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Tuesday, June 26, 2012

REDNESDAY

Time to share our red hot REDS over at It's A Very Cherry World, where Sue is the coolest hostess around!
I've been busy Red, White & Blue-ing it up outside! This is part of my collection of old flags, out on the back porch. The '76 flag is a recent addition, found while on vacation. I almost didn't get it, because it was twice what I wanted to pay for it, but my husband convinced me that Old Glory Cottage needed it!
This birdcage, already painted red, was also a vacation garage sale find. The cage was sitting on a table, marked $5.00. I thought I would try to haggle the price down to $3.00, until the seller said "I've got the stand in the garage, if you want it".  SOLD, to the girl who already has way too many birdcages, for $5.00!!!
For now, I've got it sitting behind the porch swing.
With little flags flying inside!
Some back porch decorations. Those are lights stuffed inside that star-shaped basket, and it's a nice little welcome by the back door at night.
Paper lanterns hanging on the front porch.
I found a huge piece of foam for 25 cents at a garage sale, so I made a cushion for the back porch bench. I just wrapped an old tablecloth around it. I know, I know, it looks kinda silly because the cushion is SO thick, but it's a proven fact that as our butts age, they need a soft place to land! Now, if you would like to see more reds, head over to It's A Very Cherry World!  

30 comments:

Sally Annie Magundy said...

Love your porch and adore all of your red white and blue Carol! You cracked me up over the cushion comment ... so true!

Happy Rednesday!

JunqueMagnet said...

Awesome displays. You did need that flag! Enjoy.

Mecky said...

Oh my. That is a great birdcage for 5.00. I thought my 5.00 one was a bargin, but it is no where as nice as that!

I am glad you got the 76 flag. It needed to go home with you!

craftyles said...

Your red whites and blues are looking good. Love that red birdcage-and what a steal!

Pam~ Virginia Retro said...

Carol, love all your red, white & blue, but especially love the birdcage, wow $5! Your flag display is great, and your new flage is a nice vacation souvenir too!

My old butt is well padded, but sure loves a cushion anyway! ;-) Pam

Maureen said...

The red birdcage is awesome...and good score on the cushion. That stuff is expensive these days!

Perfectly Printed said...

Great red, white and blues! love your porch!!

chris

Jann Olson said...

Hi Carol, hubby is so right. Old Glory Cottage needed that flag! Love them in the old crock. I must say, your hubby sounds a lot like mine. I think that they are keepers. Last Fall while vacationing in ID I had spent quite a bit at an antique store. As I was paying I spied an old birdcage. I said, I want to put a few items back and get the cage instead. Hubby said, "Oh, just get it all". And no, it was not $5 I can't believe the deals you get girl. Happy for you, but a bit jealous over here at my house. lol! I have just started to glorify my front porch. Not quite ready for pics.
Hugs,
Jann

My Vintage Mending said...

This sounds like the perfect time to make a visit to Old Glory. How's tomorrow sound. Its going to be way to hot here to be outside! This is a lovely landscape. Smiles...Renee

acorn hollow said...

I love the red white and blue.
your porch looks comfy and fun.
cathy

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

LOVE your flag collection! One can never have too many bird cages with stand!
Warmly,
deb

Magical Mystical Teacher said...

Oh, I'm sure you can always find a use for one more bird cage!

Locked Red Door

Cherry Chick said...

It looks like your porch is ready for the 4th!

Happy Rednesday...

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Tammy's in Love said...

Salute! Super Cute, Carol! I love to get new ideas for my patriotic displays but a 5.00 birdcage with the stand!? Lucky girl!

Tammy

Diane Mars said...

The porch looks so inviting, I have to say that birdcage is very very cool. Happy Summer!!

vintage grey said...

Your red, white, and blue treasures are so lovely!! Love all the old flags! I have one so far in my collection, and look forward to rescuing more! Have a great night! xo Heather

Sweet Bee Cottage said...

Love, LOVE, LURVE all those flags in the crock. It's all absolutely perfect for such a charming place as Old Glory Cottage! Happy Rednesday!

Lola said...

Lovely birdcage and flags too!

Happy Rednesday, Carol!

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

Carol,
Love all of your Patriotic decor!! And that bird cage sure is a crowd pleaser!!

So cute!

Hugs,
Debbie

Angela said...

Had to stop by and say hello. Loving what you did...Blessings.

Old Fashioned Gal said...

LOVE your red and white quilit!!! Looks so adorable on your porch! I love the cushion too...it's not too think at all! :)
-Denise

Linda @ A La Carte said...

You are all decorated up for the 4th! Love that bird cage and even more that nice soft cushion on you swing! I'd sit and chat with you awhile anytime. Hugs, Linda

Nancy Jo said...

Looking goor carol, love red white and blue. Got some around here too.
You were gone for awhile I was worried. I'm ok now.
Nancy Jo

Barbara said...

It's always exciting to visit your house as the 4th approaches!

Cherry's Prairie Primitives said...

Love all your patriotic displays!!

Debbie Kay said...

I adore those old flags.......

Debbie

bj said...

Your porch looks great.
I've done my porch in red/white/blue this summer. This being an election year, I thought those colors would be good to use.
xo bj

Rita said...

Lovely captures. You would love to visit my sisters house. She has been into Americana decorating since she got her first place.

You should link this post up to the Red meme called Red Hot Thursday.

Chenille Cottage said...

Ahhh...how I love anything patriotic! the first time I visited your blog I was thrilled to see all your red, white and blue...not to mention your fitting blog title.
How I love the summertime..a time for stars and stripes, apple pie and fireworks!
Have a great day,
Carolynn ;)

Melanie @ Country Cottage Living said...

I love your decorations and finds...I have some of the same flowers growing in my garden!