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Thursday, February 26, 2009

~Flaunt Your Red Party!~


Welcome to the first ever "Sunday Favorites" hosted by Chari at http://happytodesign.blogspot.com/. What a great idea to show some of our favorite posts from the past! She is such a wonderful lady, please pay her a visit for the list of participants.
This was one of my favorite posts because it "Flaunts" all of my red! lol.... If you have been reading my blog for a while then you know how much I love red. I have tried to figure out why I like it so much, it symbolizes love, passion, fire and I've heard it can make you hungry. Hmmmm......It is also an attention getter. When you walk into a room with lots of red it defintly shouts out "Hey! Look at Me!" All I know is that I've gotta have my red! I have also noticed that color (not just red) really affects my moods. I am happiest when I am in a bright room. Also, I have been happier since the sun is shining more and all the color is popping out everywhere. It just makes me want to :) Now, on with the post.....

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Hi Everyone! It's time for the flaunt your red party and I have plenty of it :) lol! This fun party is hosted by Nancy at http://southernlady-nancy.blogspot.com/. Her blog is a Must Visit. She has so many great ideas and sells beautiful tassels in her Etsy Store. I've been visiting her blog for a long time now and am always excited to see what she is up to. Pay her a visit!

Now for all my red.....Some of you have seen lots of pictures of my house already. Pretty soon I won't have anything to show you! My house is only 2100 sq. feet, which is fine for us, but I don't have tons of space to work with. As you can see I love red, maybe I have a little too much, but it just makes me feel happy! I've had the sofas since we moved in over 4 yrs. ago and I'm not tired of them yet. I might be in a few years, but they are still in great shape and fit in perfectly with all the decor.

I bought the runner at J.C. pennies and added the fringe on the ends to dress it up.





I ordered these pictures at Dallas Market when we first moved in, they were supposed to go on the sides of the china cabinet, but looked better here. Some of you probably remember Puddin from RMS. She is the one who suggested these red pillows.




Yip! They're all silk! I just have to dust them and they never die. lol!

This picture hangs in the hallway. It was a gift from my aunt Pat. I'm dying to show you some of her decorating. She decorated the offices at the family food business and they are gorgeous. I'll post some pictures sometime.

This is the hall bathroom done in a tropical theme with monkeys and what you see is pretty much it! See my little brass monkey looking in the mirror.lol! This rug is in my entryway. I know it's a little kitcheny(if that's a word) but it really is pretty when you walk in the door, the fruit doesn't scream out at you. all of my rugs have some black in them, I think they really ground the room. Athough, Sassy's white hair does stand out on them. lol





I posted this for Kim at http://kimsdomesticbliss.blogspot.com/ after all it is red! She just started a blog not to long ago and is really sweet. I could not find anymore of the crocodile paper like I used on Mellissa's and Barb's, so I used striped red tone on tone fabric. These will sell in my Etsy store for $25 plus shipping. Leave me a message if you would like one and I would be glad to customize it for you. I have more frames on some of my previous posts if you would like to see them.




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Update on outside projects: Covered patio is stained, furniture painted, added new cushions, planted flowers, New patio and firepit built. Dirt everywhere! (including inside the house)Ugggg....
Things yet to do: Add stepping stones out to new patio, find trees, find outdoor furniture, add landscaping around patio, finish planting flowers in front yard. Hope the budget lasts for all of this!
Have a great week!!!


40 comments:

Nancy said...

Oh Kristen, I thought Penny was the Queen Mum of RED, but...we will have to call you the RED Princess!!! You do know how to Flaunt Your RED!!!! I loooove them all!
Thank you so much for Flaunting Your REDS! Blessings, nancy

Melissa Miller said...

Yeah Kristen! :)
I waited a minute to see your Red post tonight and it is all stunning!
Your Red couches are so beautiful. They have always been so pretty against your yellow wall color. Love it!

~Wow~ I adore your Red striped prints.
They are gorgeous.
I am now on the hunt for something like them. LOL!
Love the fringed runner too.

Sorry about your tooth.
Goodness your made me cringe when you described what the needle did to you. EWWWW... I have been lucky enough to not have any dental work lately. I haven't needed a filling since I was a teen. Knock on wood.

I'm sooo happy you like my new bloggy look!
It was really fun to work with Amber. She is really fast too. You will like her if you decide to get one.

I want a new frame I can put a photo in.
I'll e-mail you the details of what I would like tomorrow okay.

Have a restful and pain free day.
~Melissa :)

Lynda said...

Kristen, your reds are all magnificent! (I have the same set as you do on the back of my toilet in my powder bath!) You have such a flair for decorating.

I'm glad your tooth is on the mend. That had to be some miserable days with a tooth hurting.

mishebe said...

Your house is beautiful. I am just waiting to buy the perfect frame from you. i keep looking... mishelle

Beth in NC said...

First I must say I'm sorry about your tooth. OUCH -- sounds horrible! I'm glad it is behind you!

Second -- wooo weeee! I LOVE YOUR HOUSE! You have such beautiful taste and I absolutely love all of your red! Can you tell I love it???

Such a beautiful place!

My red looks so plain next to your home. Hmmmm. I guess you can still come peek if you'd like. :o)

Take care of your tooth.
Beth

Bo said...

Hi Kristen...I like Nancy's idea...you are Princess of Red...LOL Your home is so stylish & beautifully decorated...Love the bathroom decor too! I like some black in rugs too
So glad to hear the tooth saga is over for you...that must have been true misery... ;-) Bo

Stacey said...

I love all of your reds! I have a red sofa too and absolutely love it. Your bathroom is great!

Lisa ~ A Cottage to Me said...

Your home is gorgeous! Beautiful tones! I love your reds!

"Blossom" AKS Anita said...

Something about a lady with Red!
Everthing in your home is so beautiful and I know and it shows the pride that you have in all your accessories.

tardevil said...

Just OUCH! Glad you got that tooth fixed! Reminds me of when I had my daughter, and the dr. marked my belly w/ a highlighter. I was like I can feel that, so please numb me up before you cut! Love all of your reds. My favorite is your bath & that gorgeous monkey planter/orchid!

Penny @ The Comforts of Home/Lavender Hill Studio said...

Hi Kristen,
I am glad Nancy is hosting this event. It gave me a chance to come over and visit your beautiful blog! I love your red couches!!!
Penny

Melissa Wertz said...

Beautiful Reds! And my house is only 1450 sq ft. It is fine for us. It is stuffed though. ;-)

You have done a great job displaying all of your red!

Happy To Be said...

GM Kristen...Girl your whole house is beautiful..loved all your REDS..Love Nancy new Friday ting she is doing...hope you have a great weekend...hugs and smiles Gl♥ria ps..I love Connie/Puddin

bj said...

My, my...never saw such beautiful reds...What a beautiful home you have! Thanks for sharing and....I WANT THOSE 2 RED SOFAS !!!!!!!
Sorry about your tooth...I just hate having to visit the dentist...

philben5 said...

Thanks for sharing your red. Everything looks so beautiful!!
Blessings
Roxanne

marty39 said...

Your home has always been one of my favorites. I love red and gold and your home is just so warm and inviting and full of inspiration. Glad the tooth episode is going to be finally over. Hugs, Marty

ceekay said...

You have such beautiful red items. I love the red couch. Beautiful decorating. Have a wonderful weekend.

Helen said...

Hello there! All of your reds are really lovely and look perfect in your home ... maybe I shouldn't have read the description of your root canal ~ if/when I need one I am going to remember you, my dear!

Chris said...

Red is one of my favorite colors, but I don't have one thing in my house displayed that is red. I'll have to wait till Christmas on this one. LOL But, in the meantime, I can just dream about all your red things.

Hugs,
Chris

Xazmin said...

Gorgeous Red! I love it...one of my favorite colors. I think your house looks beautiful. I just don't have the decorating knack. However I am working on developing it!

I'm sorry you had a bad dentist experience, but hope you are on the mend and feeling better soon!

Miss Laura Lu/RMS4291960 said...

Oh Kristen your home is gorgeous! I'm not a big red person for some reason. I love the color but I guess I'm more of a spring! I want that rug in the entry! Love it!!!!! Where did you get it? I want one! Your frames are precious! I've thought about selling some of my jewelry and other handmade items on Etsy...do you mind telling me your experience? God Bless you and your tooth!! Makes me want to hop on over to the dentist!! NOT! lauralu :)

Tricia Anne said...

Oh bless your heart. That had to have been a terrible experience. I would rather give birth than go to the dentist and a root canal? Oh boy! :o)
Your red is gorgeous in your home and I just began following your blog today. :o)
I adore your frames!! Those bows and adornments are beautiful!
Sincerely ~ Tricia Anne

Diane @ Four Paws and Co said...

Kristen, I'm so happy to hear your tooth is fixed!

You have the most glorious red treasures, they're just to die for! ♥

A Hint of Home said...

I love all your reds. I have it all over my house. Love your couches, bathroom and rugs. You did a great job decorating with it. Glad you are feeling better and thanks for your prayers for me and hubby. (update on my blog)

sara's art house said...

What an adorable blog and house you have- gorgeous!!!!

Jo said...

Love your reds ~ your home is lovely! The frames add such a personal touch. I saw the one you made over at Melissa's ~ very pretty.

Sorry to hear about your tooth. My son had to have the same thing done while he was home over Christmas break ~ not fun!

Have a great weekend,
Jo

Jenny said...

So pretty! I don't think there is anything red in my house. I like cool colors and pastels mostly.

I do love to see other people's decor and color schemes, it's so fun!

laurie @ bargain hunting said...

Kristen, I can't believe you did a post on your blog after you had that horrible experience at the dentist! I love all of your red. Of course, I love your home - always have. Everything is beautiful! I do pray that you'll soon be pain free. laurie

~CC Catherine said...

Kristen.......So sorry about your root canal. I cringed reading your story., as I had one over 23 years ago and still remember the experience. ;( So...about the red, I LOVE IT! all of it! I have Edwardian Gold walls., and I decorate with splashes of red, would like more actually! ;) Great post! Glad you are feeling better! ~CC Catherine from "Catherine de th`e Cups"

Chari said...

Hey Girlfriend...

Oooh...I'm so glad that you joined in with "Flaunt your Red" Friday! I love, love, love all of the red in your beautiful home, of course you know that I've been your #1 fan since the days of RMS even!!! You know, I totally agree with you about the color red...I just never tire of it! Girl, I love that beautiful rug you have in your entry...it's simply gorgeous!!!

So glad that you're poor tooth is finally on the mend...my heart just goes out to you Sweetie...there's nothing more miserable than a tooth ache!

Have a wonderful weekend!
Love ya,
Chari
PS...Girlfriend, would like to put a request out to you! Would you consider doing a tutorial on how to tie bows? Yours are so pretty...and I always seem to flaunder when it comes to making them! I sure would appreciate it!

kari and kijsa said...

Truly wonderful!! Your prints are fabulous, and the runner too!!
blessings,
kari & kijsa

Our Back Porch said...

I just joined the Flaunt Your Red party. Love your red sofa!! If you get tired of it, send it my way. lol
Have a lovely weekend!

Back Porch Blessings,
Rebecca

Nicole ~ said...

Hey Kristen, your home is so, so beautiful!! You have such a talent in decorating. I love everything in your home!!! Your monkey bathroom is so elegant. I love how the monkey’s add a touch of whimsy to it. The monkey looking in the mirror is just too cute!!!

I feel so sorry for you having to go through the tooth procedure. I hope you have a great weekend.

Nicole~

Lady Katherine said...

Love your red sofas! Love the pillows in the chairs! So pretty!

mommieofthree said...

Your so talented! Your red accents are beautiful!

laurie @ bargain hunting said...

Kristen, Connie (Puddin') emailed me to give you a message:

Laurie, thanks for telling me about Kristen mentioning me in her blog. I went over there, and tried to leave a comment, but since I don't have a Google account, it won't let me leave a comment! I've tried to open an account but it won't accept "puddin". I am so frustrated, this happens a lot. If you could , would you leave a comment for me, telling her I am computer illiterate, and thanks for mentioning me, and the pillows look great, as does her entire home. Connie

Connie said...

Kristen, I love your bathroom and it's accessories.
I, too, love red and yellow and your pictures in the room are so gorgeous. I like the oval mirror, too. Oval or round, not sure.
You have tons of talent, and a good training background. I'm sure it will serve you well. Keep sending out those pretty scenes !

Anonymous said...

I have been visiting your blog and I always love it. We have very similar taste! I love to decorate and would love to post pictures of my home but as yet I don't have a blog spot. I had to smile about loving black in rugs, I just said that on facebook. Thanks for your inspiration! hope you tooth feels better soon! Linda (in Utah )

Linda/ "Mom..." said...

Kristen, your home is just SOOOOOO warm, welcoming and utterly charming... and I suspect YOU, AND your family, are too!!! So glad you shared it all ~~~ thank you ! Warmly, Linda

Anonymous said...

Kristen,
You have such a "touch". The space is beautiful and homey, but not over the top. I like how you have taken the open living areas and specifically defined the living room by creating visual walls with the matching sofa and love seat!

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