Thursday, February 16, 2012

The Color Red

I adore red!   It is my favorite color.  I've been noticing that the majority of my T-shirts and sweaters hanging in my closet are red.  I just went to a big winter sale and came home with two new red sweaters.  I don't shop planning to buy red, it just happens. 

Last spring when I moved into my new house, I bought the pattern for the Wing and a Prayer quilt.  I've always wanted a quilt with cranberry red as a main color. Then I noticed that the master bedroom where I will use the quilt had pot shelves 8 feet up along one wall, and the shelves were back lighted with florescent lights.  I began to envision a collection of cranberry red glass with the lights shining through them.  So I began to hunt and collect pieces, even long before I would have the quilt.  As of yet, the pieces are decorating my living room as I need many more pieces for the shelves to look right.  Oh, darn, more trips to antique and thrift stores or places like Hobby Lobby.

Here are the pieces I've collected so far.






 These were the first two pieces I purchased at Hobby Lobby--just to get the collection going.

 
These two were gifts.  The square piece came with a bouquet of roses sent to me by my brother-in-law and his wife as a house warming gift.  The tall vase was a gift for my birthday from my dear cousin.




This little pitcher was a find at an antique store.  I loved the red body with the clear glass handle.


These are my latest acquisitions.  My cousin, once again, has contributed to my collection.  She recently remodeled her kitchen and found these stuck back in a cabinet.  She says they came from her mom's house and thinks that one of them was given to her mom by mine.  I have always had "thing" for cruets.  I was so delighted to get them. 

This is my collection so far and I'm looking forward to seeing it grow. 

To see other people's great favorites, hop on over to Shay's Favorite Things Friday .

12 comments:

  1. Red isn't my colour, green is but that set is wonderful. I'm sure they will look fab with the quilt.

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  2. Beautiful pieces, all of them. Your display is going to be gorgeous when you get it all together.

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  3. I adore red too...and especially red glass. I spent forever looking for a red glass chicken to compliment my dining room.

    Your glassware is lovely especially the ruby glass cruet. Im having a bit of red envy over here.

    Thanks for linking up and showing off such gorgeous favourites.

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  4. Love your glassware, you have such pretty pieces.

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  5. I love your collection and the thought of it displayed with back lighting is great. Your room is going to be lovely - hurry up with that quilt !!!
    Cheers

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  6. I love your collection and the thought of it displayed with back lighting is great. Your room is going to be lovely - hurry up with that quilt !!!
    Cheers

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  7. What a great collection you've got started already! I love red too. I am envisioning it backlit and I bet it's going to look awesome. My mother-in-law at one time had a number of items in what she called ruby glass. It was very striking.

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  8. Love your reds! What a wonderful collection!

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  9. Hi, Suzi...I love red, too......and cruets.:))

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  10. Love cranberry glass. Great FTF!

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  11. I love red! It is such a happy color for me. Don't ask me why my glass collection is cobalt blue -LOL.

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  12. Red is such a cheerful color. I really like the red glass. :-)

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