Thursday, March 27, 2008

Seeing Red ~ In A Good Way, Of Course

To begin this post, I just had to share this little picture not only because the red lamp shade goes with the post subject, but I hadn't realized that Doogs was peeking around the corner at me. He is such a funny little guy. Oh, wait, he said, "Momma, I have a red collar!!"
There is something about the color red that draws me in,
even in the most subtle of ways.
It says, "Hey look at me!"
Just a little bit of color here and there,
or double doses of red double doors.
In the garden for a pop of color,
or the star attraction in a room.
A happy and jubilant color,
or the softer and aged palate of old barn reds.

Just a splash here and there.
Even little chickens sport some red.
Hopefully the little birdies will like it, too.

41 comments:

Our Back Porch said...

Doogs is sooo funny peeking around the corner. lol

I LOVE red so this is "my kind of" post! Thank you for sharing all of this lovely redness!

Hugs,
Rebecca

PamKittyMorning said...

Love all the pretty photos. Especially the peeking one!

Anonymous said...

Beautiful lovely and hope to see in person some day home...love seeing from room to another..that is a visual treat! Thanks Becky
becky up the hill

Auntie Joy said...

Hi Becky,
All your bits of red are so pretty, mostly I have red mixed with white (pink). I recently bought lots of red from an estate, of course everything had to be washed so while it was in the house it was a fun change!
JOY!

Victoria Lynn said...

It's a pleasure reading your blog! And yes, I must agree RED is the color! I love red and it makes me happy. I guess that's why my kitchen is painted red. Anyways, thanks for sharing. Blessings, Victoria Lynn

Alison Gibbs said...

It's amazing the lift a little 'red' can do
Alison

Maebelle Park said...

Lovin' the red! Your pics are gorgeous!

Sal said...

My favourite is the red door and the bird boxes.I love red too!
Sal;-)

Dena ~ swaddlecottage said...

Oh Becky, I am with you. Everything goes better with red and Doogs peeking out of that picture is adorable :)

Hugs,
Dena

Rosie's Whimsy said...

Oh yeah....now that's what I'm talking about! Red, Red, Red.....love every picture!

((hugs)) Rosie

Kimme said...

Ohh! I love your site! It is filled with all the things
I would love to have in my future cottage.
Btw, I also have the same burgundy red leather wing back chair. :)
You are welcome to visit my blog :)
~kimme

Shelley said...

Hi Becky,red is one of my favorite colors as well. I just love your displays. Think I said that before,but it's so true. I spied a few prim things in your collection. Doogs is just to sweet. Hope you are having a wonderful Spring thus far.

Blessings,Shelley

Janet said...

What a beautiful post Becky; I didn't want it to end. More please!

Janet

Abigail said...

My Pippi wears a red collar (a Celtic one), both the girls have red sweaters and red harnesses

Vintage Linen Treasures said...

Hi Becky,
Such a beautiful home! You do such a wonderful job decorating it. I love it all!
Patricia

Vintage Linen Treasures said...

Hi Becky,
Such a beautiful home! You do such a wonderful job decorating it. I love it all!
Patricia

Brenda@Spareminute cottage said...

Becky; I love Red also.It is the perfect color for a Scottish Terrier.A Scotty with a red collar is a classic.
Speaking of Scotties how is your house guest doing?I see that Miss Jean is enjoying all of the new puppy adventures.
As always I enjoy your post.
Best Wishes
Brenda:}

BittersweetPunkin said...

I adore red too.....Doogs looks so cute peeking around the corner...sooooo cute! Have a great weekend!
Hugs,
Robin

Pink Icing on the Cake said...

I love Doogs!!! Red is pretty, my red is pink but they are related, right?

Hugs,
LeAnn :)

She'sSewPretty said...

I always love visiting your beautiful home. I love having touches of red in my home too.

Michelle said...

What a sweet picture of your puppy! He loves to have his picture taken too :)

Michelle

Meggie said...

Love the red accents! And of course, love Doogs, too!

Meggie said...

Becky: Stop by when you have a chance....I have an award for you.

Kathleen Grace said...

Hi Becky, the colors you use in your home are all colors I love and red keeps showing up in every room of my house too! Your home is gorgeous and I always love seeing the latest little touches that you add. And, of course, Doogs is such a little cutie peeking around corners and getting in all the pictures:>) It's always fun to visit here!

Nancy said...

Oh how cute is that little doggie.
I love your clock. It is awesome.
I love red. I love wearing it and just having it around. Great pictures. Love the door.

Mary said...

Hi Becky,
You know I LOVE red! Your pictures are wonderful, your house is amazing, and Doogs is a sweetheart! Happy Saturday!
xoxo,
Mary

Nora Lee said...

I love red too! Thanks for sharing, it gives me some good ideas to add some color to my life.

Sandra

Anonymous said...

I totally agree with you about red.
It's like black . . . a little dose of it adds something to a room. I like pops or red, too.

~elaine~

Laurie & Chris said...

Love all the little spots of red!

SweetAnnee said...

I love your red post..and doogs is sooo sweet... He NEEDs to come visit me
and get some hugs.

smiling, Deena

Anonymous said...

Hi Miss Becky and our old mate Doogie!

My goodness have we missed you guys and you lovlely blog! A surprise visit from the two of us back home for a while and so happy to be dropping by. How adorable are Millicent and Finnegan!!! Just want to cuddle them, too too cute! Doogs looks adorable, such the man about town he is, we just love him! Great post about red, it's such a great colour to accent with. Isn't a red front door supposed to be lucky?! Red is the perfect colour for Doogs and our two as well, looks fab with black and white fur! As always your home looks beautiful Becky, a credit to you and your beautiful eye :)

Will fly by again whenever we can, know we are thinking of you and sending huge hugs your way from way over here!!!!!

Have a gorgeous Sunday Becky!!
Jenn and Jacqui xo

Andi said...

Becky I love the color red and I admire the way you use color...so pretty. Doogs should have a red collar...my Bully wears his red proudly.

Esther Sunday said...

Bec - never get tired of looking at your pictures! Love, Esther/FP

Laura said...

Seriously Becky do you go around your house everyday and make it cute and pretty? It is so amazingly adorable- I want to pack up and move in!!!

the feathered nest said...

Dogs are such funny creatures! I love, love, love, red. It's my favorite color (if I have to choose one). I enjoyed all your "red".

Manuela

Ele at abitofpinkheaven said...

These pictures are wonderful!

bj said...

I just LOVED this post....could be 'cause I love red, too....
hugs, bj

Lallee said...

You know I love red! That Scottie lamp is kickin'! The real Scottie trying to show you his red collar--nothin' cuter than that. Give Doogs a big hug for me.

Hugs to you, too,
Lallee

fireflynights said...

What a cute thing to do to a kerosene lamp. Love the little Scotties dancing around it.

Lisa said...

Oh, I just love this! Just found you ~ and think I've stumbled across abnother kindred spirit. Love the red, love the kitsch. You have the most warm and inviting home!

Susie Q said...

Your red treasures are glorious and your home is absolutely gorgeous. I have long adored your home...with each photo I am further amazed!

Hugs,
Sue