Tuesday, December 18, 2012


It's Rednesday here, and also at It's A Very Cherry World, where Sue created this party and hosts it each week!
Here's a shot of the front of our house.
Lots of garland and red bows. Boy do those bushes need a good whacking. They're trying to take over the porch!
Our daughter Liz's skates and a thermos sit on an old wool scarf on the bench outside the back door.
Mr. Old Glory made this deer family several years ago. Normally they gather round the lamppost, but this year they're nestled up by the house, in hopes that people will leave them alone, and not rearrange them in strange positions like they have in the past!
And speaking of deer, I put this vintage Rudolph blow mold in the garage windowbox this year. 
I love to decorate our house for each holiday, but I can't see any of it unless I'm driving by! That's why I started decorating that windowbox several years ago. I can see it from the kitchen window, and that deer looks so pretty, day or night!
It seems like there's always just one more thing that needs to be dug out of the shed and plugged in. That NOEL candle was doing it's best to hide in there, but I found it!
I was very excited to find three more of these Libbey glasses, marked down to a quarter apiece over the weekend.
So now I have six, and the glass carrier is SO happy to finally hold a full set!
I love Dollar Tree. Don't you? Where else could you find pretty chair cushions like this? For $1.00? Nowhere, that's where!~~~~~~~~~~If you would like to see more reds, head on over to It's A Very Cherry World right now! 


Primitive Stars said...

Everning, looks wonderful, love the blow mold reindeer, wow!!!! Thanks for sharing, Hugs Francine.

Donna said...

Love it ALL! Your house is adorable.
I can tell we like the same way of decorating.

Linda @ A La Carte said...

Wonderful and bright decorations! I want a blo mold in my yard!! Love those dollar store cushions...gosh I am amazed at what we can find there! Happy Red day and enjoy these last days leading u to Christmas!

hugs, Linda

Jill said...

I only see the red candles around here, I like the white ones!!

Barbara said...

Your house looks just charming ... much as I love that reindeer blow mold, I would sneak in your yard after dark to steal the skates and thermos.

Maureen said...

It looks like you're all decked out and ready to go! Looks awesome!

Sunny Simple Life said...

That deer in the window box is just the most adorable thing. Your home is like the cutest Christmas card. You just need some snow.

Tammy's in Love said...

Just rolled through a few days of posts and had a little eye party! Your collection of vintage figurines makes me realize there are plenty of figurines that I don't have...yet!

Kaye Swain - SandwichINK For the Sandwich Generation said...

Oh how cute! And wonderfully Christmas-y! And I'm right there with you. My grandkids and I LOVE the Dollar Store!!! Merry Christmas :) and Happy Rednesday!

Lynn said...

I love the deer in your garage window box! It looks great and I'm so glad you get to see it from the kitchen too-fun:@)

Musings from Kim K. said...

I always love your outdoor decorations. Your porch is just delightful. I can never get enough of your darling blowmolds.

Christmas hugs! Happy Rednesday!

SwedishCorner ~ DownUnder...Pernilla said...

Happy Holidays! Very festive :) Your house is so christmassy! Seasons Greetings from Australia♥ ~Pernilla

ThrifterSisters said...

A Reindeer blow mold! Boy, it's a good thing I don't live by you otherwise he may come up missing! I always enjoy your porch and outdoor decorations. Congrats on completing you glass set.

Merry Christmas & Happy Rednesday!


Anonymous said...

Thanks for the tour, Carol!

Denise Marie said...

Love it all! favorite is the blow mold deer.

craftyles said...

Carol, I just love the outside of your house. It's perfect for Christmas decorating! The glasses are wonderful. Love the blow molds. I found my first one yesterday-Yea!!Have a Merry Christmas!

Andy's Attic said...

Carol, your home looks great. Love your blowmold reindeer. He is a keeper for sure!!

GardenOfDaisies said...

Your house looks so festive!! The blow molds are super cute! But the thing I LOVE the most are those three deer that your husband made. May I please borrow him for a couple of days, so he can make some for me?

Unknown said...

OMG!!!! It is like going back in time!!!!! I adore it all but especially Rudolph! I have a bunch of new vintage items this year....I went a little nuts....OK a lot nuts! But I just love sitting and looking at all of them! Merry Christmas Carol!!!!

Sally Annie Magundy said...

Your house is so darling Carol, so much fun to see it decorated for the holidays!

I can barely stand the cuteness (and my envy!) of your blow mold reindeer, so much fun. How great you can see him out your window and enjoy him while you're inside too.

I'm thinking I need to skedaddle over to the Dollar Tree now - those cushions are great.

Merriest of Christmases to you and your dear ones!


Sure love the vintage Christmas at your cottage! Who doesn't like a "red nose" reindeer!

Anonymous said...

It's great to see the outside of your home!
The reindeer is terrific!

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

LOVE the front of your home decorated for Christmas!! It reminds me of a chalet in the mountians!!
Those Libbey glasses are so sweet!!

Thanks for stopping by all the time!!

Wishing you and yours a very Merry Christmas!!


Magical Mystical Teacher said...

Those bow-bedecked ice skates are just precious.

Merry Christmas!

A Little Nativity Red

Fran said...

Your house looks so festive all decked out in the garland, bows and icicle lights! I love your snowman blowmold, and I don't blame you for wanting to place your reindeer in a spot where you can enjoy him! :)

Susan said...

I went to Dollar Tree, and did not find those pretty seat cushions. Did you buy the cushions this year? Also, are they vinyl? So pretty!


Mecky said...

Carol, It all looks wonderful?,
Merry Christmas?,

Pink Roses and Teacups said...

Love all your retro decorations Carol! I am so into it this year. Of course I still love my pinks too! Love that Rudolph! I had to laugh when you said that people rearrange the deer on the lawn into funny positons. LOL!

Merry Christmas!

joyh82 said...

Hi just relaxing and blog hopping. New follower. We have those same white deer...my dh made them with his Dad. Merry Christmas!!

Tammy said...

I had to laugh the deer being rearranged. :) You have a lovely house all decked out for the holidays! Wishing you and yours a very merry Christmas. Tammy

Chenille Cottage said...

There's just no place like home!
I love each nook and cranny of your Christmas display. Your home is so inviting and how I love all the pops of red!
Your chair cushions are to die for...I'll have to check out my local $Tree.
Have a Merry Christmas, Carol!
Carolynn xxx

Laura said...

I love your decorations, especially that rudolph blow mold.... Merry Christmas Carol and have a wonderful New Year !

Martha said...

Hi Carol, just popping in to say Merry Christmas (a little late) and see what kind of great finds you have had recently. I have so much stuff packed away that I know you would enjoy so much. I wish we lived closer so I could just invite you over to dig through and take whatever you wanted - or wish shipping costs were cheaper at the least! Hope your holidays are happy! :)

Unknown said...

Ho Ho days have come and gone and it looked like it was pure Christmas charm at your home. Sears would be proud!

I have been through the whole painful order of my son in laws open heart surgery and he made it, thank the good Lord! It was a very scary journey to say the least.

Looking towards 2013 and lots of fun times with you, as always..Jacqueline

Sweet Bee Cottage said...

It must be so fun to live in your neighborhood!

Happy Happy New Year! Here's to many more vintage finds for you (and me) in 2013!

Linda Ruthie said...

Fabulous decorations!
Best wishes for a Happy New Year.

Pam~ Virginia Retro said...

Wonderful items, as always!

Have missed your posts. Hope you're just taking a well-deserved break after the holidays! :) Pam

Margaret said...

Missing YOU!


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