Tuesday, June 1, 2010

Red clover, red clover, send the bees over.........

In honor of Rednesday, I am posting this wonderfully, colorful field of red clover growing close to my home.  A field we drive by, almost every day, it suddenly went from all green.... to all red.... and then I noticed them.......the glorious blue bee boxes.

clover 002  

Simply stunning!

Closer to home...........let's have a party and serve some delicious punch!

punch bowl 001I have a small collection of Bakelite and this shiny aluminum punch bowl sports some great round knobs of red Bakelite.  I am not sure what the original punch cups may have looked like, but I thought the Ruby Red glasses were the perfect touch.

kitchen projects 002Add some silverware with Bakelite handles and a red plastic apple measuring tape to a metal train depot with a dark red roof, a child's blackboard and a drawing by our Grandson for some kitchen color with zing!

kitchen projects 003You may notice, I collect small metal buildings, too.  They are difficult to find, at reasonable prices, so I only have four total.  Really, I collect way too much....besides Bakelite and small building; Ironstone, Jadite and Bauer pottery.......to name a few more!

kitchen projects 007Full frontal view of a section of the built-in shelves in our kitchen/dinning area with lots of color and collections!

Also, linking to Woo Hoo! Wednesday at Always Nesting AND Tabletop Tuesday!  Add some Woo Hoo to your Rednesday Tabletop and visit all three parties, you'll be glad you did.

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20 comments:

FLOWERSHOPGURL said...

Love all your red, especially the field with the blue bee boxes in the middle!
Hugz,
Kim

marty (A Stroll Thru Life) said...

Oh my, the landscape is just unreal. So pretty. I love how you have used such cheerful colors to decorate the shelves with. All of your vignettes are so pretty. Each shelf just makes you take a look and what a lovely composition. Thanks so much for joining the party. Hugs, Marty

Always Nesting said...

What an amazing field!! Red is my favorite color - landscaping, home decor, clothes so I love all things red. Thank you so much for linking this post to Woo Hoo! Wednesday and sharing with all of us.

nannykim/spindlecottage said...

Love bakelite!! There is something so special about it. What an interesting punch bowl thingy!! ALSO the field o clover is awesome!

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Nestled in Rosenberg said...

I love your built in shelves and how its nicely decorated!

Love the Decor! said...

That field is stunning!!
I love your bowls the blue yellow and green ones on the shelf!! I have such a bowl "thing" would love those in my collection!! : )

Sweet Bee Cottage said...

That clover field is just divine. You must know I am very partial to bees. Love that the boxes are blue. Haven't seen that before. Your shelves look great too. What wonderful collections.

craftyles said...

I love your display with the roosters. The bakelite punch bowl, I've never seen anything like that-really cool. The field of clover is beautiful!Great reds!!

Melody said...

Oh Wow! I love that chrome and bakelite punch bowl.

Creative Breathing said...

Thank you for sharing your wonderful collections. I have never seen a field of red clover. It is so beautiful! A fun Rednesday to you! Elizabeth

FLOWERSHOPGURL said...

Hi Jan, Thank you for visiting and leaving your sweet comment on my Patriotic Door Wreath! I really enjoyed designing this wreath, love the red, white and blue! I'm a new follower...
Hugz,
Kim

SueLovesCherries said...

WOW! That clover is awesome! As is your punch bowl. Those glasses look perfect with it. There's just something about old time tin items, isn't there?

CACHANILLA73 said...

Love you reds, the field is to take your breath away.... love the red cups too.

daylily777 said...

Beautiful red field pic ! I love all your collections !I am now your happy follower .
Blessings,
~Myrna

Debbie@Debbie-Dabble said...

Love your red Kitchen collectibles!!

Debbie

Ann said...

What a cool punch bowl!! I can't even begin to imagine what the original cups would have looked like either but I think the ruby ones are great.:)

Also, love the field of red clovers. How pretty.
Fondly,
Ann
@
The Tattered Tassel

Shelley Germann said...

Some great pictures. Beautiful picture of the bees in clover. I love the bakelite silverware. The red glasses paired with the silver is stunning!

Mindy said...

Love your collections Jan, the white looks so nice with the vibrant pops of color. I'm a little jealous of your awesome shelves. :)

It's funny, we both posted about the clover fields today. Gosh, they're stunning.

Love your blog!

x's
Mindy

Marit Irene said...

Red clover Fields is so great! We have some too, but they grewn one and one.
I`m a collecter too! Fabrics, papers, sewing stash, beautuful things, small houses like you did and much more. There is a lot of collecter`s in our big family. In the summer, when we went to Hitra we collecting round stones on the beach. It\s nearly midnight her now and I will go to sleep. At seven o`clock I will go by plane to visit Ann and my aunt Birgit, who is my father`s sister. I will take some pictures of us. See you!

Mica said...

That first pic. is stunning!!! Thanks for sharing and I love your collections you've shared too! Mica/The Child's Paper