Monday, January 11, 2010

Numbers



I'm one of those people for whom numbers have always held an attraction...
...numbers and letters...
I love calligraphy....I have always liked to doodle and write out the alphabet and all the digits....
... I like to look at them and their swirly shapes....

...strangely, however... Math has never been my subject...



This white platter with dark blue and gold decoration came from the Anthropologie sale table...
...it has a great number! :)



These silver napkin rings came from Pottery Barn...not on the sale table...



...but irresistible...



Love my watch faces...love those digits and Roman numerals...



...have lots of these old brass stencils in several sizes...both numbers and letters...



Digits...
have come into their own...



This is the latest issue of Jeanne D'Arc Living magazine...
It arrived yesterday and I just love this issue. They have proclaimed 2010 as the year of the digit. I think for many of us....2009 was a big year for numbers too.



A few images from their gorgeous pages...







Aren't those photographs wonderful? Such beautiful arrangements...



The above collage I have shown before...it is from Artifacts in upstate NY...



These wonderful large old wooden number stamps came from Gather in Ivoryton, CT.
Paula bought the numbers 5 and 2 for me as a gift...



When we visited Deanna at her shop Gather at Christmastime....
...I bought the rest of the set!
There are other wooden stamp sets in different sizes that I have been lucky enough to find and add to my collection over the years...
...it is so fun to use these vintage stamps...



I'm not into Numerology but I sure do like numbers and letters and the beautiful graphics of these vintage items...



The price of the Jeanne D'Arc Living magazine has gone up and I did not plan on purchasing it...but when I saw this article on digits as well as the one on clockfaces...I am so glad I decided to splurge!
I have purchased different issues of this beautiful magazine from Tracey at French Larkspur, from Ruth at The Beautiful Life, from Carol at Raised in Cotton and from Carole at Maynard Greenhouse...
All of these wonderful shops are chock a block full of delightful items and these gals all provide the best possible service and take the time to beautifully wrap your purchases.
You can check with them for availability...

Speaking of numbers....tomorrow is an important date as it is our wedding anniversary....
...are you ready?
36.....

I was a child bride, truly I was!!
:)

45 comments:

Primitiques 'n Poetry said...

Wonderful pictures and I am feeling quite tempted to buy the magazine. Happy Anniversary! ~Mindy

Linda said...

I LOVE numbers and letters, too- such great graphics! Happy anniversary!

Jacqueline said...

I am loving all of the numbers, Laura. I used to love calligraphy when I was at school and we all used to try and make our writing more ornate than our friends. My writing has stayed like it and I am always asked to do everyones wedding invitations and place cards.
Am loving the clock faces too.
I must get the new copy of the Jeanne d'Arc magazine. I managed to get the Christmas issue and adored every page. It is really expensive for a magazine but it's worth it. XXXX

Chemin des Muguets said...

Laura,

Happy Anniversary to you an dSanata Baby! I love this post!

Marjorie

MARY PERNULA said...

wonderful post tonight, how can I go about getting a copy of the Jeanne d'arc living, I asked at Borders Books and they do not have it here, looking forward to your reply. XO Mary

Then and Now at Collected Treasures said...

Laura,
Great post today. Love the white platter and brass stencils.
Thanks,
Carolyn

Jacqueline said...

Oh, dear Laura,
I got so carried away with my comment , talking about ME !! that I forgot to wish you Happy Anniversary. I'm not far behind you...33 years for us.
I wish you many more years of happiness together. With love. I'm still up at 3.30 a.m. as, I always watch the tennis, live in Australia at this time of year. !! XXXX

Anonymous said...

Beautiful Laura, Happy anniversary and Thank You for mentioning me:)

Blessings,
Carol
Raised In Cotton

Julie@beingRUBY said...

Dear Laura
I can't tell you how much I love this post... Letters and numbers are dear to me also. I actually loved maths at school!! It was my favourite subject... my nieces and nephew think I am strange as I love maths.. hahaha... I also have my favourite numbers which I am sure is strange...

That blue & white platter is so superb, can we fight over this one too... perhaps not as it is already yours.. haha Another love in this collection is those brass templates which aren't to be found here...I may have to start searching over your way for them...

Thanks for the lovely post and the glimpses of Jeanne d'arc... another thing not to be found here!! OH and more importantly Happy Anniversary to you and Mr 52.... maybe all your days be filled with joy and promise!! xxx Julie

Florence said...

Happy Anniversary! Thanks for sharing some sneak peeks of the Jean D' Arc magazine, mine should arrive any day now. Florence

T's Daily Treasures said...

Your photos are just as lovely as the ones from the magazine! Happy Anniversary! :) Tammy

hostess of the humble bungalow said...

I love the numbers too...beautiful, and I too was a child bride! 19 ans! and still married after 35 ans!

Amy said...

Oh, I am the same way, always attracted to numbers, I always use them in my art collages and get giddy when I find good vintage numbers to use.
This is a great post!!! Thanks for sharing.

Cynthia K. said...

Yes, I've got a thing for letters and numbers too - I have very few but I WANT a lot more - always enjoy seeing them so this post was a delight to my eyes.

Happy Anniversary to you two - quite a wonderful accomplishment!

Have a Beautifully Blessed 2010...

Cynthia K. (Beauty and Blessings)

Anne~Fiona and Twig said...

Happiest of Anniversaries to you and the Mister!

Thanks for reminding me that I need to order the latest Jeanne d'Arc, I let it slip my mind. And who knew that Anthro had a SALE table??? I sure didn't! ;-)

Hugs,
Anne

LiLi M. said...

I'm with you regarding the numbers! Love the knobs with characters I saw yesterday on Anthropologie's website too!

Campbell Jane said...

I love #s too. Great photos. I was a child bride as well ;) Happy Anniversary!

Lululiz said...

Beautiful photographs, and I can certainly understand your fascination with those gorgeous old numbers and letters. The old French bingo card is great. I was lucky enough to find a whole bunch of them at a vide greniers in France last year and had a jolly good fondle of them yesterday, lol.

City Hen said...

Happy Anniversary!
We just had #25, and I could love this man FOREVER! My soulmate, my best friend...I adore him.
Wishing you the same.
Hugs from Poland,
Rhonda

Theresa said...

Love this post! I took my time scrolling thru each picture and going back and looking again:) Loved the picture with the lace. Have a blessed day.

Brenda @Just a Bed of Roses said...

Fabulous fabulous fabulous your numbers and letters!!!
we are going on 37 years this june...I too was a baby bride! lol!
Great post!

cheryl kuhn said...

Have a wonderful anniversary and may you have many, many more years together!!

Jane said...

Beautiful photos. I too have a huge attraction for letters and numbers. Can't seem to get enough of them.
Jane

Bonjade said...

Happy Anniversery.
Such a lot of numbers these numbers here.
Do you also have my number;)...?
Nice day

marysworkshop said...

This is just lovely. You have made me see the wonderful design possibilities using numbers. Happy Anniversary wishes to you and hubby!

junkdreams said...

Love your number post.....I, too, have a thing for number and words around the house!!! The really add so much to the decor.
Thanks for sharing the photos from the mag.....I am dying to get my hands on this issue!
xojanis

Les Cotrions said...

Hello laura! What a stunning post! I love letters ands numbers too and you have a great collection!
Happy anniversary! Enjoy a faboulous and romantic day!
Big hugs to you and Rob!
Vale

paige said...

fabulous blog!
so glad i found you
& i'm so glad 2010 is the year of the digit...who knew?
gorgeous images!!

Halo Hill said...

Yummy! Numbers and letters, love 'em!

Carole~Maynard Greenhouse said...

Hi Laura,
Happy Anniversary!!! Wow 36 years!!! Love this new issue from what I've seen so far. As you know I didn't order it this time around. Glad you bought it from Tracie....sweet girl!
xo,
Carole

Ange said...

Félicitations you child bride you. I too sigh over your collection of digits and letters - as you can imagine! Sigh - and I say sigh again!! Have a wonderful time playing around with them (I have a pretty mean collection of wooden stamps - both letters and digits too and love to use them in my calligraphies!!)

The Crazy Suburban Mom said...

Beautiful! Really compelling photographs

BonjourRomance said...

Letter and number are so much fun, and I love calligraphy anything!
Happy Anniversary Laura! 36 years - how wonderfully romantic!

L'Orangerie said...

So nice ! i love very much letters and numbers too. I'm waiting the new Jeanne d'Arc Magazine.
I wish you a very good new year and happy birthday ! Thank you for your photographs
so beautiful.
Good night !
Sylvie

EnchantedBella said...

Hi, You always have such wonderful vintage goodies. I am addicted to numbers too. I like to make clocks and I am always looking for numbers to add to my collection. Thank you for sharing.

Rebecca

Danielle Combs said...

Happy Anniversary! :) Congrats on 36 years!

One of "my" numbers is 3. I am always looking for things with 3 on them.

Great post!

Sylvia said...

I think all your numbers and letters are so awesome looking...I've havent seen that magazine YET, It looks very interesting and will have to check it out soon! Happy Anniversay!

Chrissy said...

Laura...married at 10...imagine!! Hope your day is wonderful my friend, your post is thats for sure,my mag. is on the way too,can hardly wait...all the best to the two of you!!! x0x0x

Wanda said...

Happy anniversary! We hit our 36th this past June. We've beat the odds, haven't we?

I just found your blog. Beautiful! I will be back. :-)

Lisa Holtzman said...

What a great post! I love the close-up of the blue and white Anthropologie platter, gorgeous. I love calligraphy too (not surprising!), I just wish numbers weren't so difficult to calligraph!!

manon 21 said...

j'adore tous ces numéros!!!!

amitiés

manon

Its So Very Cheri said...

I just did a project using the numbers 5 and 2. You might like it.

Cheri

Sandi said...

Oh I love that magazine, but I have not purchased this copy. I guess I will dream about this issue since the price has increased quite a bit. lol Just beautiful images though!
Blessings!

Ulla said...

I am really loving that Anthro plate on the top! How clever! And your silver post for today is stunning!
Hugs
Ulla

Vintage by Crystal said...

LOVE this collection typography! So inspiring! :)