Tuesday, August 10, 2010

REDNESDAY - YARD SALE & THRIFT STORE STUFF




Man, time flies doesn't it! Welcome to REDnesday once again!

A few thrifted finds ~ I love red plaid, always have. Must have started with the red plaid lunchbox/thermos I had in elementary school! Here I found a handkerchief and a Liz Clairborne mini purse. The cashier at the thrift store was going to charge me 50 cents until she saw the LC name on the inside, then said $1.00. Ah, the price we have to pay for designer labels, LOL!

Here, the book was thrifted, the Bible yard saled (this spelling always makes me think of salad!). I love the colors of the Pooh cover; 1961 edition.

I finally got a Hollyhock to grow from seed! And it's red, hooray! I don't know why, but I haven't been able to grow them from seed for about 10 years now, and I refuse to pay for a potted plant! I have it against the back of the house, south side. Now I just have to do a little "landscaping" around it to make it more presentable!


And, last, is my RED computer chair, with the new RED gingham pillow I got at a yard sale, with my RED mousepad and RED vitamin bottle in the background!


A LAST MINUTE EDIT: I was just over at the Blog O'Cheese where CheeseBoy has a post and video on "a real live celebrity". I had to snap a pic of the guy, Ben Cooper, on his porch ~ look at this cool red chair, I love it!


Time for your delightful reds!

28 comments:

Ann said...

Well Sue, I must say that your computer chair sure does look like a comfy and inviting place to sit and work or play!!
Also, I just can't get over people charging for a Bible...something that I would never, ever do. But, sure am glad that you were able to get it at a yard sale, as they can be pricey.
Thanks for hosting another fun Rednesday.: )
Fondly,
Ann
@
The Tattered Tassel

Happier Than a Pig in Mud said...

Love plaid too and congrats on the holly hock from seed-"yay" that it's red!

Cherry Chick said...

Oh...those designers! Always trying to get that extra 50 cents out of us! LOL...very cute post.
Congrats, Sue, on the Hollyhock. I'm really loving your Cherry Ferris Wheel this week, too. Thanks again for hosting for us.
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Jan LaFollette said...

Thanks, Sue, for hosting this party everyweek, like any party, there has to be work involved. Want you to know how much we appreciate your efforts AND your love of all things RED!

Sally Annie Magundy said...

Hi Sue,
Oh! I've always loved and wanted Hollyhocks! I don't know why I've never tried them and now you've got me all excited to. Love your purse and I adore Winnie the Pooh, what a great cover that is. I sure wish I had a comfy computer chair like you - I just have a regular chair, with a pillow for my back from the "back store".

Happy Rednesday!
Sally

LV said...

Enjoyed all the different reds you shared to today. I like them all, but the chair is my favorite. Also, like the Ferris wheel logo. I will use it next time.

Sandy said...

Sue,
We need to talk! You have to share how you make these adorable graphics for Rednesday! I am such a rookie at PSE....maybe a tutorial????? Love the ferris wheel! :)

☺lani☺ said...

I love the bag most! Happy Rednesday!

Linsday said...

Great computer chair - so comfy and bright!

bunny said...

Love the red plaid purse...and tghe computer cushion...RED ROCKS!


bunny

Pat @ Mille Fiori Favoriti said...

I love the Liz Clairborne mini purse! I've always loved the thermos red plaid design:)

Your hollyhock is beautiful!

I need a comfy chair like yours for all the time I sit and spend on this computer..lol!

Cheeseboy said...

Look at you. You always find the red in everything. I hadn't even noticed that cool chair.

That Pooh book looks so old and awesome. That might be the first Pooh book ever printed.

ourlifeinaclick.blogspot.com said...

Great reds! I love the red computer chair and pillow!! I adore hollyhocks and have never been able to grow them (let alone from seed!). I will try again next year.

heather

Thoughtfully blended hearts said...

You have such great finds...love that handbag!!! This is my very first visit and I just had to set up a post for Rednesday!!!

Donna said...

Love your reds ... your chair looks so comfy! This is my very first time to participate in Rednesday. I love ME and cherries too.
Donna

Genie Robinson said...

I need your chair and cushion in my schoolroom.....love it!

Hugs,
Genie’
buttonsforbaga.blogspot.com

AshTreeCottage said...

Hi Sue! Well, you certainly have pushed all of my buttons this evening! Red plaid, love it! Hollyhocks...oh my!! Pooh...love him!!! Great post!! Happy Rednesday dear kindred spirit!!

Love,
Susan and Bentley
xxoo

daylily777 said...

Great reds ! I love hollyhocks too!
Blessings,
~Myrna

Anne Fannie said...

I love that comfortable looking chair! That's what I need for my poor back! I also love your RED Hollyhock. I love the brightness of the bloom and its red too!
Hugs, Ann

Wendy said...

Hey Sue,

I love the little purse. How cute. I love red plaid as well.
And how beautiful is that flower. That is so awesome that it grew. I always stand in amazement when I see what grows from little seeds. Pure Beauty.
And your right, that chair is great. So cool.
One more thing. I love the Ferris Wheel Rednesday tag. How adorable is that.
Have A wonderfully REDnesday.
Wendy from WondeRLanD

Robin@DecoratingTennisGirl said...

Sue,
Could you link me up, please. Thanks so much. Love that plaid!!!

Shelley Germann said...

I do love your chair and gingham cushion! The book is darling too! I probably shouldn't mention....I grew Hollyhocks from seed this year....with my first try. I only did 4 because I wasn't sure where I would put them. So far two have bloomed, a peach single and a pink double. Your red one is GORGEOUS!

Sherry said...

I enjoyed your Red Wednesday post. This is my first visit to this linky party. I will have to check it out more.

CACHANILLA73 said...

LOVE that chair!!! I want one in red, too. ;)

Melody said...

Hi Sue, Sorry I'm joining so late, but computer trouble.
I love your red things. The plaid is my fav. Wait til ya see my plaid vintage picnic set sometime ;)

Rettabug said...

Hi Sue!

This is my first time participating in your REDnesday party, but I've seen lots of others posting their items & wanted to join in the fun.

My tablescape this week is especially appropriate since I made the cherry laden linens myself.

Thanks for hosting this fun meme! I'm off to visit the others now.

fondly,
Rett

p.s. LOVE all your RED stuff!!!!!!!!!

Nora Johnson said...

Love all your red - in fact, love your whole blog! Will definitely be back to read through earlier posts!

XOXO LOLA:)

PS Many thanks for stopping by and look foward to *seeing* you again next time!

Nancy said...

Beautiful hollyhock!