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Tuesday, February 14, 2012

REDNESDAY!


HAPPY VALENTINE'S DAY!!! I've got all kinds of reds to share on this day of love, including some gifts from bloggy friends. That valentine above is my absolute favorite, because it was given to me by my parents when I was little!

I found these canisters at a thrift store a while ago, and after realizing that I had no room for them, I always meant to sell them. Now they hold pet food, and it's the official Pet Feeding Station! There's cat food in the big one, birdseed and millet in the other two for the parakeets. The trash can underneath holds more cat food. The pretty crocheted potholders are from a giveaway that I won from Nancy Jo. More on her in a minute!
I'm pretty sure that these paper dolls were originally my sister's. I loved spending hours playing with them! I wonder why, when I had tons of Barbies as well. Maybe because it was easier to put clothes on them? Anyway, there's a bunch of other paper dolls in that box too, that I'll share another time. Isn't the box itself the cutest?!
My sweet pal Jackie, of Once Upon A Fairyland, sent me these. Just because! I especially love that tray on the left, with all the deer....

These were also in the box. I can't wait to craft with them!
Ok, I don't think that there's any red in this shot, but I had to share it all. She really gets how I love decorating for every holiday!
I also won this pretty beaded purse from Nancy Jo, and I've tucked a couple of vintage valentines in it. It's hanging on the door to the attic, the only glass doorknob in the house. Who decided, when this house was built 85 years ago, that the pretty glass doorknob should go on the door leading to the attic??? Holly, who also has one lone glass doorknob in her house, will appreciate this shot!
I also received this bag from Nancy Jo. Look at the little red hearts on the umbrella!
And inside the bag were all of these gorgeous buttons! Lots of crafting possibilities there. Can we all stop what we're doing for just a moment and thank all of the women in the past who so frugally snipped off every single button from a garment before getting rid of it?!

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

25 comments:

Margaret said...

Happy Valentine's Day! Hope this day has been great! Love all the great stuff! Your blogging friends know what you like :)
Hugs, Maggie~Maggie's Lil' Fixins

Lola said...

Hi Carol!

A very Happy Valentine's Day & Rednesday to you!

Have a lovely week,

XOXO Lola:)

Protector of Vintage said...

Happy Valentine's Day, Carol. Love all the treasures. (I keep dog food in my vintage canisters!)

delia hornbook said...

What a gorgeous post. But what shines for me are those vintage canisters those are stunning i have never seen any like that i love them. What a lovely injection of red they make. Buttons oohh who doesn't love a vintage button ;-) dee x

Ann said...

The paperdolls are SOOOOO cute, I spent hours playing with them as a child too. Your childhood valentine is very sweet, I know it means a lot. Happy Valentines and Rednesday.
Ann

Mecky said...

Happy Valentine's Day!
I absolutely love those red canisters. I saw some at the antique mall here and keep thinking I should grab them. (can't have everything, can we?)
My DD loved playing with paper dolls, too, although she loved her Barbie's too. That is so cool that your mom saved them for you!

Trisha said...

I love all of your vintage pretties! Happy Valentine's Day and thanks for stopping by!

~Trisha

Sally Annie Magundy said...

I love all that you shared today, everything is so charming. I adore the bag from Nancy Jo, so precious and what a lovely friend you have.

Happy Valentine's Day and Happy Rednesday!

Linda @ A La Carte said...

Lots of amazing reds this week! Love buttons and think they tell a story for sure. hugs, Linda

Pam said...

Love all those buttons!!

SueLovesCherries said...

Carol, I'm so glad you didn't get rid of the canisters - they're beautiful! And, what a great idea, to use them for pet food!

Y'know, I always liked paper dolls more than real dolls. The Susie one looks like I did when I was little!

First come, first served - you get the quilt! I'll let you know the postage after I weigh it.

Kim K. said...

Happy Valentine's Day, Carol. Love all the treasures. Such lovely eye candy. I'm completely smitten with your paper dolls.

My Vintage Mending said...

Carol another fantastic week. I am just taken with your pet station. You always find the great tins...Have a wonderful Valentine's Day...smiles...Renee

Jill said...

I think I like just about everything you pictured!! I loved paper dolls too, especially the wedding ones!

Sandy said...

Carol,
Happy Valentines Day! I just adore those "paper" dolls! I had a few friends over for lunch as hubby is working tonight......:)

D said...

Very cute, pretty reds. I love old buttons, too.

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

Carol,
I deleted my first comment because I mistakeningly called you Sue. Stupid me!
Anyway, Those canisters have melted my heart!! LOVE all of your red deliciousness!!

Hugs,
Deb

Holly- Cutie Pie Cottage said...

Oh those paper dolls looks so familar! Thanks for the memory buzz!
What a great idea for the feeding station. Let the collecting continue! We don't have to get rid of anything! No sirree!

Oh how fun that you mentioned me. Yes, my crystal door knob was on the only totally unfished room of the house. How weird. I'm glad it works on my craft room door now! ♥

Jacqueline said...

Hi Carol!

I always find it so weird to see what I sent on a blog. I get this pang in the heart, somewhat like an arrow from cupid that says, YOU DID THE RIGHT THING JACQUELINE, she likes it!

I knew you would roll out the reds for valentines day. I just posted on love being cute. I know you can relate. If it ain't full of cute and charming you and I find it boring! Wink!

Andy's Attic said...

That little bag is to die for! And the food area is adorable.
Annette

Sarah~Magnolia Surprise said...

Love love love those paper dolls! I just saw those same ones in an Etsy shop! I loved playing with paper dolls, but didn't like that my older next door neighbor insisted that I was too young to cut them out neatly!

NanE said...

Wow Carol, there is so much to look at in this post, I don't know where to start! That little Valentine is so sweet, I can't believe you still have it, how special is that! But I think my fav are the paper dolls. I loved playing with them when I was little and now I have tons "pinned" on my vintage paper doll board at Pinterest! Have a wonderful weekend, Nan

Zootsuitmama said...

Love the Valentine from your parents! Of course it's your favorite! The reds are cute...esp...love the red cannisters!~

Amandaxygd said...

Lots of amazing reds this week! Love buttons and think they tell a story for sure. hugs, Linda