Tuesday, August 3, 2010

REDNESDAY - ENAMELWARE AND ROSES


Happy first Rednesday of August!

Mister and I splurged this weekend and hit some yard/barn sales. Got lots of goodies!

First off, I found this great piece of red-trimmed enamelware with lid. I don't know what it's for, but I'm guessing a loaf pan or bread box. It's pretty big at 12-1/2" x 8-1/2" x 4-1/2 deep"

Next is this darling cardboard chest with roses all over it! This will reside in my bedroom.

And the piece-de-resistance is this fantastic vintage apron - red trimmed and roses to boot! I just can't get enough of the angled pockets and pleats! And, at only $2.00 from an ex-antique dealer!

As much as I love vintage aprons, I've always been pretty selective at the same time. My grandma wore these bib-style ones "every day of her life", so I've been looking for just the right one to remind me of her - and this is it! (Or the first, anyways!) My mom was an apron wearer, also, but she wore the half aprons - with big pockets for her tissues and cigarettes, lol!


I'm cheating with this photo - there's no red in it (unless you're color blind!). But I got these two items at the yard sales also. Vintage Pepsi bottles are not common, in my neck of the woods anyways, so I was excited to find this (for $1.00) - I'm a big-time (caffeine free, diet) Pepsi drinker.

The measuring spoons are interesting because they're not the usual light-weight aluminum ones. They're heavier, and probably stainless.

37 comments:

Barbara Jean said...

Love enamelware, and the red edge is my favorite!
Thanks for hosting.

blessings
barbara jean

daylily777 said...

Great finds ! I love the apron !
Blessings,
~Myrna

Melody said...

Hi Susan! great finds! I think the red and white enamalware is a roaster, but I bet it would make a great smoker..Emeril Style ;)

Sally Annie Magundy said...

Hi Sue, Happy August to you!

Everything is darling - I've got the itch for some enamel ware too, I just love it! Your apron is the cutest! My mom wore a half one too. One day after she passed away, I happened to go up to see my dad at the house and he was washing the dishes and wearing her pink chintz apron. So cute. Makes me smile and tear up thinking about it.

Happy Rednesday!
Sally

LV said...

Glad you had a good outing with your hubby and found so many neat things. I have seen a lot of aprons, but do not recall one like this. A great memory reminder for you.

Cherry Chick said...

Wonderful Sue...so many cool finds this week. The apron is a favorite. Thanks so much for hosting Rednesday for us.

Carol said...

I have a loaf pan sized enamelware pan with lid with black trim like yours! I use it in the summer to store sliced cantaloupe, since I enjoy using my finds so much!
I'm an apron fan too!

Mary said...

How did you get that apron's picture? Did you climb up on a ladder?!!! That is one awesome apron, I gotta say. I would have grabbed that up in a heartbeat.
I love that your mom kept her ciggies in her apron pocket ;)
Very pretty cardboard chest of drawers. The colors on it are so pretty. Great finds, Sue :)

Lesa said...

SuperDuper reds! I have a few of my grandmother's aprons but no red. I have my other grandmother's red trim washtub that she used to wash peas in before blanching them. I'd love to check out your bookshelf full of books!

Debbie@Debbie-Dabble said...

I just love that sweet enamelware but the cardboard cupboard has stolen my heart with those roses on it!!

Debbie

Ruby said...

Sue, the enamelware is a refrigerator dish. Love that apron. All your finds are something special.

Ann said...

Hi Sue~Looks like you had a wonderful day of thrifting!! I really like the apron.:)
Fondly,
Ann
@
The Tattered Tassel

craftyles said...

You had a good week! I always love enamelware , but the red apron is so cute. I remember my Grandma wearing the bib style apron too. Brings back great memories. Thanks for hosting the Reds Party.

Bearly Sane said...

You've had a very successful week with your finds Sue. I have seen pans like that before but only with blue trim, never red! That apron is so cool, very rarely find them in that style anymore.
Happy REDnesday to you.
Sandi @ Bearly Sane

Anne Fannie said...

I love the enamelware but that vintage apron takes the prize!
Happy REDnesday!

Ann

Sarah said...

Fun finds! I really like the apron. ~ Sarah

Cathy said...

I love that enamel ware! And a lid included! You hit the jackpot!

Cheeseboy said...

Love the bread box. I've been looking for something like that for tailgating.

Cindy Adkins said...

Oh, I love that apron...so cute!!!

AshTreeCottage said...

Hi Sue! I love everything. My absolute favorite is that sweet chest of drawers covered with red roses. I'm crazy about it!! Happy Rednesday!!

Love,
Susan and Bentley
xxoo

Donna@Conghaile Cottage said...

LOVE you new goodies...I remember returning those Pepsi bottles for 2cents for the small 5cents for the large...BOY did the soda taste GOOD! LOVE the apron, I really love the ones like this...
Hugs,
Donna

Bella said...

Great finds! I love the enamelware and the apron looks just like one my grandmother used to wear. It's adorable. :) Happy Rednesday.

☺lani☺ said...

I love the apron! Happy Rednesday!

Neabear said...

I don't have a lot of RED, but I joined in anyway. I am glad I can access your blog. The Whatcha Working on Wednesday one is showing up as linked to malware or something. So I don't know what to do there. I have lost everything I had on my craft blog except the blog posts. I can't find all my gadgets I had. Very frustrating. I don't know how to get the gadgets back either.

Anyway, I love your REDS. That apron is so cool. Love it!

Linnea

mishebe said...

Hi i boo boobed on #35 i dont know how to cancel it. Mishelle

Robin@DecoratingTennisGirl said...

Love the apron. Reminds me of my Grandma, too!

bj said...

If we lived close, I'd come over and arm wrestle you for that enamelware...wonderful.
xo bj

Holly- Girls At Heart said...

SCORE! ♥

Shelley said...

Great finds..love them...blessings

Debra Ganas said...

I think the pan was used as refrigerator storage back in the day. I have a couple and I use them to store cookbooks in.

And that is the cutest apron I have ever seen. I would have done the happy dance.
Debra

Angela said...

That floral shelf unit is just beautiful. My goodness, I adore it. What a find. Loving the enamel ware of course. I was able to get two pieces on the weekend and I'm so loving them!

Brenda@Cozy Little House said...

I adore the red and white enamelware!
Brenda

NancyC said...

Love the apron and enamelware! Thanks for hosting :)

Shelley Germann said...

Oh, I am such a sucker for enamelware! I have a shelf (or two) full. I don't have too many reds, though. Love your apron and what a bargain! If you can get those dealers when they are ready to sell, you can get some good stuff!

~~Carol~~ said...

I love that enamelware piece, because it reminds me of my Grandma! All of her pots were red-rimmed enamel like that. And your apron reminds me of her too. She also wore the bib aprons every single day of her life. Lots of good times hanging out in her kitchen, watching her bake!
Happy REDnesday!
Carol

Nancy said...

Cute, cute, cute apron and I love the enamelware pan. I used to have a few that my Mother in law gave me...I think they were lost in a move, sadly.

Doris C said...

Love the apron very uncommon looks like a new look Sue.
regards Doris C