Old Sweetwater

Old Sweetwater

Tuesday, July 20, 2010

You Like Tomato....

There was an old song Fred Astaire made popular, "Let's Call The Whole Thing Off." We have tomato plants with lots of green tomatoes, but we look forward to the red, juicy, ripe tomatoes. Whether you say tomato or tomahto and whether you buy or grow yellow, orange or red, I imagine most everyone enjoys a garden-fresh tomato. Here's decor ideas, based on the tomato-tomahto.  Photos: Tomato Red Cabinets; Tomato Pincushions Martha Stewart; Tomatoes - the real thing;  Tomato Red Chandelier; Tomato Red and Yellow Bath by Country Living; Tomato Red Dishes and where some of you dream you could live....


31 comments:

Quilting in My Pyjamas said...

Ok...I totally adore red. I used to have a red, pink and gold bedroom (sounds gross now but this was the swingin' 70's)

Red is such a vibrant and seductive colour.

Julie said...

Woo HOO look at those RED cabinets..wowzers! I am really lovin that red chandy. I almost went with red in my kitchen but did black instead...
The little pear shaped yellow tomatoes are the kind I could just stand at the plant and keep popping into my mouth (like grapes) til I just about pop!!!
And I think the little tomato house is SOO cute. Reminds me of an old Disney animated cartoon I saw when I was a little girl...for some reason... :-) Thanks for the fun Janean. Have a great day.

Cindy said...

you've got me excited about the tomatoes in my garden ripening. i can't wait!!!

hugs, cindy

Lisa@Pickles and Cheese said...

I love little splashes of red in my kitchen mostly. Great photos today and the deer are eating my tomatoes this year. I have two green ones out in the garden now but I am sure they will be eaten before they turn red. Thanks goodness for the Farmer's Market. :)

Dolores said...

Oh .....I love the color red! The red cabinets are such a pretty shade of red.
I have a lot of 'touches' of red around our house.
Thinking of you....
Hugs,

Robin@DecoratingTennisGirl said...

Janean,
I love all things red! Not quite moved into the cape house, but I am enjoying all the reds over there, when I am working there, getting it ready for the final move :)
xo
Robin

katie said...

Great pictures Janean, but Red has always been my least favorite color.
I know I am weird.

Deb said...

now I have that song in my head...LOL...great photos...

~Lavender Dreamer~ said...

I would LOVE to make some of those precious pincushions! Adorable...love the chandy, too! In fact...tomato red is one of my favorite colors! ♥

Suz said...

NOw you're talking
love all these photos of red
I love those cabinets...who knew?

kpaints said...

Love the red, I use it as accents in my kitchen. Cute pincushions, I may need to make those.

Pondside said...

Every room needs a bit of red, and I'm still reveling in the novelty of my yellow kitchen with red accents.
Tomatoes will be ready to harvest soon - then we'll be loving red even more!

FairfieldHouse said...

Janean,

I love my fresh Jersey tuhmaytoes! Unfortunately, mine too are still the shade of yours -- green. I am craving a tomato sandwich.

We are in the process of renovating my kitchen and it will be red and white when we are completed.

Adore the bath; sweet and simple.

Be sure to stop by for a tour of my favorite place on earth.

Your Friend,
Deborah

myletterstoemily said...

what a lovely red post!

your photos are marvelous.

i am planning a light blue kitchen
with splashes of red. your post
has assured me it will be lovely.

thank you.

Oklahoma Granny said...

Love, love, love that tub photo! Oh, and tomatoes too.

Farm Girl said...

I love those red cabinets!! I wonder if I would get away with it, if my husband came in from work and our cabinets were red??
I have enough red tomatoes I think to pick in the morning. That is if no critters get to them tonight.

kimsound studios said...

FAB!!! I have never seen tomato from this perspective ~ intense cool! Could you tell me where you found the Chandelier? I am a fan :)

It's me said...

beautiful tomatoes........beautiful red....wishing you a happy summer darling........love Ria...

Linz said...

the last photo made me laugh and yearn at the same time. oh to live in a tomato house...

Barb said...

Love, love red! It's always been one of my favorite colors - I remember when I was in highschool, (many, many years ago), when we had to wear dresses to school, no pants allowed! I wore so many red dresses, my fellow students started calling me the "lady in red"! How's that for sassy!

Love the red chandelier!

Hugs,
Barb

Maura @ Lilac Lane Cottage said...

I LOVE red....Hello Janean! I really love those kitchen cupboards but I don't think I'm brave enough to paint mine red. I've had walls that were red but not here at the farm. I like my little bright and cheery cottage so I think I'll pass on the red walls or cupboards. Splashes of 'tomahto' red would work though! Do you have red in your home? I hope you have a wonderful day..stay cool if it's hot over there in the south. It's certainly hot here in Kansas. :)

Blessedmom's Simple Home said...

I have lots of tomatoes turning red now, and several of those little yellow pear shaped ones that are absolutely delicious. I enjoyed all of your summer reds :-)
Blessings,
Marcia

Karen said...

Love, love the summer ripe tomatoes! I say, toematoooes. :P

Sarah said...

Janean, I've been MIA of late so spent some time this evening scrolling back through your recent posts. Each one was sheer delight. I love your sense of style at pulling together the photos on various colors or idea. Love tomato red for decor, but I'm not a tomato eater. :-)
~ Have a great week! ~ Sarah

Beverly @ My SewSweet Studio said...

Hi Janean. I tried 3 times to post to your silhouette post and couldn't get it to go through. Hope this works.
I love tomatoes of any color. My mouth waters, thinking about home grown tomatoes. I did a tomatoe post last year. I love the color too. Great pictures. Would love that chandelier for my Red (tomatoe) and Yellow guest bath.

Giveaway this week over at my blog.

Draffin Bears said...

Hi Janean,

I love red juicy ripe tomatoes and all the wonderful images you have shared.
that song is great and you have me singing it now!

Happy week
Hugs
Carolyn

Life At Camellia Cottage said...

Love it!!! Love the colors and the fruit!!! That red chandelier is gorgeous! My breakfast room table and chairs is an old dining set painted antiqued red and I love it!

The Gough Inn said...

I had a red old style cabinet built in my kitchen -- with glass knobs -- the red is like a barn red -- wink -- I'll have to send you a photo of it from my iPhone sometime -- I even have red on the exterior of my home too -- see I like red!

Cindy - Letters From Midlife said...

Tomato red is a great color but so are all the other shades they come in. A red kitchen appeals to me.

Technodoll said...

That mini-tub is hilarious! LOL!

Just Breathe said...

Great song! I adore the pincushions.