Thursday, September 1, 2011

Guest Post: Do You Textorate?

Please welcome today our first guest blogger! 
We are so excited to have some of our bloggin' friends guest post during this busy time.

Alison from the Polohouse has a beautiful blog. 
She lives here in the Midwest, like Barb and I, and is a very creative woman! 
Lucky girl has a beautiful home that was once a polo barn. Cool, don't ya think?

So, here we go. Take it away Alison!

Do you Textorate?
I love to add numbers and letters into the design and decor
of casual rooms. This look is increasingly popular in decorating
today and works well in rooms such as family and game rooms, offices,
and kitchens too.  

There is just something about old type and numbers that add
a little bit of graphic interest to a space.

You can add antique or vintage signage, destination subway or bus blinds, grain and feed sacks, marquis letters or numbers, and other decorative elements that have printed text on them.

If you don't have anything antique or vintage to work with, you can stencil or create
your own images to replicate an older look.  There are many websites and companies that sell  these kinds of tools and stencils to help you create your own vintage-style designs.

Whether through a lettered sign, old numbered tags, chalkboard messages, or monogrammed
towels or pillows --- you may be "textorating" and not even know it!

Do you use letters or numbers in your home decor?


Thanks Alison! Barb and I love your blog and so happy
you were able to stop by for a guest post today!!

Hope y'all are having a happy week, full of adventure!
Vicki and Barb


  1. I love Alison's blog, and I'm loving yours too! I'm off to check out more of your posts!

  2. Thanks so much Barb and Vicki!

    This is such a fun idea and I am so grateful to be a part of your guest hosting party.
    Can't wait to see what the other ladies will be sharing this week.

    Have a fun while you are away!

  3. You know, Alison, I never thought about this before ... I don't have a single letter OR number in my entire house. We have lots of color and pattern and texture and patina, just nothing you can type. Weird.

  4. Alison, you know I'm a fan. This post is wonderfully inspirational. I'm a fan of print and numerals. Love all the tartan! Thanks for sharing these inspiring ideas. ~ Sarah


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