Tuesday, August 16, 2011

Year Round Colors

Red and white are wonderful all year around. They are fresh and summery, or warm and cozy, to suit the season. Let's enjoy some of each today!

Just before going up to bed the other night, I looked up over one of the kitchen doors. (NOTE: foyer woodwork is now white, not red...just a teaser for a later post...)
I saw a little something I didn't recognize.

I looked closer. It was an old Calumet can!

"Where did that come from?", I wondered.

I asked Mister. He didn't know either!

What a wonderful mystery!

Scored this enamelware teapot on vacation this summer.

Mister found the old porch light. What we had was "fine". This is so much better!

Kind of Victorian, kind of Gothic, kind of Cool. And Pretty.

I'm going to hop on over to Kathleen's now for White Wednesday, and then visit Sue for Rednesday. Please join me!

And have a wonderful day!


Vintage Market Place said...

I am in love with your porch light
that is an amazing find!
Happy WW

Magical Mystical Teacher said...

I love the red handle on your white enamel tea kettle!


Enamored of red
I lie in my bed,
Dreaming of cherry-filled crèmes;

For red’s a fine shade,
The prettiest made,
And gives me the sweetest of dreams.

© 2011 by Magical Mystical Teacher

Red and Yellow Rooftops

Jacqueline~Cabin and Cottage said...

Your new lantern light fixture is beautiful! Love the white enamel teapot too! Happy WW!

Ann@A Sentimental Life said...

The lantern is gorgeous...looks like it came out of a church?
love the enamelware tea kettle!

Jann Olson said...

Wish a vintage can would just magically appear at my home. How fun is that? Love the tea pot. Wow, that lamp is really unique. Good find, hubby! If mine saw it he would think that it was trash. He's great at letting me buy what he calls 'junk', but he's not about to bring it home for me.

bj said...

Love all your cool reds..:))
xo bj

LV said...

It happens all the time. We get things and over a period of time, we tend to forget now where did I get that. It happens to me much too often. I loved all your things and changes made.

Olive Cooper said...

Carol, the Gothic light is wonderful. We have much here that is "fine" and subject to be replaced! hugs♥O

Debbie said...

Perfect choice on the light!

I wish some lovelies would just up and appear in my house. The only thing that I ever found lurking on a high shelf was a pumpkin.

A rotting pumpkin...
I had forgotten it, and, um, it began to shrink behind the molding.

Just guess what tipped us off?

Janette@Janette's Sage said...

Oh I need to come and steal that tea kettle...it will go in my new kitchen!

Thanks on my new hair cut...now if I can just keep the style or at least having it cut more than once a year!

The Armchair Housewife said...

Love all your reds, thanks for sharing. I have a number of red and white enamelware pieces Ive collected over the years but sadly most of them are in a box right now as I dont have the room in the kitchen in our new house to display them and Im not sure what to do with them now. Need to find a place soon!

Thanks for sharing and i like the look of your blog... think I'll follow along and see whats next. :)


Vee said...

You seriously don't know how the can got up there? You must have a good friend who knows your love of all things vintage. I really like your new porch light. It looks like the porch lights at my grandmother's home. I wanted to take them and replace them with something more modern and everyday, but the house had already sold so that wouldn't have been cool.

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

What a grand light fixture!! Stunning!!