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Tuesday, February 16, 2010

Kitchen Reds For REDnesday!


We're back in the kitchen for REDnesday! I always think that I have no more reds to share, but then I look around, and there's still more!

First is a little napkin holder that I found in a thrift store in Wisconsin. Also a place mat, and a little polka dot jar that was in my stocking this past Christmas. Can't believe there's still conversation hearts in there. I think the fact that they are like little pebbles might have something to do with it! Don't buy conversation hearts from the dollar store!

A goofy chicken potholder. I actually have a couple of these, and I got them at an antique store. They're very old, but very well made. Haven't burned my hands yet!

And finally, the old classic. Doesn't everyone have this cookbook? Isn't it mandatory?

I do love the pictures in this book. I want that little girl figurine standing guard over the mashed potatoes, or whatever that big mound is!

This ham picture actually makes my mouth water! Great presentation, isn't it?

Love everything about this picture, from the corn cob holders to the table to those plates. I want those plates!

Eggs A La Goldenrod. On a beautiful plate. I thought that was actual goldenrod topping those eggs, and almost had an allergic reaction just looking at it! But it's only sieved egg yolks. Close call!
Are you enjoying the Olympics as much as I am? Tonight is the men's short program for figure skating. Go Evan Lysacek! Illinois Boy!!
Now if you would like to see more reds, head over to It's A Very Cherry World, where Sue is our hostess each and every week!

34 comments:

Debbie@Debbie-Dabble said...

Love your Kitchen reds! There is nothing like a red kitchen! It is supposed to stimulate the appetite!
Debbie-Dabble

Diann @ The Thrifty groove said...

Hi Carol!

Oh, I love that napkin holder! I have never seen one like it! too cute.

And that BC picture book....wonderful! What fun! You could post a picture of each page and I would have a blast sitting here looking at them!!

Have a wonderful Rednesday!

Happy Cottage Quilter said...

woo-hoo more reds! Beautiful!

Jocelyn
http://justalittlesouthernhospitality.blogspot.com/

Carey said...

Hi Carol,

I am so happy you read my comment and found my blog, Chicory Nits.
Most people have never heard of the Carmel Cottages, so it is nice to have someone to share with. Love the cook book and the pretty pictures in them. I will be joining Rednesday for the first time.
Have a great night.
Hugs, Carey

SueLovesCherries said...

Hi Carol - oh, I do love the napkin holder best! That's right up my alley!

The Homemaker In High Heels said...

Love that rosie RED napkin holder...and no, I do NOT have a Betty C picture cook book...Feel free to send me yours! 8^D

SueLovesCherries said...

P.S. - I do love your header! You know me and old cottages!

Linda said...

Love your reds today! Kitchen reds are always great. Guess I better get my reds in action. Love the ice skating and go Evan!!!

CACHANILLA73 said...

The polka dot jar is very cute. I have the same book!!! and I never thought of it as red until now!!!
;-P

Jane said...

Hi Carol,
Yes, I think it is mandatory that we all have the Betty Crocker cookbook....I can't say that I use mine much though :-)
Jane

Sandi@ My Yellow Door said...

Hi Carol,
Love all your reds! I like that little figurine too. She reminds me of Scarlet O'Hara. That napkin holder is my favourite! Happy REDnesday!

Blessings,
Sandi

Sandy said...

Carol,
I love that sweet little napkin holder! And that cookbook....I am still trying to find one! LOL Doesn't it feel kind of nice not to have to worrya bout a holiday for a little bit?????

Sweet Bee Cottage said...

You crack me up! I need one of those figurines too! Someone in our house always sneaks into the mashed potatoes after I've sculpted them like in that picture.

Thanks for the fun post today!

Merrie said...

That goofy chicken potholder is the bomb! If he wouldnt make a cranky cook smile I dont know what would. I would know, having to cook dinner at the end of a long work day makes me cranky- and he made me smile!

Manang Kim said...

Great find for Rednesday. I like that goofy pot holder makes me smile ^_^

RRT: Fuji

LBP said...

My sister and I love to look at cookbooks from the 1950's just to see the dinnerware! I have that same Betty Crocker cookbook and it is one of my favorites!

barncat said...

Love all your reds, they'd fit right in my kitchen. ;) And of course I have that cookbook, I thought everyone did!

Jacqueline said...

Between that napkin holder and that Humpty Dumpty Valentine I can hardly take the fun over here my Old Glory friend. You will be especially busy in the Magical Attic tomorrow...You are the best hunter in the attic I've ever seen...

Elly said...

That napkinholder is just gorgeous! I love red roses! Happy rednesday!

Pink Roses and Teacups said...

Hi Carol,

Oh, I will have to participate in this. Maybe next week. Love your reds. I have this cookbook too. It was my moms.

Debbie

LADYHIGHTOWER said...

I'm soo glad I found your site!

{Bellamere Cottage} said...

I knew a bloggie called Old Glory Cottage was going to be ever so cute!

Perfectly adorable.

Warm blessings,
Spencer

Denise Marie said...

very happy, festive pics.
The mound scares me a little, "I'll take the white stuff over there." But, if it's potatoes they found a cool mold to make it festive looking.

Mary said...

Hi Carol,
I'm afraid I'm in love with your rose trellis napkin holder...ya don't see those just anywhere. Cool vintage Betty Crocker cookbook, too. Love the pretty red and white graphics. But, I absolutely ADORE your little Dutch couple cloth under the BC cookbook! I've started collecting Dutch-themed stuff. Oh, and the chicken potholder is soooo cute.
Happy REDnesday! You've got some real winners there.

Judi said...

I love looking through the old books too to see the dishes, glassware and even the tablecloths used! Your napkin holder is the best. Judi

kim said...

Love that chicken potholder. How cute is that?

Carey said...

Hi Carol,

Thanks for the info about my link problem for Rednesday. I emailed and commented to Sue. Have a great day and thanks again.

Carey

Protector of Vintage said...

I enjoyed seeing all of your fun "reds." Love that cute header, too!!!

The Vintage Kitten said...

I have red in my kitchen, its such a cheerful colour. The napkin holder is lovely and the cookbook is fab, great pictures. I enjoy watching the figure skaters too X

claudie said...

Dear Carol. I would like to purchase one ticket for Spring please lol
That girl opening the gate is very precious also. I love the vintage feel to your pretty blog.
I can't pick favourites because I love them all.
I'm so glad your enjoying the Olympics. You would LOVE Vancouver.
Happy Rednesday
Love Claudie
oxoxo

Barbara at Oodles and Oodles said...

Uh oh - I don't have that cookbook! No more cooking for me, I guess. I adore that napkin holder!

Dawn said...

Hi Carol, I'm so sorry I haven't been by lately, seems like ages! I had a crazy week and mangaed to get a few posts up but didn't get to visit much.

Took me a long time to figure out the "chicken" pot holder!
Hugs,
Dawn

T's Daily Treasures said...

So many gorgeous reds! I see that Evan got the gold. Have a great weekend. :) Tammy

Angela said...

Your right, I DO have that book...lol.