Tuesday, January 26, 2010

Decorating with Scripture

I told you in my last post that I enjoy having my home filled with scripture and am always looking for ways to incorporate God's Word into my daily life.  I love walking into each room and having reminders of God's love, grace, and blessings.  Here are a few of the things I have in my home that point me to Him.

About 9 years ago, my mother made this quilt for me.  I had been involved in a Bible study called "Lord, I  Want To Know You" by Kay Arthur.  The book teaches about many of the names of God and how they apply to your life today.  I learned about God being my Jehovah Rapha - the healing God and about God as my provider - Jehovah Jireh.  Each name spoke to me so much and revealed so much to me about God and His desire to be all these things just for me.  It was truly incredible.  If you haven't read it, do so!
Anyway, Mama decided to surprise me and make this quilt for me.  Each name of God is portrayed with an image absolutely perfect for it.  This was a labor of love and I TREASURE it!!!  I have it hanging in my dining room.  It's one of the first things you see when you walk into my house.  Here's a view that's a little closer so you can see the details....

I have it hung with big tassels and cording that match the gold in the quilt.

Another place I have scripture is on a pillow that my mom made for me for Christmas last year.  I call it my scripture pillow.  I have it sitting in the rocking chair in my living room.

Each scripture that is sewn onto the pillow is one of my favorites!  Mama made my sister and sister-in-laws one of these, too, and used different scriptures for each one of us.  Isn't it beautiful?!?!?  Here's a closeup...

My guest bathroom is done in black, red, and silver.  I have one entire wall covered in silver crosses.

My shower curtain is black and look at these fun cross shower curtain hooks I found at Canton!

In my master bedroom, I have displayed my wedding dress next to a wedding memories quilt my mother made me as a wedding gift.  The quilt was the very first one she ever did and I am so proud of it.  Each square has a memory from our engagement and wedding.  It has the date and place where we were engaged, each song that was sung at our wedding, our favorite scriptures, the minister, soloist, and location of our first home.  So special!!!

Here's a closeup of the fabric and a few of the squares.

My nanny cross-stitched our wedding vows and had them framed for me as a wedding gift.  I have this sitting next to our unity candle on a table in my bedroom.

In my kitchen, I have another cross-stitched picture my nanny made for me when Brad and I moved into our first home.  It's the Fruit of the Spirit.

These cross-stitched pictures are priceless to me.  My Nanny is in heaven now, so these are precious reminders of how much she loved me and of her love for God.

My mom and I made these cross plaques for Christmas gifts this year.  I have this one in my kitchen.

And on my plant stand in my office, I have this wonderful reminder from Phillippians 4:8.
"Whatever is noble, right, pure, lovely... think on these things."

And finally, here's another shot of our fireplace.  This is the view from our entry hall.  I have a tall, metal cross on top of our television that is very evident when watching tv.

Those are a few of the things I have displayed in my home.  As you can tell, the handmade items are my favorite and are the most special to me.  I'll share more photos of my home later.  I absolutely LOVE decorating!!  Thanks for stopping by to look.  I'd love to hear from you.  :-)


April Mauldin said...


Your home is beautiful! I also love to decorate with scripture. Most of the art work in our home contains scripture. My favorite room is my dining room because is has become such a special family room. We have my Mother's dining room furniture which originally belonged to her grandparents. In this room we have pictures of our wedding picture, plus pictures of our parents and grandparents. I have been looking for a scripture wall sticker (I'm not sure what to call them) for this room. Where did you get the one for your fireplace?


Mandy from Burkett Blessings said...

Hi April!!!!
I got that scripture wall sticker at Lifeway. They also have some at Hobby Lobby. Your dining room sounds beautiful!! I remember playing "nerts" on your mom's dining room table! Do you remember that?!?!? Fun times!!!
Thanks so much for the comment. It's great to hear from you!!!

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