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Friday, May 1, 2009

My very first "Flaunt your RED Friday"...


Hey There! Today is my first ever participation in "Flaunt your Red Friday" which is hosted by the Southern Lady herself, Nancy. Being that red is one of my very favorite colors and a color that I use rather generously in my own decorating, I knew that "flaunting my red" would be fun! Be sure to stop by the Southern Lady and see who else is flaunting their reds.






Pencil holder that sits

on my computer armoire
Aren't those little red cherries cute?

I love my
red shuttered doors!

(okay so I forgot to close the cabinet and the bread box, oy!)
Yes, as a matter of fact,
those are spoon pulls :0)
Do you like my oh so "subtle" message? LOL!
How can you not? It's in our beloved red!
Artwork on a red & cream background
& a yummy red"macintosh apple" scented candle...
The other side of my galley style kitchen.
Red scrapbook paper and red "pops"
help to keep this kitchen
a cheery place...

I got this three tier plate holder
a few years back when
it was on clearance.
Originally it was gold
and that just didn't work for me.
I spray painted it black,
added three "red" plates
and
voila!
A look I truly love...



Can there be anything more wonderful then vintage Pyrex?
Of course there can!
RED VINTAGE PYREX...
(made even more special because it belonged to my momma)
Remember those red shuttered doors? Behind them holds this little surprise. My laundry room...all decked out in, what else? Red accents!
My cozy living and dining areas. And of course you knew
it would be accented (heavily) in reds.
This area makes me feel happy and energized.
There is so much natural light that spills through these windows
and being that I'm "sunshine powered",
I truly appreciate this daily "gift".

Here I'm able to combine my love of red, yellow, sage and Waverly fabrics :0)
Yes! That is, in fact,
a genuine, vintage Coca Cola ice chest.
It's great storage space.

(this pic was taken during Autumn, thus the Autumn touches)
Egads! Dust!
blush :p
My dining area.
Red, red and more red.
Need I say more?

Thank you so much for stopping by and spending some time here at my cozy little home. I hope you'll let me know you were here and I hope the rest of your day is GREAT!!!

37 comments:

Stacey said...

Rechelle, you home is adorable. I really like all the vintagey and red touches!I love the Coca Cola freezer and the way you framed the silverware. So cute!

Lisa Shatzer said...

What a cute place you have!!
I love the bread box!

Kathleen said...

Great tour..Love all your red..even your laundry room..
Great post! Thanks for your visit!

Nancy said...

Hi Rechelle, Your home is adorable! You have a fun, fun, fun kitchen! The living room looks so cozy! Love the old RED pyrex!
Thank you so much For Flaunting your RED! It has been so nice to visit with you! Nancy

Shelia said...

HI Rechelle! Oh, how I loved seeing your reds and your adorable home! Your kitchen looks wonderful and I do love those red louvered doors! I see the "wash dry fold" you made for your laundry! I'm so honored you did this!
Be a sweetie,
Shelia :)

Melissa Miller said...

Hi Rechelle, :)
It's so nice to meet you! Thank you very much for becoming a follower. I really appreciate it and look forward to getting to know you better as well.

Your home is beautiful! I adore all your Reds throughout. Your kitchen looks gorgeous with the vibrant Red painted doors.
Your curtains are precious too.

Happy FYRed Day!
~Melissa :)

Sandra said...

I love your reds! The red doors are very vibrant! Love it all!
Sandra

Beth in NC said...

Wow! I love your reds! Your home is so cozy and inviting!

Thanks for sharing with us. Can I come over? hee hee

Cathy said...

Rechelle,
I love seeing all of your RED!!! Isn't it fun sharing with everyone and seeing how differently we all use this amazing color!!! Your kitchen is just lovely...The red doors are the perfect accent. The red pyrex bowls are sooo cute. Everything is wonderfully RED!!!
I hope you have a wonderful Friday!!!

XOXO
Cathy

Mildred said...

What a bright and cheerful home. I love your color combo with the bright splashes of red. It would be hard to choose a favorite spot in your home! Enjoy your weekend.

Dawn said...

Hey Rechelle! I love the touches of red that you have scattered around your home! You have a lovely, warm, and welcoming looking home!

Hugs from Eventually Cottage!

The Raggedy Girl said...

Rechelle:

Your home is just lovely and I thank you for the sweet tour.


The Raggedy Girl

Piecefulafternoon said...

Everything is simply lovely - I decorate with red too. I love your kitchen!!!

Susan S. said...

What pretty touches of red! I absolutely LOVE the vintage Coca-Cola box....WHERE did you get it!

You house is so pretty and cozy....great job!

Thoughtfully blended hearts said...

Great reds...loved all of them...especially the laundry room...
Thanks
Becky

Chari said...

Hi Rechelle...

Just read the sweet note that you left for me...so happy that you came by for a visit...thank you so much for your compliments!!! I'm smiling!!! hehe!!!

Girl, I just adore your home!!! And you are a girl after my heart...with all of that pretty red!!! You know, I've had my red dining room for about 7yrs. now and I never grow tired of the color!!! This is the first time that I've seen your living room...it's gorgeous, my friend!!! Love all of those pretty Waverly prints...the drapes, pillows, etc! Your home is really beautiful!!! Oh yes, and I love that 3 tiered plate rack...so pretty and perfect with the red plates! Thank you Darlin' for sharing all of your red with us...I always enjoy coming to your place!!!

Warmest wishes,
Chari

GARAGE SALE GAL said...

Hi Rechelle,

LOTS of pretty red and it all looks great... :)
Hope you stop by and see me soon..
Have a great weekend.
Warmly,
Deb :)

BECKY said...

Your home is just so comfy cozy and charming, Rechelle!! Love all of your red!! I'm sunshine powered too, and your blog is full of it!!
Blessings and joy,
Becky

Brenda Kula said...

I'm going to have to come visit you more often. I love your three tiered plate holder, and those plates I'm salivating over. I have been able to find blue and white plates, but few red and white. You are truly a decorator after my own heart and I've bookmarked you to return very soon!
Brenda

Cate O'Malley said...

Love the tablecloth - so bright and cheery!

Blondie's Journal said...

Rechelle,

I love how you have you have used red throughout your home, eespecually your living room. I'm not much of a red person but you are giving me inspiration!!

xoxo
Jane

Martha said...

I love your reds. I think every room needs at least a touch of red! Love the spoons as handles. How clever!

Carrie said...

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Stop by soon; the giveaway ends Friday May 8.
Carrie – Oak Rise Cottage
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jeanne said...

Hello Rechelle, I am so glad I came over this morning. I love, love, love, your decorating with red accents. I enlarged all of your photos and the detail was so terrific. Your red doors to the Laundry room looks great. So pretty and the perfect cottage look. Good job on flaunting your red. I hope all is well with you and that you are feeling great.

Hugs...Jeanne

AllyJo said...

I wanted to play, but we had make overs on Friday and spent all day at the salon. We all have nice hair cuts and look like a "purdy" family again.

Will you do this again? I love red and have lots of it.

How are you treasured friend?

Charli and me said...

Good afternoon Rechelle, You have a lovely home ♥ I love all of your red. I think it's such a beautiful accent color. Your red door is so pretty and I'm lovin your music ♥ I hope you have a great day!

Carolyn (Harbor Hon) said...

Rechelle,
Love the red! What I like the best? The bread box and your whole living area. How cute and functional everything is. You've got a great decorating flair. Keep it up. Thanks for visiting me too. xxoo

Candy said...

Cheery Red fruit, flowers, and refreshing Coca~Cola.

Thanks for stopping by my blues and I'm off to think up a Red post for Friday.

Cheers,
Candy

Neabear said...

I had to laugh at your comment about the ants. They are not that big, just that the closeup view of them makes them look big. They are those little ants that are annoying. Still trying to get rid of them. Thanks for visiting me today. Oh, and I love all your red too. LOL!

Judi said...

Good Morning
Love your reds...your kitchen looks so cute...and your signs in your laundry room...and your curtains...pretty reds.
Thank you for sharing..
have a lovely day
Judi

An Accomplished Woman said...

Your kitchen is so cute. Love the pictures.

Cynthia

jen said...

Love all your red especially your pyrex!!! Your home looks comfy cozy...just how I like em!!

I'm keeping the doors off the cabinet in my kitchen!! Thanks for your advice!!

Jen

Linda said...

Your home is just darling and I love all your reds. All your rooms look great but I just adore your kitchen....hugs, Linda

p.s...I have the first book in the Cedar Cove series in my books to read but have not got to it. L

Joy said...

Love all your red. Especially love your plate holder.

Betty Jo said...

Your vintage red decor is awesome. I love old Pyrex too. My husband's family all retired from the Corning glass works in NY and I had tons of it which I gave away or donated to thrift stores over the years. Now I wish I had some of it back. I've started a new collection of aqua and pink pieces, which work best in my apartment's color scheme. ♥

Jessica Cangiano said...

Your kitchen is so marvelously gorgeous and homey - but I mean that word is the sweetest, most lovely sense of the word. Just looking at these pretty photos conjures up feelings of the sort of era (40s/50s) I can only dream of being born in.

Thank you for sharing the beauty of your kitchen with us. It truly is fantastic room!

Wishing you a splendid day,
♥ Jessica

Karen Mary Butterfly said...

Love everything! Can't believe you've been hiding from me! lol I am your newest follower! can't wait for the ride!