Wednesday, January 26, 2011

A red tour

I am so ready for spring! Today I was looking around the house and planning in my mind all of the changes I want to do when spring arrives. This prompted me do take a good hard look at my snowmen and wintery (is that a word) decorations.

I thought I would share some of my reds and thrifty finds I have found this year. Most of them will be packed away after Valentines day to rest until next winter.

I found this little red cannister at Hobby Lobby after Christmas. It was on the 66% off sales table. I just love the little Cardinal.

I found these vintage red place mats at an estate sale. I put them on the small kitchen table to enjoy until after Valentines Day. I need to add some hearts or something. I don't do a lot of decorating for Valentines day. I don't want to send the wrong message..... you see I'm all about eating out not cooking!

Some more red on my favorite tray which was a Goodwill find...

a little snowman on the shelf...

Meet my little snow family lamp. It sits on the counter to bring some light in the long 
winter nights.

and finally, these little snow people stand in the foyer waiting to welcome company, visitors.
(does anyone besides us southeners still call visitors company? )

I found them at the Home Goods store last year for 1/2 price.

They are as big as  kindergartners and the grand babies love them.

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  1. Your red cardinal glass is beautiful. I love the little snowmen, how sweet their greeting.

    We are in the middle of a fabulous blizzard ... yippee!

    Have a great eve ~
    TTFN ~

  2. I love the red cardinal jar and your other treasures. I love the big snowmen. I had a pouting baby once that was child like. People thought he was real and I was baby sitting!
    I still call people company, but that's what my parents called drop ins. I live up north.
    Hugs- Tete

  3. What fun seeing all the reds. I love the couple by the stairs. My grandkids would think they were playmates.

  4. I've lived in So. Calif. my whole life and I grew up saying "company". My mom was raised in Cali too so I don't know where she got it from.

  5. Love all the snowmen...usually I keep them out when I put away all of my christmas but this year I said to hell with it and wrapped them too and put them away until next year. I haven't decorated for valentines day in several years as most of my decorations were home made goodies that the girls and I would make together. It' just not the same doing it without them...but maybe Emmers and I should carry on. Hope your week is going well.

  6. when my oldest daughter was little, I used stockings and made cabbage lookalike dolls. Now she is twenty 6, may be if I get grands,

  7. Love red collection, my favorite color!

  8. Oh how cute! I do love snowmen snowwwww much! I have a couple of stuffed snowmen at home that my grandchildren love to play with. And I have several cute snowman clipart and snowman face clip art that are adorable - a couple of which could almost be twins for one of yours. :) I've got them up for Pink Saturday at one of my Blogspot sites I linked to here. :) Snowww, have a lovely weekend! :)

  9. Great collection of reds. Love the cardinal jar.

  10. The red cardinal jar is so pretty. I love your philosophy about eating out and not cooking. Hurray!

  11. Trust me you do not have to cook to have a pretty table setting. I know, as I do not cook much just for me. However, I do keep my dining table looking nice.

  12. I love snowmen for the winter decor ,too! That is a beautiful canister !I am in NC , company & y'all is part of my regular vocabulary .

  13. The red cannister is precious. Your blog is so bright and uplifting today. Yes visitors are company.LOL When my kids come I say I have company. They say "Mom we are not company." I know what is coming. Pop over for a visit. You might want a teapot cozy.

  14. Very cute snowmen..correction, snow couple! I love your pretty teapot and that red Hobby Lobby jar w/cardinal. But I also really love the adorable red tea towel w/heart and polka dots. You have quite a few wonderful "wintry" finds! :))

  15. Fun reds Annette! Yup, I live in Michigan and we have always used the term "company".

  16. Love your winter decor! I love that red cardinal jar! Those snowmen are adorable, the one's that light up and the one's that great you at the door!
    Thanks for joining JFF this week.
    hugs, Linda

  17. I love the red cardinal glass jar!! I am all about cardinals!!

  18. Your photos are just lovely. I love all the reds. Happy VTT!

  19. I love the cardinal glass jar! They are one of my favorite birds.

    I grew up saying company. Born in New England but have lived in Florida most of my life.

    ~ Tracy

  20. Those snow people are SO cute, and I bet you hate it when it's time to pack them away! And I bet that snow family lamp makes the room so cozy. You're making me wish I hadn't put away all of my snow people!
    Happy REDnesday!

  21. I LOVE your Kindergarten size snowpeople AND I'm from Wisconsin and I'd be much more likely to say company than visitors!!!

    Thanks for finding and visiting my blog today.

  22. Love all your wintery stuff. Don't be in too much of a hurry to pack them away...

  23. Your red cardinal canister was such a great find. It's a beauty. I love the big snowpeople. My friend has a couple of them and I have some great pics of DS2 hugging one. You're right - kids are fascinated by them. Thanks for sharing.

  24. What cute snowpeople! They're so sweet. The cardinal jar is a steal!

  25. I, too, am ready for spring!! Love the red container. I have found some great things at HL in clearance. Each store seems to have a different collection so I have been hitting them all in St. Louis!! Your snow folks are adorable!

  26. Lots of pretty reds; I especially love Cardinals!..,The snow people are also adorable.., and yes, .., 'bring on' Spring!

    I am your newest follower; perhaps you'll also kindly consider following me..,

    Have a marvelous week!

    Cheers and hugs from Wanda Lee

  27. Wow I need to shop hobby lobby and goodwill more often. ;)
    Have a great weekend!

  28. Hi Annette...your house is all cozy for the cold winter months. Love all the friendly faced snow people. Isn't Hobby Lobby the greatest place ever?!
    Have a wonderful weekend!

  29. Hi Annette, We have the same taste. I love all these pretties. I even have some snow people like yours!

    Hope you have a great weekend.

  30. Annette, Love the touches of red. I love Valentine's Day because it means spring is not far behind. I am your newest follower. Hugs, Ginger

  31. Love your snow people - they make you smile! And your red canister with the cardinal is lovely - it looks so vintage! Great find.


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