Tuesday, May 25, 2010

My Fancy Reds...

Today I will be showcasing a few of my "fancy reds."  This to me means pieces that are not vintage kitchen or rustic reds, which I dearly love.  Red carries over into every single room in my home.  I LOVE IT.
I hope you enjoy my picture presentation.

Just in case our guests need a refresher course on the great city of Atlanta(since I am from Georgia) or need to brush up on their manners, we do have a couple of reading options available!

Isn't this quite the handsome rooster?  I just love him.  I purchased the painting in Beijing for $4.00 and then had it framed in Seoul for $12.00.  I know, I know I'm breaking the bank here but I just had to have him!  You see, our middle son has red hair and a cowlick(hope I spelled that correctly) if his hair gets too long.  When he was little we used to call him rooster because his hair always stuck up on the top of his head.  So actually this lovely rooster painting is for our son...one day.  But for now, he's mine all mine!!

Another wonderful painting that I purchased and had framed while in Korea.  Again, not expensive at all. Just $20.00.  I should add that all the frames I purchased while in Korea are Larson-Juhl frames.  One of the best deals going in Korea, in my humble opinion.  Have you priced a Larson-Juhl frame lately??

This vase is made by an artist in Tucson, Don Swanson.  He produces some beautiful pieces of pottery.  Hopefully next week I will have a tea set to show you.  I am going to Tucson on Friday to pick it up!!


Please join Sue at her blog, It's A Very Cherry World, to view other fantastic reds. : )

33 comments:

Shelley Germann said...

You have some special reds, Ann. A sweet connection with your rooster painting. Also, the Atlanta folklore book. My son was born in Georgia (Ft. Oglethorpe) so sentimentally I can relate! The pottery is fabulous and there's a tea set coming? Can't wait to see!

D said...

Very pretty paintings. Beautiful reds!

D

Mica said...

very elegant indeed...I loved visiting your home today...thanks for having me over....Mica/The Child's Paper

Nancy said...

I have lots of reds in my house to...I can't stay away from that color. I just love it.

I absolutely love that last painting...like the rooster to but I am so drawn to bucolic images.
What amazing prices on those paintings!

daylily777 said...

Very beautiful reds !i like your style !
Blessings,
~Myrna

Angela said...

I adore the print that you got from Korea. That is just beautiful. thanks for sharing my favorite colour. I won't be participating today. I am off to an all day Convention.

Blessings.

Liz said...

Very pretty! I love the landscape! And the frame is beautiful. I love the idea of the book for your guests to. That is a great idea! :)
~Liz

♥ Sonny ♥ said...

love love love that rooster art and the fabulous jug too~!!!
thank you so much for visiting me. it was a joy to read your comment and I truly appreciate it..

Happy Wednesday to you and yours
Sonny~~Sonny DayDreams

ourlifeinaclick.blogspot.com said...

I love all your pops of red and each one has a unique story!!

-heather

SueLovesCherries said...

Nice cover on the Atlanta book - at first I thought it said Atlantis! I've read the George book - very good.

Absolutely love the colors in the rooster painting - beautiful! As is the other painting, too.

Can't wait to see the tea set!

The Thrifty Designer said...

Beautiful! Red is my favorite. I'm not sure I could pick which of your pretties I liked best - they are all lovely.

craftyles said...

Love the rooster and the beautiful cottage paintings. So peaceful.

AshTreeCottage said...

Love the rooster!

Love,
Susan and Bentley
xxoo

Julie Harward said...
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Julie Harward said...

Hi there...thanks for your visit to my blog and your kindness. I love your blog, I love red too it's all over in my home too. I love the pretty things you have here...I love the rooster picture, I have them all over too! This is such a beautiful vase too! I have added you to my blog list and will follow yours. Would it be ok with you if I put the cross stitch you found (the house by the side of the road) on my side bar? That is the theme for our home! Let me know :D

Sally Annie Magundy said...

Your story about your son and the rooster painting is charming. I love your landscape painting and your vase is so lovely!

Happy Rednesday,
Sally

Sherrie said...

We will have to share some comments about owning a shop.Right now my biggest fear is not being able to part with anything, I love it all!! It does feel a little intimidating but if I don't try than I would be so disappointed in myself. So thanks for your nice comments and please keep me posted about your progress towards opening up a shop. Maybe we can learn from each other, have a great day.

bandit6 said...

I didn't know you had these pieces. Hummmmmmm?

~~Carol~~ said...

Lots of great reds today Ann! I can appreciate the book about Atlanta because I'm reading Gone With The Wind right now. Can you believe that I've never read it before?! And I love that rooster painting, and the story behind why it's so special!
Happy REDnesday!
Carol

Melody said...

That scenic painting is beautiful. I'd love to go in and just sit in that field.

Ann @ makethebestofthings said...

So much red loveliness, I enjoyed your photos tremendously. I also adore red and have to be careful not to overdo it in my kitchen and livingroom.

J.C. said...

Wow, such awesome and unique reds! That hillside painting is absolutely beautiful! So inspiring!
Thank you for sharing!
Blessings,
Jo

Shelley Germann said...

So, Ann, did you go back and buy more squeekies? Pretty amazing you so many of the exact one!

FLOWERSHOPGURL said...

Books, Pictures and Pottery...oh my...I love, love, them all! Your pottery really is beautiful!
Thank you for visiting and leaving your sweet comment on my Vintage Thingies Thursday...Wicker Pram! I couldn't believe my eyes when I found this wicker pram with the red and white gingham hood and red wheels, I knew, of course, that I had to add red geraniums.
Hugz,
Kim

Joy @ Joy Of Desserts said...

We have the George Washington book too. :-) Love the rooster. He's good luck for the Chinese.

Charlotte said...

What great deals you got for the paintings! I love the rooster!

Michelle said...

You have some beautiful red related items there, but I must admit the rooster is my favorite. :-)

LV said...

I loved all the reds you shared. I also share the same taste in your art work. Nice job.

Lynn@ The Vintage Nest said...

I was tickled red that you visited my blog. Thank you and I hope you come on over often. Love your bits of red. Every home should have red in it. Why heck....my whole dining room is red. :)

Linda (Nina's Nest) said...

Love all those reds - so pretty. The "Atlanta" book is interesting...that's my hometown! Thanks for your visit and kinds words about my MIL. Linda

Patti said...

Absolutely LOVE your vase!!

The Paint Splash said...

I enjoyed visiting your blog. I'm new on the block, so come over and visit and if you like it, please pass my address along.Debbie http://thepaintsplash.blogspot.com/

Diann said...

Hi Ann!
Sorry it has taken so long to check out your reds!

Oh, I love those books! They both look like they would be fun to read and they will make great decor books!

And both of your paintings are wonderful. And awesome deals on them! And that vase? BEAUTIFUL!!!

I hope you and your family have a wonderful Memorial Day! Give that hubby of yours a big hug and an even bigger thank you from me for all he does for his country!!