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Tuesday, November 23, 2010

Christmas Decorating Around The Cottage--REDNESDAY!



This time of the year, Red = Christmas! I started decorating about a week ago, and I'm almost positive that I'll be done by December 31st! So for the next few REDnesdays, I'll be sharing my progress.
My Santa mug collection, on the kitchen windowsill. It's official: no more room for Santa mugs on the windowsill! It's very liberating to know that a collection is complete, and you cannot and should not buy any more.

Little vintage bottlebrush wreaths, hanging from every knob on the kitchen cabinets.


One of my vintage aprons, with an elf peeking out of the pocket. I got lucky finding this apron, because I was smart and packed it away with all of the Christmas decorations. Finding the rest will unfortunately require tearing apart the cabinet holding all of the vintage linens. Darn! When will I learn?

I picked up this tablecloth at a thrift store, and this one I will cut up, to make kitchen curtains and a tree skirt.

I'm not done decorating the green cabinet yet. It will probably have nothing but vintage light-up stuff on it, but in the meantime I almost can't stand how great RED things look on that green cabinet! Ok, so that's how far I've gotten, and I've got a long way to go. As I unpack each box, all I can think is: I've got to pack all of this stuff up again in a month. Either I have way too much stuff, or I must be getting old, and I refuse to admit I have too much stuff!
If you would like to see more reds, head over to It's A Very Cherry World, where Sue hosts this fun party every week!

32 comments:

Cherry Chick said...

lol...Carol...I vote we all have "way too much stuff". Thanks for sharing your stuff with us on Rednesday. ;-)

Happier Than a Pig in Mud said...

Your tablecloth is fantastic and I can't wait to see the tree skirt:@)

very merry vintage style said...

It all looks beautiful! Especially those bells on the green hutch!

Diann @ The Thrifty Groove said...

Oh Carol! You have some of the best and cutest vintage Christmas things!! Everything is so much fun! Oh, and by the way, your gift card is on the way!
I hope you and your family have a wonderful Thanksgiving!

Robin@DecoratingTennisGirl said...

Carol,
I love it all. I loved seeing my Grandma in her Christmas apron. I love your lighted bells. :)

Jacqueline said...

Looks like Christmas is popping up everywhere around your house. Of course, the elf...my all time favorite!

I have such rich memories of hot chocolate in my little Santa mug. I sooooo believed in Santa for soooo long, tee hee..still do!
Soooo Long! Jacqueline

Happy@Home said...

So much cuteness here today! I love vintage Christmas. Love your apron with the elf peeking out. Can't wait to see more.

Dandelion and Daisy said...

I am so impressed, here it is the day before Thanksgiving and you have that much decorating accomplished. So cute and cheery, you have wonderful collectible Christmas decor.

VintageBettys said...

What beautiful Christmas decorations! Your collection of santa mugs is too cute. We love that vintage apron!! We didn't start decorating yet but I think we will after Thanksgiving dinner! LOL...Can't wait!

craftyles said...

Carol, I love the Santa Mugs-you can always move to a bigger windowsill. Hee, hee. Love the little wreaths-what a cute idea. Have a Happy Thanksgiving!

Linda @ A La Carte said...

Wonderful Christmas decos and now I'm getting in the mood to drag those boxes from the basement...ugh I KNOW I'm getting old...harder and harder to bring up and down but I have to have my Christmas!

LV said...

You must really be into Christmas to have started so early. I have a sister that way. In fact she leaves some of her things up all year. I do not do that anymore.

D said...

I think your decorating is coming along nicely. Love the top of the cabinet.
D

Linda said...

I love your vintage Christmas items! The little Santa mugs are charming on the windowsill!

Angela said...

I just love all your vintage material you have...The one by your dryer is just gorgeous. Everything looks so festive..thanks for sharing.

NanE said...

I love all your vintagey Christmas things! Too much stuff? What's that, LOL! Have a wonderful Thanksgiving, hugs, Nan

Jane said...

So much wonderful, red vintage Christmas!! You know how much I enjoy seeing all your vintage items!
Happy Thanksgiving.
Jane

Shelley said...

Great decorating...love it all...wishing you a blessed Thanksgiving day....Shelley

Carey said...

Hi Carol
Love all of your decorations. I love the curtains that are hanging in two of the pictures so much! I hope you have a wonderful Thanksgiving.
Hugs
Carey

Andy's Attic said...

Such fun decor!!My Santa mug from childhood is one of my prize possesions.(1950's) Happy Thanksgiving,
Annette

Anonymous said...

Carol, I love the red Christmas items!!Yes, red looks great on that cabinet.

I love that green colander, too. And the red rooster measuring spoon holder, and the apron with the elf. That is a CUTE idea!! My mom use to have several of the elves. I wonder whatever happened to them.

I can't wait to see more!!!

Mecky

Sherrie said...

It is a given that we all have to much stuff. But I can't help it. I love to look at everything. It gives me pleasure, of course, with your stuff I just drool. Have a Happy Thanksgiving.

Sweet Bee Cottage said...

You have the sweetest vintage decorations! Old and Glorious! Can't wait to see what else you have going on!

kayellen said...

I love all your vintage RED treasures Carol!!
How wonderful :)

Happy Redensday and have a blessed Thanksgiving holiday with your family~~

xo
Kay Ellen

Nora Johnson said...

Love the tablecloth and vintage apron!

Happy Rednesday & Happy Thanksgiving too!

XOXO Lola:)

Melody said...

Hi Carol! Everything looks good..but I agree you can never have too much Christmas. I start Deckin this weekend....yipppeee
Have a Happy Thanks!

Hooked on Memes said...

Everything looks so festive! Red does look wonderful with your green hutch.

GWENDOLYN KAY said...

Such cheery stuff. Love the santa collection.
Blessings~
Gwen

Creative Breathing said...

I love posts that show your kitchen! Your window sill full of Santas is such a wonderful idea! I hope you have a joyous Thanksgiving weekend! Elizabeth

♥-Icy BC-♥ said...

Your post for Rednesday is so pretty. Just a touch but they pop out so nice..

Thanks for visiting, and hope you had a wonderful Thanksgiving!

Pink Roses and Teacups said...

Hi Carol,

Love all of your Christmas things! It's always such a treat to visit you! Love that christmas apron, and how you have it displayed with the little elf peeking out. I have one from my mom I am going to get out. Hope you had a wonderful Thanksgiving!

Debbie

SueLovesCherries said...

Santa(s) look great on the windowsill! And I love the curtains. And I do love how the washer/dryer are tucked in that corner with the 'curtain' in front!