Wednesday, December 29, 2010

Wednesday is Rednesday, still showing some Christmas

Today is December 29th, Christmas is done for the year 2010 but that doesn't mean that the decorations have come down. I thought I would just take the next couple of days to share a few Christmas decorations before the start of the New Year. So for my favorite party with Sue @ Its a Very Cherry World "Wednesday is Rednesday", here are a few red decorations used with my other favorite color aqua.

My Kitchen wreath was the usual boring green style from Michael's purchased after Christmas last year for pennies (75% off sale). I spray painted it white, is there anything you can't spray paint.....and then added red ribbon, blue ornaments and red flocked birds, all left over from prior year decorations.

The blue star shaped ornament was made from a toilet paper roll and then spray painted blue. I promise to share a tutorial on making the toilet paper ornament.

My kitchen as you will recall is aqua and red. It is hard to find that combination of colors for Christmas, so I was very excited last year when I found these little gingerbread houses, after-Christmas sale for $.19 cents each. They are adorable.

The aqua of the gingerbread houses goes nicely with my McCoy planter. The red door is just a perfect splash of red.

I must confess that I am a little sad that Christmas is over. All the anticipation that built up for the day is now just a memory, albeit a pleasant one. There were fewer gifts under the tree this year, but the house will have a much needed new washing machine, and my daughter's car has 2 new tires, a new battery and brake pads. Elizabeth knew all that we were doing for her car was her Christmas gift, but knowing my little girl is safe on the road, was actually a gift to me.

I hope that all my friends had a joyous, happy and healthy Christmas, shared with their family and friends. Here's looking to a better New Year. Please be sure to say Hi to Sue for the last Rednesday of the year 2010.

Got it at Goodwill


Gail @ Faithfulness Farm said...

Great REDS :)



Such a pretty wreath. . great job!

Kaybe said...

Love love the wreath. Good Lord, what are we all going to blog about when Xmas is totally gone,,,heehee.

Happy New Year blessings to you & yours,


Sweet Bee Cottage said...

Great idea with the wreath! I have a white tree with aqua/green and red ornaments. Didn't get it put up this year. Just too busy with being gone for Thanksgiving. Those little gingerbread houses are adorable.

Happy New Year!

Popcorn Served Daily said...

Love the red, but that McCoy is what caught my eye! Love it!

Take care,


Linda @ A La Carte said...

I love that combo of red and aqua...I really enjoyed your reds!

~~Carol~~ said...

Your wreath is gorgeous, and I just love the aqua and red combo! And those houses are so perfect for your kitchen. I agree that it's a little sad when Christmas is over, because the weeks leading up to it are so much fun. The house is looking a little boring and empty with all that red packed away. Oh well, on to Valentine's Day decorating!
Happy REDnesday and Happy New Year, Sherrie!

Nany said...

I just LOOOve the wreath...Did you know Puerto Rico have the longest Christmas in the world.. we finished on February 2nd. so We are still enjoying....

Anonymous said...

Hi sweet Sherrie,
I so love your wreath, it looks great spray painted white!! I think the washing machine and the car tires are perfect Christmas gifts!! I know when your older you don't always get the most fun gifts, but their always ones that are much needed!
I wish you a very joyous and healthy New Year my friend and thank you for your prayers for my Mom, I know they helped!

Sally Annie Magundy said...

Hi Sherrie!

Running in to wish you the funnest of New Year's Eve's and much happiness in 2011!

I hope you're staying warm and toasty and I look forward to catching up with you in the new year.

Happy happy 2011,
Sally xoxo

Diann said...

Hi Sherrie!

I just wanted to stop by and wish you and your family a wonderful New Year!

Debbie@Debbie-Dabble said...

Just loving those great houses!!

Happy New Year!!