Wednesday, April 21, 2010

Vintage Red

I finally bought lampshades for my grandmother's lamps and put them in the living room. After my grandmother died last August, her home was cleaned out by the family and a yard sale followed. This pair of lamps were put into the yard sale. I was trying very hard at the time, not to bring more stuff into my house, but I just had to bring home these lamps. They are hand-painted and signed simply "Mary".

This wonderful kitchy metal tray also came from my grandmother's house. I saved it from a box slated to go to Goodwill. 

I brought this piece of fabric home from a little antique store just the other day. I love the trees and castles on it. The piece is 36" wide and over a yard long, unfortunately someone cut a hole in the middle of it. Still, it's great for quilt pieces or any small craft and I only paid $1.00 for it.
This is my first time playing along on 'It's A Very Cherry World!'s' Rednesday. Check out all the others on her blog.


Mary said...

Welcome Linda Ruthie! I love your reds you shared with us. Love that fabric and the tray especially. Happy REDnesday~

Angela said...

I would have brought them home too..they are beautiful..loving that fabric..oh my goodness.

craftyles said...

I love that tray and the fabric is so pretty!Have a great week!

~~Carol~~ said...

I think you made the right choice to pull those lamps out of the yard sale! They're really pretty, and definitely keepers. When my Grandma passed away, I also found it hard not to take everything home. I have a feeling I'm going to have an even bigger problem with my Mom's things. I hope you join in next week too, and show us more of your reds!
Happy REDnesday!

Melody said...

Hi Linda! Love your red show n tell! Thanks so much for stopping by my blog and following. I'm so glad to meet a fellow apronista...I know that's someone elses word, but it fits. I have to say I'm 'red' with envy of your quilting...I just have no patience for it....I can embroider all day, I love picking the fabrics and colors, but somebody else has to put it together. Beleive me it exasperated my Grandma and Aunt too. Your on my list.

Sweet Bee Cottage said...

Cute lamps, but I must confess I really love the barbecue tray! So fun! Cute fabric too. What a nice way to start out on Rednesday!

SueLovesCherries said...

I'm so glad you came over to play! So glad you rescued the lamps - they're so pretty! The tray and fabric are adorable, too!

Cape Cod Rambling Rose said...

Love your red treasures! I think I remember seeing a tray like that when I used to go camping when I was little... we must have had a similar one in our tiny trailer! Thank you for commenting on my blog today! You really should go to Concord!!! ;)

(Right now they are paving the Sagamore Bridge, and it is causing MAJOR backups trying to get off the Cape... I hear it's SUPPOSED to be finished before Memorial Day.)