Tuesday, April 3, 2012


Happy Easter and Passover everyone! Passover begins on Friday, and Easter is on Sunday. I have lots of pics to show you this week!

First is this McDonald's display that Katherine wanted because she collects Transformers and My Little Ponies (she's 19, mind you!). They called Saturday and said it was ours. She is so beside herself!

Here's a 1953 Mattel Easter egg that I acquired this year on eBay. Music doesn't work, but it's red!

Here's the full shelf display with some other Easter eggs (a gift from Carey of Chicory Nits last year). The mushroom candle holders were thrifted last month, they're so cute. The round tin in the middle is new, from eBay, also. A close-up is in the next photo.

Isn't it so different with the brightly colored jewels all over it? Directly behind it is a Homer Laughlin "Riviera" serving tray that I picked up at a thrift store a few weeks ago for $1.00! Nothing wrong with it - no chips or cracks, or crazing. My heart was beating fast because I already have a few Riviera pieces, the saucers in front of the tray, and a serving bowl which you can see in the previous photo on the above shelf. Another "official" collection started!

(That's poster putty at the base to keep it from sliding.)

Last week I said I'd show you the aprons I estated. While ironing them I also ironed my own "granny" apron, so here it is all neatly pressed.

Here are the others ~

This blue one is the one I'm considering keeping. Not sure yet.


Pblacksaw said...

you always have the greatest "reds".. I adore the vintage aprons.. Have a great day!

Kaye Swain - SandwichINK for Grandparents and Caregivers said...

What a fun post! And oh my goodness, I had no clue you could ask them for those displays. What fun! My grandkids LOVE McDonald's toys (we have several of the Transformers shown in the pix :) ) - and we LOVE that they sell them without having to buy food - something I wish other restaurants would do. It's especially nice for those families whose kids and grandkids are on special diets.

Musings from Kim K. said...

I adore your latest apron acquisitions and that Mattel Easter egg is divine. Happy Rednesday. Happy Easter.

Marianne C. said...

Your acquired goodies are delightful, and add just that perfect touch of red. I love, love your aprons!!

Thank you for hosting Rednesday, and I hope your Easter truly is Divine.


Diann said...

Oh, I am loving the vintage aprons! Beautiful collection. Thank you for hosting and have a wonderful and blessed Easter!


Sweet aprons and vintage glassware.
I also didn't know that you could get a display from McD's! Very Cool.
Happy Easter Blessings.

My Vintage Mending said...

I heart your mattel egg and those aprons are beautiful...Happy Rednesday to you...smiles...Renee

Mecky said...

I adore that first apron!! That blue gingham is adorable, too.

That paltter is GREAT!!

The Easter egg is pretty cute and like you said....RED!!!!

Happy Rednesday!

ThreeOldKeys said...

those aprons are all so pretty ... and clean! i'd have to wear another apron on top, to keep the first one clean!

happy easter and thanks for all the rednesdays, Sue!!!

Erica of Golden Egg Vintage said...

Ohh I'm loving that Granny apron! And those little mushroom candle holders...are they old?? I could maybe make some like that! They are so cute!
Good Red Things! :)

bj said...

hmmm, I am missing the link....?

Liz said...

I LOVE aprons! Yours are really great!! Liz

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

LOVE your aprons!! So sweet!
Happy Easter!!


LadyD Piano said...

Love, love, love aprons! Great post!
Happy Easter!

Linda @ A La Carte said...

You always find the best reds! That Mattel egg is a very cool find! The aprons are so sweet but oh be still my heart when I saw the blue Riviera platter! I love it! I too have just a few pieces of this delightful dishware. Have a wonderful Easter! Hugs, Linda

craftyles said...

I don't know where to begin. Your shelf display is great. I love the bright colors. I would not be able to part with any of those wonderful aprons. Have a greaT Easter!

Sunny Simple Life said...

How cute your daughter wanted those displays. A collector just like her mom. I adore that red egg and just the whole shelf.

SarahBeth said...

Love the aprons! I think I'd have to keep that blue one!

My daughter collected the Barbies way back when -- we were on vacation at the time and had to stop at every MacDonald's we saw!! Ate a lot of hamburgers on that trip!!!

Ann, Chen Jie Xue 陈洁雪 said...

when I was 14, I had to make an apron for our domestic science class. I made it all white, my mum was saying, " you are silly, who has a white apron?" Sure enough, it soon got full of stains.

In January, I went to a commercial cooking school, they used a black apron, which I have to have bought the last time I need to buyone. It is water proof too. I will blog about it.

Unknown said...

Wonderful as always...love your granny apron the best...the others are def. a great find. thanks for having me here again!!! Mica