Wednesday, July 28, 2010

REDS

In our first week of summer school, Mrs. Matlock assigned the color red for our class to write about. Since I chose red for my letter "R" in Alphabe-Thursday, my red selection is now rather limited.

My first red photo is of a red rose taken on December 21, 2008 in Chandler, AZ, which is just outside of Phoenix. While a lot of the U.S. was covered in snow, we were basking in pleasant sunlight with flowers blooming all over the place!
My mom's Little Red Riding Hood shakers from the 40's or 50's. I have these safely stored in a kitchen cabinet out of harm's way.
This lamp shade sits in my great room. It really goes along with my decor and I found it at either Ross or TJ Maxx.
This darling hankie is part of a collection that my mom saved over the years.
The Elmo chair was a gift to my grandson but the cat decided to take ownership when Brandt wasn't sitting on it.

This darling lass is a card from 1991 The Gifted Line, John Grossman, Inc. She is so cute and her red cape is so pretty.
This booklet was printed in 1950 for The John Hancock Mutual Life Insurance Company, Boston, MA. The children are so cute and depict life in the 50's.
For Christmas I usually have my sideboard set up with all kinds of dolls. You can see two Apple Cheeks dolls dressed in festive red for the holidays.
A lovely Jim Shore angel
So many things are red and can be seen by visiting Mrs. Matlock here. This is linked back to Alphabe-Thursday for the color red.

24 comments:

Jo said...

i do love those red riding hood shaker and all of your other pretty red things!

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Mary said...

Those Red Riding Hood S&P shakers are adorable~ love your hankie too :-)

Cheryl said...

The vintage reds are to die for. I love knowing where your blog photo came from ~ I always wondered why you used those S&P shakers.

Roses in December just make me wish we could move sooner.

amariaf2000 said...

LOVE IT! To have flowers blooming on 12/21 - so jealous! Great post!

~angela @ peonypatch

linda said...

Love the angel, i am a Jim Shore fan.
Great post.

Rocky Mountain Woman said...

Love those red riding hood shakers!

Lindsey said...

That rose is stunning.

Christy said...

great red photos...i love the salt and pepper shakers...i have a bit of a collection going myself. i love the elmo chair too...i think my little dogs would have done the same as your cat...who doesn't like a cozy place to sit!

ChristiS said...

Love your red items, esp. the shakers!

Pat @ Mille Fiori Favoriti said...

You found so many wonderful red things to include in this week's rainbow post! I love the red riding hood S&P shakers and my grandson has the very same Elmo chair! :)

signed...bkm said...

What a lovely and beautiful red post...so beautiful leaves me with a wonderful feeling inside...thank you ..bkm

Pondside said...

I love vintage reds - and the S&P shakers are very cute, indeed.

sewingseeds4U said...

I love all your reds but that vintage hankie from your mom is absolutely gorgeous.

edenhills said...

What a great Red post. The cat looks quite cozy. I must say the salt and pepper shaker reminds me of my late grandmother. She had quite the collection.

Teresa

Cathy~Mille Fleur said...

I am loving all of your red! The hankie from your mother is darling and oh so precious!

Enjoy!
Cathy

Viki said...

I love all your red things. LOL on elmo and the cat. too funny. That little book reminds me of books I had when I was little ;-)

PERMANENT POSIES said...

I love all your red stuff. Some of it looks like it belongs in my house...smile. Thanks for stopping by my blog. I enjoyed yours too. Will look for ways to follow you....Twitter etc.

Personalized Sketches and Sentiments said...

Oh! lovely red images here! I love red roses-I dry all the red roses my hubby gives me, so I enjoy them fresh for a couple of days before I turn them upside down to have for ever. And how special that you have the shakers and the hankie from your mom's collection. I love that lampshade and shopping at TJMaxx :o) Love Jim Shore's angels too. Can't wait til we have grandbabies...the elmo chair is cute!
And oh. I love, love, love the littlel red riding hood card! I would love to do a drawing of that using someone's name (Hm...a perfect one for a future granddaughter :o) It is so sweet!

Blessings & Aloha!
(hubby and son are sleeping, so trying to finally get some blog reading done, visit and reply to comments left on my past two posts!) Thank you so much for stopping by...please come back any time.

Susan said...

lots of great pics...love the vintage hankie, and the cat in the Elmo chair :)
Susan

Jenny said...

Oh, those Red Riding Hood shakers are a treasure. How fun that you have so many thinks that remind you of your Mom!

What a happy link to Alphabe-Thursdays Summer School!

What a great link. It made me smile.

A+

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Jingle said...

festive on top,
cute and sweet on the bottom.
very collective orange post.

Sarah said...

Apple cheek dolls dressed red and all your other reds really gave me a smile. ~ sarah