Tuesday, April 27, 2010

A Total Mish Mosh For Rednesday!

I usually try to have a theme for Rednesday, but today we're in the kitchen, we're in the dining room and we're outside to see my reds. And for those of you that have said that they can't believe that I have more reds every week, no one is more surprised than me! Just a few short years ago, I didn't care much for the color red. But then I decided to decorate my kitchen with things from the 30s-50s, and that's when the red thing happened for me!

This rooster hung in my Grandparents' kitchen for as long as I can remember, and when they passed away I was so happy to be able to have it.

My friend Jacqueline sent me this teeny tiny hand-painted chair, for no reason! Check out those cherries, Sue!

Jacqueline also sent me that little red pixie, to go with my collection. He looks like the naughtiest one of the bunch!

And finally, we have an old ice cream maker. This thing has been every color of the rainbow, but it started out black. Once the chance of frost is past, around May 15th, it will have flowers spilling out of it. We're having a frost tonight, so I better go cover my pansies! Now, if you would like to see all kinds of red things, head over to It's A Very Cherry World, where Sue is our hostess every week!


Keetha Denise Broyles said...

I'm lovin' your header photo.

When are you going to WI this summer? Wish it was while we are up there. That would be July 10 - 24

Ann said...

That rooster measuring spoon set is just adorable!!
I'm with you on the frost, just 5 days ago we had snow and I live in southern Arizona!! I just know once the threat of ole' man winter is behind you that red bucket is going to look fabulous with flowers spilling out of it!

Have a wonderful Rednesday!
The Tattered Tassel

Stacey said...

Your reds are beautiful- The little pixie elf is awfully cute. And I am so sorry to hear about your sweet Kitty. She seems to have been a wonderful friend.

Creative Breathing said...

Yeah it's Rednesday on Tuesday! I love your red posts! Catching up I was tickled to see my little peg doll in her new home! I am so glad you won her! Your blog always makes me smile. Your compact collection is one I would never have thought about. They are just wonderful! I hope you have a great week ahead! Elizabeth

Sweet Bee Cottage said...

I am drooling over that chair. Did she make it? So sweet! I can't wait to see the ice cream freezer again all filled with gorgeous blooms. Such fun at Old Glory Cottage!

Lisa said...

Great reds as always! Such a great day! Go Red!!
Hugs, Lisa

Tennis Girl said...

That old ice cream maker is awesome! Love it.

laurie @ bargain hunting said...

That rooster with the measuring spoons is fabulous, and how great that it was your grandmother's! Can't wait to see the flowers in the ice cream maker. laurie

SueLovesCherries said...

It's funny because every week I check to see if you're the first poster - usually you are! Number 3 isn't so bad, though!

Cool ice cream maker - too bad it didn't still work. I've always loved your rooster. I have a spoon-less holder that's ceramic. Someday I'll find some matching spoons!

Julie said...

What beautiful reds, Carol! Love that vintage rooster with the measuring spoons--what a treasure!

Grannys Attic said...

Love all that RED but the Ice cream freezer really got my attention. I have a smaller version of one never thought about painting it. Thanks for sharing, Vicky

Mimi Sue said...

So sorry to hear about your Kitty. So sweet that she can rest in your garden. I know how hard it is to lose our little furry family. We've had the same experience and it hurts more than I thought it would. Mimi

AshTreeCottage said...

Hi Carol! Your red rooster with the little measuring spoons is toooo cute! I bet you have happy memories of your grandma every time you see it. Happy Rednesday!!

Susan and Bentley

Mica said...

that is a neat piece to have from your grandparents...and that you remember it as a youngin'! The chair is adorable and yes that pixie looks like a naughty one...hee hee. Neat ice cream churner...can't wait to see it with a plant inside. Mica/The Child's Paper

mishebe said...

that chair is super cute!

Angela said...

that has to be one the coolest items that red rooster. Oh my. I have never seen that before. What an awesome idea to use it for baking spoons!

Susie's country cottage said...

I love the rooster with the measuring spoons and the ice cream make is very cool!

Debbie@Debbie-Dabble said...

Such pretty reds here today but i am totally in love with the ice cream maker and to fill it with flowers is such a fantastic idea!!
i hope you will post a pic when you do!

Charlotte said...

Love your reds! We used to have an ice cream churn like that when I was young. I don't know what happened to it, probably trashed before we knew what we were doing!

craftyles said...

I'm jealous of your icecream maker. I love it. I have a red pixie just like that, got it at a garage sale.
You have such cute things. Happy Rednesday!

Sandy said...

Your red ice creamer maker now flower pot is adorable!

Teacup Lane (Sandy)

Jacqueline said...

Look at my little red chair sitting pretty at your house and the pixie...hi to all.
I used to have a red Coke kitchen mixed with Mary Engelbriet and it just popped daily with energy and fullfillment.
Thinking of you as I walk into this Wednesday in Washington. Going to Spokane for a few days next week!
I'll be announcing my May give away soon...I can hardly wait...anticipation of being a really Groovy Girl in May!

C. Dianne Zweig said...

Love your post...makes me want to cancel mu chores for today and go out hunting for more....Dianne

Diann @ The Thrifty Groove said...

Fun reds today Carol! That little chair is just so sweet! And that ice cream maker is a fun piece. I can't wait to see it with flowers in it!

Happy Rednesday!

A 2 Z said...

Hi Carol,

I'm loving it all! The rooster with measuring spoons is a one of a kind! Very original! The big red bucket is charming. Will you put flowers in it? Thanks for sharing!


Melody said...

We had frost in some spots last night...yikes....it went down to 32!! My Grandma said she remembered when she was little it snowed in May...heaven forbid. Love your 'Red' hot examples.
That Knott's apron was still in a bag! I couldn't wait to get it on my Etsy site.
And, I'm sorry about Mimi. I know exactly how you feel. I've had dogs all my life and when you lose your pet it leaves a little spot in your heart that only they fill.
By the by, we now have 6 kittens....10 mos. old...that the dog has grown attatched to since last June. We call em his KittenCaboodle. All 7 are my little angels God has given us...not cause they're good,LOL...sometimes they do get possessed... but they redmind us of unconditional love and trust.

Anonymous said...

Hi Carol, thank you for your kind words. You have some great reds to share this week. Your grandparents rooster is wonderful - I see he holds measuring spoons. What a helpful guy. I looove the bluebird next to your adorable black and red teeny chair. Neat old ice cream maker and I love it's cast iron stand. Bet it looks fab with flowers in it. Bless your dear kitty who has passed. Happy REDnesday~

Sally Annie Magundy said...

Hi Carol,
Oh no! I'm so very sorry and saddened to hear of your beloved Mimi's passing! Sending you lots and lots of hugs. Our furry members are our dearest and bestest friends - they ask so little of us and give us so very much in return.
Thank you so very much for your very sweet comments about my Rednesday post, I so appreciate it!
I love your measuring spoon rooster, I've never seen anything like it. So much fun! And I love miniatures - your little painted chair is so precious.

Cindy said...

Your reds are absolutely fabulous! Love the rooster maesuring spoons and those cute little elves!

Sarah said...

Hi there! LOVE the little chair and old ice cream maker! Happy Rednesday! :-)

Dawn said...

Wow, that chair is TINY! It would take some patience to paint those little cherries. The rooster measureing spoon holder is wonderful, especially since it's from your grandparents. You know I'm a sucker for those family ties.