Friday, May 29, 2009

Today I am joining Stacey of Poofing the Pillows for the Flaunt Your Reds Friday. When I decided to do this I thought it would be easier to find red in my home.

It wasn't until I started looking around that I realized I don't have very much red. I decorate with blue mostly and neutral colors. So I will show you some of my crafts featuring red such as the jar of crocheted mushrooms above.

Red rimmed granny squares for an afghan I am working on.

I bought this Chinese lantern at a garage sale years ago from a little old lady who wanted someone to take care of it. I have struggled for years now with what to do with it. It doesn't fit my decor at all, but feel beholden to the former owner to take care of it.

A sleepy bear in his red striped nightshirt and a Madame Alexander Little Red Riding Hood, one of my all-time favorite fairy tales.

Yes, I do love mushrooms and the red capped ones are the prettiest!

I couldn't resist showing a picture of my lovely daughter in her red top. Ready for work at the Scrap Nook.

Please check out Stacey's blog and visit others who are joining in this event!

Have a wonderful weekend! Twyla


Anonymous said...

I'm partial to pink myself, but it is fun when you look at someone else's decor and colors. My hubby's mom used to have a red bedroom. I like all your red, and Little Red Riding Hood is so cute.
Blessings, Sarita

Florence and Mary said...

What a lovely picture of Lindsey.

I love sleepy bear and your Madame Alexander doll.

Have a great weekend,

Victoria xxx

Faye said...

Lindsey,You are beautiful!I loved your post today.Hope you and twyla have a great day! Blessings, Faye

Holly said...

Good morning, Twyla! ♥

A jar full of mushrooms! Too cute! I love Little Red Riding hood, too. When I was about 5, I had a red hooded courderoy coat and I would play little red riding hood...

Lindsey looks great in red! Pretty girl! I think she's shinning with happiness over her new job. ☺

Stacey said...

Hi Twyla! First I have to say that Lindsey is beautiful! I'm glad we saw a picture of her today.

You do have some great reds! Love the afghan squares, the mushroom, and definitely the sewing box. I really like the chinese lantern. Could you put it in the garden? I don't know a thing about those.

Thank you so much for participating in Flaunt Your Reds. Hope you have lots of sweeties come by for a visit. On Sunday we will have a drawing.


~Lavender Dreamer~ said...

Lindsey is beautiful...what a beautiful smile! I LOVE RED, too! I love RED all through my house! And my dolls love red! lol I love your little MA doll! She's sweet!

TattingChic said...

Red is nice! I love wearing a red top with jeans! Lindsey look all nice and pretty ready for work in her red top.

Lisa said...

What a charming sewing box! I like mushrooms too (O:

Rechelle ~Walnuthaven Cottage~ said...

GM and happy FYRF!
Love your reds but the jar of mushrooms is my fave for sure!!!
Enjoy your day and thanks for sharing.

P.S. You have a very pretty daughter.

Sharing with Sherri said...

Thanks for stopping by to visit! How neat that Mother and Daughter both blog together, you both did a great job on your red theme I adore mushrooms too! I especially love the your ormament!!

Have a fun day!

Kathleen said...

Great reds! And how sweet to take care of the red lantern. Could it fit into your garden scheme?
Thanks for your visit! Nice to meet you!

SavoringTime in the Kitchen said...

Thanks so much for visiting my blog! I love all of your crafts. The afghan you're working on is going to be great! If you ever need anyone to take care of your Chinese lantern, let me know :)

Happy Weekend!


Candy said...

Glad you came by Rock Candy to see my little 'Red Riding Hood' story.
It has been years since I have crocheted but enjoyed it very much.

Worked in the garden to day until I was RED in the face;-)


Melissa Miller said...

You have lots of lovely REDS! Your daughter is beautiful in red as well.

Happy FYRED Day!
~Melissa :)


Hi Twyla
Nice photo of Lindsey :)
I'd have to look around to see what red I have in the house too!
Don't think I have much, mabye some red in my linens.
Thanks for sharing yours.

*Noelle* said...

i love red in the home too, and i thought about joining this!!

your lil red riding hood doll is precious!

Michele said...

Hi Twyla ~ what a beautiful picture of Lindsey! Love all your red things...especially little red riding hood!


Cathy said...


My daughter has a sweet collection of Madame Alexander dolls!!! Your Little Red Riding Hood is enchanting!!!

Have a wonderful FYR Friday!!!

Sandra said...

I love the red afghan squares. Very pretty!

For the love of a teddy bear said...

oh my gosh!! I love all your mushrooms!!!! the crocheted mushrooms are so neat!!!!...and the granny squares, love love love. My grandmother used to make those all the brought back memories...have a nice weekend,hugs jennifer

. said...

So many nice red things.


Manuela@Pleasures of Homemaking said...

Those crochet mushrooms look so cute - what a neat project! Cute picture of your daughter!


Linda Lou said...

Lindsey looks o cute-did she cut her hair!! I don't have too much red in my house-my new red Kitchen Aid mixer and a red cast iron pot...oppps almost forgot my daugher ALi's bedroom...

KatCollects said...

All of your mushrooms in the jar are so cute! I hope you are having a good weekend.

Kathleen Grace said...

I love your crochet pieces! The mushrooms are adorable. Do you have a garden to put the chinese lantern in? It would be a lovely spot of color among green.

Happy @ Home said...

Hi Twyla,
I enjoyed seeing all of your red pictures especially the last one. What a pretty daughter you have and red is definitely a good color on her.

Vickie said...

Thank you Twyla, for checking out my scrapbook layout at my blog:)

Your mushrooms are so cute! You have very pretty red stuff.

How cool that Lindsey works at a scrapbook store. I would love it!

Queenie's Vintage Finds and Treasures said...

Hey Twyla and Lindsey!
It was so fun catching up with you both and seeing you flaunt your reds...I love that Little Red Riding Hood doll...too cute! That was one of my all time favorite childhood stories too.
It's always fun seeing the Barbie Posts too...there are so many different one's, all so pretty in their own way.... each with their own distinct style and personality. I never knew there were so many different one's. My favorite when I was a little girl, was the Golden Dream Barbie. (I believe is what she was called) My dad bought her for me, when I went to the store with him one time, and it wasn't even Christmas or my Birthday....I think that's what made me remember it so well, even to this day. Thanks for jogging a memory for me.
Thanks for stopping over on the back porch for some lemonade...thanks for the compliments on the redo too...after seeing this post of yours, with your cute mushrooms...I see why you loved my froggy vintage pillow! LOL! Our mushrooms look almost the same!
I hope you have a great day!
Big Hug,

Queenie's Vintage Finds and Treasures said...

P.S. Linsey is beautiful!

Dawn said...

I do love all of your red! Especially the crocheted red/aqua afghan -- did you make that?

And what a beautiful picture of Lindsey. You must feel so much love for such a talented daughter.

creative breathing said...

Twyla, I feel it has been such a long time since I visited your blog. What a great one to catch up on! I have my mushrooms in a glass container! I am like you, no red in my house except for crafts! I am a blue person as well! You are so sweet to keep the pagoda for so many years. How about the garden? Lindsey - she looks so very happy! Her shorter hair is adorable! Have a wonderful week! E

Sherry said...

I don't have much red either. I love your red especially your red crocheted squares and the Chinese lantern. Lindsey looks really pretty in red too!!

Have a beautiful day!

Lindsay-ann said...

Hi Twyla
I enjoyed seeing all your lovely red things. Doesn't Lindsey look great in red? The color really suits her.
Best Wishes