42. That warms my heart, too. :)
It made me laugh when I read that the pillow scares you and makes you laugh all at the same moment!

Layla said...

LOVED this post. The numbers are BEAUTIFUL. Wish I had some!

:-)
Layla
The Lettered Cottage

Amy from Texas said...

Those numbers are really great! I love weird finds like that and what a neat way to display them. I love it.

I have an entire collection of 80's items from my childhood. Stickers, kid's records, weird toys. The records and sticker designs are super cool. I might frame them and display in my office or kid's rooms. I keep all kinds of weird things, but never know what to do with them!

Thanks for stopping by my site. I love your blog.

Linda at Lime in the Coconut! said...

Great collections y'all! Coins in baby shoes, deadly wicker canteens, magnolia cones.....Very cool!

Thanks for all of your nice comments on my funny bits and pieces...

Anneliese...That is where I have gotten my gas #'s from, also. Love your blackboard!

Have a great Friday!

LIBERTY POST EDITOR said...

I am very normal. Nothing unusual to report.

Hooked on Houses said...

You have the neatest stuff, Linda. Those numbers are fun! -Julia

Lady of the Mote said...

I have been lurking around your blog for a while,it is beautiful!!!!and I enjoy it so much
I am new to blogging and want to thank you for stopping by.
and thank you for the beauty you post!

Amber said...

Love it all! Gasoline numbers and barnacles living side by side in perfect deco harmony... Most folks would never think it, dare it...but it works oh-so-well!

Brilliant Asylum said...

Gasoline numbers. Those are fantastic.

Beautiful blog!

Jersey Girl in DC said...

I love your numbers!! I have a sea glass / pebble / shell collection that keeps growing and growing. From the Amalfi Coast to Sicily to the Jersey Shore, wherever we go, I can't come home without a jar of beach treasures. I'm still trying to come up with ways for displaying them. Right now they're in different jars all over our condo.

- Jennifer

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