Tuesday, December 8, 2009

Red Christmas Cheer!



Red is invigorating and inviting....a festive color!



Cheerful...



and oh so fun!



Found this red vintage little girl's wool coat at the thrift store years ago...
...had to have it!



This sweet little Ellie in a silver pitcher is by Cathy Pendleton of The Cheswick Company.
I will be heading to Connecticut this weekend for fun and games with the girls....
...a visit to Cathy's annual open house will be a highlight!



Red berries and cinnamon sticks!



This old Santa is just a wee bit scary....
....but look, his beard is a fake...he can't be the real Santa!





Our Christmas stockings from when we were kids!



This darling woodland creature was made by Lori Ann Corelis....
You can see more of her incredible work here...



Red is energizing and makes me happy...especially Christmasy reds!
...if only I could harness that energy!



Wishing you all lots of red Christmas cheer and lots of energy as we prepare for the holidays!
:) Laura

25 comments:

BellaRosa said...

Laura, your pictures are just lovely, but my favorites are Ellie and that adorable bear :) Ellie took my heart though, when my eldest was a bebe, she had a special friend (imaginary) that she called "Missuer Elifant" I hope I spelled it like she said it :) But he was her best friend and went everywhere with her, to this day when she gets in trouble or is lonely and sad...she still calls for him :) she is 19 now. Besos Rose

Jane said...

I love the color red! It has always been one of my favorites. Wonderful pictures tonight, my favorite is of your childhood Christmas stockings!!

Tattered Goods said...

Oh everything is LOVELY the red stockings and the Raggedy Ann pin and oh the mittens with cherries to, too SWEET. I hope your week has been wonderful :)

Sheila

FILIGREE MOON said...

Wow! Such a happy post. Sweet collection! ~ Angela

Andy's Attic said...

The little girl's red coat is so wonderful. I am a traditional bright red at Christmas woman, combined with bright green. It does give me energy!!
Annette

Simply Stated ~ Rebecca said...

Love those white mittens with the cherries! Lots of Christmas cheer to you too! ~ Rebecca

Pearl said...

Great post you cheered me up! That little coat is just to precious and the mittens and your old childhood stockings, wow! You certainly have a lot of history kept. And all the handme downs from family I just wish my family had been memory keepers but my Grandmother and Mother could have cared less to keep anything. Too sad. But now I'm the memory keeper and I keep acummulating more history all the time and its fun! Thanks for such a cheery post.

Linda K. said...

The little Raggedy Ann pin is adorable, so simple yet adorable.

Linda

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Jacqueline said...

Red just shouts Christmas, doesn't it Laura ? I love your stockings from when you were children. When we were little, we used to have pillow cases instead of stockings. I don't know where that tradition started but, I loved it as you could get loads more presents into the pillow case !!!! XXXX

LiLi M. said...

Now I know what's missing here (and therefor I procrastinate...) a tad of red! Your photos definitely cheer me up! Love everything, but I guess the raggedy Ann brooche is my favorite! Thanks for sharing the fun!

Lululiz said...

Don't know about the Santa looking scary, he looks to me as if he had one too many glasses of sherry, lol, slightly inebriated.

Theresa said...

Oh Laura, my very favorite picture is the one of your childhood stockings... Ahhhhhh, how sweet:) I have to say, that Santa is a little spooky, but like you said... his beard is fake so he is an imposter! Love all the red! Have a blessed day!

Bleudelavande said...

Oooohhh Laura your photos are always just wonderful I'm in love with the little sweet Ellie. How sweet!!!!
Have a nice time my friend!!!

Connie said...

Laura, just found your blog...absolutely lovely! Beautiful red Christmas photos, thanks for sharing!

kitt said...

I do so love your photography. Your perspective is wonderful. My favorite red item are your cherished Christmas stockings.

Natacha said...

Hi Laura, thank you for your comment!
I love the touch of red in your pictures, they are all gorgeous.
I'll come back more often!
Natacha

Ellinor Forsblom said...

Dina Bilder är så Fulla av Liv ,Jag tycker så mycket om dom.
Kram Ellinors Hus

Joan@anythinggoeshere said...

Love the old Merry Christmas socks! xo Joan

Fete et Fleur said...

It wouldn't be Christmas without touches of red. I love yours!

Hugs!
Nancy

Faded Charm said...

I like all your red touches for the holiday season. Hope everything is going well with you.

Take care,

Kathleen

~~Carol~~ said...

All of those decorations give me a warm and cozy feeling, from those stockings to that Santa!! to those gloves and mittens! They all make me so happy!

www.MaisonStGermain.com said...

Such a fun post. Red is always happy and fun isn't it? That little red childs coat - too cute.
~Debra
Blog: The capers of the vintage vixens

BonjourRomance said...

Bonjour Laura! What a lovely Christmasy post. The ruffles on the little red coat is adorable, as are your childhood stockings - how wonderful that you still have them. Thanks for sharing all these pretty images.
Enjoy the rest of your week!

Jodie LeJeune said...

Oh Laura...I am SO loving your Christmas reds! I love those vintage stockings too!!! Heck. I love everything you've shown us!!!!
Enjoy your trip and have fun shopping~
everything vintage