Monday, November 25, 2013

A Pop of Christmas Red



                                                                       Hello everyone,
                                 I hope you all had  a good weekend. I have been busy getting our
                              home decorated for Christmas. It seems to be a job that takes me two
                              steps backwards before I move forward again. Dragging tubs of decorations
                              down from the attic and unpacking them before putting the empty tubs away
                              is a messy job but when I get the house all decorated I forget all that and
                              enjoy it all so much.
                               I am enjoying a little pop of color with winter berries mixed with fresh
                               greenery.


                               I got this vintage red enamel coffee pot at a thrift shop last year for a few
                                dollars and it looks so pretty with some greenery and berries.
love this vintage quilt, basket and old red chair.


                                            Now it is time to relax and enjoy a cup of tea.


                                 Hope you enjoyed a pop of Christmas red!

                                            I am joining Rose Chintz Cottage for Tea Time Tuesday.

                                                                  Thank you for visiting,

                                                                                             Carolyn

22 comments:

Pamela Gordon said...

I love red at Christmas. It's such a traditional colour along with green. Sweet pictures and vignettes.

The Mayo Family said...

Pretty, pretty!
I am so enjoying your blog...smile
Blessings~
Lori

Linda said...

Oh, I LOVE that red tea kettle!!! And, I'd kill (well, not really) for that red lantern! Such a cheerful post! I hear you about mess making in order to decorate! Sigh. And, yes, it is certainly well worth all the effort in the end when you can finally sit back and enjoy it all the more...Glad to hear you and Andrew are doing well!
Hugs,
Linda at Beautiful Ideas

Stacey said...

So pretty! I was just looking at some of your past Christmas posts earlier today. There will be red in my kitchen too. :)

Heaven's Walk said...

Just lovely and oh so Christmasy, Carolyn! Love it all!

xoxo laurie

Millie said...

I love all that red! I was at an auction on Saturday and was outbid on that identical coffee pot. In the same lot were several pieces of white enamel with red trim and a little red teapot too.

shirley flavell said...

I really love the red.The red pot and lantern are really wonderful.Don't see things like that here where I live in N.Z.The candle with the toile picture wrapped around is also gorgeous. Thank you for showing us the pictures, a real treat.Shirley

Ruth Weston said...

A perfect cheery note Carolyn. And enamelware always has such a warm and cozy feel. Lovely!
Ruth

Zuni, Chickadee Home Nest said...

You know, I love the soft colors you usually photograph probably as much as you do, but I DO love red too...don't understand such polar choices, which causes me lots of "who am I?/what do I like" LOL. Keeps things interesting. All this to say I loved this post. :) ~Zuni

Marie-José said...

Oh when I think of going to the attic to get my Christmas stuff...sweat brakes me...
But you're right, the result gives you a good feeling again ;)

Love a bit of red for Christmas, it's so traditional and gives you a warm feeling :)
Especcialy the red enamel coffeepot is a sweety Carolyn.
It looks lovely again.

Have a nice week and lovely greetings, MJ

Andi's English Attic said...

I have a green enamel jug hiding away in the attic. I was going to give it to the charity shop because it doesn't go with any décor, but why haven't I thought about spraying it a different colour? It only occurred to me when I read this post. Thank you! xx

podso said...

It's nice to see some true red at Christmas for a change! It looks lovely. I used to have a white jug like that that I actually used for a kettle on the stove. Alas, a hole grew in the bottom.

Snap said...

Your pop of red is wonderful. You found some lovely red things to mix -- the quilt, the red enamel coffee pot (what a great find), the berries and cedar, the polka dot mug (love polka dots), the wonderful candle. Christmas is definitely coming.

Sandi@ Rose Chintz Cottage said...

Good morning Carolyn,
Your pop of red is very cheery! Whenever I see a lantern I think of my father because he used to collect them. He would have loved your red one. Love the coffee pot and your winter berries. The polka dot mug and the toile candle are so pretty together. A lovely post for Tea Time and thank you for sharing it with us. Isn't the snow pretty this morning!

Blessings,
Sandi

Judith @ Lavender Cottage said...

Although I use little red or green for Christmas, I do like your pop of the colour. I guess it depends on the colours in your home, and I have always leaned to pastel hues.

Alessandra said...

I love these pictures in red
Kisses
Alessandra

June said...

This little red corner is beautiful Carolyn! I love every detail right down to the beautiful knitted liner in the tray!!! How pretty this is! The red enamel pot was such a great find. WOW...this almost makes me want to go right out to the shed and bring those heavy tubs in and get started myself. :)))
sending hugs your way...

Cindy said...

Your Christmas reds are beautiful, I love red all year round, but especially at Christmas time.

NanaNor's said...

From my home to yours, Happy Thanksgiving! I love all of your red pieces-all so bright and just ring of Christmas.
Have a great week.
Noreen

anita said...

I have too added red touches in particular to my kitchen. I really like your lantern. Red adds a touch of cheerfulness and sweetness to a space especially when paired with white.

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Katie Mansfield said...

I love the pop of red. It is so much work to decorate for Christmas. I love what you have done so far. The coffee pot is adorable.