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My passion is decorating with vintage and antique finds on a budget. There was a time when I wouldn't have dreamed of going into a goodwill. That day has passed. :) My second love is scrapbooking all those special family moments for posterity, and I recently set up my very own scrapbooking room. I have three beautiful children, two sons and a daughter as well as a sweet (albeit full blooded Yankee) daughter-in-law and two grandgirls. I also enjoy gardening, meeting new friends and relaxing on my patio in the evenings with a glass of fine wine. During the summer of 2001, I spent two glorious weeks at Kennedy Space Center. I've been somewhat of a space geek ever since....

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Thursday, February 26, 2009

Flaunt Your Red Friday

Well, hello there, and welcome to my Flaunt Your Red Friday post. Thanks, Nancy, for hosting this special event. Red is one of my favorite colors and I have touches of it all around my house. Just click on the pictures to enlarge them. Let's take a look around .....
Above, check out the window treatments I sewed for my master bedroom. They're among the easiest I've ever made and I like them the best. Please excuse the dust on the curtain pole. It's definitely NOT FUNNY how the camera picks up every little flaw. I know, the entertainment center needs to be moved from in front of the window, just haven't had a chance since my dear houseguests moved out.

Here's a shot of my breakfast nook. I used a can of black paint to give new life to that old shelf left over from my country kitchen days. On top is an old wooden cigar box I bought for $1.00 at a garage sale, an old shoe form from an antique shop, and a neat little pitcher that my mother gave to me. I'm the only daughter who inherited her love of antiques. Do you see my forlorn patio table out back? Even though we folded the umbrella and stored it under our back patio, it took a beating when Hurricane Gustav rolled through. With the recent sunny and mild days, I'm missing my umbrella!

And here is a neat little red box in front of the antique watering cans that I salvaged from my great aunt's house after she passed away. I like to decorate above my kitchen cabinets even though everything up there seems to attract dust like a magnet. I had a lot of fun poked at me for lugging those babies home. Not long after that, I saw a watering can exactly like the one in the back in an antique shop with an $85.00 price tag on it.

And here are the red toile curtains that I ordered on Ebay. When I got tired of my old window treatments, I listed them on Ebay and used the proceeds toward these, so they cost me very little out of pocket. The pattern is Waverly Country Life. Notice the reproduction scale that my mother-in-law gave me one Christmas. She saw it in a gift shop just after Christmas and put it away for me until the next Christmas because she knew I'd love it. All year she reminded me that my gift was the first one she'd bought. Talk about make a girl feel special!

On Saturday, my new sofa is being delivered and guess what color is in it? RED! I'm so excited, I just can't wait!



  1. All your "reds" are great. Wish I could sew like that! :O)

  2. Hi Terri, Get out of town girl! You made those valances in the bedroom and they were easy?! You did a fabulous job and should definitely Flaunt them!!! ;) I love all your REDS and That RED sofa you have coming...well, you will have to Flaunt that! Thank you so much for joining in the fun!!! Blessings, Nancy

  3. Beautiful job on the valances. Love what you did.

  4. I also love the valance. What pattern did you use?

  5. Hi Penny, :)

    Your toile drapes are so beautiful.
    You have shared some beautiful Reds tonight.

    Have a great evening.
    ~Melissa ;)

  6. Your reds are wonderful!! I have the pattern to make kitchen drapes like your top photo, but I haven't attempted them yet. I am glad to hear they are easy to make! They look great.

  7. Love the Red toile and the harlequin box. mishelle

  8. I love the toile! These red posts are making me want some in my house too! :o)

    Thank you for sharing your reds! Come check out mine. :o)


  9. Hi Terri...You are quite the those curtains you made...and of course, I love your chef box...if you've seen my post...LOL ;-) Bo

  10. Terri, I had to jump over here when you said we have several of the same things. First, your house is so pretty in the banner!

    I really like your paint color inside with the toile. Love that you cart things home like I do...well, like most of us who love decorating.

    Come visit again. :)

  11. I love your red have a beautiful home and I love your header...your snow covered cottage, right?

  12. to your blog. You have a lovely home. I love all your touches or red, but especially the bits of antiques. Very similar to how I decorate.

  13. Oh I love your valances!! So pretty!
    Sincerely ~ Tricia Anne

  14. Hi Terri...Ceekay here. The reason the couches look so good is they are in our living room which my husband calls our oversized hallway! We don't use it much. But I love that set. I checked the cup...there are no markings on it. Do you have one of your pieces posted on your blog? my email is - if you would like to email me...nice to meet you

  15. I've made curtains also. But only simple ones. Yours are beautiful--made for a magazine. Maybe I should redo a few windows.

    New curtains might come since we are putting in some new windows for energy efficiency and having the house repainted white with black shutters. My painter will also spray paint the deck furniture black. But we will have a red front door. Yep, red does add to any decor. You have great insight!

  16. I just found you through the Flaunt Your Red party that I am participating in as well. I have the Waverly red toile curtains {in a different style} in my kitchen/breakfast nook. Hope you can come by for a visit. Have a lovely weekend!

    Back Porch Blessings,

  17. Wow! Such pretty pictures. I adore your watering cans, and especially adore your scale! Thanks for sharing!

  18. I'm even newer to blogging than you! Isn't it addicting? I've already met so many wonderful women I call my "blog friends". Your blog looks great! I love decorating with plates too. Today I took some from my Mom's china cabinet when she wasn't looking (just kidding) and Im' looking around to see where I can display them.
    Have a great day!

  19. Hi! I just discovered your blog and it is so delightful! I love your reds and I look forward to visiting again!
    Warm regards,

  20. Terri,
    I am a toile addict so of course I especially love the valance in your breakfast room. I don't have a blog (yet) but when I do I will share some of my red. Could you please, please tell me the brand and color of paint you used in breakfast room?
    Thanks so much!
    Susan (


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