Tuesday, May 11, 2010


I have been so busy in the yard this past week, doing "bull" work - digging, hauling, laying bricks - haven't had much time for other stuff (except reading)! But it's been happy, satisfying work.

I don't know if you remember when I brought home this shelf about two months ago. As you can see, I finally put it up. I put these tin tray/plates on it, but am not completely satisfied with the look.
I've shown the red tray before. The green one on the left is from Victorian times. It is very heavy and thicker for a tin plate and says Vienna Art Plates, 1905 on the back. The middle plate is a Daher plate (Holland) - nice red floral trim.

I picked up this book Friday night at the library sale - I can't put it down! It's about Whitey Bulger, the mobster, and his Mass. Senate President brother, Billy. I never knew any of the details of their story. It's amazing what goes on around you and you don't even know it - I lived in Boston for a few years during some of this time.


Debbiedoos said...

Hi there! My first participation in your linky party, I was so excited to realize how much red I have in my home....thanks for hosting. I love your hutch and all your dishes displayed. I see you like antique shopping.....that is our favorite past time.

★Carol★ said...

I love that shelf Sue! It looks great with those plates on there, and I especially like the cottage one. I've said it before and I'll say it again. You've got a real knack for displaying all of your pretty things!
Happy REDnesday!

maryelizabethroche said...

I missed last week and I feel like I missed a party!
I'm glad to be here this week!
I love those plates, and the clock!

CACHANILLA73 said...

I looove the lamp shade.

happileah said...

I finally have something to share at your party!! Yee-haw! I really like your cherry border on the wall, along with the red clock-too cute :)

Diann @ The Thrifty Groove said...

Hi Sue!

Your shelf looks great! I totally can relate to the whole, "okay, I'm not satisfied with this" thing. You are going to end up "re-doing" the shelf a half dozen times and then all of a sudden your going to think...That's it!

Robin@DecoratingTennisGirl said...

Very pretty pieces. Thanks for hosting and sharing.

Robin@DecoratingTennisGirl said...

Having trouble linking up. Sometimes this happens when I go to put the picture for the thumbnail and I get a error message saying there is not picture to edit, then it tells me to start over. Anyway, ladies, I did post for Rednesday, so please stop by and visit. :)

Ann said...

Sue~ What an absolutely lovely shelf and display. I love the tin trays. Also, that lamp shade is the cutest. :)
Thanks so much for hosting such a fun blog party.
The Tattered Tassel

Anonymous said...

Why those corrupt creeps(the Bulger bros). Who'd they think they were anyway?
Love your trays, they're beautiful.
Happy REDnesday~

❀~Myrna~❀ said...

Hi Sue,
I love the shelf & the trays !
Great Rednesday Post !

Grannys Attic said...

Sue, I love the tin trays. Thanks for hosting REDnesday! Blessing, Vicky

Unknown said...

Everything looks so fresh and airy!!! I love it all! But my favorite thing is that sweet little lamp! Thanks for hosting this fun party again! :)

Donna said...

Hi, sue,
I love all your pieces and the way you displayed them on the cute shelf. Love the little, red lamp too.
Thanks for the party!


Unknown said...

you surely have a great eye for putting things in just the perfect spot...love it...Mica/The Child's Paper

Barbara Jean said...

Thanks for hosting. glad to be here.


barbara jean

Joy @ Joy Of Desserts said...

Happy Rednesday!! :-)
The pretty red lampshade really stands out.
Thanks for hosting Rednesday.

Bird said...


Remember a little comment you left on my blog a few weeks ago?

Well, your wish is my command! :)

Please check out my post today, and you'll understand! ;)

Love and happy Rednesday!

Angela said...

I have to tell you Sue, when I saw that lamp, the first words out of my mouth were ' oh my Sweet Jesus'..lol. My goodness that is just too beautiful. I adore that white shelf also. Just an awesome vignette made. I'm like you, so busy outdoors that the indoors has been a bit neglected.

Debbie-Dabble Blog and A Debbie-Dabble Christmas said...

What a fantastic display!
Those trays are absolutely wonderful!!

Denise Marie said...

Sue, I'm trying to link in and when it is set up like this I can't seem to get linky to capture my proposed image??

Does anyone know what to do?

Beansieleigh said...

Hi Sue! LOVE your new shelf, and that little red gingham lamp too!! I love shelves.. LOTS and LOTS of shelves! You can never have too many, I don't think!! Happy Rednesday! ~tina

Sevenbeads said...

I think the shelf looks terrific and I love the lampshade. Happy Red Everything!

craftyles said...

Your little shelf is adorable. Love the green tray. Thanks again for hosting. I've been having so much fun doing this and a s a new blogger have gotten to meet so many bloggers out there.

Susan Freeman said...

I love your red and white check lamp shade. Boy is it ever cute!! I love Rednesday. Thanks for a happy party each week!!

Susan and Bentley

Sally Annie Magundy said...

Hi Sue!
Thank you so much for hosting Rednesday, I'm having so much fun!
I love your shelf - what is it about scallops that are so pleasing?! I find them so heartwarming.
I love your plates, so lovely and dear. What a treasure to have one from 1905! And I love the little Dutch one, anything with a house speaks to me (LOUDLY, as in come get me teehee!).
Happy Rednesday!

Liz @ the Brambleberry Cottage said...

I totally understand about being caught up in something and not having time for much else.

The Yankee and I are so wrapped up in traveling for our antiques business that we can't seem to get much else done!

But, I did make time to host a wonderful giveaway.

Be sure to visit the cottage and check it out. Click on the button in my sidebar for all the details.

Liz @ the Brambleberry Cottage

Lesa said...

Just found this meme! I do like red! I'm into library sales too-- always a thrill to find a hidden gem-- happy reading!

Nancy's Daily Dish said...

I love the cheery lampshade and the scene on the plate to the right (also in the 2nd pic) is so pretty!

Unknown said...

Love the display. The border is really cute, the plates and tray perfect, and that red gingham shade makes the border pop.
It's all Cherryiliscious!

Cherry Chick said...

I'm love you ME Cherry Wallies under your new shelf. Too cute! ;-)

Neabear said...

I am happy to be here again this week. I keep trying to get to posting more regularly. But I get busy I guess. I love that shelf. I need to find something similiar that I can use for my angel collection that I now have. Guess I should start browsing our local thrift stores and see if something jumps out at me one of these days.
I drive by two of them regularly. One of the every work day. Should stop sometime, huh?

I hope all is well with you.



Hi Sue, Thank you for hosting another fun Rednesday. I'm really enjoying all your red lovelies!Thank you for visiting and leaving your kind comment on my “Rednesday” Rose Centerpieces"! I really enjoyed making those arrangements, and loved the green and off white tin flower pots.