Friday, March 18, 2011

looking for vintage reds...



Yes...your eyes are not playing tricks on you.  The muse that dreams in vintage whites is looking for vintage reds!  You see with Spring knocking on the door (it might reach 70 here today!) and yard clean up looming and deck fluffing soon after, I have been trying to think how I can make my deck look pretty and colorful without a lot of flowers.  I am gone every weekend in the Spring and for extra long weekends during the summer and everyone who stays home can never remember to water my flowers.

We need to get some new furniture for the deck (new to me anyway) and I thought instead of spending money on flowers that die every year why not spend it on some accessories with a pop of color?  So I went to Etsy looking for vintage reds and made this treasury...


For the description I wrote...
Roses are red,
Vintage treasures are too.
They will add good color in the garden,
When your green thumb is blue!

Ok, I never said I was a poet!  I do not think my phone will be ringing off the hook from publishers anytime soon...

I am joining Debra over at Common Ground for Vintage Inspiration Friday.  I hope you all enjoy your weekend!!

25 comments:

Jane, Naples, Florida said...

Oh Sandi! I love the reds!

Great collage!

Jane
Flora Doora

Vintage Gal said...

Love the idea of reds for a pop of colour instead of flowers ~ love that red telephone ~ Happy Friday ;-)

Petite Michelle Louise said...

loved this post! that treasury if so FPW! adding red....rusty red to be exact...to your deck and gardens will pop for sure! i hope you find some of your very own!

Sandi said...

Lovely reds Sandi! I love flowers, but I need a gardener to take care of them for me. I always try so hard to get them to stay around for a LONG time, and it never happens for me. About mid summer they all are looking pathetic!
Blessings~

Victoria said...

Happy Friday Sandi! Your treasury is gorgeous, I would never think to put red anywhere but I know you can pull it off:)

Ginger@cottageonrosewood said...

Oh I love love love red. I have had some in every home. Even now with some old worn red stools.

Cheryl~ZanyMayd said...

Love the reds, that little old phone is Perfect.....

Debbie@Debbie-Dabble said...

Great idea about making your deck pop with items of color rather than flowers!! Love your vintage red choices and i do hope you find them!!

Hugs,
Debbie

Collected Treasures...for the home, heart and soul said...

oh my, I adore that phone!
happy weekend!
jana

T's Daily Treasures said...

I LOVE all the reds. I want a house with a red front door. :) I just went and bought new plants for our balconies, but it does seem a waste when I know many of them won't last once the hot temps really hit around here. We just don't have any color around us, so I need to see something pretty when I look out my windows. Your poem made me chuckle. Hope you are having a great day. Tammy

Vicki said...

I really like these! In Florida, flowers need so much water in the summer especially when they are in planters. Great idea.

Barbara Jean said...

fun post. Your poetry is right in there with mine. =)
Love that red phone, and many other things you pictured.

blessings
barbara jean

June said...

You are a genius Sandi. Now this is a great idea for the porch. I'm always scared to death to leave very long in the Summer. My husband has a hard time remembering to water the container plants too. And to plant them is so darn expensive (ouch)
Maybe you will start a new fad!!!
sending hugs

elizabeth said...

I LOVE that red phone!

Olivia said...

Hello sweet friend! I love reds! I have a little section in my booth with plenty of reds. Yours are darling!
Hugs,
Olivia

Jane said...

I liked your poem! Vintage reds are one of my favorites. It's a perfect pop of color for your deck!!
Happy Sunday.
Jane

Betsy said...

I love the reds. Good idea, at least they won't die. I really like the wheel and the little step stool in your treasury. That phone is my favorite though.

hilary @ sweet as june ~ home of the upcycle furniture co. ~ said...

i love those reds! u make me want to go hunting for some red!

Urban Farmhouse said...

Great post, LOVE that red phone!

Paula ~ castleandcottagesigns said...

Awesome treasury Sandi! Hope you had a great weekend~ the weather was so springlike!

Debra@Common Ground said...

Hey Sandi, I hear ya on the flower watering. Great idea for color, I love your treasury. Lots of fun. Thanks for linking up with VIF! Always so glad when you join the party,
hugs,
Debra

michelle said...

I love the poem!! It is so perfect!! The pops of red will look great and the treasury that you put together is beautiful! I like the idea of spending more on things that will last, I struggle with that every summer for I too have a very blue thumb! :)

Andrea - Faded Plains said...

I love the vintage reds you chose...I've really been loving red too this year.

Amy Kinser said...

You found some wonderful reds! Great choices. That red phone is fantastic!!

You need to show us what you end up with and how you brighten your deck in reds!!

Check my Etsy shop out in about a week and half and see some of the reds I will have.

That70sShoppe said...

Very cool! Found you by accident somehow on the internet!

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