New Happy Thoughts Quote Print

I Love You a Bushel and a peck and a hug around the neck print

My grandmother and mother used to say this phrase to me growing up: “I love you a bushel and a peck and a hug around the neck”. Are you familiar with it?

For many years, I thought that this was the full quote, until 11 years ago when I met my husband. One night he said to me: “I love you a bushel and a peck and a hug around the neck…and a kiss upon the cheek!” What? There was more? The fact that he a) knew the quote and that it was special to his own childhood won him points and then b) he knew the ending, well, I took this as another sign that he and I were meant to be together.

Now fast forward to this Spring. It’s been a hard few months as I lost my grandmother who was a creative force and a mentor. I recently felt the urge to use this quote in an art project. At AbbyDora Design, we have a HAPPY THOUGHTS print collection. These are prints that offer visual inspiration and positive intention. The “I Love You a Bushel” quote fits right into this collection and I’m pleased to say I now offer the quote in the colorful design above and in a blue palette. Both designs are now available in our Etsy Shop.

Big hug,