Tuesday, October 20, 2009

It's Rednesday!

Please join me at It's A Very Cherry World, where Sue is the hostess for Rednesday, and we share our love of red!
Today I'm sharing an old plastic Santa cookie jar that I just got from Ebay. I've been wanting one of these for a while, so I figured I'd better grab it now, before everyone is snatching up the vintage Christmas stuff! I'll be using that cherry fabric in the background for a project, but for now, that's for you Sue!

These stools sit in my kitchen to help me reach the upper cabinets. I'm a shorty, so I really need these. I got them at a huge garage sale benefiting PAWS several years ago. They're cute and very functional, but my favorite thing is this:

One one of the stools, someone has carved the letters dj. Probably a little girl or boy's initials. Maybe they used it to help them get into bed. Or brush their teeth. At least that's what I choose to think! I just love it!

And finally, I know I'm cheating here, because I already showed this a couple of days ago, but I love it so much that I'm showing it again! I've always loved Smokey, and although I don't quite know what I'm going to do with this scarf, I had to have it. Maybe frame it, or make a pillow. Any other ideas? Well, if you would like to see more red things, head on over to Sue's!


Lisa said...

First LOVE Santa! He is great. I have a Jadite version of this one I just love! Your benches are cute!!
SMOKEY! I love it! I've just been to our state fair and got to spend time with Smokey and have a post planned about him!
Hugs, Lisa

Happy Cottage Quilter said...

Love your red. I think Smokey would look great as a pillow :-)



Hi Carol,
LOVE the little Red Benches...I LOve all little Benches :) Very sweet Smokey the Bear hankie.
Deb :)

Shelley said...

I love vintage Santas...I have some posted today as well....the stools are so sweet..I too have need of a stool to reach things...I am 5'1.....enjoyed your red post....blessings

Maureen said...

Fun stuff! You could make a bolster pillow with your Smokey. And it doesn't have to be permanent so if you want to use again for something later on.....I just saw a blog where someone took a paper towel roll, wrapped it with a towel and then used elastics on each end of the inside of the cover then flipped it right side out and covered the towel.

Olde Dame Penniwig said...

Oh, I like that pillow idea in Maureen's comment. Also maybe in a glass-topped tray or bureau?

I love that Santa. So kitschy.

Into Vintage said...

That Smokey scarf is amazing! I've never seen anything quite like that - quite the treasure. :-) -amy

Diann @ The Thrifty Groove said...

Oh, you have some fun reds for today! Everything is so cute!

Holly- Girls At Heart said...

I love Smokey even more than Santa! (I wanted to be a forest ranger when I was a little girl!)

That cherry fabric is way cute. Can't wait to see what you do with it. ♥

Sandi@ My Yellow Door said...

Love your reds! I like the pillow idea! Love the stool; I'm a shorty too. Happy REDnesday.


Susie's country cottage said...

Rednesday seems to come around so quickly! I love that scarf. I think I would probably wear it if it was mine but it would make a good pillow.

Leslie said...

Hi Carol,
Those benches are wonderful!
Please stop by my blog-I'm doing a giveaway until Friday, Oct. 23rd.
Hugs, Leslie

Anonymous said...

I think I remember the Santa cookie jars from way back.
I too love your Smokey, what a find.

SueLovesCherries said...

I just love that Smokey scarf - what a prize! Definitely frame it or pillow it. And those step stools are just too much - love 'em! Have a great week!

Tammy said...

Happy Rednesday!

So glad you found the portal!
Good job! ;D

Protector of Vintage said...

Wonderful RED treasures, especially that cute Santa! Have a great day!

Robin Ennis Willson said...

Everything is beautiful but I especially love the Santa. I had a mug like that when I was little that I drank hot chocolate from...it was always very special to me.

Candy said...

I would love for you to visit my garden. I have my hands in too many pots to have a garden full of blooming beauty, so rust is the next best thing.
Love you cheery reds. Cookies for Santa...yummmmm. Oh Smokey, he is a charming ol' bear.
Rednesday Blessings ;-)

NicNacManiac said...

Lovin those red benches!!! I agree, Smokey would look fabulous as a pillow!! Who doesn't love cherry fabric...yum!! Have a great lunch!!
Hugs xOxO Nerina :)

Dawn said...

Just love that Smokey hankerchief. If you've got the wall space, framing it might help it last longer than making a pillow. But then again, who wouldn't want to snuggle up with Smokey on a crisp fall night!

Cindy (Applestone Cottage) said...

That vintage Santa is just too cute and the red benches, well I love red benches! Cindy

Jennifer said...

Hi Carol,Thank you so much for visiting my blog and for the sweet comments you left me.I love those red stools,they look just like the one in country living that were used to decorate with pumpkins last year.I love them.I'd like to get my son to make me some in the same style.That santa cookie jar is so sweet.Brings back memories of my grandmoms house I bet she had one just like it.The smokey the bear scarf is great,I always liked him myself.There were always smokey the bear signs near the pine barrens on the way to the Jersey shore.Your vintage radios are terrifc.I used to have a pink one from my great aunts,don't know were it ever went.Hugs,Jennifer

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