Thursday, September 25, 2008

Show and Tell Friday!


Welcome to “Show and Tell Friday!” Do you have something special to share with us? It could be a trinket from grade school, a piece of jewelry, or a treasured collection. Look around your home for something to share; dig through those boxes in your closet if you have to! Share photos and the story that goes with your special item.


Entryway
Hello! Today I am sharing a special picture that hangs above our front door. It was a gift from my parents when we moved into our house 9 years ago.

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As for me and my house, we will serve the Lord. Joshua 24:15

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It is a single sheet of paper and the border has been cut out in a delicate pattern of flowers, hearts and swirls.

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Even the letters are tiny slits in the paper.

PIcture

Entry way
I also added a few autumn touches to my entryway.

Wreath

Autumn bouquet

Autumn candles
Thank you for looking at my show and tell!


Please read the Show and Tell Guidelines for step-by-step instructions on how to participate.

If you would like to join in, please leave your *permalink* below, along with your first name only (this makes the list easier to read). If your link has been removed from Mr. Linky, please re-read over the guidelines before re-posting. Have fun!

87 comments:

tales from an O.C. cottage said...

Such fabulous pictures!!! You put us all to shame! Have a great weekend!!

M ^..^

Mommy said...

I have heard that paper cutting is a craft. My mom knew of a lady that did that.

Your sign is very beautiful; and a unique way to display that scripture. :)

And I love the autumn touches you put in your entry way. I especially like the wreath hanging over the mirror. Very pretty! :)

DeNiece Barnes said...

I love the wreath above the mirror it is so pretty, but you always have wonderful and creative ideas and that is why I love to visit your blog, have a great weekend Kelli and I will talk to you next week.

Capturing Today said...

Lovely! It looks so delicate. Your autumn decorations are just delightful.

REAL ME said...

It is all so pretty. I love that scripture. I love seeing that in homes.

Yellow Rose Arbor said...

A beautiful framed verse, I've always loved that verse. Is it a laser cut design?

Your fall decorations are sooo pretty!

Katherine

diadsie said...

What a lovely verse to grace your wall. We have a similar blessing that was a wedding gift (Visit we beseech thee oh Lord...) and still have it on the wall after almost 25 yrs.
Your decor is definitely autumn-very pretty!

Jan and Tom's Place said...

Everything looks so very nice, Kelli! I even see those pretty little pumpkins everyone's been looking for!!

~Blessings,
Jan

Anne Fannie said...

Hello Kelli, what a lovely sign your parents gave you. And what a wonderful place to keep it above your door! I also like all your autumn decorations, especially that wreath, so simple, yet so elegant!
Love, Ann

Angie said...

Your entryway looks awesome and I love that picture!

The Berry's Patch said...

Cute fall display in your entryway. I love the flowers and the birds. :-)

Sharon said...

How beautiful. That is one of my favorite verses. We have it on our door knocker on our front door.

God bless you this weekend!

:0) Sharon

Kathi said...

Very nice fall decorating, Kelli. The framed Bible verse is very pretty and special. Kathi

Carrie said...

The framed Bible tex was a wonderful gift for your home...lovely fall decor.

Linda said...

Such a lovely verse and I love your entryway touches of Fall....most welcoming....hugs, Linda

Grandma Faith said...

Your entry way is decorated beautifully for fall. The verse over the door is very pretty. Thank you for hosting "Show and Tell Friday." Take care.

Debbie @ ribbonwoodcottage.blogspot.com said...

Kelli, I love the picture and those little birds are wonderful. I love little birds! Beautiful post!
Blessings,
Debbie

ceekay said...

Oh Kelli....sometimes me and Linky!!! Please remove my name from the first posting #11 I believe...I reentered cuz I had an old post. Sorry.

Mary said...

Kelli,

A beautiful show and tell. What talent it took to create the sampler. Thank you for sharing all of the photos of your home. It's lovely.

Blessings,
Mary

JanMary said...

That is a wonderful verse to have in your home - I love how it has been cut - such a skill.

Your entry hall puts my small nature bowl in my hall (my post this week) to shame - but I am taking baby steps!!!

Kalianne@BygoneBeauty said...

Hi Kelli, what a thoughtful house warming gift from your parents! We have this verse framed too! Your entryway is lovely - I like white accented with rich colours and will be doing a similar colour scheme for our bedroom.
Blessings,
Kalianne

Winterwood said...

the bible text is very uplifting and gives your home its life context...beautiful.

Earthmommy said...

I so enjoy your blog, and I love seeing pictures of your lovely home.

Elissa said...

Lovely Show and Tell Mrs. W.!
~Elissa

Gattina said...

Very nice ! I can't convince myself yet to put something automn looking like in my house ! I just don't like this season !

Chez Nous said...

Your entryway looks beautiful and what a lovely gift to display in your new home.

lusks said...

What a beautiful picture to hang above your door, thanks for letting us see that.

Penless Thoughts said...

I love this verse and it is interesting that such a beautiul piece is made by cutting. Lovely, as always.
Susan

Hootin' Anni said...

Love the entry way wreath!!! That is gorgeous because of such simplicity!!

Happy weekend Kelli.

My Show n Tell is titled "BEE careful" this week. Stop by if you can.

the pleasures of homemaking said...

This sign is beautiful and unique! Love the moss wreath with the pumpkin and the fall arrangement! It's all very pretty!

Manuela

Scott and Kerri said...

Kelli
Your picture is beautiful. It looks like delicate work. Your entryway is beautiful.
Thanks for sharing it with us:)
Kerri

MyJourneyBack said...

Kelli how pretty I want something like that for our kids for Christmas.
I love it. Thanks for sharing.
Have a Blessed week.
Sherry

Jenn said...

So pretty!

Kathi~Lavender, Lace and Thyme said...

Good Morning Kelli,

I love that verse, it looks beautiful above your door! Your home is beautifully decorated for fall...I really must get busy, I have a little but you're a wonderful inspiration.

Have a Fantastic Friday!
Kathi :)

LBP said...

As always your decorating is just beautiful!

My great aunt always have a sign over her living room with the same verse.

Blessings

Linda

Melissa Wertz said...

I love the wall hanging over the door. It looks a little like, and I do not think I am spelling this correctly, sharon che-neat-ta. Pronounce it the way I spelled it. I have done it at youth camps at church. Great craft for detailed children/youth, non detailed children/youth completely fall apart or bounce off the walls and need to be somewhere else. One of those occasions where I was glad I was not in charge. LOL!

Kelli, I have something for you on my blog. When you get a chance, stop by and pick it up. :D I posted earlier this week to you, but it was post number 65 or something like that so you might not have gotten it.

Linda said...

Hi Kelli,

Lovely post today! I love the framed verse and the wreath - what a clever display. Have a wonderful weekend. P.S. I have really enjoyed your blog and have had fun crafting cards from your ideas!

A Hint of Home said...

That's a great Bible verse and done so attractively.
Love your entry way with all the pretty Fall decorations.

Heather said...

What a beautiful picture. And I love your entry way decor. You definitely put the rest of us to shame, lol!!

Divamom said...

I just started reading your blog and I love all the pictures of your home and the crafts that you do! You are a blessed woman! Thanks for inspiring me to do better!

Kathy said...

Just popped in to read your latest post and say hello.

Simply Heart And Home said...

Kelli,

What a beautiful sign. It is a good reminder to us all!

I love your harvest entryway and especially those little glass pumpkins!

My camera did arrive but my husband has been out of town until yesterday. Hopefully, he will show me how to use it this weekend!

Blessings,

Gina

Walking on Sunshine... said...

I love coming to your blog on Fridays to see your pictures of special things! I also have a picture of that very same scripture verse. My father loved that verse and it means so much to me now that he's gone. What else could we really want in life but to see our family serving the Lord? Have a great weekend, thanks for sharing!

Cookie Sunshine said...

Your show and tell is always wonderful but today is especially nice. The cut out piece is fabulous. I can only imagine the time that it took to make that piece. I just love it.

Sioux said...

Lovely. I especially love the scripture lettering. Beautiful!

letters to elijah said...

Just beautiful! Stunning!

Elizabeth said...

One of my favorite verses! :) I can only imagine the work that went into creating such a beautiful piece!

Little Towhee said...

I love the paper cut artpiece. . . a lovely way to capture great scripture!

Emily

Emily said...

That picture is so beautiful! I love your autumn touches too for the entry way! Very beautiful!

Ms. Tee said...

Hi Kelli :)
Everything is so pretty. I especially love your mossy wreath. I think I might make one of those. Have a good weekend. :)

Hadias said...

You have a very inviting entryway. I like the special fall touches and the detail of the scrpiture in the frame.

Have a blessed day Kelli.

ROXY said...

OH Kelli, I just love your entry hall table!! it's so danity! Thanks for sharing:)

Elena said...

Your picture over your door is really cool. I have a similar picture only it is square and has the same scripture. It was given to us as a wedding present and I have it in my kitched hanging over our stove. This is my first time to participate in Share and Tell and it was very fun. God bless you, Elena

Bettsi said...

Your piece is lovely. I really love the way your entry is looking.

Jen - Balancing beauty and bedlam said...

This is my first time joining your party...I am always a little late, so imagine my delight when I came across the fact that my post for the day matches a "show and tell."

Jen - Balancing beauty and bedlam said...

Oh, I forgot to add that we have the same picture. It was a gift from the church I was on staff with when we moved to NC.

glorv1 said...

Paper cutting is very hard to master, but whoever did that piece over your door is excellent. You always have such nice things.

Ashley said...

Your entryway looks lovely!

Mrs. H said...

Hi Kelli,

Great Show and Tell! I love the moss wreath. Is that a Kelli Original, too? Too cute.

Your home is lovely.

ceekay said...

Kelli, I just love that paper craft scripture. How beautiful. Your home looks lovely decorated for the fall!

miss m said...

My Mimi has a wooden bowl like yours that she puts apples in during the fall.

Lindsay-ann said...

I love your beautifully decorated entryway and fantastic picture from your parents.
Lindsay

Lady Katherine said...

Just lovely. How do you find the time to do so much. I love the paper cutting. I use to do it a lot. I still have a few around, gave most as gifts.

Lulu said...

simply beautiful..

Tammy said...

Kelli,
I have a picture in my living room that has that same scripture on it.
Your picture is simply beautiful and all of the fall decorations in your entryway are wonderful.
Hope y'all have a great weekend!
Tammy

Mimi Sue said...

I love that scripture. I wonder if they cut that by hand or some kind of machine? It's beautiful. Mimi

Erin~Old Grain Sacks and Lavender said...

Your entryway is beautiful! I love the idea of having a guestbook in the home as pictured in one of your last photos. Every time we go on vacation, the rental homes have them but I never thought to put one in our home! See, this is why I love visiting blogs so much. Always so many fabulous ideas that I never would have thought of!

Have a blessed evening,
Erin

Jackie said...

Kelli, the picture you shared with us is gorgeous. It looks so delicate. Love it!

The wreath with the mini pumpkin nestled in it is so pretty.

Thanks for sharing with all of us.

God bless.

Shelley said...

Hi Kelli,everything is very nice. Thanks for sharing...

Blessings, Shelley

Wanita said...

Kelli, the sign above your door is very pretty ~ what a wonderful Bible verse.

Your entryway with all the fall decorations looks lovely.

Have a blessed weekend!

Farrah said...

That picture is SOOOO neat! I've never seen anything like it!

Elizabeth G. said...

Hi, Kelli - I love your decorations! They give me ideas.

I gave you an award on my blog. Hope you don't already have it.

Blessings,
Elizabeth

kris said...

Everything great in your blog! Complimenti!

Judy said...

Your home is always so welcoming Kelli.
Have a wonderful weekend.
Judy

Lady Laurie said...

How pretty! Your foyer looks so pretty all decorated for Autumn!

Clare said...

Really enjoying this blog and have joined in show and tell for the first time.

Wonderful way to show scripture.

Clare

Sarah said...

Thank you very much!! I love your belongings you showed. They are lovely.

Monique said...

Your entry looks so beautiful. I love the wreath and especially the bouquet, wonderful !!!

Kelli I have moved to another web address and here's the new one:

http://jikkemiene.bramblepatches.com

Have a wonderful weekend !!!!

Becca said...

Kelli, I love your new decorations, and I just love your blog in general. :-) I gave you an award on my blog. I rarely leave you a comment, but wanted to let you know that I love your blog!

YayaOrchid said...

Your home is absolutely beautiful! You have such a good eye for detail and color. I am simply amazed at how pretty everything looks!

Pearl said...

Hi Kelli... The gift from your Parents is simply beautiful... so delicate, and such a powerful statement... certainly a loving treasure that will be cherished for countless years. Your Fall decor is so pretty. I never thought about hanging a wreath over a mirror, but I really liked the way it looked! Thanks so much for sharing...

~blessings~
Pearl

Arlene said...

Your entryway is so welcoming! Thank you for sharing the pictures with us. :o)

The frame your parents gave you is beautiful! Did they make it themselves? I've heard of Scherenschnitte before and have become interested in finding patterns lately so I could give it a try... if it's not too much trouble to ask, do you happen to know where the pattern is from or any other information about it? (If you don't know or don't have time to find out, I completely understand!)

Shopgirl said...

I love this...you do open your door to blogland...and I love going to your home.
I just know you are having a wonderful fall.
Hugs, Mary

Kim~"HomeIsWhereTheHeartIs" said...

What a wonderful picture! Your entry looks so nice, Kelli.

TJ said...

Your home looks very inviting...

Barbara H. said...

I wasn't able to do a Show and Tell last Friday, but wanted to tell you I love that plaque.

Christine Lynn said...

Ok I need to add you to my follow gadget that I just today figured out, so I can show my sis in law this site as well. I love the entry way here. I'm thinking I could just adopt you to live here and help me out at my home! lol