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Tuesday, December 20, 2011

REDNESDAY-The Last Of The Christmas Reds...I Think!



Still decorating, even though Christmas is only a few days away! It's OK though, because most of the outside stuff stays up until about the middle of January.

Since I wasn't going to be doing my usual, over-the-top Christmas decorating this year, due to the new kitten, I decided to just decorate with some of the things that I've found throughout the year, which had been waiting in the holding area (picnic basket), ready to be packed up with all of the other decorations after Christmas.

I did find some nice things this year at estate sales.

And the flea market.

It was a pretty good year for kneehugger elves!

While I was out antiquing over the weekend, several booths had their Christmas stuff 50% off. So these NOEL candleholders came home with me.

And so did this sweet little birdie, along with the tiniest bottle brush trees I've ever seen!

Although I'm not Swedish, I thought this tablecloth was so charming, and it's small enough that it will fit nicely on the coffee table.

There was no way I was leaving this angel behind either!

Here is my teeny tiny patriotic Christmas collection. The only reason I have one at all is thanks to Deb , for sending me that amazing vintage card, and to Renee for that ornament she made, using vintage materials. Thanks gals!

Back outside, my cherry bucket holds a spectacularly realistic poinsettia!

And on a sled that I found curbside, are my daughter's skates from when she was a little girl. LinkFunny story about those skates. I decided a few years ago that it would be fun to spraypaint the skates silver, and then sprinkle glitter on them. Those skates did not dry for three years! Honestly, last year was the first time that they weren't tacky to the touch!

If you would like to see more reds, please visit It's A Very Cherry World, where Sue hosts this party every week!
Merry Christmas!

32 comments:

Linda @ A La Carte said...

You had a very good year with Christmas finds! Love the angels and the knee huggers. Hope you are enjoying a Very Merry Christmas. hugs, Linda

LV said...

I like your "cut back" decorations. I cut so far back, I hardly have any. Christmas is such a lovely time of the year, but when know one will see it, I just do not bother.

Elaine @ Sunny Simple Life said...

Oh more wonderful eye candy. Merry Christmas to you and thanks for your wonderful blog as I love to see your vintage goodies and drool.

April said...

OH! Your tiny figurines and pretties are all so FUN!Happy Rednesday, and MERRY CHRISTMAS!
:)
I'm off to see the rest of your decorations....

Carol said...

3 years to dry?!! Oh my goodness!
Your decorations are lovely, and I'm looking forward to more kitten pictures. Which are hard to get, I know. Half the time the kitten has run out of the picture by the time the camera takes it!
The angels, knee huggers and tablecloth are terrific!
Have a Merry Christmas!

Debby said...

Love your onery looking elves. Love that tablecloth. It is so hard to find a tablecloth that isn't fancy or plastic. I think next year I will make an oilcloth one.
Merry Christmas.

GARAGE SALE GAL ~ Deb's Earthly Delights said...

Merry Christmas!! Love all your finds this year!
Warmest Christmas Blessings!
Deb

Mom Walds Place said...

Your vintage Christmas goodies make my little heart go pitter pat. Merry Christmas!

Audrey said...

For someone who wasn't decoratin' you sure fancied things up! Love the sweet little bird the best!
Blessings, Audrey

Barbara said...

Only you would think that your decor is minimal this year! It's looking great (and I keep thinking there's a little more I'd like to do, too!)

Twyla and Lindsey said...

Hi Carol! I wanted to let you know that you won our giveaway for the red scarf! I emailed you this morning. Just need your address so we can get it right out! Your decorations are beautiful. Twyla

Tanya@takesix said...

Oh my goodness...too funny about your skates not drying. Although I'm sure it wasn't funny at the time. Thanks so much for visiting Take Six. Merry Christmas!!

Ann@A Sentimental Life said...

Like i always tell you, we like all the same things. Your picnic basket looks so cute. I have most of the same things..but no NOEL or LEON as my girlfriends family says!

My Vintage Mending said...

There is just so much goodness here I can't pick a favorite. Will there ever be n=enough of those Rudolph ornaments. They are my favorite..Merry Christmas...Renee

Mecky said...

Great Christmas decorations! I love the knee huggers. We uae to have alot of those when I was young.

Merry Christmas

ceodraiocht said...

Carol- great collection, you are teh queen of flea market finds.

Debbie@Debbie-Dabble and A Debbie-Dabble Christmas said...

Carol,
LOVE all of your vintage red goodies!! So sweet!!
I really like the picnic basket filled with greenery. I have a similar one but it is filled with recipes!. Which in itself is funny because I TRY not to cook too much!!
Merry Christmas to you and your family!
Hugs,
Debbie

bettyl said...

Those are some very lovely reds! I can't pick a favorite!

Merry Christmas to you and yours!

Holly- Cutie Pie Cottage said...

Oh, Carol! I remember that skate story! What's up with that, I wonder?

Well, I'm always happy to see you post and I always enjoy seeing your vintage goodies!! ♥

DearHelenHartman said...

I love that you continue to decorate and leave your lovelies up as long as you please. I fell into the must have it all done trap this year and it was not pretty - but your treasures are!

❀~Myrna~❀ said...

I love all your vintage Christmas Decor !Merry Christmas to you & your Family !

My Beautiful World said...

I love your reds they are just wonderful. So nice to meet you just found your beautiful blog and so happy I did. I have enjoyed looking around and I'm now following you, if you find a spare minute hope you visit me sometime and follow back so nice to meet new friends. Sending you special wishes for a very Merry Christmas Day and look forward to keeping in touch in 2012.

Always Wendy

Richard Cottrell said...

you have so many items that remind me of my childhood at Christmas. The little ceramic angels, red plastic Santa and so forth. Thanks for stopping by my blog, My Old Historic House, and leaving such a sweet comment. Because of that, I have found your blog and I am your newest follower. Merry Christmas, Richard and Sissy Dog

Andy's Attic said...

Your decor is so fun!! I hope you have a very Merry Christmas!
Annette

ThreeOldKeys said...

I love the skate-painting story ... maybe it's time to spray them white again. When they're dry in 3 years, go for red.

Beautiful goodies ... I never heard the elves called kneehuggers. Perfect name.

Merry Christmas!

Lynn said...

everything is gorgeous!!
Hugs

ps cupcake's package is on its way!

LV said...

Love all you finds and the way you are displaying them. Nice job.

D said...

What cute vintage things you found! My ver fav is the little figure holding the present!

Jann Olson said...

Carol, you have the sweetest vintage Christmas. Also love your new found treasures. Your two patriotic items from friends are preious. Just love your style of decorating. Could you come do my house next year? Have a very Merry Christmas!

Melanie at Country Cottage Living said...

Carol,
All of your antiques are delicious and I love every single item you select! You have a good eye! Happy Christmas and New Year!

Melanie at Country Cottage Living said...

by the way,
I posted a permanent link on my sidebar to Old Glory Cottage - just so you know!
Melanie

GardenofDaisies said...

I LOVE LOVE LOVE your Swedish Tablecloth!!!!