Tuesday, January 26, 2010

WHERE IS MY BRAIN?


I have been in Blogville for about 16 months, and I have never participated in Rednesday sponsored by Sue at It's a Very Cherry World! As much red as I have in my house, I am shocked that I haven't participated in all of this fun. I don't know what I've been thinking, but my brain finally kicked in, and today I am participating!



Apparently I was having trouble locating my brain when I did a post last week too (that's happening to me more and more these days). Last week, when I was sharing some of my children's dishes, I showed you how the dishes were displayed like a parade. I forgot all about this bowl I had in a cabinet in the kitchen that is a children's bowl AND a parade of red pigs...




and the mug with a parade of red animals encircling it. Although this bowl and mug look like Pyrex, they have no markings on the bottom. I am also showing you my rooster juice glasses (just because they are red and are in the same cabinet with the mug and bowl!). I love my vintage apple shelf paper given to me by my friend, Charlie Ann.


My last contribution to this week's Rednesday is a coin operated fire truck ride. Yes, this is in our house! We were on vacation when we spotted this outside a grocery store with a "for sale" sign on it. I don't know what possessed us, but we did a lot of haggling, and came home with this very heavy ride! Our grandchildren love to put a quarter in and ride it. (No, I'm not making money off of my grands. I provide the quarters.)




Don't forget to go to It's a Very Cherry World to link up with all of the red in Blogville today. Thanks for coming to see a little bit of the red in my house today. laurie

33 comments:

Susan (Between Naps on the Porch) said...

Laurie, I had no idea when I stuck that invite in my back pocket, you would be using that pic on your blog! {{{Blush}}}
Adore your red firetruck ride! Truly, you are the best Grandmother on the face of the earth...I am convinced! :-)

Bearly Sane said...

Lots of lovlies there Laurie, but I would really love to get my hands on a set of those rooster glasses!
Have a Happy REDnesday!
Sandi @ Bearly Sane

~~Carol~~ said...

Your grandkids must have a blast at Grandma's house! A firetruck ride. In the house! My favorite red though is the rooster juice glassed, because I have them too! They were my Grandma's, and I remember having my orange juice in one every morning when we were visiting!
Happy REDnesday!
Carol

KBeau said...

I've had something I've been meaning to post for Rednesday for the past couple of weeks and it just keeps slipping up on me.

I do just love, love, love that parade of red pigs.

Just Breathe said...

Interesting, this is the first I've seen. Nice pictures.

mbkatc230 said...

Laurie, I love the red piggy parade. If that wouldn't put a smile on your face every morning, I don't know what would. And the fire truck ride - that is just way too much fun. I bet the grands have a blast at your house! Kathy

Ginger said...

I love all your red, especially that fire truck ride. How many gramma's have a ride at their house like that?

SueLovesCherries said...

Why, Laurie, what a pleasant surprise! I'm so glad you joined us today because I love all your stuff, and now I get to see your red stuff, too!

Parading pigs? I'll believe that when I see them fly!

I'm coming over for a ride - will bring my own quarter! LOL!

Happy To Be/ Gl♥ria said...

Laurie who gave you permission to use my Butt for your blog ha ha!! Your too silly girl..I just posted about your Par-Ty girl...Hugs and smiles Gl♥ria

Kim @ Starshine Chic said...

I can not believe how many treasures you have in your house. It's always a joy to visit your blog to see what else you have to share.

Sweet Bee Cottage said...

That is some sweet red you're showing there! Thanks for sharing.

Julie said...

Lovin' all your reds. :-)
I used to have some little red rooster juice glasses just like those, and small hands somehow broke them all. Wish I still had some. I love your little dancing pigs. CUTE!
Your grandkids must be the only ones in the world with a grandma who has a ride at her house! How lucky.

Mari @ Once Upon a Plate said...

Laurie, I LOVE your REDS!!

You must have the most FUN place for your grandkids to come visit. I know I would love it.

That fire truck, and those piggy bowls! *heart* xo

Glenda/MidSouth said...

You did not take that photo of the Invite in my back pocket!!!!! :-D
Stay warm!
Glenda

Glenda/MidSouth said...

You did not take that photo of the Invite in my back pocket!!!!! :-D
Stay warm!
Glenda

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Sarah said...

Oh, goodie! I get to polish silver and ride that fire truck if I visit!
So happy you shared these darling dishes. I'm amazed at all the treasure that live in your home. And yes, I'll put the button on my sidebar. Meant to do that earlier. Thanks for the reminder. Looking forward to the party!
Hugs ~ Sarah

xinex said...

The pants are tight but I managed to zip it up. There was even a little space for the invitation in the back pocket. I want to ride in your red firetruck, can I, Laurie. I have lots of quarters. How fun can that be? I wonder if it will move if I put my weight in it, lol. You have the most unusual pretty stuff....Christine

Kathysue said...

Hi Laurie, I knew you would have red in your house because you are so cheery and red is the cheeriest color of all. I read your comment on my blog and had to smile. I read an article about Mary Emmerling tried to do her beach house sparsely and in 6mo she had all the things she loved around her. That is how it should be, never apologize for what you like, that is what make YOU so special to everyone. Love Ya,Kathysue

Treasia Stepp said...

What pretty reds Laurie. My goodness I bet your grandkids love to come and visit you. Shh, don't tell mine what you've bought yours!

Are you ready for this blast of cold, snow, ice and rain? Not me that's for sure.

Cindy (Applestone Cottage) said...

Hi Laurie,
Awesome pics again! I love the vintage red apple paper and the piggie bowl, just so vintage! Your grandies must think they are in heaven when they come to your house! Just the coolest thing, I want to be your grandchild! LOL. I know, I'm too old. Oh, and the deer, yes hubby counted 14. We live in the deer capital of Wisconsin. Way more deer than people! Hugs, Cindy

Shelia said...

Susan said that bum with the invite was hers, but Laurie, you and I know it's mine! :)
I adore these precious little children's dishes you have! Where do you ever find them?
Be a sweetie,
Shelia ;)

Dawn said...

What cute dishes. They make me want to march around the kitchen! When I first looked at the fire engine I thouught it was a cookie jar on a counter! LOL! I think it's great that you brought it home. It's something your grandkids will never forget.
Hugs,
Dawn

Pat@Back Porch Musings said...

Great looking red post, Laurie!

Manang Kim said...

Awesome collection and you've got plenty of reds :)

My Rednesday

gina said...

How fun to have that ride in your home- I want one like that when I get to be a grams- so fun!!

daylily777 said...

All your reds are great ! Wow, The Fire truck ride is such a fun thing , your grand kids must really love visiting !
Happy rednesday !
~Myrna

The Muse said...

if a gal doesn't have red, she's not living, my nanny would say...LOL

what a wonderful time i had today...my heart could live as a cowgirl :)

looking forward to the valentine party.

ellen b said...

Love the invite to the Valentine Party in the back pocket of those jeans!! Your red goodies are fun!

Mellodee said...

Just about everytime I read one of your posts, I see something that reminds me of something my mother had (or an aunt or my Gram or the next door neighbor). Back then it was just stuff, now it would be treasure! Funny how everything old is new again! Gee, that sounds suspiciously like a song!! :)

Diann @ The Thrifty Groove said...

Hi Laurie!

What fun reds you re showing! That fire truck is awesome! I just wanna come over and hang out at your house...you have all the coolest stuff! :)

Janean said...

adore the red piggies!!!!!!!!!