Monday, February 25, 2013

Junk Love Monday: Red Means Go

Although we Blackbird girls are known for being unapologetic shopaholics (ahem...addicts) when it comes to junk, we are selective with what we buy. We do have a budget to stick to, so the items that we buy need to meet certain standards. However, certain characteristics often throw all of our other criteria out the window. At this point, there is no civil discussion. Do we need it? Do we have a place for it? Is it functional? Who cares? It's red. Throw it in the cart. (*This also happens with turquoise items. We'll talk about that later.)

Vintage Dansk Kobenstyle Red Casserole Dutch Oven Pot - 2 Qt - Iconic Jens Quistgaard Design - Mid Century Danish Modern
Dansk enamel pot, from EightMileVintage on etsy

Red things just speak to us. It doesn't really matter what it is. From where I am sitting at this moment as I write this post, I can see the following items in my living room: a red handled glass cutter, a red toy telephone, a red planter, five red tins, a red and white toy guitar, vintage red and white polka dot bean bags, a red ice bucket, a selection of large red dice, a red lantern, a red metal store display box, a red letter R, a large red D, and a red bowl full of vintage billiard balls. When I'm bored, I like to type "vintage red" into the search box on Etsy and look at page after page of glorious stuff.

Red vintage enamel bowl, white hearts decoration
from Evergreensdreams on etsy
So, we like red. And this doesn't even touch the amount of vintage red fabulousness in our kitchen. More to come on that later, but here's a great teaser:

So, I thought I'd look around the Internet for some items that speak our language. What can I say? I'm a glutton/shopaholic who is known for having no restraint whatsoever when buying junk in the month of February (every day is my birthday!), so I may or may not also be buying some of these items. Enjoy!

Red Rotary Phone Telephone
Hello?, available at TheRotaryShoppe on etsy

1940's Red Bakelite Catalin Handles
handles, from fallaloft on etsy

Red and White Vintage 1960s General Electric Telechron Wall Clock Model 2H44
from BlueSugarVintage on etsy

Vintage 1960s Tom Thumb Junior Typewriter - Bright Red with Original Box
from twinkleberrytoys on etsy

Rare Peter Ganine 1947 RED Mid Century Gothic Soldier Chess Piece Brayton Laguna
Be still my heart....; from VintageHoopla on etsy

Vintage Marquee Letter Sign Red Q Industrial Typography
wallsantiques on etsy

Mod Bright Red Orb Shaped Fondue Pot
Fondue pot!; HerVintageCrush on etsy

red modern lithograph to frame signed and numbered
Mid-century lithograph; ModishVintage on etsy

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