Tuesday, May 18, 2010


Hey, everyone, let me know which Linky format you like - the list with words (the old way), or the new photo thumbnails. Either is fine with me, but I'll go with the majority.

Some more of my yard sale finds were ~

this red planter box. I found today that I have a square plastic planter that fits perfectly in it!

This assorment of goodies, which I'll show individually below.

I've seen this cherry pie tin decoration in some catalog, but it slips my mind. And a cutie elf who has "real" hair!

A nice cherries tile trivet, and another knee-hugger.

Okay, whose mother didn't have one of these in the 60's? They were all the rage! My mom had one!

This antique child's cutlery tray really surprised me. I found it at an "estate" sale. The house was new and had all newer stuff in it. Then there was this, which stuck out like a sore thumb because it didn't belong with all the other decor. Someone put it there just for me, I think, 'cuz it was only a couple of bucks!

And, finally, I was delighted to find this trivet-type plate. Look at that cute red lacey trim! I think I'll use it under a plant; ooh, I know - I can use one of my glass cheese domes with it for a cloche display! (It's 8-1/2" across (21cm).)

It turned out to be a red weekend!


Nancy's Daily Dish said...

That cutlery tray is adorable...also like your planter and that pie pan! Cute stuff!

Linda @ A La Carte said...

Love all your finds but that cutlery tray is really special! I like the idea of a cheese dome with that cute plate!

★Carol★ said...

Oooo, I absolutely love the idea of putting a cloche on top of that lacey plate! All of your finds are great, and a few of those things seem to have had your name written all over them!
Happy REDnesday!
p.s. Thanks for being such a great hostess every week!

Diann @ The Thrifty Groove said...

Lots of fun reds finds today! I love those "Super add -a-matic"! We have actually looked for them!

Cass @ That Old House said...

Great red finds ... but I am a total sucker for dishes, and I LOVE that scalloped plate with the red edging. Fabulous!

Cherry Chick said...

My vote is for the thumbnail linky post look ;-)

Mary Ann said...

Love your blog.

Lesa said...

Hi! thanks for commenting on my blog about the grass and being first from Rednesday to see my red photo-- hope you don't get any grass in your patio-- I live in the middle of a field and fight invasive grass roots constantly-- one reason I haven't made any patios yet.

I do remember playing with those add-a-matics. I really like that pie tin and lacy plate. Great haul!

Ann said...

Hi Sue~ I really enjoy the new Linky with the pictures.
Now for you wonderful finds....my, my, my you really scored on that planter box and to have a insert that fits it is icing on the cake!
Also, I love the little elves. My neighbor is a huge collector of them. Of course, I have had to start collecting them too! I have a few with my Christmas decorations.
Thanks for hosting a fun meme.
The Tattered Tassel

Anonymous said...

Of course we had knee hugging elves! I enjoy the tumbnail linky. So much to see here, I know I will be back often.

Anonymous said...

Of course we had knee hugging elves! I enjoy the tumbnail linky. So much to see here, I know I will be back often.

Grannys Attic said...

I like the tumbnail links. Love all your finds this week! But that little tray is so cute and I like the plate and your idea cloche on top! Thanks for hosting, Vicky

A 2 Z said...


I prefer the linky with the pictures. It seems you had a real lucky time rummaging garage and estate sales. Yes, my mom had an add-a-matic. I remember how stressed we were about going over our money. They were no credit or debit cards in those days so you had to be very careful. I remember seeing a lot of folks having to take items out of their baskets. I remember that some supermarkets had these gadgets integrated in the handle of the baskets for convenience. Happy Rednesday!


Leslie {Goodbye, house. Hello, home!} said...
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Leslie {Goodbye, house. Hello, home!} said...

Hi Sue!
Thank you for the invite to your home and this party!
I DO LOVE red!
I think I will be back each week.
I just prayed for Pfc. Ben.
Please keep us up to date on how he is.
I'm new here, but I like the link format as you have it today :)
So nice to meet you and I will follow you- but I have to use my hubby's PC as mine is acting goofy.
I love your blog, by the way!
Blessings to you as you make your home!

❀~Myrna~❀ said...

You have some wonderful finds here ! I love the cute elves !

Joy @ Joy Of Desserts said...

You found some really cute items, Sue. I love your idea of the cloche with the plate.
I like this new Linky with the thumbnail pictures.
Have a great Rednesday! :-)

Angela said...

I'm really loving that lace plate big time! The cherry pie and the planter are my next favorites. I can't get over that cutlery tray you found too..wow.

Robin@DecoratingTennisGirl said...

Hi Sue,
Love your reds. I have trouble posting my pictures on this kind of linky sometimes. Would it be possible for you to try to post my picture. I only had the one picture of my bath. Thanks for your help.

Junkie Junkeldorf said...

I am sooooo stealing that red and wite plate. Mmmmmmmmmt... love!

craftyles said...

I love that pretty plate and the little elf. I think the Linky with the Pictures is great-kind of gives you a taste of what you'll see. Thanks again for hosting-this is so fun!

CACHANILLA73 said...

Nice planter!!! and cute trivet...

spindlecottage said...

I like the elfs because we used to have those in my childhood. I don't remember the automatic thingy! Pretty lacey plate!!

I saw the thing on your sidebar about Ben. I prayed. ...wondering how is is doing and how long ago this happened (don't remember if you said when it happened). My son is in training at Ft. Leonard Wood , Mo. His unit (guard unit) is in Afganistan now. Since he had more training he didn't go and they have moved him to another unit.

nannykim said...

ps--on the linky I like the pictures!

Anonymous said...

Yeah, that scrolly-edged plate will be perfect for your glass dome! Cool.
Those items were set out just for you ;)
Happy REDS~

NicNacManiac said...

Oh my gosh....fabulous Reds...loving the container, but the pie tin has to be my favorite!
Great haul for your Red Weekend!!
Happy Rednesday xOxO Nerina

Ann - Kids Toy Tea Sets said...

What bloggy fun! Thank you. And oh my gracious, my mother DID have one of those little hand calculators. I hadn't thought of them in YEARS!!! Thanks for a fun visit and fun memories. :)

Sally Annie Magundy said...

I love the child's cutlery set, so charming! And what fun to find that counter - I don't think I've seen one before?

Thanks again for hosting Rednesday!

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

Love your great Reds!! I have the same green pixie!! It was given to me by my Mother when I was a young child and I still have it and hang it on one of my Christmas trees!!


Ann @ makethebestofthings said...

I LOVE red and I'm so glad I found your party! Enjoying all the great exciting red projects here. I am thinking of PFC Ben, also. My son in law is in Iraq now, only 4 more months to go. Bless them all.

The Tablescaper said...

The children's cutlery tray is adorable. What a great find.

Thanks so much for hosting. I'm happy to be part of the party.

- The Tablescaper


Hi Sue, Happy Rednesday! I love your red lacey trivet plate; I can't wait to see what you do with it! You found some really great things, love the children’s cutlery set! I prefer the picture "Linky"; I love to see the pictures of what everyone is posting. Thank you, I"m really enjoying REDNESDAY!

Alison said...

Great finds!

The cutlery caddy is an awesome find!

A family friend had the add-a-matic thingy. I remember wanting to play with it when we would go grocery shopping for family campouts. I'd love to have one now! I hate thinking I don't have "much" in the grocery cart only to find out it went over $100 again! :)

I mostly like your plate with the lacey edge! My gooey butter cookies would look even tastier on that plate! Mmmm!

It's been a while since I shared my REDS with you on Red Wednesday. Hoping to get my act together soon!

Unknown said...

Hi Sue. I just found your blog and am so happy I did!!! I love you background and all your buttons. It's such a cheery place. I'll be following you and I'm sure checking back every free chance I get. I'm also adding your button to my sidebar so I can share you with my readers and because your button is just too cottonpickincute (terrible plug). No really, I adore your button. Hope you'll stop by and visit.

Hope you have a wonderful weekend.
Hugs...Tracy :)

Shelley said...

Wow! I guess it's been a while. I love you new linking system! I need to get on the ball and get a post ready for tomorrow!