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Thursday, March 31, 2011

Welcome to Rednesday!

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Or, at least Wednesday was Rednesday....I missed it 8(. If you haven't visited Sue or the other rosy personalities who strut their red stuff and are very proud of thier old red finds from Flea markets, yard sales, estate sales, antique malls and shops, or thrift stores, click the button above to visit.
I'm only by a day late so I'm gonna link on in today..................................
I love RED my whole kitchten is red and white with touches of green and black. I call it modern retro because I have modern appliances with a strawberry motif and vintage 30's-70's accents.
Now everything I learned about color I learned from my Mom. She has an incredible knack for mixing colors for a homey feel. She likes red, but when decorating her own home it's usually very
earthtones with touches of blues. Until she found this for the Guest Room...........
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A cute country inspired spread for the bed inspired the room.
Her choice of wall color was...............

The pics don't do the color swatch justice. The above color is a dark cantelope on the bed and side wall, while the bottom color is the lighter shade of cantelope on the closet and 1/2 bath wall.
Of course when she saw this barnsiding panaling, she had to use it on the back wall where you see it from the doorway. It really adds to the country farm feel.

 So far you see oranges, greens, white.....where's the RED! Wait till you see the border she happened to find that just adds the surprise.........................................................................................................................

 A Seasonal farmhouse Border......Winter, Spring, Summer, Fall in warm country colors with a cute Red gingham border around each square.
Here's what it looks like .................................

Okay, I've told everyone before...I am no photog so please excuse the quality. You can click the pic to see it closer.

Now to complete the color scheme these Mary Englebrite-ish panels for the windows were hung.....................

A perfectly matching plaid with a floral pattern on the front and...yes...those are tiny cherry clusters on the flip side she has fastened flipped with a red ribbon rose and black bead pin.




 
With a topper...........................................................................


white cotton with embroidered red rosebuds with a stitched frame. The scallops are edged in the same red.
Here are some of her favorite things to accent the room ..............

 This throw pillow shows perfect shades of reds and rosebuds.







This whimsicle rooster lamp came with french country shade...beads and all


And. she foofed this plain shade
      with more bead trim, bead fringe, and a rose embroidered applique.
















This is a ruby glass powder box
                                      and a fun barn birdhouse.
This book is from volume from a set Mom has had since she was a little girl.............................


She found some vintage doilies from the 1910-20's that she framed..................................................

and Ya shoulda seen her happy dance when she found this dresser set, complete with brush, hand mirror, and buttonhook, all in the colors matching the walls, with black, and even rhinstones inlaid on the design.


The room is outfitted with a bed, dresser, and chest of doors all 1960's modern walnut, but with her magic with paint, textures, and accents it all works together to create a warm, inviting,
country sanctuary.

3 comments:

sweet violets said...

What a darling and sweet bedroom.....love what she did at the windows....the quilt is wonderful.....and I have that same doily with the strawberries on it, it is done with silk threads, I think it was a kit, can still see the blue ink underneath....small world....hugs...cleo

DoanLegacy said...

Fantastic red post! Very pretty..

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