Tuesday, November 30, 2010

REDNESDAY


Ya know the song "Good Morning Baltimore" from the movie Hairspray? Well, Teen just sat down to watch it with her tutor, who brought Chinese food over (I got some, too!). So, I feel like singing "Good Morning Rednesday"!

I have lots of pics for you, today. First is some Winterberry branches that I stuck in an old cream can on the steps.


Next are some books from my vintage Christmas book collection. I'm slowly getting the decorations out this week.


I picked up this Empeco canister yesterday for $2, and Mister got the utensils last week for under $2!

Someday I'll get a good enough camera that will adjust for lighting. This vignette was "as is" until I added the vintage plastic Santa ornament. The little wood heart says, "My heart is in the garden". The mesh ball is a birdseed holder, but I might put a votive or a plastic bird or something in it.

This collection is what I won from Sian of Diary of a Tinyholder blog. Can you believe that all this luscious stuff was the second place winnings? My favorite is the key chain - it already holds my keys!

Your turn! I'm sure I'll be seeing lots of Christmas stuff this week! (And the next, and the next . . .)

30 comments:

LV said...

Sue, you have such a variety of great collections. One day I hope the next generation appreciates them as you do.

♥-Icy BC-♥ said...

I think your pictures are just fantastic, but I can also relate to wanting a better camera..

~~Carol~~ said...

I'm pretty sure I have the breadbox that matches your canister, but I'm just too lazy to get up from the computer right now to look! And you've inspired me to start looking for vintage Christmas books, because I just love your collection!
Happy REDnesday, Sue!
Carol

AshTreeCottage said...

I love those vintage Christmas books and the canister and red handled utensils are fab!!! What great prices too!!

Love,
Susan and Bentley
xxoo

Lesa said...

I like them all but the top two are my favorites. I'm a bookworm and can't resist vintage books. I always feel I must give them a home.

Linda @ A La Carte said...

Wow such great red handled kitchen utensils. Love those. I'm still working on getting my Christmas out! Yikes I'm behind.

Happier Than a Pig in Mud said...

Lovin' your cute vintage girl and the books look great! Happy decorating:@)

craftyles said...

I'm loving the vintage books. I can't believe you snagged that wonderful cannister for $2, Thanks for having Rednesday, I haven't played for awhile and am so glad to be back.

Tallulah's Antique Closet said...

I like your REDS today! Thank You for hosting today......TALLULAH'S

Carolina Mountains said...

Love the berres in the old can! Great reds.

Carol said...

Sue,
Loving the winterberry. In the cream can. And the canister and utensils. And the books! The books are Wonderful!
Thanks for hosting Rednesday each week.

Red Gate Farm said...

Although I love the old tin, red handled kitchen ware and the Cath Kidston notepads... I LOVE LOVE LOVE the old books lined up like that!!

Chris

GrammyMouseTails said...

what a great find with the tin & red tools! I have some red leaves, I hope that counts! I like the red berries in the watering can too. Faythe~GMT

bj said...

Love all your pretty reds.
xo bj

Sharon @ Elizabeth & Co. said...

Just discovered your blog. I am a fan of red too. And cottage gardens and all things vintage. I think I'm going to have to follow along!

Oregon Gifts of Comfort and Joy said...

Hi Sue,

I really love the tin and wood handled utensils. AND everything else!

I just posted a Chicken Tablescape that I made in late October. Thanks so much for letting me do some show and tell tonight.

Take care!

Kathy

Donna@Conghaile Cottage said...

Your post is SO SWEET! You have ALL my favorite things there. I just LOVE all those old utensils with the red handles! They remind me of my Grandmother. Thank you for hosting this fun blog, Now all I have to do is go explore all the wonderful posts! Have a Wonderful Rednesday!

☺lani☺ said...

Happy Rednesday!

Grannys Attic said...

Hi Sue,

Its been a long time since I have posted. Been really busy and trying to get back to my blogging. Love the old utensils. Well for some reason I get Stopped by Linkey every time I try to link my post for Rednesday. Oh well enjoyed your post and all the others too. Blessings, Vicky

Cindy Adkins said...

Hi Sue!!!
Happy Holidays!!! And Happy Rednesday!!!
XO

Nora Johnson said...

Happy Holidays & Happy Rednesday too!

XOXO Lola:)

NanE said...

Happy REDnesday Sue! I LOVE that canister and the utensils and can't believe you got them for such a great price. It looks like there are a lot of fun participants today, thanks for hosting this every week, Blessings, Nan

Ann said...

Your Christmas Book collection is really neat. I love looking at these with all the wonderful illustrations. I really like your red berries in the can on your porch. Happy Rednesday.
Ann

Sally Annie Magundy said...

Hi Sue!
I love Hairspray, isn't it fun?!
Give me books and I'm one happy camper - I love looking at your shelf of lovely books! And I adore your canister.

Happy Rednesday,
Sally

Cass @ That Old House said...

Hi Sue -- Well other than Valentine's Day, I can't think of a holiday that fits Rednesday better than Christmas!
LOVE the winterberries in the old pitcher -- so simple and beautiful. The kitchen tools with the red wood handles (are they wood?) remind me of some my grandmother and mom had -- I best remember Mom's egg beater with the big red hand grip.
Wonderful tin, too. thanks for hosting!
Cass

Debbie@Debbie-Dabble said...

Sue,
What lovelies reds but those vintage Christmas books have sparked my interest!

Hugs,
Debbie @ A Debbie-Dabble Christmas

Nancy said...

Love the red, wood handled spatulas, spoons, etc. Fun!

Nancy

MeMaw said...

I linked to your blog from Free Spirit Haven. I absolutely love Rednesday.

Sherrie said...

You had me at the canister and the utensils. They would look so perfect in my house with my collections. I am drooling. Thanks for sharing and thank you for doing this party. It is always so much fun.

Angela said...

I didn't have a chance to drop by to leave a comment, so I'm here now, LOL..((Hugs))) You sure do bless SO many of us on Wednesday's girl..well every day,,but you definitely have brought a lot of us together through Rednesday's..and I want to thank you.