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Tuesday, June 22, 2010

My Favorite RED Find!

I went to a flea market at the cutest little country church on Saturday. They had a little bit of everything there, including alot of antiques.
It was kind of muddy where it was held, but when I saw this breadbox from afar, the mud almost sucked my shoes off as I hurried towards it!

I think it's my favorite red find. EVER! I don't even know where I'll put it. In the kitchen? In the dining room with all of the picnic baskets? On top of the armoire in the bedroom? So many possibilities, but for now it's just sitting on the dining room table, where I can just stare at it in wonder!

I also got this little angel and devil figurine there. I've seen these on Ebay before. Very expensive. He's missing his little pitchfork, but maybe I can fashion one for him. Sometimes I feel like the devil has got me by the hand as I'm garage saling, or antiquing. I saw alot of things that I would have liked to have bought at that flea market, but after finding this, the angel prevailed and I came home with most of my money! Now please head over to Sue's to see more REDS!

49 comments:

Lisa said...

Oh my that is lovely! What a great find!! Enjoy!
Hugs, Lisa

Happier Than a Pig in Mud said...

Absolutely lovely, and I'm glad you still have your shoes-enjoy!

Robin said...

Beautiful, vintage breadbox!

Linda @ A La Carte said...

That bread box is wonderful! Lucky you!

Bearly Sane said...

Great find ... the picture on the side reminds me of the flower stalls at London markets.
Happy REDnesday!
Warmest Hugs,
Sandi @ Bearly Sane

Diann @ The Thrifty Groove said...

Carol, that bread box is just so adorable!! What a great find. Who cares where it goes, it was a must have!!

Happy Rednesday!

Cindy said...

Carol..I do believe that one wins the bread box finds!! I have never seen that decal!! I'm thinking your nightstand..that way you see it when you wake up..and at night it's the last thing you see..just sayin! lol

Cindy from Rick-Rack and Gingham

Jane said...

What a great find...it's just perfect for you!!
Jane

Kathy said...

Great breadbox...
I would have loved it too!
Your header box is wonderful!!!!
Happy week girl!
xoxo~Kathy @
Sweet Up-North Mornings...

Maureen said...

Crack me up...shoes sucked off...

I think you can fashion a pitchfork for your little devil...how about a wire hanger?

Protector of Vintage said...

Great bread box! I would have sprinted for it, too!!

Mimi Sue said...

You always find the best stuff! Love your header picture. Mimi

Jackie said...

WOW...You are so lucky to find that bread box...what can you possibly stick in it...
Plant it?
Yarn in it"
A cute toy box"
Garden Tools?
Cookie cutters galore?
Color crayons galore?
Oh, the wonder of it all. I've got a little naughty devil going on in me that yells in my ear...
You have to have it!!!
Yikes! Were the trouble twins!
Happy second day of summer!
I've having a great evening...Lens at his Band of Brothers mens group and I'm in my Band of Ladies blogging group! Yippee!

Andy's Attic said...

Great breadbox!! It would go in my potting shed to hold something. I'm sure you will figure out a good use for it.
Annette

Sweet Bee Cottage said...

What? More cute finds? How can you keep doing this to us? :) That little devil and angel are really cute and the box is adorable. You sure have a good eye Carol!

Dawn said...

I love the little flower cart on that picnic basket. I'm surprised you didn't have to "mud" wrestle someone for it! Good thing the little devil lost his pitchfork, he was quite as convincing with out it huh? Now you'll still have some cash for next weekend!
Hugs,
Dawn

Sandy said...

Your blog is so fun! Everything in red, white and blue, even the letters! I agree this was a find and a half.....but I really love that picnic basket in your banner!

D said...

I would have had to fight you for that cute breadbox! :)

Sarah and Jack said...

I have the canister set that matches that breadbox, and they are cute.

craftyles said...

Carol. I didn't join the Reds party today, but had to come over here and check out yours. I'm so glad I did. What an awesome breadbox. I've never seen that pattern on one before. Luck, lucky you! The angel and devil are so cute ,too. Happy Day!

barncat said...

Great find, it couldn't have found a better home. :)

Love, love your new banner!

Gail @ Faithfulness Farm said...

Fabulous fimds! I love your story of the mud almost sucking your shoes off, lol!! I have one of those bread boxes (mine has a red top and the bottom is kind of gold with flowers), and I love it. A yard sale find from years ago :)

Blessings!
Gail

Twyla and Lindsey said...

Oh Carol! That is the cutest bread box! So glad you got it! It will be perfect any place in your house! That figurine is adorable. Never seen any like it. Have a wonderful week! Twyla

Holly- Girls At Heart said...

Well Carol, I think that angel was on your side when you found that box! I posted some reds today- come see!

BTW, Your new header is fab! ♥

Shelley said...

That breadbox is a most wonderful find...enjoy it...blessings

nannykim said...

Oh a nice bread box for sure!! I think it is great that the Devil is missing his pitchfork--it may mean good days are ahead! Ha!

Sally Annie Magundy said...

Hi Carol!
You're so cute, glad you were able to grab that bread box and keep your shoes on. So darling!
I've never seen an angel and devil figurine before, where have I been?!
Happy Rednesday,
Sally

LiLi M. said...

Ah your finds are gorgeous again! Do you have these plastic french fries' forks over there? One of them would make a lovely devils' fork! I'm happy to see that I'm not the only one who buys something incomplete when it really is too cute!

MICHELL said...

Oh Thanks for stopping by Girl in Air...I'm your newest follower! Love the bread box!!

Barbara at Oodles and Oodles said...

Red with a flower cart, and a flower cart with an umbrella? Amazing. Love your blog re-do, too.

Barbara at Oodles and Oodles said...

Red with a flower cart, and a flower cart with an umbrella? Amazing. Love your blog re-do, too.

Brenda@Cozy Little House said...

That cute box would be a great display. I bought an old suitcase at a garage sale once. I decoupaged the insides and left it open on a table for a long time. In it I had various vignettes. In terms of your little devil, if all else fails, you might hot glue a golf tee to his little hand!
Brenda

Ann - Making Memories with Childrens Tea Sets said...

I'm with you. I love that breadbox as well. Delightful! :)

blue eyed dragonfly studio said...

Your tin box is adorable, what a cute find. Your blog is cute too you have so many wonderful vintage items.
Heather

Melanie said...

I love your house! Stopping by from Southern Comfort in a northern life.

Pink Roses and Teacups said...

Hi Carol,

What a sweet breadbox! I would have grabbed it too! So fun. You find the greatest treasures!

Debbie

Melody said...

Oh Wow, what a great bread box! What good condition it's in...somebody tried to take care of it. LOL.. trudge thru mud... I'd've waded if need be. Hey that little figurine is great. It'd make a great icon for all us Vintage Archeologists!!!

Mary said...

Okay your description of the mud nearly sucking your shoes off had me laughing!!!
I just love the breadbox! The color and graphic are wonderful. Did you feel like 20 more people were chasing you to snatch it? I always do and yet no other person is behind me LOL
LOVE it!

Vanessa said...

Thank you for the comment! I am so excited to find your site and am so jealous! You have so many wonderful and interesting finds on your site. I especially love all the wonderful kitchenware!

Unfortunately in Southern CA retro has become very popular which means the flea markets are very expensive and although I love searching through yard sales and second hand stores I can't always find the time. I am now a follower and can’t wait to see what other interesting items you find!

-Vanessa
www.domesticdame.com

Jackie said...

Posted a little post about you today! Loved hearing your dream cottage dreams...I'm with you all the way. Can I be your neighbor?

Debbie@Debbie-Dabble said...

O my!! I just adore the breadbox and your figurine!! I laughed at the comment about the mud almost sucking your shoes off!! LOL!!

And I also think your header is so charming!!

Debbie

Leslie @ goodbye, house! HELLO, HOME! said...

What cute things!!
Had to laugh in agreement--yes, sometimes the devil has me by the hand at thrift stores, estate sales, yard sales, too!
I find stuff I didn't even think I needed!
What a beautiful bread box--should you have too much trouble trying to figure out where to put it, I'll give you my address and save you the pain.
Hugs,
~me

Outofmymind said...

I was skipping around different blogs and found you. I am SO GLAD I did! First of all I was in love with everything you were showing, then the sounds of the birds and water came on and I was instantly back in a tiny town in Kansas where I used to visit my grandma. That is exactly the sounds I would hear while I sat out on her front porch swing. Then as I was scrolling further I came across a little German weather barometer thingy and she had one I would play with just like it. All of a sudden I had tears in my eyes from such beautiful memories. Thank you for bringing back wonderful warm memories and sharing all the stuff that I adore. Your my new best friend. I'll be visiting you A LOT!!!! Kelli

Country Wings in Phoenix said...

Hi Carol Sweetie...
Oh my gosh, I think I would have raced you through the mud to that breadbox. We might have been mud wrestling before we were through. Ha! Ha! Ha! Oh sweetie she is a beauty for sure, and I adore the little devil and angel find. Even without the pitchfork, he says please take me home. How could you resist?

I can't wait to see your Pink Post. I will pop back over and welcome you. I love pink.

Thank you for stopping by and checking on me. I could not have gotten through this shut in without all the prayers, love and visits. I go back to the doc on July 9th and I am hoping he will release me to the outdoors.

Many hugs sweetie and so much love, Friends always, Sherry

Sherry from Alabama said...

Ooops, I'm too early for Pink Saturday, but I wanted to send you a big WELCOME while I was here!

Sherry @ A Happy Valentine

The Quintessential Magpie said...

I love your finds!

Happy Pink Saturday!

XO,

Sheila :-)

Jorgelina said...

Absolutely lovely!
Your blog is so fun!Hugs

Amy said...

That breadbox is a keeper for sure! Enjoy it!!

Nanette Merrill and daughters said...

If you can't find a place for your red find. I know one right in my house ;-).