Saturday, December 20, 2008

Christmas at the Redlover's House!

Missy Redlover is a friend of a friend. She LOVES the color red.

I don't think you understand so I'll say it again. MISSY LOVES THE COLOR RED!

Still not convinced? Then let me show you her kitchen.

You probably didn't notice but Missy's floor is a red and white checkerboard. A large, vinyl checkerboard! And it's laid on the diagonal! Isn't it wonderful?

I loved the old, large, table doily Missy had hung behind her red and gold door curtain. How many times have you wondered what to do with a big, ol' doily? Well, now you know.

The Christmas tree in the corner is one of...hey, I really don't know how many trees are in her house, but then, neither does she! Most of the tree lights and bulbs are family treasures. And when her mother's lights burned out, she put them in a Lance's container.

When I visited Missy's home, she couldn't get me out of the kitchen. "There's more to see," she insisted, but I wasn't interested. I was happy in her red kitchen with the knotty pine paneling.

Then she said those magic words: "I got old doll heads in the other room." So I went to look but not before I took a few more pictures!

This wonderful, garage sale, white island compliments the flooring and offers a wonderful display area underneath.

Everywhere you look the red and white tiles point to interesting, vintage pieces.

On the counter in the corner sits vintage mirrors, freebies picked up from somebody who didn't have a clue what to do with them and who will want them returned when she sees this photo.

Santas march along her kitchen window sill.

There was just so much to see and appreciate, but I finally followed her out of the kitchen to see her baby heads.

Come back Wednesday to see the rest of Missy Redlover's home!


  1. I LOVE that floor! It's awesome. I've always thought it would be great to have a real 50's style kitchen with checked floor and chrome table, etc. I love going to houses like this. You could just spend the day looking. Thank you Missy Redlover for sharing your home with us!

  2. Loved the photos, But I love any thing red.

  3. Hi Cher,
    Thanks for visiting, always nice to have you♥

    I love your friends floor and the mirrors too, she has alot of neat ideas!
    Have a very Merry Christmas!


  4. Old Christmas light bulbs displayed in a Lance's jar? What a fantastical idea! In fact, I might just have to steal that idea!

    Thanks for showing us the Red house!


  5. Thank you for this lovely Christmas gift to your
    friends & followers. I'm looking forward to the
    other one(s) this week. The photos are great, but
    cannot convey the coziness and genuine warmth of
    that house.

  6. Love anything red! Thanks for sharing this.

    I left you a response over on my "different kind of reaction", in case you didn't get back to check it out.

    Thanks for the encouraging words.

  7. Ooops... guess I don't even know what I title my entries... "a new kind of reaction" I meant!

  8. that does it....all I want for Christmas is buckets of red paint and a new kitchen floor!Thanks for a great tour of a fabulous home!

  9. Love that floor, really love that kitchen! The doll heads were so sweet... made me wish I had my old ones. OK, where's the rest of the house... ~PJ

  10. What a wonderful place full of fantastic collections. I love the hatbox display with the bottle brush trees. So nice! Thanks for sharing and have a wonderful holiday season!

  11. Love the Santa collection....WOW! Unusual to place doll heads among china; but like it. Happy Holidays!


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