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Tuesday, January 17, 2012

REDNESDAY


Time for REDnesday over at It's A Very Cherry World! AND, it's time to start decorating for Valentine's Day!

I finally finished the first of three Valentine buntings that I plan on making.
A close-up of the fabrics that I used. All handsewn, but the good news is that I'm going to set my sewing machine by the door, so that I'll remember to take it to Hancock Fabrics and get it fixed this Friday. YAY!
Christmas has mistletoe, and Valentine's Day has the kissing ball! I made this one several years ago, using a styrofoam ball, moss and silk roses. All "ingredients" found at the dollar store. SO easy!
I had a vintage Lefton girl just like this one on my Watch List on Ebay, and when it reached $16, I can't tell you how thrilled I was to spot this one at my favorite thrift store for 50 cents!
Let's head outside for just a second to check out the cherub blow mold hanging beside the back door.
And since it's still Winter, I've left out the sled and our daughter Liz's old skates and made it a little bit Valentine-y.

And here's the start of another project. I sure hope it turns out the way I'm envisioning it. Wish me luck!
If you would like to see more reds, hop over to It's A Very Cherry World, where Sue hosts REDnesday every week!

30 comments:

Mecky said...

What a great find at your thrift store!
Great idea to leave the sled out and turn it Valentiney!

Have a Happy Rednesday!

Maple Lane said...

You have been busy! That little girl is precious and such a bargain.

Lisa said...

Lovely Valentine reds! I hope to feel better soon so I can get my goodies out!
Hugs, Lisa

Lola said...

Gorgeous reds for Valentine's Day!

Happy Rednesday!

Protector of Vintage said...

Lovely "reds." Great price on the little Lefton figurine. I don't think there is anything at all for sale at the thrift stores around here for 50 cents!!

Melody said...

Hi Carol! Love your red Valentine's! Great score at the Thrift Shop too.

The French Hutch said...

Adorable Valentine's Day decorations. I love how you found a way to use your daughter's skates. Happy Rednesday………..

~Emily
The French Hutch

Shirley Hatfield said...

I love the winter vignette with the sled and skates. So Valentine-y and full of red and white happiness! =D

Linda @ A La Carte said...

I need to get out my Valentine's day bin and see what I have!! Your Lefton girl makes me so happy! Maybe I will find one for 50 cents!!! hugs, Linda

Doniene said...

Hi Carol, for some reason I've missed a couple of your posts! Love the valentine stuff and what a find at the thrift store! Love the flowers in your house! The vintage tablecloth is awesome! Always enjoy visiting!

Blessings

Lynn at Cottage and Creek said...

I love your Lefton dolly! I have two Lefton Valentine girls that I think I need to get out of storage for the upcoming holiday. Your bunting turned out nice too.
Lynn

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

Great price on your little Lefton Girl! HMMM..what are you making with those hearts???!! Fun red finds!
Warmly,
deb

very merry vintage style said...

That little Lefton girl is adorable!
Happy Rednesday-
Mary

Kim K. said...

I'm completely smitten with your bunting. You have a lovely Valentine collection started. As soon as Chinese New Year is over (I have to give equal time to our family holidays) the Valentine goodies come out in full force! Thanks for sharing a sneak peek of your fabulous finds!

Jann Olson said...

Hi Carol, I knew the moment I spied that cute little girl that she belonged to you. What a bargain she was! I made a bunting just like that a couple of years ago for 4th of July. It was a fun and easy project. Hey thanks for the reminder. I have a feather weight machine that I need to take to the repair shop also. Guess I better sit it by the front door. lol!

My Vintage Mending said...

Super reds this week too. Never letting us down. I love that cute bunting and never even thought to do that to my sled...genius. Enjoy your week..smiles...Renee

Barbara said...

I had no idea there was such a thing as a Valentine blow mold ... astonishing!

Holly- Cutie Pie Cottage said...

50 cents! Hurray!
Have fun sewing your buntings! The one you showed is really sweet! ♥

Mom Walds Place said...

What a great Lefton girl, and what a spectacular price. You are going to share your project with us when it is done, right?

Elaine said...

That sweet Lefton girl is a sweet treasure.. How lucky you were to find her for a great price.. I have several of the figurines.. Great start on your Valentine decorating

Jori said...

That bunting is adorable! Love that you used your sled and ice skates for Valentines!

Sarah~Magnolia Surprise said...

Love the sled and skates -- goes well for Valentines! And the little Lefton girl is so sweet (and lucky you for finding it for 50c!)
Have a happy Rednesday!!

❀~Myrna~❀ said...

Hi Carol , Love all your sweet valentine reds !

Sally Annie Magundy said...

Love your bunting and all such darling reds - what a find on that darling girl! Dying of envy over here.

Happy Rednesday!

Little Susie Home Maker said...

I like your bunting and kissing ball. So great to get your little Lefton for 50 cents! Score!
Pretty reds.
Blessings,
Susie

Melody said...

Hey! It's me again....I bet there are Father Knows Best in Radio Shows....
keep an ear out I'll try to find some And thanks for the idea....maybe I can add some old tv...hmmm

ThreeOldKeys said...

you can come over & decorate my house. feel free to bring all these decorations ... especially the sled grouping ... I Heart it.

Ann@A Sentimental Life said...

Oh how I love your little Lefton girl, I keep looking for one. I still have my sled on the front porch,yours looks like Valentines...uuu, my does not!

SueLovesCherries said...

You hand-sewed a bunting? Are you nuts? LOL! It looks great! (Next time try that iron-on fusible stuff)

Love the little girl! Isn't it crazy (and sad) how expensive figurines are on eBay these days?

Laurel Leaf Cottage said...

I love your little Lefton girl! What a great find!!