6.05.2012

Quoted...


If you were going to have a quote engraved on a brass plaque to hang next to your front door, what one would you choose? I went with my favorite Kurt Vonnegut quote. Our most important rule: "you've got to be kind.".

17 comments:

Amy said...

What kind of flowers are those in the picture? I used to have them when I lived in Oregon, but I forgot the name.

Alicia said...

they are fuchsias (for the previous comment).
What a lovely photo!

goosefairy said...

I'd do the lovely Shel Silverstein piece:

“If you are a dreamer,come in. If you are a dreamer, a wisher, a liar, a hoper, a prayer, a magic-bean-buyer. If you're a pretender, come sit by my fire, for we have some flax-golden tales to spin. Come in! Come in!”

Anonymous said...

The flowers are called fuschia!

Pans&Needles said...

That's a great quote, and a lovely idea. I also love that there's a peek of your screen door embroidery in the photo – I'm still trying to figure out where in my house and I can do that.

Anyway, I also nominated you for the Versatile Blogger Award. Details here: http://pansneedles.wordpress.com/2012/06/05/catching-up/

Lottie :: Oyster and Pearl said...

I love this - what a great idea. I'm not sure what I'd have - I do love 'Work hard and be nice to people' as a general rule for living. But my favourite phrase has always been 'Courage mon brave' - it's got me through some testing times.
Lottie

Aesthetic Outburst... said...

All fabulous quotes! And, yes, it's a fuchsia that PRH picked up for me.
x,
A

Smash said...

Funny thing, we do! It's a stamped copper sign that says "Love lives here" in spanish.

And I just tried your screen door embroidery and love it! I freehanded some simple stars in different shapes and sizes and really dig it. Gives the house a summer camp vibe. Thanks for all you inspiration!

Laurie in georgia said...

How about "Ceci n'est pas une porte"? Hee, hee, just kidding! Man, good question...I may have to ponder this one for awhile..love your quote by the way--I may have to steal it! I would have to edit it a wee bit, though--add a few ellipses in a certain spot, because I live in the south after all, and I might stop getting my mail or something!

Tammy said...

One of my all-time favourite quotes. I love it!

Anonymous said...

Amazing! Something like this would be the perfect wedding gift for some friends' upcoming ceremony. Can you tell me where you had the plaque made?

Thanks!!

Aesthetic Outburst... said...

I went to our local trophy store (they typically print sports trophies) and they engraved it within a couple of days. It's brass with a hole on each side for the screws.

Anonymous said...

Thank you! Off to my local trophy store I go!

Anonymous said...

Alas, the late Mr. Vonnegut himself was not known to be a kind person.

Aesthetic Outburst... said...

I read his biography recently (And So it Goes) and was a bit disappointed that, as you pointed out, he was not a kind person. That said, I still respect Vonnegut as a writer and thinker, and this quote remains a favorite.

melissa loves said...

I have been looking around your blog for about 20 minutes now ( some my say "stalking" :) & finding so many things to inspire and love. THEN I see this shot of your front door & the embroidered screen & plaque about kindness?! Done. My newest fave place to visit. :)
xo
Melis

Aesthetic Outburst... said...

What a lovely comment! Thanks for looking around, Melis! :)
-Abbey

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