Tuesday, February 16, 2010


Today I will show you something special! My new wallpaper border in my pantry. I've had it for about five years and finally put it up this past week. I love it! It matches everything! Yellow is a happy color by itself, but when combined with red, dots, flowers and a wheelbarrow, it just screams happy, happy, happy!

Have you figured out yet that this isn't "real" wallpaper border? It's vintage shelf liner paper! I just couldn't bear to put it on my shelves where it might get ripped or soiled by little hands - that's why it took so long to put it up. Mister suggested using it on the walls and, now, I couldn't imagine it anywhere else! Here's a close-up of the paper.

Again, if you want to join in today, just follow the instructions above and below.


Debbie@Debbie-Dabble said...

I love your "border". It is so sweet!!! I too have new border to put up in the kitchen--for 2 years now! LOL! It has a red background (of course )with yellow roses and is scalloped. Hopefully , this summer, I will get it done! Happy Rednesday!

~~Carol~~ said...

The exact same thing stopped me from putting shelf edging on my shelves! I knew it would be a matter of minutes before it was ripped. It looks fantastic, and you sure must have had alot of it. It looks like it was made for you!
Hey, great minds think alike on the cottage blog headers! I like yours, but I'm still looking for a background that will go with mine!
Happy REDnesday!

Diann @ The Thrifty Groove said...

The border and wall color along with the linens looks so perfect! It is so cheery and happy! I love that.

Linda said...

That border is precious! Love it and the colors are perfect!

Sandy said...

OMG!!!!! That is so perfect! I wish I could find something like that!!!!!! You are a lucky girl! It is just wonderful!

Sandi@ My Yellow Door said...

Hi Sue,
Your border is so warm and happy! Yellow and red, you can't beat that colour combination; love it!


Sandy said...

How much of this did you get???? Was it all from one person????? I was just thinking of how much you had to have to do the wall you show in the photo! LOL

Sweet Bee Cottage said...

That is so cute! It looks perfect with the yellow. It's vintage, right? You definitely got lucky with that. I love your solution for keeping it clean. So cute! Mary E. would be proud.

Anonymous said...

I love this! Your right, it's way to cute to be hidden away in a shelf, and I'm so glad you shared it with us.

Bearly Sane said...

Wow Sue it looks fantastic ... you sure have a great colour combinations there!
Warmest hugs,
Sandi @ Bearly Sane

Beansieleigh said...

Wow, it looks beautiful Sue!!.. Perfect!.. I couldn't participate this week, as I'm dragging my feet a bit, busy with other things around here lately; but I hope to join in again next week. Happy Rednesday to you! ~tina

The Homemaker In High Heels said...

Your kitchen looks so happy! I love the yellow curtains, and the yellow pitcher on the shelf above the window...I suppose it could go without saying (but it won't!) that I adore all that cherry red!Thanks for hosting,Sue and Happy Rednesday!!!

~Lavender Dreamer~ said...

Very nice! I posted some red toys in my post today but I'm not sure I qualify for your theme! Love your blog! ♥

Denise Marie said...

Girl, it looks like it has been there all along...it was made for you!

I thought about you this week and am showing something that reminds me of you.

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Elly said...

Your border is so bright and happy! Like your cherry plate too!
Happy rednesday!

Anonymous said...

Hi Sue,
This is my first time visiting you here. I love your cheery/cherry boarder and your cherry plate and curtains. What a darling room.

Shelley Germann said...

Love your kitchen, Sue. It is very cheery, cherry! The shelf liner border is a great idea!

daylily777 said...

I love your border!I love a yellow kitchen,yellow is such a happy color.
Happy Rednesday!

{Bellamere Cottage} said...

Perfect! It looks soooo vintage-ie....


Warm blessings,

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Cass @ That Old House said...

Now that border just makes me smile. I would love to look at that over my morning coffee!

kim said...

Hi Sue, I just found your blog and decided to join the party. My home is full of red. I love all your vintage touches in my favorite colors. Thanks for having a red party....Kim

Carey said...

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Carey from Chicory Nits

Heidi said...

Sweet! The border looks perfect, I can't imagine using that as shelf paper, you wouldn't see it as well. You did a great job applying it in the perfect place. I sure do love all your red and the cherries everywhere!
I've linked to you today, and also have my own party going - Wednesday Gratitude. Hope you can join us sometime!
Heidi - Heart and Home


I love your boarder... shelf paper. very clever and it looks great with the yellow. I would like to get in on red wednesday... I am going on vacation next week, when I return I will join.

claudie said...

Hi Sue
Sorry I'm so late visiting. I had my second root canal appointment today. It lasted wayyyyy too long : (
When you say your pantry, do you mean your kitchen? Is sure looks pretty. What a smart idea to put it as a border. Did it stick like crazy? Your blog is always so cherry sweet.
Thanks for hosting, I haven't been here in a while.
Love Claudie

Maureen said...

I LOVE the colors!

X Maureen

Heidi said...

Oh, I LOVE that pattern! It makes perfect wallpaper. I don't blame you--sometimes it's so hard to actually use up my vintage treasures, because I always fear not being able to find any more ever again. I think you made a wise choice putting it on your wall and it looks absolutely DARLING!

Thanks for hosting this week! :)

Angela said...

What an amazing idea..I love it. Your kitchen is just so cheery ful..lol. It sure puts a smile on my face when I come here..