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Tuesday, February 15, 2011

REDNESDAY!



I don't have a whole lot to share today for REDnesday. Since Valentine's Day is over, I feel like I'm all out of reds! These are vintage curtains that are hanging on the back door.

I finally made it to TJ Maxx for some of these cute shopping bags! They're hanging by the back door, all ready to be filled up when flea market season starts again, in.......about a month and a half!!!

I decided that I had better rescue our daughter's old Fisher Price barn from the garage, before it got destroyed. I bought it for her at a garage sale, so it was well-loved by the time she got it. It's got a copyright date of '67 on it. I had no idea it was that old!

I love the graphics on it, especially the little bluebirds that have made a nest way up there by the vent. And the Pennsylvania Dutch barn art.

And the dog snoozing under the bench. Not to mention the advertising for the circus that the farmer allowed on the side of his barn!
If you would like to see more reds, head over to It's A Very Cherry World, where Sue is our hostess. She always has great reds to share!

39 comments:

Angela said...

Well for someone who thought she was all out of reds, I LOVED what you shared..Those bags are AWESOME. Your going to be so 'chic' girl when yard sale time comes...

Cindy said...

It is a good thing you got it out of the barn...that is worth well over 100.00 right now.I have seen 3 in the last 2 weeks in anique stores with the book values..ranging from 110.00-140.00
Yikes you have a treasure!!lol

Love the shopping bags!!

Hugs Cindy from Rick-Rack and Gingham

Mecky said...

Carol, the barn is so cute. I have seen them a million times, a million years ago, but never really paid attention to the the graphics on it. How cute. They just don't make toys that cute anymore.

Mecky

Brenda Kula said...

Love those cute bags! My daughters had the FP farms. They played the heck out of those things!
Brenda

Bloggymom said...

OH... I haven't seen one of those barns in a long time.

Linda @ A La Carte said...

I love the Fisher Price barn! I feel like I don't have a lot of reds ether.

Niece said...

I love your new look for your blog.....sooooo happy! Has a feel good feeling!

Babbs said...

Love your reds!!! I especially love that barn!! I remember I had one of those!!! Pretty bags and curtains, love them!!

Kaye Swain - SandwichINK for Grandparents and Caregivers said...

Oh what sweet family memories in that barn - for you AND for me - as my children enjoyed one of those, and later, thanks to a yard sale, my grandchildren enjoyed one for a few years. How fun for a quiet Rednesday!

LV said...

Sometimes it is surprising what we can find when we start digging around. You came up with a perfect showing of reds.

Maureen said...

I have faith in you Carol. Somehow you always manage to come up with good stuff!

Genie said...

Well, you found your red again. This time it is so precious. My children had one similar to this years ago.

Sherrie said...

I had bought the same toy barn at a lawn sale when my daughter was little, around 1990 or so. I sold it with the little silo last summer for $25 it had a lot of the animals. I thought that was good. Oh well. Thanks for the idea to help with my blog. I did find someone to help and I am so happy. she was amazing. I will be writing about her. Thanks for your help. I knew I could get some answers from my friends. By the way, you are going to mentioned as well. Thanks.

Sweet Bee Cottage said...

Now that has to be the one my brother had. Does it still moo when you open the barn door? I would just make that doggone thing moo and moo and moo till I must have driven my mom nuts! I had the house and I would also ring and ring and ring the doorbell. I remember that lazy dog. (My brother was born in 1967 so that has to like the one from when he was a wee one.) Thanks for the memories!

Sweet Bee Cottage said...

Oh and I want that T.J. Maxx bag - BAD! I never go to those, but there is one right next to my favorite Target so I guess I better head on over there. I really, really, really want that bag. I think I might dream about it tonight. Soon.....I must go there soon.

Ann said...

Well...you have quite a showing of reds today!! I've seen those quite shopping bags at T.J. Maxx. They are just perfect for filling full of thrifty treasures.:o)
Happy Rednesday.
Fondly,
Ann
@
The Tattered Tassel

Shutters Perth said...

The barn really did attract me too. I love the color and it was pretty awesome. But everything about your work was all very well done and they were all perfectly great. I enjoyed it a lot.

ThreeOldKeys said...

I love the barn! If we'd kept all that good old stuff we'd either be wealthy or buried under the treasure.

I'm with you, on the itch to hit flea markets ... yard sales ...

Donna@Conghaile Cottage said...

My Boys had that barn too...LOVED it but it moved on to other kiddies to love... I feel SO Ashamed that I NEVER noticed those little Bluebirds nesting on the barn(OMG, TOO CUTE)...Thank you for sharing.
Have a wonderful Valentine's Week,
Hugs, Donna

LiLi M. said...

I cannot wait for the flea market season to start either! Love your bags! Filled they will be even more attractive ;-)!

Pat @ Mille Fiori Favoriti said...

Carol I have a very similar Fisher Price barn and all the animals that went with it, that was my children's toy in the early 8o's :) I also "rescured" it out of my garage for my grandson to play with! After seeing Cindy's remark I wonder if it is worth anything?

Happy REDnesday!

Dena E's Blog said...

OMGosh Girl,, I had one of these for my oldest when he was a toddler. Yeah, about 30yrs ago that is!!!
God's blessings on you ~~~Hugs Dena

monah http://graciouscottage.com/ said...

Hi Carol,
Your curtains are very vintage. And would go with my kitty print. LOL.
monah

Oregon Gifts of Comfort and Joy said...

Hi Carol,

Oh, everything is pretty, but I love your barn and wish that I had one just like it! Thanks for your wonderful post.

Take care and God bless,

Kathy

Cindy Adkins said...

Oh, I love your reds!! Happy Rednesday--I hope you had a great Valentine's Day too!!!
XO

By the Bluegrass said...

Ahhh, that barn has memories for me! My sister had it and the little school house. I use to play with them when she outgrew it.

I love your Sears and Robuck house! It is so pretty. What a neat story.
xo,
Sena

(p.s. thanks for stopping by my blog!) <3

Boo-Bah said...

I think you just thought you were out of reds! I love everything you shared. I love those bags. Vintage curtains are so pretty, I grew up in the era when priscilla curtains and lace panels were at our windows, I am definitely in love with vitange things.
The Fisher Price barn is wonderful. I know they are coming out with reproductions of some of the old time favorites.
Your Rednesday is great!!!

Rebecca said...

I love the TJ Maxx Bags-wish I had one-super cute!

craftyles said...

Hi Carol,
Love your reds and your Valentines stuff on the previous post was great! I have the same Fisher Price barn-also bought at a garage sale for my older son. Ours is in the garage. Glad to catch up with you-you cheesehead. I was rooting for the Pack too.

Sil Campschroer said...

Hello Carol,
Thanks for visiting my blog!
I like you're red fischer price-farm.
It's looks much better than all the new playtoys! Have a great day!
Lovely greetings with heart&oul from Sil.

❀~Myrna~❀ said...

The vintage Fisher Price barn toy is awesome ! Great reds !
Blessings,
~Myrna

VintageBettys said...

Your vintage curtains are so pretty! We just made new curtains for our kitchen out of vintage sheets. We hope that you do in fact find some wood on the curbside, that would be great! We love our little truck and hope to find another one in aqua!

Have a great weekend,
Laura and Michele

Diann said...

Well, for very little red showing, you have some wonderful ones. Your vintage curtains are so sweet Carol. Love them.

Vintage Christine said...

Man, slogging through 33 comments to get here plumb wore me out! Just wanted to let you know that I've added your name to the GJB Fan Club membership and will be mailing you the official pendant soon. Those shopping bags are CUTE--wonder if my TJ Maxx has 'em. I try to stay away from TJ Maxx, though--their jewelry counter is waaaaaay too much temptation!

SueLovesCherries said...

Carol, there's always some red somewhere! Cute bags - I may have to go pick some up!

Susan from The T-Cozy said...

Love that toy barn! I've got a few of my kids' old Fisher-Price toys in the attic. You've inspired me to find them!

Jacqueline said...

I love your new header in pursuit of junk! Ha...you are so fun!

Those bags are cute too...I think I gotta go get one. Run Jane Run...I mean Run Jackie Run!

Good grief, I am so overwhelmed with cute between blogs and store and more...I think I'm gonna keel right over, polka dot boots and all!

Jane said...

I remember that old Fisher Price barn. Call me old but I love the old toys that let kids just play and use their imagination.
Happy Sunday!
Jane

Anxiety Cures said...

Such a lovely and pretty window curtain. Love it!