Tuesday, August 17, 2010

REDNESDAY


Greetings friends! Have you ever seen such a thing as frozen cherries? This was one of National Geographic's Pictures of the Year (last year, I think). I love it!

Or how about a fish in a basket? I just can't, for the life of me, figure out why!

But, seriously, folks . . .

In our old house (that burned down 7 years ago), I had a small toy stove that was red and white. I forget the brand, but it still had some of its' utensils and pots and pans. A few weeks ago, at a yard sale, I saw this one. Mister said yes when I told him it was only $20 (for those of you not 'in the know', that's a bargain). I was so excited! Hot dog anyone?


Another yard sale item - a soup bowl, I'm guessing, or oatmeal or dessert. There was an identical one with it, but very cracked, so that makes me think they weren't sugar bowls; it's the size of a small cereal bowl. Says "Maddock, England" on the bottom.

That's all for me this week - you're turn!

34 comments:

Happier Than a Pig in Mud said...

The picture of the cherries is amazing (and nice and refreshing right now)!

Jan LaFollette said...

Love your "new" stove....and, yes that is a bargin. They are hard to find in shops, so to find one in a yard sale is pretty remarkable. Thanks for do all the work you do to host Rednesday.

Ann said...

Hi Sue~What an adorable stove. I'd have jumped at it too! Congratulations!!
Fondly,
Ann
@
The Tattered Tassel

One Heart said...

The bowl is so pretty. Too bad the other one was cracked. I'm hoping to find a pair of small bowls for my salt and pepper. I'm finding it easier to use the bowls vs. the shakers or grinders. I hope I can find something as nice as this.

Thanks for sharing and I hope to post something tomorrow for Rednesday. As usual, thanks for hosting.

daylily777 said...

Fascinating cherry pic !I love that sweet little stove & nice bowl !
Blessings,
~Myrna

LV said...

I enjoyed seeing all your pretty red things for today. However, the little stove is my favorite.

Carolina Mts said...

Great little play stove! Cherries in ice photo is really amazing!

Sally Annie Magundy said...

Hi Sue!
Oh no! I'm so very sorry to hear about your old home, how unbearably heartbreaking. Sending you lots and lots of hugs.
Oh gosh, I love that photo with the ice on the cherries! & what great finds, I adore your little stove, so much fun.

Happy Rednesday to you,
Sally

craftyles said...

I love the little stove. I would collect these wonderful things if I could afford it. You did get a really good price on it! The little ebowl is also beautiful. Thanks for hosting Rednesday! Your patio from the previous post is really looking good.

The Real Me! said...

The picture of the frozen cherries has such beauty in it. And I love the small toy stove! Red and White is my FAVORITE combo!!
Have a great night.
Kim

Kathie @ Just a Happy Housewife said...

cute little stove!

Bearly Sane said...

Love that photo Sue! I think your little stove is cute and the bowls are very pretty (I think soup). Sorry I don't have time to join you all this week...up to my eyeballs, but I do hope you have a great REDnesday!
Warmest Hugs,
Sandi @ Bearly Sane

nancycreative said...

That toy stove is so cute!

Mary said...

Aw, you got your little stove back. It's sooo cute - you were meant to have it. I want to say those bowls are for holding sugar cubes. Could that be right? Have a wonderful rest of the week, Sue and Happy REDs :)

Diann @ The Thrifty Groove said...

I LOVE that picture of the cherries! I would buy that if I saw it in the store!

That little stove is such a wonderful find! I am so glad you found it!

Have a wonderful day!

Holly, the Old Western Gal said...

That fish in a basket represents France's April Fool's day. Don't even ask -- the French can be tres strange, non?

☺lani☺ said...

I love the frozen cherries! Have a nice day!

More Entertaining Women said...

Well, the ice pic is amazing. One of my very best friend's first name is Cherry! And, I used to have a little stove like that when I was a kid, so I love that! (used to :=(And, I have single little bowls that I use to treat myself for cereal or yogurt and berries. So, it's special just for moi! Enjoy that one little bowl! Love your blog! Stop by More Entertaining Women sometime. I love red too. Blessings!

bj said...

Now, that's a cute little stove..:)

Dena E's Blog said...

What a delightful bowl to eat oatmeal out of...
Thanks for hosting this fun day Sue!!!

Sweet Bee Cottage said...

I'm so glad you found a stove. It's not the same as the original but it sure is fun to have. i've missed coming by and sharing my reds. I'm so glad you host this party.

Sandy said...

OMG Sue!!!! That was the little oven I had as a kid! I loved the multi colored little buttons!!!! I can't believe you found this! WOW! That brings back some wonderful memories....:):)

Nora Johnson said...

The stove and frozen cherries are so amazing! We do love your blog - have a good week & Happy Reds!

XOXO LOLA & Nora:)

Nancy said...

Wow, I can't believe the pic of the frozen cherries! Amazing! Thanks for sharing it with us.

Nancy

AshTreeCottage said...

I love that sweet stove! I am not participating in Rednesday this week because ... well, I just couldn't come up with something red that you have not already seen. I WILL be back next week though. In the meantime, I will visit all of this week's participants. Have a Happy Rednesday!

Love,
Susan and Bentley
xxoo

Holly- Girls At Heart said...

Glad you got the new stove, Sue! I didn't know you once had a house fire. How traggic. :(

Debbie@Debbie-Dabble said...

Sue, I just linked up but it is not a typical Rednesday post...I hope you do not mind..

Debbie

Kathy C. said...

Hello, it's my first time linking up with you today. I popped over from my friend Kim's blog. I love the little bowl you found, and I am thinking it's a "finger bowl". They were very popular in the 40's and were served with the dessert course in order to clean your hands.

ALWAYS THE ABRAMYANS said...

Hi Sue!
It's been a while since I joined in the fun... it's sure nice to be back!
I love the red iced cherries!!! So pretty!
And the china is beautiful!!

Carol said...

Oh my!! I was DROOLING over the frozen red cherries...and then spotted the toy stove!! Be still, my heart~

Delightful!!!!

Doris C said...

Sue its Doris from Africam, i do like the frozen cherries, the child's oven not seen them in years, thanks for sharing your your vintage items this is a lovely set out blog i love it so does my friend.
Regards Doris C

Melody said...

Hi Sue! I know I'm a day late....Love the red finds. I agree with everyone else, that toy stove is too cute. The Fancy soup bowl is sweet.....English did a lot of brothy soups so they drank it..using the handles. Oh, and the fishy flower basket...I bet that was from a religious Catholic Easter Card...reminder of the 12 loaves and fishes story in the New Testament. Or, a vintage image/ad for a Fish Mongers Catch of the Day..hehe.
I'm off!

Lily said...

I love the stove set! Reminds me of being young again.

Jan LaFollette said...

I love it when someone gives and opinion and when they give an honest opinion, I love it even more. Going to subtract the pillows from the corner and see how I like that. Thanks for the comments. See you next Rednesday.