Tuesday, May 11, 2010

REDnesday-Home Sweet Home!

Yes, it's that time again! Time to drag all of your RED stuff out of your cabinets and drawers and share them with the world! Sue is our hostess over at It's A Very Cherry World, where you'll find a list of lots of other RED lovers!

This plant stake is one of my favorite little things. I got it at a dollar store in Wisconsin. It looks very Mary Engelbreit-ish, doesn't it? But it doesn't say ME anywhere on it, and I can't imagine anything of hers ending up in a dollar store, can you? This little thing really speaks to me, because I love my home!

I received two lovely red mandevillas for Mother's Day. I need to put some bamboo sticks in there so that they can start climbing.

I used to get hibiscuses every year, but I decided I wanted something a little different. It sure is a beautiful plant, and I hope it's a good climber.

Next we have some red china plates, all made in England, and a very old red beaded purse. I don't know why red plates are so hard to come by around here, and if I do see any, they're really expensive. I had hopes of doing a nice big collage of them on the wall there, but this is as far as I got!

I don't think there's anything red in this picture, but I just wanted to say that I'm so excited that our daughter is home from college for the summer! And if you think that's alot of stuff, thankfully the other half has been unpacked and put away. I couldn't even see out the living room windows for a few days! Welcome home Lizzy!


Leah@Storybook Ranch said...

I adore that garden stake!! It does look very ME-ish..hmmmm, I've seen her stuff in the dollar spots at Michaels, but can't remember if I've seen it at the $ store. Either way, it's super cute!

Sweet Bee Cottage said...

I thought for sure that the stake was ME! I was thinking - Hey! I've never seen that before! Looks so cute. Glad your daughter is home from college for the summer. I've got a few more years before mine is out of the hive.

Happy Rednesday!

Diane said...

I think that last picture is darling how fun to have your girl home Yeah!
Hi it's me Diane stop on by for another It's a Boy Baby Shower Game #2. All winners to announced on Saturday the day of the actual Shower. I have lot's of Games and prizes.Let's Party!

CACHANILLA73 said...

I have never seen those flowers before, they are beautiful.

Lisa said...

What great reds!! ME is big this week! She does love red!! I am glad you are getting all her stuff put away! I used to stay up until I got it all in place. A little OCD I guess! hehe
Hugs, Lisa

Diann @ the thrifty Groove said...

Hi Carol!

I so adore M.E. Everything she does makes me smile!

And your red and white dishes are beautiful!!

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Grannys Attic said...

Love the red flowers so pretty! Glad your daughter is home for the summer! Blessings, Vicky

Ann said...

Welcome home Lizzie! My son is staying and working this summer at his school. :(
Yes, Mandevillas are excellent climbers. A lot of folks where my parents live plant them next to the mailbox and by the time Labor Day hits the mailman has a hard time finding the box!!
The Tattered Tassel

daylily777 said...

I love Mandevillas, they are beautiful & very good climbers ! The plant stake does look very much Mary Englebert . Very Nice plates & purse .I know you are glad your daughter is home .

Sandy said...

That sweet little MEish plaque is too cute!!! Maybe someone thought they would get away with "copying" her and that is why it is at the dollar store! LOL
I just love mandevillas! And I can actually grow them here in the shade of the patio....I put them out for some sun in the morning and then bring them in before they fry! :) We have been blessed with soem cooler weather yet again...but I know it is coming! Thanks Carol for sharing!!!!

D said...

I love your little garden stake, too. I know you are glad to have your daughter home again. :)

Mica said...

sweet sign...a buck???? LOVE it!!! Love the flowers and so glad your girl is back home with ya...enjoy your time together...Hugs Mica/The Child's Paper

Debbie@Debbie-Dabble said...

at cute little plaque does look like it could be ME!!
And I adore that red beaded purse!!

Angela said...

Oh, how wonderful that your daughter is home from school. I don't know where to start with all the lovelies you shared. I cannot believe that stake was one dollar! WOW...I'm so loving that and what a deal. It does look like Mary's work, I thought it was. Of course I'm loving those plates since I'm on the hunt for more than the two that I have now,lol. That purse too,,oh girl..that was sooooooooo nice. oh ya,,those flowers. I had them last year and think they are just so precious.

barncat said...

Great reds, love those plates and your garden stake does look like ME. I haven't made my flower shopping trip yet, think I may have to add a mandevilla to the list!

craftyles said...

Love that ME looking garden stake. Lucky you having your daughter home from college. Enjoy!

Jacqueline said...

I bet Old Glory Cottage is alive and humming with your Lizzy home. How wonderful her pile of stuff...makes mama happy I'm sure to see her smiling face again. Cheers to mama's and daughters!

AshTreeCottage said...

That does look very much like a Mary Engelbreit creation. You bought it at the dollar store? What a great find. Love your flowers too.

Susan and Bentley

Maureen said...

How wonderful that your daughter is home! My oldest is moving back home at the end of the month too! She's been away since she finished high school so I'm looking forward to spending time with her while she decides her next move.

You're right about the red plates, they are hard to come by. I'll keep my eyes open for you.

Beansieleigh said...

Love that "home from college" photo!! I'm familiar with that scene, from my daughter's college days!! It may look messy, but it's the NICEST mess I'll ever know!.. Love your sweet little plant stake! Happy Rednesday to you! ~tina

Sally Annie Magundy said...

Hi Carol!
I would have bet the old homestead that your garden stake was ME!!!
I love mandevilla's and yours are so gorgeous. I think a trip to the nursery is in order. :)
Loving your china plates! I'm wondering if there's so little red china because it's so popular? You're sure right, I seldom see any.
You're so cute, love the pictures of stuff in happy celebration of your daughter's return!
Happy Rednesday,

craftyles said...

I had to come back and comment on your comment-it made me laugh. I have a quirk on an AARP game. It's kind of addictive. I better not try the mah jong-I' wouldn't have time to do anything! HA Ha!

Mary said...

Hi Carol~indeed that plaque surely is ME-ish. Love it. Your mandevilla blossoms are gorgeous and, YES, they will grow and vine. We had pink ones at our former house. I love the red in yours.
Pretty red plate collection and vintage beaded bag.
Happy REDnesday~

Denise Marie said...

I really need to figure out a great plant stake for my kitchen window box!!

Bearly Sane said...

Hi Carol! So glad you have a great sense of humour and enjoyed the giggle over the 'Ol Bags.

Love those plates you have there on your wall. You'll just have to keep hunting, after all the hunt is the real fun part of collecting.

Warmest Hugs,
Sandi @ Bearly Sane

Joy @ Joy Of Desserts said...

You received some beautiful flowers, there. Thankfully a child came home, too, with all that mess. Got laundry?

barbara said...

I'm glad my college kid is home, too. (Also glad he seems to travel a little lighter ... good luck!)

SueLovesCherries said...

Hey, nice manly chest on the t.v. in the mirror - lol! The garden stake is just right - was thinking it might be an ME knock-off, but then, I don't think I've ever seen any of those, surprisingly.

Neabear said...

Love the plant stake. I love ME stuff too. That is something I would grab for me if I saw it. Hope you had a great day!



Hi, Carol, I love your cute garden stake, your red and white dishes and your beautiful red flowers. Thank you for visiting and leaving your kind comment on my “Vintage Thingies Thursday” Rose Centerpiece"! I really enjoyed making these arrangements, and loved the green and off white flower pots.