Red and White Decor (Loving It-!)

Angel fabric Collage - By Mary Maki Rae - 2009 (c)
Every year about this time - it becomes so gray here in the Northwest.  All the leaves have fallen - the Garden Flowers are gone until next year.  It's when I really feel the longing for some COLOR-!  So with Christmas right around the corner - why not start some decorations for the House-!  And what better Color to warm up the atmosphere than some Red-!

While searching my closets for fabrics - I found this Angel Fabric Collage and decided to add some finishing touches and details.
First I stitched on her arms - opened wide - so welcoming - she could hold a string of fabric Hearts - or Snowflakes - or placed on the Fireplace Mantle She could embrace a collection of miniature Toys-! ( Or with Her arms closed - she could hold a bouquet of greens or Holly with bright Red Berries-!)
Suddenly -  all seems WARMER - amazing how a little Red works like magic-!
I'm thinking I could really get off on this Red & White Theme for a while - Following are some Red & White Decor Inspirations - Mostly with that beautiful simplictic Scandinavian style of Red & White Gingham - some Toiles - and Stripes too-!
Decor Images from: "A Passion for Pattern" by Katrin Cargill - Clarkson Potter 
and "Veranda" - Oct-2009


Anonymous said…
Hi Mary...well it looks like we're a bit on the same page with reds! Gorgeous photos! Red really warms a winter's day! Thanks, Trish

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