Tuesday, April 20, 2010

Rednesday aka Wednesday!

I love Rednesday!  I love Sue's blog and I love viewing all the great red pictures on other blogs.  So please head on over to It's A Very Cherry World and you too can see why my heart skips a beat on Rednesday!

Today I am featuring a group of frames that currently hangs in my kitchen...but not for long.  Tomorrow is the big moving day!  I can not take credit for this idea.  I saw this idea in Country Home magazine a few years back.  When I saw it, I knew I needed to make it happen in my home.  So, I clicked on over to EBAY and found a vintage map of my home state, Georgia, for $5.00.  Then to the frame shop I went.  I chose to use the red metal frames only because that was the best frame color that matched the red in the map!  I am a very matchy, matchy, kinda gal.  Yes, I am trying to break that but my mind fights me constantly!!
Enjoy, my vintage Georgia map from the Ralston Hotel in Columbus, GA.  Copyrighted June 1915.  I know I enjoy it every time I walk past it.


No, the frames are not crooked, the camera was when I took this shot.  I tried and tried to take a photo without glare from the lights, the window or the flash.  This was the best one.  Also, the actual size is rather large 30x30in.  The photo didn't capture the essence and magnitude of this beauty : )

Ya'll have a great Rednesday, ya hear!

16 comments:

Sweet Bee Cottage said...

I just love this idea! My husband is a geography major and we have globes and a few maps. Oh I am so seriously inspired! He was born in Illinois but grew up in northern California - which state to choose - maybe BOTH! Thank you so much!

Dawn said...

What a great project. I love the color combination. Hope the move goes well!
Hugs,
Dawn

~Carrie from Cottage Cozy~ said...

I love how your put the four together like that...wonderful!

Angela said...

I too just love Rednesday. I love red...plain and simple. That is so cool that map..I love it.

Rita Kent at TesoroFino.Com said...

OMG. Now I will have to put this idea and my list to create. Ann ~ this is just incredibly beautiful and creative, even if you didn't come up with the original idea, this is your version and it's a masterpiece!

Linda Ruthie said...

Nicely done! It looks wonderful.

Denise Marie said...

love it!!

~~Carol~~ said...

I absolutely love this idea! It's probably relatively easy to do too, but for me the hardest part would be hanging those frames so perfectly, like you did. Hanging one is bad enough, but four?! But I want to give it a try, because I have a couple of old maps that I love, just sitting in a drawer. Thanks so much for sharing this idea!
Happy REDnesday!
Carol

AshTreeCottage said...

How clever!!

Love,
Susan and Bentley
xxoo

Diann said...

This is such a cute idea! I love it!

Mary said...

Happy REDnesday Ann~

Melody said...

What a wonderful idea! Nothing wron with matchy matchy..it pops.

SueLovesCherries said...

Oh, I love it! What a fabulous idea! Maps are fun!

Shelley Germann said...

Great project! My son was born in Georgia. definitely something I'll keep in mind!

daylily777 said...

I love it ! Very clever idea, using four frames instead of one big frame .
Blessings,
~Myrna

Dena E's Blog said...

You're a Sweetie for leaving the note at my blog about creating an Angel.. Love the idea BTW and have one simialr to your suggestion.
Infact the sky pic you saw at my blog,,I take those in our travels to deliver our greeting cards to the stores that carry them and I always tell my Hubby, "look at the Angels wings God is making"...its awesome too see His display of clouds ..And about the meat thing...Thankfully my Hubby takes care of the burger making for the grill as I do Sooooo agree with you. Its gross 4 sure.. Hugs to you Sweet Girlfriend..Have a blessed day too.
Dena..Glad to know another mathcy matchy kinda gal ;0)