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Thursday, April 22, 2010


I’ve always wanted to be artistic, but sadly, it is a talent I just don’t have. (However, my grands love the stick people I draw.) When I discovered stenciling, it quickly became one of my favorite things, because I could create without ability! I don’t know why my husband hid my stencils. I had stenciled a few things around the house before my stencils disappeared.

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I think my husband thought I overdid the stenciling in our home. I don’t know what’s wrong with him! We still have SOME surfaces that aren’t stenciled!

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Natasha, Stacey and Holly. said...

Hi Laurie! I laughed when I read about the mystery of the stolen stencils-I think everything looks lovely!

Holly is finally back in London so we are back to being 3 sisters again! Thank goodness!

Hope you have a beautiful weekend and thanks so much for hosting this fabulous linky party each week!

Best wishes,

Cathy~Mille Fleur said... are the cutest thing!

Your stenciling is darling...I think you should make your sweet hubby give them back. You are bound to have one for spot that needs some artwork...just one tiny little spot;)?!


Pat@Back Porch Musings said...

I like your stencils Laurie.

Thanks so much for hosting this event!

Happy Weekend!

Debra@CommonGround said...

Laurie, you did a fabulous job, and oh my, stenciling on the ceiling is really tricky. Love the fleur de lys on the lampshade! It's all really so pretty. Instant gratification! Thanks for hosting the party. Have a wonderful weekend!

Cindy (Applestone Cottage) said...

Bravo my Dear!
You are very artistic! It takes talent to do that fine of stenciling job. They are quite beautiful, tell hubby to give them back!
Hugs, Cindy

Needles Everywhere said...

How funny. Who has not been carried away by a 'new' hobby - ever known anyone who took ceramics class? I have to say I tried stencils once, but I wasn't good at that either. You did some amazing work.

Megan said...

Is he claiming ignorance regarding the missing stencils?
I like the stenciling on the ceiling above the lamp. I actually haven't thought about stenciling in a long time but I think some seashells might looks nice as a border in the bathroom. It's as good a place as any to start.
Have a great weekend.

Glenda/MidSouth said...

Has he owned up to hiding them? :-D I like what you stenciled! I have not tried stenciling. If I did, I don't remember!
Not real thrilled with the weather coming thru now!
Enjoy your weekend.

Glenda/MidSouth said...

Meant to add - Thanks for hosting again this week.

Marty@A Stroll Thru Life said...

Oh Laurie, that is just hilarious. Men just don't get it. I think all of your stencils are just wonderful, why in the world wouldn't he want more. lol I really truly do love them all. I think they are beautiful. Hugs, Marty

The Pleasures of Homemaking said...

LOL! All of your stencils are wonderful! I really like the cherries on the ceiling - that's just cute!


xinex said...

Oh how fun, Laurie. They are very pretty. I don't know why your husband hid them either cause you sure did a wonderful job stenciling.....Christine

Ceekay-THINKIN of HOME said...

Hi Laurie....I linked up for Fav Sat. You do have a lot of stenciling. I love how you did it around the ceiling lights...very pretty!

Mellodee said...

Not much for confrontation is he?? Subtle, very subtle....I laughed out loud tho! How funny men can be.

The Charm of Home said...

I really like your stencils Laurie. I think they look great. Funny how when we like something we repeat it over and over. I do this the most in clothing. My husband can now look through a clothing catalog and tell me what I will order. I guess I have a certain look.;)

Sweet European Dreams said...

hi Laurie - I tried to leave a comment earlier, but my kids needed juice, a snack, an intervention, and then time-out... Anyway, LOVE the stencils. You're so good at doing them, you should have a little side business - I know a lot of people who are too busy to do it, but would love the look!

Sarah said...

Laurie, I can always count on you to make me laugh. But have to say I think your stenciling is terrific. If you can't find yours, I say go buy some more and stencil those bare spots. LOL
Or you could come stencil a few things here at HFTS. Now I'm liking that idea!
Happy Saturday to you!

Kathy @ Sweet Up-North Mornings... said...

Cute post Laurie!
xoxo~Kathy @
Sweet Up-North Mornings...

susan said...

A girl after my own heart...Take advantage of your talents! How do you think he would look with a stencil on him? :) I love them especially the ones for the grands and the lamp!

Stella said...

The stencils are great and you are very talented at applying them. It is not the easiest thing to do. Now if you need some unexplored vacant space there is plenty of room at my house. And I won't tell my husband you are coming. Stella

Celestina Marie said...

Hi Laurie,
I love your stenciling and I think it makes a home complete. I need to do more or free hand some rose vines, but I run out of time for me. LOL What a great Saturday event. Maybe I can get free enough to join in a few weeks. It sounds like so much fun.

You asked about the bunny painting. It is a design from an art study that I did and I painted it on an oval metal container. I am trying to get it in my shoppe this weekend or first of next week.

Thank you for stopping by. It is always great to see you.
Have a wonderful weekend.
Hugs and blessings, Celestina Marie

Happy To Be/ Gl♥ria said...

You are so funny girl...I have missed you my dear friend...I hope to come back next week...but real slowly...hope you have a GREAT weekend with the Boss..Love ya girl Hugs and smiles Gk♥ria

aimee said...

i cant believe your husband expects you to just stop cold turkey. he is too funny! i think everything you have done looks so pretty.

Sonny G said...

I love all your stencils. Wish I had them, I'd stencil on DH's forhead while he was sleeping lol..
Thanks for hosting this party for us.


Unknown said...

Hi Laurie! I love your stencils! I'm sure he didn't "hide" them from you... :) Love your new header and you party is doing great!!! :) I'm going to try a play one of these weekends.


Ginny said...

Laurie, make him give them back. You still need to do the garage and what about the cupboards and..and..and..

Helen said...

Naughty husband ~~~ NAUGHTY! I love your stencil work ... and thank you for my morning smile.

Kathleen said...

I love your stencils!! Let's get a posse and search for them! And let's hide something of HIS! :)

Pat @ Mille Fiori Favoriti said...

Oh Laurie, I love your stenciled walls and objects! I've stenciled quite a few things over the years myself. It's such a good way to make soemthing look new and all it takes is a little paint.

Cass @ That Old House said...

Well, Laurie, if you can find your stencils, can you bring them here and show me how to use them? I love the look of stenciling ... and you do a really NICE job of it.

GardenOfDaisies said...

LOL! That is hilarious that your husband hid them!! I saw an episode of David Bromstads design show (tv) where they stenciled the walls of a bedroom with a very subtle change of blue paint from the background blue, and it was gorgeous!! You could tell your DH that you want to do that.
Thanks for hosting this party Laurie.

Cathy said...

I love your stencils. What a great way to dress up a room. This is my first visit and hope to link up next Saturday. What a fun event!

{Bellamere Cottage} said...

Laurie.... :-)

You ALWAYS make me laugh...


Blondie's Journal said...

I love your stenciled walls {and ceiling}. It takes a lot of time and sometimes in some very uncomfortable positions {the ceiling}. If it were me, maybe I wouldn't want the stencils back!! ;-D


Sue said...

Maybe you should hide his golf clubs or whatever else he uses to entertain himself! LOL
Love all the stenciling in your house. Makes everything look cozy and warm. hugs, Sue

Anonymous said...

Laurie I loved stencils as they did make me feel like I had some bit of painting talent tho be it small! I think the vinyl decals are probably the stencils of today.

Sorry I'm a bit tardy- my the time seems to be flyin lately!

bee blessed

Connie said...

Hi laurie== Did you realy do that stencil on your ceiling around the fixture ? My goodness, did you have a neck left ? I have tried that, but all of me likes it but my neck. Good work.

Good news. I think I have all my computer sites, and providers, etc. together and today was the first day I think I did a real post. BTW, stop over and see it if you get a chance. It's about the Irish!!!
I also signed myself in as a Follower to myself and got my second one todayl All I did was change my dish and internet service. I guess its called progress.
Good work, my friend !

Anonymous said...


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