Sunday, April 22, 2012

Signs…Signs…Mosaic Monday is HERE again!

One of the wonderful advantages of traveling is the sights along the way. I would love to make a trip just to take photos of signs….

Signs

but it would take a lot longer to get to where we’re going.

I dug in the archives for some photos of signs. I think I’ve probably taken hundreds though!

And if you have an opinion on Aromatherapy Essential Oils please visit the post HERE to give me some advice!

I’m joining Mary at the dear little red house

for Mosaic Monday. Come party with us!

48 comments:

Jann Olson said...

Love your signs Diane. Definately signs of a good time. No help on the oils. I know people that love them, but I wouldn't know what to reccommend.
Hugs,
Jann

helen tilston said...

Hi Diane

I love you mosaic of signs and some are amusing
Hope your week is very special

Helenxx

laurie said...

great mosaic,, I just had to visit you,, thankyou so much for the kind words,, I was told to use lavendar oil when I had the brain injury, I have used it for 8 years, also bergamot, absolute rose, I put a couple of drops of cedar oil on cotton balls to repel bugs in the cupboards, I use tea tree oil for cleaning, grapefruit oil is really great too, you don't need much and in no time you have a collection, I buy mine in the health food store as well but I think prices might be cheaper online.I hope you find some,

Susan At Glen Oaks Primitives said...

Great pictures of signs, Diane. I hope you are enjoying your visit in NC.
Hugs,
Susan

Shelia said...

Hi Diane! Oh, look at all of the cute signs! I love them too and what a great mosaic they make. Thanks for popping in to see my little kitchen and your sweet comments.
Be a sweetie,
shelia ;)

eileeninmd said...

Cool post, a trip taking photos of signs sounds neat. My sister is in Myrtle Beach now, she loves going there. I see Laurie above has great ideas for the oils. I know Lavender is a relaxing scent. Have a wonderful week!

black eyed susans kitchen said...

Diane, This mosaic is so artsy and clever! I love it...would make a good poster!

Pat @ Mille Fiori Favoriti said...

This was a wonderful idea for a mosaic, Diane! I like looking at unusual signs.

Snap said...

Wonderful idea for a mosaic. I think signs are fun and these sure were!

Pat@BPM said...

Wonderful mosaic of signs, Diane.

podso said...

What a great idea! It reminds me of my sister's collection of law office names ... signs would be a fun photo collection. I also enjoyed your NC photo cards!

Lavender Cottage said...

Hi Diane
Your collection of signs is pretty interesting, I like the butterfly at the top.
Lavender is an essential oil I use a lot (naturally) and I like to freshen up the lavender buds in bowls I have, put a dab on the heat register when the furnace is on and sometimes on a pretty hanky to keep near my pillow.
We have stores at the mall that sell the oils in small vials and they usually have some marked for inhaling.
Good luck with your research on finding what will work for you.
Judith

PrairieJill said...

Great collection of signs!

Linda (More Fun Less Laundry) said...

I like your sign/photo collection! I have been know to jump out of the car to take pictures of signs too-- have one that says "this point is halfway between the North Pole and the Equator." I thought that was really neat. Linda

Vee said...

Great signs! I like them, too. I wish that I were as organized as you to save them in a folder collection.

Stay warm now! Goodness, this is crazy weather.

TheRustyThimble said...

Great Signs, I love reading signs on a trip

Hugs
Brenda

Pondside said...

I love to read all the signs along the road too, and often yell 'stop!' so that I can get out and photograph one or two. They're always good for a smile!

Brenda said...

Haha! I love the "Go jump in a river" sign! I could've used that one a time or two!
Have a great week.

cynthia lee designs said...

Great mosaic of signs!!
Have a great week.
hugs,
Cindy

Naturegirl said...

We just returned home from Arizona by car and boy did I see the signs along the way..to stop and take photos of all would have slowed us down..however I did manage to take a few. Great signs!
Happy Earth Day!

Kim K. said...

Another fabulous mosaic. Love the idea of capturing signs on your adventures. We have an 8 hour road trip coming up,in a few weeks. This would be fun to do with the girls.

Gardening in a Sandbox said...

As you drive along you take for granted the signs you see but some do catch your eye and hold your thoughts for a while. I loved the bee. V

CRAFTY STITCHERS said...

I love the pic of the old signs. We are having cooler weather here, in the 40's this week with day temps in the 60's, crazy weather! Stay warm up there!

Janette - The2Seasons said...

One of the best signs is "Welcome Home".

Debbiedoo's said...

I love your mosaic Diane. Very neat signs. Hope you are coming up with some great ideas for the oils.

Rosewalk Cottage said...

Great idea Diane! Have a lovely week.
~Clara

✿ⒹⒺⒺ✿@ A Lapin Life said...

I also love the look of signs. The mosaic is wonderful.

Dee

Ricki Jill Treleaven said...

What a creative idea for a mosaic...you could probably make a nice print of these and sell them!

xo,
RJ

A Garden of Threads said...

What a cute mosaic. Love all the signs. I hope you have a great week:)

Carol @ Always Thyme to Cook said...

Enjoyed your mosaic, Diane, I love all those signs. Fun post!

Alicia@ eco friendly homemaking said...

Oh I am that way also. I love taking pictures of unusual signs. When we lived in California our son and I stayed in a competition on who take find the most unique signs. Here in the Nashville area Vanderbilt Hospital did an experiment with essential oils. They put diffusers around and used citrus essential oils in them. Especially ones like pink grapefruit and orange which are known to give you energy. They said that the results were amazing. Workers that had been tired and complaining were happy and so much less stressed out as were the patients. You might want to check out their findings. It was really interesting.

Diane Writes said...

Hi name mate! I indeed saw the signs! I love signages too especially those that have a vintage touch. Thank you for the sweet comments you left in my blog. It made me happy :) have a great week!

Linda @ A La Carte said...

I love signs and need to start taking more photos with them. Not sure how to make a mosaic now that Picnik is dead! LOL....hugs, Linda

Diann said...

I am the same way, I love road signs. I have made Troy pull over so many times just to take a picture of a sign. Which isn't so bad in a regular truck but, I used to have him do that when we were in a semi truck as well! LOL

NanaDiana said...

I love signs, too. I really love those old Burma Shave signs...and there is a campaign around here that they are copying the Burma Shave signs for a church promotion. Love it@ xo Diana

Sherry@Back2Vintage said...

Love, love your sign mosaic! Great job!

Della said...

Love the sign pics! I too take pics of signs while we are traveling. Some are interesting, and some are just funny!
HUGS!

Sallie (FullTime-Life) said...

Great mosaic and great sign collections! I've taken sign pictures ever since I got my first digital and so I was really tickled to find a meme for them-- called SIGNS SIGNS over at Lesley's blog... you might want to check that out.

Here's a link to it (from my blog) http://travelingrainvilles.typepad.com/traveling_home/signs/

Betsy@My Salvaged Treasures said...

What a fun mosaic Diane. I'm a sign lover myself and have been known to stop in places I shouldn't have just to get a shot.

Kasia said...

How cute are the photos? :)

Hugs,

Mary Howell Cromer said...

Diane, what a fun mosaic, and oh how I enjoy travel, and all of these kinds of things that you might not see otherwise~

Maple Lane said...

What a great idea for a mosaic. I love the old gas station signs.

bj said...

Love love love the signs...:)

(Queenmothermamaw) Peggy said...

Had to come by for my lavender fix. I love peppermint and almond oil for massage therapy. I was a practicing massage therapist a few years back and the almond oil seemed to be the favorite. I still do a little on neck and shoulders for family and friends.
QMM

Wsprsweetly Of Cottages said...

Signs are always fun. My late husband, Pat, loved taking pictures of them like you do. Me? Clouds are my thing.
You really have taken some neat pic's of them!

Dayle @ A Collection of This and That said...

I know what you mean. Our travels take us past many delightful signs. Hard to catch at 65 mph though (that's motorhome speed, much higher if in a regular vehicle). :)

Linda said...

Great project...creating the mosaic. Travel creates so many memories. Isn't it awesome how many different signs there are?

Karen (Back Road Journal) said...

I love finding signs from simpler times that are found on the back roads of America. If the signs are still there then the area usually has a lot of charm.