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Tuesday, November 17, 2009

A Red Christmas For Rednesday!


If you love the color red, you'll want to head over to It's A Very Cherry World, where Sue hosts this great party every week!

Let's start out with a little banner. I bought these chipboard letters at Hobby Lobby.

I kept it very simple, just painting it red, adding some buttons and rick rack. This is hanging at the doorway from the kitchen into the dining room.

I've only just started the digout of all the vintage Christmas decorations. Everything you see today is from one box. One down, a million to go! Here we have a Santa on skis, and a little elf.

A clip-on felt bird, two ornaments, and a pinecone elf. I should have turned him to the side a little, so you could see his jaunty red hat.

A Santa with glass bead legs, and a spun cotton head. I never knew a thing about spun cotton until I started reading blogs! I didn't know alot of things until I started reading blogs!!

Bottlebrush wreaths hanging from all of the cupboards in the kitchen....

and the cabinet as well. I don't think I could ever, ever have enough bottlebrush wreaths. Or trees! But that's a story for a different day!

And finally, I made this from letters from JoAnn Fabrics. They used to have letters in their dollar section, all year long, but they don't anymore, and I really miss them. Does anyone know a trick to taking good mirror pictures? It's so hard! Oh, and I forgot to mention this: Yes, I have started decorating for Christmas! I've never started this early before. But it takes so long to do, that by the time I'm usually done, I feel I haven't gotten to enjoy it enough. Oh, and another thing. Be prepared for nothing but Christmas stuff for Rednesday, right up 'til the new year! Now head on over to Sue's for more red stuff!

25 comments:

Christi @ A Southern Life said...

All of your reds are so great! Can't wait for Christmas, but I've got to catch my breath a couple of days after Thanksgiving before I can do anything around here. Thanks for your great post!

Christi @ A Southern Life

Robin Ennis Willson said...

Oh my, so many wonderful treasures you have there! I think my favorite will always be the elf. I wish we could find ours...they're tucked away some-where....:)

laurie -magpie ethel said...

you have started decorating...you crazy woman! I also agree that you learn alot of stuff from blogs - it isn't all a time suck! Tis the season dear....

Blondie said...

Great post as usual Carol! Thanks so much for always posting sweet comments on my blog. Have a great night honey! Kori xoxo

Leilani said...

yay for vintage Christmas... I actually keep my display up yearround (though I only plug in my little '60s ceramic tree during the season).

SueLovesCherries said...

Carol, we must have great minds, because we think (or decorate) alike! Red is the best part of Christmas decorating! Have a super day!

Sweet Bee Cottage said...

Can't wait to see more!

Mary said...

I am so ready for the reds of Christmas...thanks for giving me a good "fix" of red goodies today! I'm digging away for those little decorations, too, and looking forward to seeing what everyone has...what fun!

Happy Rednesday!

Mary

Fiona said...

I love your Christmas decorations! Your Merry Christmas banner is great!
I loved your comment "I didn't know much till I started reading blogs" - I can so relate! Sometimes I feel like my brain is exploding with new knowledge and inspiration!

Terry said...

I have not even thought of decorating yet and here you are with your wonderful vintage decorations all up.

Vintage Christine said...

Very festive! It finally got cold down here so I'm going to start digging out the Xmas stuff--the Thanksgiving "holiday" has devolved into one day of gorging in the middle of getting ready for Christmas!

Sandy aka Doris the Great said...

I think it's wonderful that you've started decorating. The Xmas wreaths just started appearing on street corners here (hopefully, the trees will appear next week). And this weekend, I may get my first boxes up.

Love your vintage stuff! I have a few myself, with my favorites being a bottle brush candy cane and a beautiful metal tree with candle holders. You make me want to take the day off work and get that box up here!

Sandi@ My Yellow Door said...

Well, since we Canadians celebrated our Thanksgiving last month, I am free to decorate and I've already started! All your vintage decorations are so cute. Thanks for sharing and Happy REDnesday.

Blessings,
Sandi

Dawn said...

You and Sue have really given me an appreciation of some of the things in our attic that I passed by before. I'm going to have to revisit the Christmas boxes.
Hugs,
Dawn

Lisa said...

Cute! Cute! Cute!!
Happy Christmas!
Hugs, Lisa

Holly- Girls At Heart said...

I'll take all the Christmas you've got! Super cute stuff, Carol! ♥

ThriftyAnnabella said...

Your Christmas ornaments are very nice!

Elly said...

Hi! You're really in a (red!) Christmas mood! Love all your vintage decorations. Your banner looks great too! In the Netherlands we celebrate "Sinterklaas" first, but secretly I'm putting some Christmasdeco's in the house already. I love it!
Happy Rednesday!

Creative Breathing said...

Dear Carol, I am so happy to discover you through my comment section! What a wonderful blog you have! I think we are the same person - vintage at heart for sure. I look forward to going through your past posts. Happiness to be found here! Elizabeth

Susie's country cottage said...

What a gorgeous festive red post. I love all your vintage Christmas decs. They are so cute!

Shelley Germann said...

I wish I could start decorating now, but I am hosting Thanksgiving so I just can't do it. The day after....I go into turbo mode!

I just love all your stuff! The elves and pinecone people are adorable! And every year and every I say I am going to make a banner and I have yet to do it! Yours is charming!

Have a great week!

daylily777 said...

Great Christmas reds ! Yes, it is getting to be that time , I love Christmas !
~Myrna

Maureen said...

Great stuff Carol. Your banner is so cute with the rick-rack. Icing on the cake. Are those Fiesta plates that I see on the shelf?

LillySue said...

Love all of your vintage Christmas decor...How can you not be cheerful with it all around??
Happy Thanksgiving!
Blessings~LillySue

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Oh I love these stuffs. I wish These will be present on our home. Have a great day!!!