Wednesday, May 13, 2009

The Yellow House


I named our house The Yellow House not long after we moved in. But only in my head. I thought of it as our little yellow house but I'm not sure I shared that with anyone....until I signed up for Rate My Space. At that point, I made it official! It doesn't get more official than your username on RMS, right?!

Christina of Signs of Obsession made this amazing sign for my porch! She is super talented and had my custom order done in no time at all. She even sent a pic to make sure I was happy with it before it was mailed. I highly recommend working with her. Check out her blog and tell her I sent you.


You can see from the above pic that I am still in exterior paint color hell. Do you remember my post about colors months ago? Still undecided. I really like the green she used for the foliage on the sign. I may just take the whole thing to the paint store and match up a paint chip to my new sign!

44 comments:

Tricia Anne said...

What a pretty sign. And what a sweet name for a home. :o) I posted recently on my love for yellow houses. :o)
Have a nice day.
Sincerely ~ Tricia Anne

carolinajewel said...

I love that name. In our neighborhood, this was unofficially called "The Big House" which sounds like a prison in an old gangster movie. There is a smaller, yet yellower, house only 1 lock from us and a gold house around the corner. So we still need a name!

What a lovely sign - what a nice gift! :D Jewel

Rue said...

Good morning Michelle :)

(sigh) I so want our house to be yellow and I thought there was hope until I found out that they took the siding off to put on the vinyl.. :(

I think that sign is absolutely darling and the green on it is perfect for the shutters :)

Oh and you really need to watch that movie! It's on Pay per view now ;)

Could I use more smilies??? LOL

rue

aprilfoolwed said...

Oh totally agree - the green from the sign is PERFECT for your shutters!

Shelia said...

Hi MIchelle! Oh, I just love your little sign. She does do great work. I really appreciate your kinds words to me and they just make my day!
be a sweetie,
Shelia ;)

Christina said...

Michelle,

You are too kind...I am really happy that you like the sign. It will look great with the green shutters!

Christina

marty39 said...

What a great sign. It is just lovely and the colors are so pretty. I love yellow houses, they always look so inviting. I look forward to your paint choices. Hugs, Marty

Darlene said...

The sign is just beautiful!!

Debbie @ ribbonwoodcottage.blogspot.com said...

Hi, good morning. What a great house you have. I love that porch. We have a wonderful porch and I love fixing it up too! I love how you decorate...it is wonderful!
Blessings,
Debbie

Simply Dandy said...

Good Morning Michelle,
I love the sign, it looks so cute with the green ribbon. Our house is yellow also and is facing a paint job this summer...it is such a huge task, we are keeping it yellow though. You will figure it out...it will all of a sudden click for you and you will know.

LeAnn:)

Sheryl said...

What a wonderful sign, and great name for your house! I haven't thought of anything to name mine.

beth said...

The little sign is so pretty, and the green is perfect! It will look great! :)

Tara said...

Adorable sign Michelle...perfect touch to your yellow house!

Sarah@VintageChic said...

Love the sign!!! I also love the ribbon on it and the hook you used. It looks great!

Stacey said...

Love the sign and the ribbon. I think I need to go visit her and see what else she has. :)

Room design studio said...

I love this sign! pretty and elegant.. the green is so pretty too.. but I'd go with yellow!

Stacey @ The Blessed Nest said...

What a lovely little sign! I have always wanted a home with a little sign saying the name...*sigh*...that looks gorgeous! :)

Cherry's Jubilee said...

Very sweet...love the colors! Cherry

C Maisy said...

I love The Yellow House.
You are so cute.
Now, when can I come over for tea and a magazine.
We could talk, laugh, talk, laugh, talk laugh.......

xinex said...

What a beautiful sign! It goes so well with the house..Christine

Robin said...

Your sign looks so great hanging along your house. I love Christina's signs and she once again made another shining example of her talent.

Christina said...

Great little sign. I think the green would be pretty too.

I also love the table and dresser that your husband got on Craigslist. What a fantastic Mother's Day gift!

Dawn said...

I absolutely LOVE Christina! She's so talented!

I love the sign she made for you!

K said...

I love that you named your house.

Pretty sign too.

SILVIA said...

love coming by to visit ,your house is so peaceful and serene.the sign and name are both perfect!..
have a great day ..

silvia.

Sonya-Dime Store Thrift said...

That is SO BEAUTIFUL! What a gorgeous sign. All houses should have a name.

Alos, I wanted to let you know I have an award for you back on my Blog, stop by and grab it!
Sonya

Angie said...

What a lovely sign. I love the idea of naming your house - people do that in old books all the time (like Anne of Green Gables).

Brenda said...

I can't think of a cozier name for any house.
Brenda

Farmgirl Paints said...

Saw your name on a couple blogs I follow, so I thought I'd stop by. Cute blog and I love the to do list on your side bar. That's a great motivator.

DesignTies said...

Yep, if it's on RMS, then you officially live in The Yellow House!! :-)

The sign is very pretty -- and makes it even MORE official!! ;-)

A great blog for colour advice is Maria's blog, Colour Me Happy. She has lots of great information on all things about colour:

http://colourmehappyblog.blogspot.com/

Also, Patricia Gray has a post all about green on her blog that might be helpful:

http://patriciagrayinc.blogspot.com/2007/07/green-chic.html

Good luck!!

Kelly @ DesignTies

Rue said...

Good morning Michelle :)

Don't hate me, but I used your header picture on my blog this morning, but it's for the greater good, so I hope you don't mind ;)

rue

Sue said...

Rue gave us a hint to come visit you, so I came back to leave a comment instead of just lurking like I have been. you have a delightful blog and I enjoyed visiting. I'll come back later to read some more.

Happy To Be said...

Oh Girl I am so glad Rue send us by here...I so remember you from RMS days..I just love your blog ans am adding you to my list of must visit..Love your home my friend...and the work you guys have done is just awesome...May you have a great weekend...Hugs and smiles Gl♥ria

Melissa Miller said...

Ah Michelle I just love your sweet home sign!
What a perfectly charming touch to the entry.

How sweet of Rue to highlight your blog!
Well deserved my friend.
I have always enjoyed my visits here.

Thanks for your kind words today on our GR.
I really appreciate it.

Have a wonderful weekend.
~Melissa :)

Terrie's Lil' Piece of Serenity said...

I love your yellow house. I especially love that you named it. And that you have your cute little sign hanging out front. How sweet is that! hugs, Terrie

Kathi said...

I came over from Rue's blog. I love your sign and your pretty home. What a lovely blog. I'll have fun coming back to visit you. You have great ideas. Your decorating is so tasteful. Kathi

Nicki and Mathis said...

Thanks for stopping by my blog on my SITS day! This sign is absolutely adorable... LOVE it!!

ROSE VINE COTTAGE said...

I love the sweet sign and the name(; Your shutters look the same color as the green on the sign on my screen. Good luck I know it's tough picking exterior colors!
Hugs~Kelly

English Cottage in Georgia said...

I SOOOO understand your paint selection angst. Your pic with the paint swatches and "slapped with sample paint" shutters made me laugh. I once purchased 10 different pints of paint just to figure out the "just right color" of the exterior of our last house.

Kristens Creations said...

Hi Michelle, I love your yellow house! That sign is so cute. The color of the shutters looks good on my monitor. I'm so glad you found the the perfect house. My first house was built in 1923. It had alot of character that I miss. I will post it sometime. New houses just don't have the same charm! Thanks for checking out our new patio. We are really enjoying it so far. Kristen

M.L. @ The House of Whimsy said...

Every time I come over I love browsing through your beautiful home. Love love love the sign! : )

kimmcl said...

Hello Michelle! I found you while browsing some Indie house tour thing. I fell in love with your home and now I'm falling in love with your blog. I love your style. Very inspiring! ~~Kim~~

Julia @ Hooked on Houses said...

I love your home's name AND the sign she made with it. How charming! :-)

Lauren said...

I've been watching your blog for about a year now, and I never get tired of looking at the pictures that you have posted even though they appear to be old postings. Your Yellow House sign inspired me to make one for myself here in Tulsa, Oklahoma! My husband and I absolutely LOVE our yellow house. We chose Butter Up Sherwin Williams for our 1956 built beauty. AND I HAVE TO MENTION, I love your play list I listen to it all the time! Please never delete the current playlist, it will be a sad day. Haha! Thanks for posting your yellow house pics, it really helped me to be confident in my choice of color and realize that ONLY COOL PEOPLE have yellow houses! :) - Lauren