Thursday, May 28, 2009

Flaunt Your Red~Bettye Boop /Watermelon Checkerboard

Hi blogging friends! !
This months Flaunt Your Red party is being hosted by Stacey at
Poofing the Pillows

This event is one of my favorites because I have alot of red colors in my home.
I hope you like a little fun and whimsy!!
This watermelon checkerboard was one of first wood crafts projects I did using a jigsaw a checkerboard stencil.
Nothing says summer quite like watermelon,
and a cute bowl of fruit!
(I know it's not actually summer yet, but it sure feels like it here today, at a sweltering 98 degrees)!!
The rooster pitcher and matching napkin holder I bought at Ross.

This Betty Boop cookie jar is one of my prized possessions!
I originally bought and gave it to my Mom after she was given the nickname Betty Boop.
Mom got many Betty Boop gifts from people at the height of the
Betty Boop craze,
but when she was ready for a change of decor she asked me if I would like to have it back, I said....
but of course!!

I have a thing for cute tins too!!
Especially ones with red on them and a vintage theme!
The lids on tins like these below could also be used as a deorative plate on a plate stand or holder.
You could also use them to make a wall display of several lids,
and... they're even already to hang!!

I just couldn't pass up these adorable Fitz and Floyd tumbling piggies!

Well, it was soooo sweeeet of you to drop by and take peek
at some of my favorite fun red things today!!
I hope they made you smile!!

Have a fun Flaunt Your Red Friday!!



The Stylish House said...

Hi Sherri,
Wow you know how to work a jigsaw; you are my kind of gal! I love the watermelon and it looks great in your space. You are very clever. Betty is so saucy she is the perfect guest for a Flaunt Your Red party.

Melissa Miller said...

Hi Sherri, :)
I'm so glad you joined the FYRED party! It's perfect for you with all the cheerful and pretty red accessories you have.
Your blog and home photos always make me happy to visit with you.

~Happy FYRED Day!
~Melissa :)

Stacey said...

Sherri, thank you so much for participating in Flaunt Your Red! As soon as I saw your blog I knew this event is just perfect for you. Your home is so pretty. I really like your watermelon checkerboard. Your piggies are cute too.

Be sure to come back on Sunday for the prize drawing.

Sonia said...


I love all your red accent pieces! Each is so cute and definitely colorful. Red is such a happy color and your post makes me smile. Very pretty! Miss Bloomers/Sonia

June said...

I love all of your red Sherri! I'll bet your house is so warm and inviting to everyone who enters it.

Blondie's Journal said...


You ahve a lot of red here and I love all your things. The watermelon is really cute. I used to have a wooden stepstool shaped exactly like that for the kids so they could reach the counter. Wow, that brings back memories. I also love the tins because my sister used to collect them before she passed away. She really loved retro things and then slowly got in to Shabby Chic.

Anyway, I'm glad you managed to get the Betty Boop cookie jar~it's so cute. And I adore the F&F piggies. Darling!!

Have a wonderful weekend, Sherri!!


Melissa Marie said...

Everything you have here is just perfect... so cheery! I love the watermelon and the tumbling pigs...adorable. My grandma used to collect Betty Boop...your cookie jar reminds me of her. :)

Candy said...

Well you do have some cheery things in pretty red. So cute are the little pigs showing off for your guests.

Flauntin' RED,

Barb~Bella Vista said...

Hi Sherri! I really love your reds...they are so bright and cheery. The Betty Boop cookie jar is adorable. Gee, I feel better just looking at these things. Ha.

Of course your probably already know, but I love your header. It is perfect.

Hugs, Barb

Lisa said...

Your checkerboard is so sweet! You talented girl you!

Rechelle ~Walnuthaven Cottage~ said...

What happy and fun reds. I'm so with you on the screams summer and is one of the best things about to baseball, lol!
Love, love, love those tumbling pigs and the red apples in the bowl are me some red apples!
Enjoy your day and thanks for sharing!!!
Stay cool!

Happy To Be said...

GM Sherri...girl I love your little pigs..and the Betty Boop cookies Mama had a done of her stuff also..we always called her Betty all you reds today...May you have a great day my friend...Hugs and smiles Gl♥ria

Twyla and Lindsey said...

Thank you for inviting me in to see your lovely reds! I love the way you decorate. It was great meeting you. Have a nice weekend! Twyla

Laura said...

What pretty things. I love the colors of your blog and I will be back!


Brenda said...

Your reds are so full of vintage flavor. Love that!

Candy said...

Thanks for stopping by to see my little 'Red Riding Hood' story today and for joining my following friends.
I look forward to many more visits in the future.

Worked in the garden today until I was RED in the face.

Maybe some more visiting will cool me down.


Cathy said...

Oh Sherri!!!
What a wonderful new banner!!! You know I LOVE it!!! It is the perfect companion to the rest of your blog!!!

All of your red is so pretty and artfully displayed!!! I love those trays...too cute and RED!!! Thank you sooo much for sharing all of your goodies!!!

Have a wonderful FYR Friday!!!

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