Wednesday, October 19, 2011

Shaking it up in red!

Years ago, when my in-laws were moving and held a big garage sale, my mother-in-law said for us to take whatever we wanted, in addition to things she wanted us and the kids to have. Which was awfully sweet of her!

For some reason, my hubby focused on these red salt and pepper shakers. I thought they were awful. My daughter thought they were cool. My son had no opinion one way or the other. Hubby and daughter won out, and home they came.

I resisted using them for the longest time, until one day Hubs says "Remember those red salt and pepper shakers? Where are they anyway?" OK, well I couldn't lie and say they were lost, so out they came. And he used them to the exclusion of all others. And loved them.

And you know what? Now I use them to the exclusion of all others. 
Go figure. 

But they remind me of my in-laws every time, and that is nice.

I'm linking these red salt and pepper shakers to Rednesday hosted by It's a Very Cherry World. Grab your something red and link up too! And read about other reds while you're there!


Wednesday, October 5, 2011

Something Red for Johnny Appleseed

Johnny Appleseed Day was coming up and the first graders were going to celebrate in style -- bobbing for apples, making applesauce, singing apple songs, to name just a few apple activities. And, of course, they were to wear red.

They even got their pictures in the newspaper!

That's Stephanie in her red dress! Check out the apples on the red shirt on the kid with the apple in his mouth! Oops...the apple bobber forgot his red shirt! (Excuse the photo, but it is 21 years old and unfortunately creased in the middle...)

I had made Stephanie's dress for the first day of school -- and it just happened to be RED!! I still have it -- I also saved the ones I made for her first day of Kindergarten and second grade. BTW, Stephanie just turned 28, so those are definitely vintage dresses!!

It's a jumper with a blouse underneath, complete with ruffles (she wouldn't be caught dead in ruffles now!) down the front of the jumper. And on the pockets. And on the collar. Hearts and bows all over that dress! And, of course, the cutie heart buttons! Oh my....

I'm linking Stephanie's red dress to a fun meme I recently discovered -- Rednesday hosted by It's a Very Cherry World. Grab your something red and link up too! And read about other reds while you're there!