Thursday, June 6, 2019

The Evolution Of A Color Crush/Round Two

If you have followed me for a while, you might recall that I have a tendency to be rather fickle with regard to color. 
I fall in and out of love almost as fast as a contestant on The Bachelor. 
One day a color is my main squeeze and the next it's out. 
Last fall, I spied a darling truck at Hobby Lobby. 
There was very little red in the house until I bought this truck. 

My son brought me an adorable bird house from Seattle at Christmas. 

After Christmas, I couldn't pack away the red. 
Our Valentine's Day decor featured red instead of my "go to" pink. 

Slowly but surely, red has been creeping into more of our spaces. 

A few weeks ago, Bill kicked me out of the house so he could work on his woodland garden centerpieces. 
Read about those in this post
He gave me some cash and kicked me to the curb. 
Actually, I went estate sale-ing. 
One of the sales featured a collection of red and white Mason's tranferware. 
It was half price day. The large pitcher was $30.00. The small was $12.00. 
They are fabulous. 

The dining room got a red and white tablescape to showcase the new pitchers. 

My oak leaf hydrangeas are blooming like crazy. 

The red truck that started it all, got a cute summery load. 

The niches in the kitchen were emptied, cleaned and filled with red china and glassware. 

It never dawned on my to display these red glasses. Love, love, love! 

I needed a spot to stash the blue so the dish dresser got a set of curtains to hide the contents. 
I am absolutely in love with this. It looks like checks but it's actually vintage red and white ticking stripe. My grannie's chair and pad are put into action. 

Finally, the best ever red fabric by P. Kaufman was used to make a few pillows. 
You might ask, "Why so cottage looking, Katie?"

We stumbled upon a cottage built in 1901. It was in a great neighborhood. Sadly, there are drainage and foundation issues that have scared us off.  

It was also priced as if it had some remodeling. Nope. That kitchen hasn't been touched since the 60s. There was also another kitchen at the back of the house. What? 
That's what's going on with me these days. 
My projects are a few weeks behind my blogging which isn't good. 
I'll try to do some catching up. Hopefully, I can put together a summer house tour. 
Thank you so much for stopping by and I hope you are having a wonderful day. 


  1. the red floral fabric is yummy. I love red in small doses. I burnt myself out on it back in the early 2000's. the transferware is wonderful in your niche and love how you've decked the truck out for summer. It's a fun year-round piece. Seeing it with the pumpkin kinda made me a little excited about Fall, but I'd love to have a little summer first instead of rain, rain, rain.

  2. All of your red accents are wonderful, they add so much charm. Especially the little red truck,sweet:)

  3. I love that little red truck and bought one last year too. I am in to blues this time. Buying everything blue.

  4. No better incorporation of red than berries, though your beautiful transferware and napkins do the trick, too! I love it all, Katie!

  5. I love red transferware too. I have a display in our bookcase. Love the red glasses too.

    The fabric you added to the cabinet are pretty.

    Have a great weekend


  6. I love your touches of red!!! The red transferware has long been a favorite of mine. Have a great weekend!

  7. Katie,
    I adore how you sprinkled the red around your Kitchen and Dining Room!
    Cute, cute, cute terra cota pot, seeds and plant in the bed of your Red Truck!
    Love that you're making Seasonal arrangements within its bed!
    I, too, bring in touches of red during the Fourth of July and @ Christmas!

  8. Love the red touches all around your home. That red truck and little house are so cute. All the red pieces add a cheerful and colorful vibe and look so gorgeous. Thank you for sharing fragments of your house, it's really beautiful!

  9. I love red!!! Great finds on the transfer ware, Katie. I had a chair made out of the Kaufman fabric, and save the seat fabric just so I could make a pillow later down the line.

  10. Red makes a great pop! I love the little truck and the strawberries too :) Visiting from Thursdays Favorite Things.

  11. Love the color, Katie! Thanks for sharing at Vintage Charm!

  12. I love love LOVE the red in small doses! Especially the truck! Very Vintage! Found you at the DIDI 257