Saturday, May 22, 2010

Decidedly Red



I think I have made a decision.



OK, not a life altering decision...
... but a decision, albeit a small one.



Since the overwhelming majority of you liked the look of the buttons...
...I will keep part of my collection in one of the old French canning jars.



To complement the button jar, I decided to put my French red and white tapes, along with some vintage red buttons and laces in the second jar.



...a few pretty ribbons and baker's twine...



I purchased several of the tapes from Tongue in Cheek Antiques...
...a few on Ebay...



...and the card wound with the red 55 tape came from French General...
...I received it as part of my party favor from Charlotte Lyons when I attended her Sweater Craft Sessions! ...that was a really fun day!




I think they look perfect now!
The red is so cheerful...



...and there is still room to add more bits and bobs and memories...
...I will have to look around...
...think I have an old game piece with a red 52 on it...

Do you see how easy it is to make me happy?

I wonder what Paula put in her two jars?

What do you think? Did I make a good decision?
:)

42 comments:

Amy said...

Red is always my favorite decorating accent color
Great job!
AMy

Linda said...

I love the look of those bits and pieces in the jar along side the jar of white buttons. Looks great!!!!

Nancy's Notes said...

Love the red, it's brilliant and makes me happy too!

Susan deGeneres said...

Very charming. A little touch of red and white is so cheerful.

Susan

The Lone Dollier said...

I love them! The red is one perfectly complements the white of the other.

Thanks so much for the link to Tongue in Cheek Antiques. I've sent an email with a request for some French items! Well, MAYBE I can afford whatever is found, though I did say inexpensive and not to hunt for me specifically!

Smiles~
Marilyn
PS. Always a joy to read your blog.

Linda said...

They look lovely...and I love the French tapes!

vintage girl at heart said...

love it all!!
i keep all of my craft goodies in jars though not as old as yours!!!
perfect eye candy!

Vintage French Hen said...

It's a very nice combination together. Red and white reminds me of love, home, and family. All qualities I can tell you possess from your blog! Marcia

Elyse said...

you made a great decision. lovely photos!

xo
elyse

Jane said...

Everything looks beautiful. Red has always been one of my favorite colors!
Jane

The French Bear said...

Lovely, every visit here is a happy one!!! Thanks for always having such inspiring posts!!! I love to see what you are up to! Especially when I am so sick, it seems that if I come here I feel so much better!
Hugs,
Margaret B

Pansy Cottage Girl said...

Oh the look of old jars,yum! You cant go wrong!

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Robyn said...

OHHHH MY! I am just going to SCOUR places to find those old french canning jars. I have an addiction to glasses of all type anyway but those are ADORABLE AND I LOVE THE BUTTONS AND NOTIONS! LOVE it!

Sarah said...

Laura, absolutely! The French red and white tapes are the best. You know they are making my heart skip a beat. This jar could slide right into my home. I totally agree with the comment above, your blog is most inspiring. ~ Sarah

Andy's Attic said...

Great choice!! I really liked the white buttons. And...red is my all time favorite color, so, of course, I love the red and white things put together in the other jar. The great thing about the jars is that you can always change them later if you so desire!
Annette

Florence said...

Perfect. Love the red tapes. Florence

Diane said...

Oh yes I love the look, such beautiful eye candy! Hugs, Diane

Bayside Moments said...

Just found your blog. Thanks for the inspiration and the amazing post.
Pam

Julie@beingRUBY said...

Dear Laura
May all your life decisions be this easy!!! [and pretty!] Hope you are having a fab weekend.. xx Julie

ZAIRA said...

Laura, they look great! I've always liked jars filled with buttons!!!And a touch of red makes me happy as well!! Have a lovely Sunday xxx

It's me said...

Yes yes yes !!! it looks very good !!

Have a happy day.o Laura??....pleas come to se my lovely post today.........hugs my darling........Ria

Debby said...

I love this look, so pretty!
Debby

BonjourRomance said...

Bonjour Laura,
Perfect decision as always. You have a fabulous eye for detail and the red is gorgeous.
Happy SUnday to you,
Mimi

Zita - Mlle Magpie said...

Great decision, Laura. I think that jar is the perfect way to display all of your red ribbons and treasures - brilliant, in fact. You can really see all the wonderful items and they'll be dust-free!

Terri(TerriBoog) said...

I voted for buttons but I LOVE the red snippets of ribbon, buttons and tags!

Roseanna said...

Really pretty...love the red and white.

Happier Than a Pig in Mud said...

You've turned little lovelies into art, very pretty!

Diane said...

Yes! They look beautiful! And you can change them with the seasons.
Love all the trim goodies!
Diane

from me to thee......... said...

love it, you always have a good eye.....your blog is on the top of my list of FAVORITES!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

katie said...

Excellent choices. Red does brighten it all up and looks cheerful.
Looking forward to your next post.

Lululiz said...

Oh yes, definitely a good decision. Even though red is not my favourite colour, I love all the bits and pieces in that jar, possibly even more so than the button jar.

krys kirkpatrick said...

I love the jars...doesn't matter what goes in them. I did see a cool idea of putting in bits of old paper butterflys and twine that was cool.

sharon said...

Hi Laura, love the little vignette simply based on colour associations. Fun to do, I bet!
Sharon

Jeanne said...

Decidedly Beautiful!

Jeanne:)

Tamerie Shriver said...

Love it! The red is just perfect.

Rosemary said...

Love the red Laura!!
Rosemary

Beth A. said...

Great decision! Love the red.

maryann said...

a great decision! you should know by now: you have a GREAT EYE!!!

hugs!

Rene@BargainHoot said...

I love those jars and all the goodies inside!!!

red ticking said...

i love this post... and all of your treasures... sure wish i could have met you while at brimfield! next time we will plan to meet at the pilgrim turkey sandwich stand... although i have to say our favorite was bt bbq the pulled pork sandwich was out of this world... i love brimfield... i think it is truly special... glad you had fun! xx pam

sweetlaraine said...

I have never seen french canning jars before...they are beautiful.....I will look for some on etsy or ebay. I just found some ball canning jars at my local thrift. They will have to do, for now.
Love your blog.
Laraine