Tuesday, November 30, 2010

Red and White

Red and white are beautiful year round, but take on completely different nuances this time of year, don't they?



Red and white accents on the mantel say Christmas and winter. I do love a sparkly white mantel too, though!





Plenty of red to be found in Christmas decorations!




Red and white on aprons used year round somehow look more festive right now.



White snowman, red star!




I love the darling kitties sleeping under the covers with their dear little heads on the pillow! We picked up this poster and the one below at a Holiday Open House a couple of weeks ago. They feature Chessie, the cat used in the advertisements for the Chesapeake and Ohio Railroad.




Here's Chessie with a letter. Click on the picture to read.

Have a fabulous, red and white Wednesday! And do be sure to visit the White Wednesday and Rednesday weekly parties!

Carol

23 comments:

Vee said...

Cute and clever advertising back in the day and innocent...I like that. Yes, red and white take on an entirely new significance at Christmastime. Your mantel looks so beautiful!

Olive Cooper said...

Your white mantle is fetching. You know I cannot resist a cat...I am trying to type with one in my lap now.

Rebecca said...

I really like the kitties under the cover too-so sweet!

Happier Than a Pig in Mud said...

Great pics, lovin' your vintage ornaments:@)

Katy~The Country Blossom said...

Lovely photos!
Thank you for your kind comment on my blog, as well! Wouldn't it be funny if we really *aren't* that far apart in PA? Such a small world, isn't it? :)

The Shanty Girl said...

What a lovely home you have!!! Thanks for visiting, I am coming back when I have more time to see more of your lovely house. Love it!
Sherry

Sweet Bee Cottage said...

I love the posters you picked up! So cute and the red really pops! I just love cats. We have a cat that hangs out at our school. His name is Mr. Kitty. He's one of the most beautiful cats I've ever seen. Sadly, Mr. Kitty is a sprayer. He came in my room after school today but I shooed him out before he could let all the cats know this was his place. Oh dear, I digress. Your home is looking very festive and I'm looking forward to seeing more - especially that new gorgeous kitchen of yours!

LV said...

I enjoyed your blog and seeing all your pretty reds.

Debbie said...

I would have missed the kittens under the covers if you hadn't mentioned it. That is adorable!

You're so right that red just takes on a whole new look this time of year. I'm crazy about those two ornaments hanging from the bough by the mantel. They look like what we had growing up.

craftyles said...

I love your house and love all your Christmas decorations. Very Festive!

Garden Girl said...

I love that letter. Thanks for telling us to click on it. I have been to the Terminal Tower in Cleveland many times. Gorgeous place! What a great find!

Dandelion and Daisy said...

I love red and white year around but, yes, those colors take on special meaning this time of year. I worked in advertising for years and so enjoy seeing old ads with their wonderful graphics. Thanks for sharing.

Dolly said...

I love red all year too but funny thing is I don't use alot of red for Christmas except my cherry kitchen tree.
I love your cute cherry and daisys apron and love the old advertising ads.
So sweet!

Merry Christmas dear friend,
Warm Hugz,
Dolly

Mildred said...

I enjoyed seeing your photos - so festive and cheerful!

Ann said...

Your vintage bulbs are wonderful. I really like how you have them displayed.
Ann

Jane said...

My momma taught me that you can never go wrong with a bit of red in every room. Smart lady!

~~Carol~~ said...

I love when people decorate with out of the ordinary things, and those posters are so unique and perfect! I wish I had a couple kitties to tuck in at night!
Happy REDnesday!
Carol

Aunt Amelia's Attic said...

Red and White! Yes, just gorgeous!

Your white mantle is soooooooooo lovely!

Sally Annie Magundy said...

Your mantel is so lovely! I adore the Chessie advertisements, so much fun.

Happy Rednesday,
Sally

Deanne said...

I love your red and white, my Christmas decorating is all about red and white too!

Debbie@Debbie-Dabble said...

What great reds here today!!

hugs,
Debbie @ A debbie-dabble Christmas

Sherrie said...

My favorite. Chessie and the letter. Thank you for sharing.

Secret Garden Cottage said...

Lovely red and white Christmas decorations! :)