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Wednesday, May 19, 2010

"R" is for mostly Red vintage items


Welcome to another session of Alphabe-Thursday sponsored by the letter "R".
Mrs. Matlock has really cracked the whip, and she expects our best "R" papers this week.

When I thought of the letter "R" the color red naturally came to me, but I didn't expect so many of my vintage items to be red as well.

This first photo is of a red and white apron that I made in 7th or 8th grade when I lived in Illinois. I was in 7th grade from 1960-61 and 8th grade from 1961-62 so this apron qualifies as "vintage"! I sewed the apron and even did the cross-stitching on it. The word "mom" is stitched on the pocket.
My next photo is of a Shirley Temple doll that I have. She is a reproduction so she isn't old but her clothing and shoes are certainly in the red category.
This Christmas bird is a favorite of mine because it is shiny, red and very pretty.
Of course I had to include red nail polish and my red cell phone. Where would I be without them?????
Back to vintage red things with my childhood "record house" and a red record! Does anyone remember red records? Wow...three "r's" in a row!
I believe that these are Little Red Riding Hood salt and pepper shakers from the 40's or 50's. My mother always had these in the kitchen and I'm happy that she brought these to Arizona when we moved here in 1962. I now have them in my kitchen cupboard for everyone to see.
This is a close-up of my daughter's bridal bouquet. I just love stargazer lilies and red roses!
Being Italian I had to include pasta and sugo (sauce). I hate to cook but my husband makes wonderful sauce even if he doesn't follow my mom's old recipe.
Here is photo of vintage cake decorations. My mother saved these and I just really enjoy seeing the girls and their old red record player.
My mother and grandmother would knit and crochet quite a bit so I'm not sure who made the outfit on the right for my Vogue Jill doll. The doll clothing on the left is vintage clothing from the 50's for my Jill doll.
Several years ago when I was still teaching, some of my colleagues and I would get together for a painting/craft session. We enjoyed ourselves and looked forward to these "theraputic" get-togethers! I made these red watermelon pieces complete with the ant, raffia and red ribbon.

I hope that you enjoyed your red visit today and please take the time to visit other students in Mrs. Matlock's class. This post is linked back to Alphabe-Thursday for the letter "R".

27 comments:

Linda said...

What a lot of great Red items for the letter R!! I love the apron you made!

Christy said...

You have some fabulous vintage things. I think though your daughter's wedding bouquet is stunning.
Great R post!

Betty (picture circa 1951) said...

You did a very good job on that apron. You're so lucky to still have some things from your childhood. Do you still have your Jill doll? I still have one of my childhood Ginny dolls and some of her Vogue clothes and the clothes my mother made.

Debbie said...

And you just happened to have so many lovely reds to share:)

Jo said...

what a sweet post, you have some wonderful vintage items ... i love that you kept your apron!

Jacque said...

Good Morning!

Yes, I "Re"member RED RECORDS! We also made an apron in Home Ec class in 7th grade. Wish I still had the one I made--WOW, what wonderful memories!!

Thanks for sharing all your "R"s with us today and thanks for stopping by the farmhouse for a visit. We love having company.

Mumsy said...

What a fun post for the letter R! Red is a good color..

Terra said...

Beautiful REDS! Loved the doll. Just adorable!

Mary said...

Today you reminded me how much fun Red could be! I loved looking at your photos!

Viki said...

Ouch, it's hard to believe the 60's are considered vintage. Great red things. For some reason I don't remember red records. Loved looking at all the red things. Very creative post.

Sherrie said...

Hi!
Great "R" pictures. I remember those "red" records. Love your watermelon. Have a great day!

Sherrie
A View of My Life
http://splummer-aviewofmylife.blogspot.com/2010/05/alphabe-thursday.html

Pondside said...

Wow - you managed to find a lot of R's - good for you! That apron is a sweetie!

Tina said...

Great collection of red! I loved the cake decorations the best, and that girl on her back with her feet in the air!

Sh@KiR@ CK said...

wow..I love red...and I did not even think of that...
what a great Red post...
I am your latest follower...

mine is here
wanna try my meme, Weekend Funnies ?
Happy Thursday!
hugs
shakira

Christy said...

red is my favorite color...i just loved seeing all the vintage red items you have. also...i can't believe you still have something you made in grammar school...and in such good shape...i'm impressed!

Mimi said...

HI!!!!
RED is my favorite color!!!!So I would have done R is for red too!!!!
love it!!!!
hugs,
jamie

Julie Schuler said...

A lot of beautiful reds. I wish I could find a working record player, that didn't cost an arm and a leg!

Cheryl said...

I love all of your reds. So festive and such great memories.

Brenda said...

Oh my! I have not been on the computer for a couple of days and had not even checked out anyone's post before posting mine quickly after work tonight. This is too funny I think we even have the same cell phones pictured! Great minds think alike!

Vicki said...

What a great collection of REDS you have Jo (o:
Hope you had a great birthday last week, sorry I missed saying it then..

GardenofDaisies said...

OH I LOVE little Red Riding Hood!!!

Janean said...

great examples...the spaghetti surprised me!!!! lol.

Mary said...

Really terrific Red Post! Love the Red Riding Hood S&P's~

Mary

Nadeen said...

Fun, colorful (even it is all red) post. Thanks for the journey.

Jenny said...

What a robustly red stop on our little journey through Alphabe-Thursday's Letter "R"!

I really enjoying seeing your vintage things...that apron is so sweet! And the bouquet is gorgeous.

Thanks for helping to make this meme so sweet!

Hope your trip to Tucson was fun!

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