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Tuesday, September 21, 2010

Vintage Christmas And Some Cherries For REDNESDAY!

Today for REDnesday I'm sharing a couple things that I found at garage sales and the flea market a few weeks ago, put them away and promptly forgot about them!
I'd been hoping to find a vintage NOEL candleholder set for a few years now. This set came from the flea market. Speaking of the flea market, it got rained out last week, and sadly it will only be open for a few more weeks, weather permitting. A sad sign that summer is surely over!

This old table runner is folded in half. When unfolded, it's about 6' long. I hemmed and hawed about getting it, because really I have way too many vintage linens, just sitting neatly folded in a cupboard. That's not a very good excuse, is it? My friend put it in my hand, pushed me towards the cashier, and now it's mine. I'm so glad my friend is extremely bossy!

These two cherry towels also came from a garage sale. Again, thanks to pushy friend. Well, they were only a quarter each. It didn't take too much pushing....

If you would like to see lots of wonderful RED things, head over to It's A Very Cherry World, where Sue throws a RED party every week!

37 comments:

shirley said...

I love having a pushy bossy friend..they always know when to push..hahaha..but I also love vintage items and these are all so pretty. A good buy for sure.

Maureen said...

I was thinking "Ugg - no, not Christmas! It's too soon!" but your Noel pixies are so cute!

Rebecca said...

You got some really neat vintage christmas items-they will be wonderful for the holidays!

daylily777 said...

I love them all !
Blessings,
~Myrna

Cindy said...

Love it all too! I'm a vintage Christmas and vintage dish towel fan!

Southern Lady's Vintage said...

Love it all!! Great to have a pushy friend as an excuse to buy great stuff! lol!

Happier Than a Pig in Mud said...

Cute finds! Love your runner and the Noel. Some of my favorite things are my German G-Mom-B's Noel's!

LV said...

Loved your reds for today. Hate it reminds me how near Christmas is.

Happy@Home said...

I love those NOEL angels and yours are especially adorable. Pushy friends come in handy when we are himming and hawing. Been there many times. The pushy friends are usually saying "you HAVE to get it, it's so you."

Linda @ A La Carte said...

Those Cherry towels are too cute! Love the Christmas items also. I realized I haven't bought much red lately. hmmmm...but with Christmas coming.... :)

Sweet Bee Cottage said...

Carol you have such an eye for finding these treasures! I think I said the exact same thing the last time I commented but it's so true! Happy Rednesday!

Jacqueline said...

Everyone needs a good friend like that. I remember shopping with my friend Victoria years back. By the time we were ready to go home, I still had money in my purse so she hauled me into a mens thrift store and made me buy a dress coat for Len. She cracked me up. There was no way we were going home with any money left.

Your finds are as cute and wonderful as always...nice taste my vintage friend.

Mom Walds Place said...

What a delightful post! All of your goodies are wonderful, but the NOEL is amazing. I have a Lefton Lovelies group over at Flickr where there are lots of cheerful elves, but I've never seen this before. Wow!

Chari at Happy To Design said...

Hi Carol...

Ohhh my...you found some awesome treasures at the flea market! I just adore the little Christmas angel "NOEL" candleholders...adorable!!! Oh yes, it's so difficult to pass up pretty vintage linens...the Christmas table runner is beautiful and I love the cherry towels! Thank you for sharing them with us!!!

Warmest autumn wishes,
Chari @Happy To Design

craftyles said...

You do find the best stuff! I love your tea towels and the little noel is adorable!

Holly- Girls At Heart said...

A quarter each? Zippy! Love the candle holder! ♥

Nezzy said...

Girl ya do Rednesday so well. I love the candle holder but I'm sooo not ready to start pullin' out Christmas yet. Even if it is my favorite holiday of the year. I'm still milkin' summer for all she's got. :o)

God bless ya and have a marvelous day!!!

Cherry Chick said...

Hi Carol,
Of course you had to purchase the darling Christmas runner. It's too cute to pass on and the cherry towels were such a deal at 25 cents. They were begging to go home with you..lol.
I know what you mean about the "bell" on my blog. I heard it really late at night on someone's blog and thought I was losing it. I looked around my living room wondering where that sound was coming from. I'm happy to hear that I'm not the only one who reacted the same way. ;-)
Thanks for sharing with us all on Rednesday.

One Heart said...

Love those tea towels. Adorable. We're both thinking Christmas even though I always want to slow down this time of year. From September to December time seems to pop an energy drink or something. Where does the time go? Sigh...

Happy Rednesday!

Cindy Adkins said...

Oh wow, I love it and especially your cherry towels...how adorable! Happy Rednesday to you!
Hugs
xox

Cindy Adkins said...

Hi Carol--
I also just read the story about your Sears Roebuck house--this is amazing!!! Would you mind if I post something about this on my other blog (Whimsical Musings) and send people over to your blog to read about it? I could post a pic of your house and add a link if you like...Just let me know. It is fascinating!!
xox

Carolina Mountains said...

This could be my house - have the same noel candle holders and cherry towels! Great stuff! Happy Fall.

Dawn said...

I do that all the time. It's like Christmas everytime I find something I forgot about! I love the look of stacks of linens even if they aren't being used. All the colors and patterns just peeking out on the folded edges is so cheery, or most likely, cherry!

Mica said...

sweet, Noel candle holders and the towel is too... Your friend is a good friend, if it's a bargain you can never have too many towels, cute ones at that. thanks for sharing,Mica

Melody said...

Hey...you found a N-O-E-L great!
And the NOEL tablerunner looks so fun. Thanks for coming by today.

Carol said...

Love vintage linens! Especially with red!

Sherrie said...

Thank goodness I too have bossy friends. A lot of what I own today, I wouldn't have gotten without being pushed. I love the linens but especially the breadbox in the background. By the way I think I have forgotten far more than I ever knew. Oh well.

Linsday said...

Great finds - so colorful.

Tallulah's Antique Closet said...

I like your vintage pixies. And also the tin box is a great find. Have a good day....Julian

Mary Ellen said...

The little NOEL angels are precious!! I love little sets like this!!

Do you use your vintage linens? I have a towel like that one and love to use them though I know they will wear out. I used the one like you have to put on the counter for my jars of canning to cool off on- it makes the jars look so pretty an festive!

Patti said...

Everything is so cute, and I just love the CHRISTMAS REDS! I have a few pieces of Vintage Christmas that I leave out all year in my craftroom because I love them so much. Of course, we love anything RED, right!!! Hugs, Patti

A 2 Z said...

Hi Carol,

I love your display of the vintage cherry towels peeking out of the metal box. Great idea! Of course, the candle holders are 2 cute. Great find.

Anne-Marie

Dena E's Blog said...

OM Goodness,,look at the Sweet Lil Angels.. How Precious they are!!!
Thanks for the note and your sweet viists too!!! How blessed you are with sooooo many comments...
""May God's Angels Always Keep Watch Over You~~~Blessing You in all You Do""
Hugs Dena

Kelly Mac said...

Love your red things, all the things from your blog really. That hutch you liked is full of linens. Great minds think alike they say. We must be extra great because your bird house looks a lot like my bird house. Maybe it's just because we shop at the same type of "specialy stores". Hmmm...we'll go with the extra great mind thing.

Susan Ramey Cleveland said...

Love all your happy reds. And I really really really love your new blog header.

SueLovesCherries said...

Hi Carol! I'm so glad you found the NOEL candle holders - it's so fulfilling when you finally get an item that you've wanted for a long time! Love the runner and towels, too!

Maybe this winter you can call yourself "Old Noel Cottage"! LOL!

Mimi said...

Love the vintage breadbox and towels...I keep my rolling pin collection in mine...I guess it could also be a picnic basket but I have always called it a breadbox!