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Tuesday, August 31, 2010

It's Rednesday and I have a surprize!

Almost every one visiting Susan in her It's a Very Chery World shows a little cherry something. I love red, but  I'm a strawberry girl..what can I do? Well, I am happy to say I have come to the cherry side of the world....and didn't even realize I had.....you see I've had these items for quite a while....actually before I started blogging.

This 1940's plaster fruit wall plaque was bought many years ago and I just realized there's cherries in the mix...see! And this summer shirt............................
is a fav of mine. It's filled with flower and produce seed packets reproductions. I found I bought it years ago cause it has strawberries, but upon closer inspection last week, I found one seed packet of cherries! I was so excited to have 2 things. Oh, I guess I should've split em up...done two posts, but heck I'm so excited. Does this mean I'm part of the official club? (This is not the surprize)
This week I made a couple of fun purchases for my crafts area.

First, keep the eye jokes to yourselves....I found this great red task lamp at Wal-mart for $9 and.....
This whimsicle fabric sewing machine cover at JoAnn's for 50% off with my coupon...it was under $12:)
(this is not the surprize) 
I also found some wonderful things with red recently...no this isn't the surprize either......

These transfers are  from the 40-50's. The sewing store I found them in was in a small town and they were having a sale on embroidery transfers they had found in the back room...gotta love those little small towns.
And, this apron.......
was a little plain so I added some vintage hankie accents. As you can see by the hoop, I decided to kick it up anotch with embroidery too.
Now for the Surprize!!!!
I'm having a little givaway.
A while back I found some great old mini hoops, quilt scraps, and lace. Well I also found some retro cherry fabric..at the same shop  found the transfers....and I hand-embroidered one of the cherry bunches and created an applique. Here's part of the giveaway.........................
It's a wallhanging for the kitchen or dining room. It also fits over a small compot as a lid. I have a few other cheery cherry things to go along with it, but I'll leave that for the recipient's surprize to open.

This giveaway will be open till next Rednesday...er.... Wednsday Sept.8th When I'll announce the winner.
All you have to do is leave a comment on my blog.

Now, let's go over to Susan's thru Here and visit all the other Rednesday  posts!

29 comments:

LV said...

For someone that did not think they had reds, you certainly did a great job. Enjoyed your blog and post.

Lisa said...

Super cute!! Thanks for offering!
I love that sewing machine cover! I have looked at it a lot!
Hugs, Lisa

Genie Robinson said...

Melody...What a cute posting. I, too, have the Wally World lamp, but they were out of the red so I ended up with blue...darnit! And I live in my red apron. The old transfers were an especially great find for those of us who embroidery. Boy, would I love to win your giveaway. I can never have enough hoops another goodies. Thanks for opening your door and letting me drop in for a Tuesday evening visit.

Hugs,
Genie
buttonsforbaga

Shirley said...

Hi Melody, Your last two post sure does bring back the memories. I have a few of those cookbooks that I love with the pictures and the little notes added here and there. I have one recipe that I am going to have to type and let babel fish translate.It is a cookie that is so yummy that my mother-in-law use to make at Christmas. There may be one in English, but I haven't found it as of yet. I did find some linens from Czechoslavia. It is the table cloth and napkings. Usually a set of four. some pillow cases with differen type lace on them that are in pretty good shape. I think that I will put some design on them. Just gradually looking through boxes that we kept. I love your post today. Take care Your Missouri Friend

Anita said...

Too, too cute!! I really love that fabric the sewing machine cover is made out of too. I don't think I have anything with cherries at all. I just got some gold butterfly pyrex that I'm al excited about. EVerything keeps taking me away from my Melmac, and I can't find time to make the placemats.

Cherry Chick said...

Ahhh...I'm so happy to see that you have come over to the "dark side" oh...I meant 'Cherry World'...lol. Very cute post,
Vicki

craftyles said...

I love the hankies on the apron. Great job-it really added something.

Tea said...

Hi Melody! I'm amazed at all you are able to pull together in a post, you go! I'm loving the fabric sewing machine cover. Very clever.
AND the apron is really cute! I love aprons. :)

Ann said...

Hi Melody,
I just adore the chalkware plaque...I always have my eye out for them. Most of chipped but yours sure does look good!
Also, love the cherry applique!
Fondly,
Ann
@
The Tattered Tassel

ALWAYS THE ABRAMYANS said...

I love, love, love your reds! I have some of that plasterware also. An elderly lady my mother took care of gave it to her and she to me. I always wondered what circa they were from. I am dying here over your fabric. I don't know how to sew...but I desperately want to learn. I could sooo see a pretty quilt with that material. Everything is so pretty! Great post!
-April

NanE said...

Hi Melody, cute REDS! Does the plaster fruit have a marking on the back? It could have been made by Miller Studio right in Ohio where I grew up. They produced a gazillion plaster decorative items in the 50's and 60's and shipped them all over. They are becoming quite collectible!

SueLovesCherries said...

Melody, this is a great post! As Cherry Chick said, you've come over to the dark (cherry) side!

I do love your apron and hoop creation. I better win - lol! See, us cherry lovers will even jump through hoops for our cherries!

~~Carol~~ said...

I love that chalkware fruit plaque Melody, and how you're beautifying that apron! And I just know that wallhanging would look so cute hanging in my kitchen. I think Sue has influenced us all to be drawn to cherries!
Happy REDnesday!
Carol

Ann said...

Just love the red apron. The sewing machine cover is really cute. Have a good REDNESDAY.

The Paint Splash said...

I love the sewing machine cover too! And who doesn't love surprises? Have a great dayHope you will come by and visit. Debbie

Angela said...

Melody, I love all the reds that you have shared today. I'm REALLY loving that red lamp from Walmart..going to need to head out there myself now, LOL.What a beautiful giveaway your having..your so sweet!

reprise said...

you posted lots of great reds for rednesday! love the red lamp!

Susan said...

I love Vogart and Aunt Martha
transfers !

Mary L said...

You can't go wrong with red in my book. I enjoy your blog and this was such a cute posting.

Mary L

Patti said...

Ohhhh, I just love cherries! Can't get enough of em. What a sweet little apron you are doing up! Hugs, Patti

Cindy Adkins said...

Oh wow, Melody, this is gorgeous! And so much work...you outdid yourself! And I love all your Rednesday treasures--so precious.
HUGS,
xox

Meri Wiley said...

Hi Melody,

Thanks for inviting me to your giveaway. I would love to win it, especially since tomorrow (the 3rd) is my birthday......yea 50!

Hugs,
Meri

Antiques Galore Gal said...

Cherry red or strawberry red, it's all good!

KitschKrafts said...

Oh, I am so sad I missed this one. Great cherry items, though! Glad you found them and shared.
Of course, you know I love that chalkware piece.

Southern Lady's Vintage said...

Lots of cute stuff here!! What a cute post!

Atticmag said...

Melody, thanks for linking up with us at Giveaway Friday! Your vintage piece is so sweet. Jane F.

Dana said...

How absolutely sweet of you. I love the cherry creation.

Susan said...

Cherries would go so well with my kitchen. Love it!

Terry @ La Bella Vie said...

Oh my this needs to live in my sewing room!
Come on over to my first GIVE AWAY too, I'd love to have you!
Terry
http://sweetpea-labellavie.blogspot.com/2010/08/my-first-give-away.html