Sunday, November 4, 2012

What Shade of Red Is It?

I'm sooo glad Halloween is over. I've taken down the decorations and thought I'd look for something to show you before I start getting out the faux turkeys. I can't believe my son and his family will be here in less than two weeks! Yay! Can't wait to see the Grands.

Anyway, a few months ago, I found this Bordallo Pinheiro beet vase in a flea-tique mall. I wasn't going to buy it, because I didn't think I had anything it would work with.  Hubby actually talked me into getting it.

Because it's so unusual, I couldn't decide what flowers to put in it. Then, I realized we had mums out in the yard that were about the same color.

Believe it or not, last week, I was in TJMaxx...again...and saw this Bordallo platter. Yay...same color!
Looking around the house, I remembered my red transferware...

...and I lucked out, because even the stripes on the napkins are  a dark red.

I've never used this shade of red much, but now, I think I'm beginning to like it more and more...whatever it's called. 
What do you think? Beet? Plum? Bordallo Burgundy? :)

Sorry I haven't been blogging much lately, but my old faithful computer has finally refused to work, so I'm trying to "get the hang" of photo uploading, editing, etc. on my laptop. When I bought my laptop, I didn't realize it didn't have a little slot for my camera card, and I had to buy a thingy to put the card in, and then plug into the usb port. This probably isn't a big deal for most of you, but my computer skills are really basic. :) You can stop laughing  now. :)

Anyway, enough of my whining. My computer "challenge" is a trivial thing when so many people are in desperate situations in the aftermath of Sandy. 
Hugs and prayers for all, and thanks for your prayers for our son and his family, who live near Atlantic City. They were so fortunate that they didn't have any serious damage, or long term power outage.

Joining these parties ~
The Dedicated House ~ Make It Pretty Monday
A Stroll Thru Life ~ Table Top Tuesday
Savvy Southern Style ~ Wow Us Wednesday
Have A Daily Cup With Mrs. Olson ~ Share Your Cup Thursday


Sunflowers With Smiles said...

I am glad that you son and his family are safe! Love the vase and never saw one like it, I love the mums in it.

Unknown said...

So glad to hear your son and his family are safe. I love your plate, and the vase is beautiful. I'm no help with what shade this is, but it's very pretty. Have a great week.

Anonymous said...

Hi Babs! Glad your family is safe. This has been so scary.
Now that is an unusual vase, but I love it! Your mums are perfect in it. Love your platter and transferware. Let's bring on Thanksgiving now!
Be a sweetie,

Sarah said...

Babs, glad your husband talked you into buying the vase. It is beautiful and unusual. The mums look great in this piece! I'm rather fond of this color red. Your new plate is gorgeous. I recently found a green Bordallo square footed cake plate. It jumped right into my basket! ~ Sarah

bj said...

I love your pretty new vase...and the flowers look amazing in it.
Good for the hubs....:))

Marigene said...

Babs, love the shape of your unique vase. Aren't you glad your hubby talked you into buying it?
I always transfer my pictures directly from the camera, so much easier than taking the memory card out and putting it back in each time.

20 North Ora said...

That is really a pretty and unusual vase. Glad he talked you into it. Your reds are so striking.


Sylvia said...

Love the shade of red, the flowers looks good in the vase.

Ron said...

Great vase. Babs! Happy to hear all is well with your son. xo

Liz@ HomeandGardeningWithLiz said...

Well since I love red it's a slamd dunk for me! I think we need a big box of crayola crayons to determine this color name!! LOL... hmmm how about yummy red!!

Kelly said...

That is a beautiful vase! It looks so pretty with the red dishes you used with it. That is such a pretty shade of red. Don't feel bad about your computer skills, I'm the same way. I use our desktop computer to load pics on. I've never tried it on our laptop before. I'm sure I would be in the same position as you trying it for the first time!

Alycia Nichols said...

I, too, have a "camera card thingy", but it is plugged into my desktop. I couldn't even begin to tell you whether or not my laptop has such an accommodation! I know just enough about computers to be dangerous! :-) I'm totally lovin' on that base...and you found it at an antique mall??? Wow! Good eye, and kudos to hubby for "encouraging" if it took that hard of a push to get you to agree! ;-) Happy to hear that your family members on the coast are OK.

On Crooked Creek said...

Kudos to your husband...I agree you needed this vase and the platter! Both look amazing with your other red & white accessories!!! I most often refer to this hue as Cranberry; however, I vote for Bordallo Burgundy. Love the way it rolls of my tongue!!!

Olive said...

The vase is beautiful. I love all transferware no matter the color.

Ivy, Phyllis and Me! said...

Good Afternoon Babs, I love the name "Bordallo Pinheiro" Beet vase. I have never heard of this designer, but shall be looking him up. It really is unusual and quirky...I love it. I would call that shade of red burgundy, a colour I love. Computers are wonderful when they work, but when they play up it's a nightmare. Good luck with your "thingy". I'm glad to hear your son and family are safe and sound. It has been awful hearing how much people have suffered. Our hearts certainly go out to everyone. Best Wishes Daphne

Sandi@ Rose Chintz Cottage said...

Hi Babs,
When I saw your red transferware on Marty's TTT, I had to stop by and take a peek. Love it and I have always just called it red. It is beautiful and goes lovely with all your other pieces. Thanks for sharing and have a beautiful week.


Susan said...

Your transfer ware is gorgeous! You will have a beautiful table setting. It is a beautiful shade of red.


I love those pretty ruby-red plates and they blend so well with your lovely red transferware dishes too! Have a happy week.
FABBY said...

I love red and white transfer ware! I love the vase you bought.So glad your son and his family are o.k., a blessing.

sweet violets said...

Love that vase and red plate....I'm thinking Beet Red....and I am crazy about that color....I can't stay away from red!!! So glad son and family are safe and that you will be together on turkey day!!!

Marty@A Stroll Thru Life said...

I am so happy your son and his family are all ok and well. Such an answer to prayer. Love your pretty red vignette. Thanks for joining TTT. Hugs, Marty

Savannah Granny said...

Hi Babs, So glad you son and his family are safe and sound. Indeed, I am also praying for all the people slammed by that terrible storm.
I love your plate and the vase is awesome. I love your vignette.
Hugs, Ginger

The Vintage Chateau said...

I love your red transferware. It looks great with your most fun and unusual vase!

Anonymous said...

Love the favorite decor color, of course!

Have a Daily Cup of Mrs. Olson said...

what ever color you call it Babs, I call it beautiful! Love, love the transferware. I love red and don't have any. Can you believe that? Hope to get some one day. Thanks for sharing with Share Your Cup.

Have a Daily Cup of Mrs. Olson said...

Hi Babs,
Just wanted to let you know that I will be featuring you later today at Share Your Cup.