Wall Art with Meaning

When I made myself vulnerable and showed you a few pieces of art I have in my kitchen and guest bathrooms, I received lots of funny messages. People either love or hate signage as art. Have you seen the Progressive commercials where Dr. Rick helps people not become their parents? The one where he makes the woman throw away the “Live, Laugh, Love” sign cracks me up! Do we NEED a sign that says this? Everyone nods yes and he shakes his head no and makes her toss it. What’s really funny is I have signs all over my house, but my mother does NOT. We have very different decorating styles. I readily admit that hers is far more sophisticated and I love her house. Mine could be described as eclectic, or as some people I know call it – cluttered.

It’s not the style for everyone, but it’s perfect for me. Each of my signs speaks to my heart in one way or another. Some remind me of things I love or ideas I believe in, and some simply make me laugh. A few were gifts, but most of them were selected by yours truly.

I decided I’m going to slowly unveil the “art” in my home every few days and let my readers decide whether signage is indeed, wall art with meaning. Maybe you’ll tell me I should spend some time decluttering! Or maybe you’ll want to come over and hang out when the pandemic has ended.

I won’t immediately update this post with every sign and you won’t receive a notification when I do. The best way to see them all is to go to my Facebook page where I will regularly highlight a piece of “art” on my walls. The link is at the bottom of the page and you can also search “Dinner Table Doctor” on Facebook. Feel free to like, follow and share! I will eventually include them all on this post as well. Here’s the first -Enjoy!

I cut this out of a magazine and framed it for my bathroom. I giggle every morning and every evening when I brush my teeth.

In my kitchen – such wise words that I simply had to buy it!

In my laundry room and cracks me up whenever I venture in there.

Not as catty as the last one, and hanging in my family room.

This is in our kitchen year round and goes along with my recent blog post about nonalcoholic drinks
In the guest bathroom – keeping people busy when they’re on the pot 😊
Hangs right inside our garage door
Hangs above the garage door so we see it whenever we leave the house. A good reminder to make the most of your day!
In our sunroom
Hangs by our fireplace during the month of March
Our 2nd print by Brian Andreas this also hangs in our family room. Both are prints of watercolor and ink drawings. You can see more of his work here: StoryPeople
This hangs by our wine bar
Another one I cut out of a magazine because it made me laugh and is so true!
This sits on the shelf where we put our car keys
This hangs in the kids’ bathroom
This hangs above the kitchen sink, but has not inspired the kids as much as I hoped…luckily my husband loves to do dishes and receives plenty of
thank-you kisses!
This hangs in our foyer and is an Irish phrase meaning “a hundred thousand welcomes.” Dinner Table Doctor is half Irish
This was a gift from my aunt and hangs in our sunroom.
This hangs in our basement and was created by our friends’ daughter. She was six years old at the time and the “honored hero” for the Light the Night walk, a fundraiser for the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society. We are both leukemia survivors and now she is a lovely young woman! Every time I look at this it warms my heart.
These hang in my laundry room. My dad calls me petunia and my husband calls me sweet pea, so they seemed appropriate and make me smile.
This hangs in our guest bathroom. I fit a lot in that tiny space! I highlighted this in a recent post titled “Guest Bathroom Ideas”
One of the cards we received when DTD and I got married 26 years ago.
Technically not wall Art, but Art with meaning nonetheless! This pillow greets our guests in the foyer and makes me chuckle.
This comes with quite a story. Basically I accidentally melted baby bottles, but the whole saga is on my FB page.
We have collected many crosses through the years, as gifts or from places we have visited. Some of them are consolidated on one wall.
An idea I stole from a friend. This hangs in our foyer. You know all those beautiful prayer cards you get at funerals and don’t know what to do with? All you need is an old frame!

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