Tuesday, June 29, 2010


Welcome! I hope all you Americans have a fun and safe 4th of July weekend!

I have begun a wonderful new "program" from Brocante Housekeeping called "Trash It or Treasure It"! It's a 28-week program that helps you declutter your life and house a little at a time. If you're at all familiar with Brocante, you'll agree with me that this is "scrumptious"!

So I am seriously going through my stuff and will be putting some of it on eBay and Etsy. I will go through my books, too. I'm almost tempted to get a dumpster, tilt the house on end, and empty it out to start with a clean slate! But, I will follow the program. (yes, there is red in the promo pic!)

Secondly, I don't know how many of you remember Emma from Sweet Things blog. I had a giveaway last year that included a badge/pin that she sells:

I was just checking out her "Bluebird Workshop", and saw that she has two very pretty necklaces for sale, and thought I'd share them with you.

The first is a Scotty Dog Necklace ~

The second is a Vintage Button Necklace ~
Emma is one talented young lady! They each sell for 12 pounds/$18. Go buy one today!

Now, it's your turn! I think I will alternate between the Basic List and the Thumbnail List each week, to satisfy everyone!


Patti @ Pandoras Box said...

Joining your party for the first time!!

Love those necklaces!

Dawn said...

Those necklaces are darling! I will defintely have to check in at Brocante Housekeeping! I've got two bags for Goodwill at the door right now!

Lynn said...

LOVE your patriotic lady for this REDnesday, so cool! Happy 4th of July!

Diann @ The Thrifty Groove said...

Thanks for the heads up on the "Trash it or treasure it". I am going to check it out.

Happy Rednesday!

craftyles said...

Thanks for hosting-I always love seeing everyones reds. Happy Fourth of July!

Donna said...

Hi, Sue,
Thanks for hosting this fun party. Right now, I can't get Mr. Linky to work to list my post.
I was using "from file", too.

Cheeseboy said...

I'd love that program, but I love to trash things. Really, I love living very minimally. Anything just sitting around, I want to trash.

Unknown said...

Hi Sue! So glad you got your blog up and working. I hate when that happens....I'm not smart enough to fix it usually. Can't wait to see everyone elses red finds.
Have a Happy 4th!

Unknown said...

Oh, forgot to tell ya you need to get the new edition of Victoria Magazine. There is a whole Cherry section this month!

Unknown said...

I went over and signed up to for the decluttering....will I get something in an email????? I know it is past the 15th but it let me pay the 5.00.....I am so tired of all of my stuff, I spent 5 hours cleaning my kitchen pantry with my best friend! It is stunning!!!!! Love it, but the thought of decluttering everything else has me crazy!!!!! I will support you if you support me! LOL :):) Sandy

Grannys Attic said...

Happy 4th of July! Don't know if I am ready to trash it, but I need to get started soon! LOL Have a great week, Vicky

Sweet Cottage Dreams said...

Happy 4th, Sue! LOVE the necklaces!! She is soooo talented!!


Barbara Jean said...

Thanks for hosting each week.


barbara jean

bj said...

This is a great post.
Thanks so much for letting me link up with some of my favorite REDS!
XO bj

joanna said...

Happy 4th of July -- I am new to your blog came by Cass at that Old House.


Kim @ Homesteader's Heart said...

This is my first time joining in and I'm so excited to have found another lover of all things red! Yay!

Those necklaces are so whimsy and fun. Very cute.
Have a great day.

Robin@DecoratingTennisGirl said...

If you could post the pic for me, I would appreciate it! Love the fun necklaces and love you party!

Ann said...

Love the Scotty Dog necklace!!
I hope all goes well with your decluttering. At this point in my life, I could certainly benefit from such a program.:)
Thanks for hosting, Sue.
The Tattered Tassel

Carol said...

I'm a new follower & joining Rednesday for the first time. Thanks!

Sandy aka Doris the Great said...

I love the trash it or treasure it idea. I don't have an Etsy shop, but I surely can declutter and donate to the local thrift stores. (As long as I don't linger and bring home more treasures!)

Thanks for hosting Rednesday again!

★Carol★ said...

Only 28 weeks? I need a year and a half! Love that scotty necklace!
Happy 4th to you and your family!

Rose Garden Romantic said...

I love this!
"I'm almost tempted to get a dumpster, tilt the house on end, and empty it out to start with a clean slate!"
I have been saying that so often to hubby lately and he agrees! Of course, it's mostly my junk that is cluttering up the house! I need that program! Thanks for the link!

nannykim/spindlecottage said...

Love the scottie dog necklace!!

Susan Freeman said...

That scottie necklace is adorable!! I heart it. Now about that de-cluttering ... I think I need a storage room to put things in because you just never know when you will need some prop for a post!! Happy Rednesday!!!

Susan and Bentley

Angela said...

Thank you so much for sharing her link with us and also for hosting the fabulous Rednesday each week. Your the best.

❀~Myrna~❀ said...

Thanks so much for sharing about the decluttering . I signed up too. This is something I had already planned to do over the next 6 months & I need all the inspiration & help I can get.

Cindy Adkins said...

Happy 4th of July, Sue!!!
I LOVE your Rednesday challenge--it's fantastic!!!

Tallulah's Antique Closet said...

Thank You for hosting today. It is also my first time today also. Have a great 4TH.....Julian

Cherry Chick said...

Ms. Sue,
Good luck with your new "program". Let us know how that's working out for you and, as always, thank you for hosting Rednesday for us.
♥•.*.Thank you.*.•♥
♥•.*.very much.*.•♥

Meadowsweet Cottage said...

Another first timer! I don't know why it took so long for me to discover other cherry-red loving folks, lol, but I'm glad I did :)