Wednesday, May 23, 2012

a little red

 One of my favorite treasures purchased at an estate sale was this sweet red Mellomints tin!! The graphics are gorgeous, and I just love the sweet oval shape!
 I am not sure exactly what they date of this tin is, but I looked into the trademark and it was registered in 1916. I can only imagine what it would have been like to purchase these mints for only 10 cents!! Oh, how I wish to go back in time! 
 They were made by the Brandle & Smith Co in Philadelphia, PA, and I found that they came in many other flavors such as lime, wintergreen, orange, and I am sure more!! So fun!! Would you like some Mellomints today? 
This sweet red cookie platter is so unique and pretty, and was a favorite flea market find!! It is made out of metal, and it was painted red, so I am not sure what the original color was. I love having it out for family gatherings or when friends come over with delicious cookies or other treats!! 
 I adore the gorgeous design, and how it folds up to make a pretty display on my bookshelf when I am not using it! 
I hope that you are having a beautiful week!! The sun is shining brightly today, and there is even a cool breeze! Summer is almost here!! ;)

I am linking up with sweet Sue at It's a Very Cherry World for Rednesday!! Head on over to check out some more lovely reds!!


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  1. Wonderful vintage reds today! I love the tin...I have a real thing for vintage tins and love the graphics too....and the cookie platter is so ingenious the way it will fold up! I would love one like that!
    Enjoy your sunny days :)
    Helen x

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    1. Thank you Helen!! Someone at work had the cookie platter, and I fell in love! So I went on a hunt, and finally fond one!! I hope you will find one soon, too!! It is a great piece! Have a lovely weekend! xo Heather

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  2. I have seen those folding tiered trays in white before. Your red one will be so much fun to use during the patriotic holidays of summer.

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    1. Thank you!! I have seen a white and pink one! I should have grabbed both, but didn't! Have a great day! xo Heather

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  3. Love your red items.....especially the cake stand!xxx

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  4. That cookie platter is just delightful! I'm envisioning all kinds of fun ways to use that for the 4th of July!

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    1. Thank you Kim!! I can envision it,too!! Hope you are having a wonderful birthday!! xo Heather

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  5. Love your red finds. The cake stand is just fabulous!! How clever!
    xx

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    1. Thank you Isobel!! It is such a fun serving platter!! xo Heather

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  6. What fabulous finds you have! The red fold up cookie plate thingie I have seen a lot--- and its always just plain ol' silver. With some color/paint on it, it looks FABULOUS, now I must buy one the next time I see one! lol

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    1. Thank you Cheryl! It was a great find, and I just love using it!! Hope you can one one, too!! xo Heather

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  7. That folding cookie dish is SWEET! I can just picture it outfitted with white paper doilies and pretty treats.

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    1. Thank you Kathy!! White doilies do look great on it!! xo Heather

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  8. Hi Heather ~ Ah, so sweet, your fun red finds ~ I just found this metal shabby chic side table. Isn't it fun finding something old and for a sweet price?? :)

    BISOUS, ET QUE NOTRE SEIGNEUR JÉSUS CHRIST TE BÉNISSE-

    KISSES, and may the Lord Jesus Christ bless you!!!!

    Sincerely,
    Michele
    Pearl 13.1

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    1. Thank you Michele!! Your table is great!! Hope you have a lovely and blessed night! xo Heather

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  9. You found some very nice reds for sharing today.

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  10. Before there were Altoids there were Mellowmints! The folding serving trays I have seen have all been bare metal colored, the red is WAY cuter!

    Tammy

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    1. Thank you!! Yes!! I wonder if they tasted they same!! I am assuming the Mellomints were better! ;) xo Heather

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  11. Ohhhhhh! LOVE LOVE LOVE that RED COOKIE PLATTER THINGIE :) Too Cute, and it's even cute folded up!!!

    xo P

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    1. Thank you!! Isn't it fun!! xo Heather

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  12. Oh! What a cool cookie tray thingy. Say that real fast- K? :)

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    1. I tried, and wasn't too successful! Ha! Thanks!! xo Heather

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  13. Part of the fun is seeing the linens you will pose with your beautiful finds...these are just gorgeous...enjoy your weather...smiles...Renee

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    1. Thanks!! I can never have enough pretty linens!! xo Heather

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  14. Love your little server painted red. Adorable!

    xo,
    Danielle

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    1. Thank you so much Danielle!! Have a great night! xo Heather

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  15. Cute little red tin - but I love the tablecloth you have under it!

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  16. How cool is the cookie tray!!! And I love red! There is just something about the color red!!

    chris

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  17. Your cookie platter is so neat!! And I love how it folds right up!! So sweet, love the bright red its gorgeous! That would be so fun for this weekend and the 4th of July! Hope you enjoyed your sunny day!! :) xo Holly

    ps. If you didn't see yet I awarded you an award!! :) Head over to my blog to check it out :)
    xx

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  18. Great colors for summer~! I love red white and blue Jean

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    1. Thanks Jean!! I love those colors, too! xo Heather

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  19. Heather, I adore the vintage tin. What a great find. Also love the cookie plate-really cute.

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  20. I love the cute little tin! The cookie tray is great! Such pretty red treasures! Have a nice week! Twyla

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    1. Thank you Twyla!! Hope you are having a wonderful week!! xo Heather

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  21. Wow, that cookie platter is to die for! So neat. I've never seen one like that before.

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    1. Thank you!! I was on the hunt forever for one, so I am so happy to have it!! ;) xo Heather

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  22. Cute redsday...very cute treats server. Amazing actually..and I love mints. Wonder how those would have been?

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    1. Thank you Mary!! I know, I wonder too what they taste like!! So fun!! xo Heather

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  23. love the red cake stand!! never seen one like that before. i have 2 silver ones

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    1. Thank you!! Oh, how fun!! Would love to see yours!! xo Heather

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  24. Rednesday! Love it!
    Just to let you know...the little clips I used in my most recent post
    are vintage plastic clothespins, which I, of course, collect! One of my many, many,
    collections! Be on the lookout when you hit estate sales-I'm sure you'll find some!
    Christine

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    1. Thanks!! They are so cute!! I will be keeping my eye out for some!! Oh, would love to see some of your treasures!! xo Heather

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  25. What a pretty red tin and cookie stand! Love the color red. Thanks for visiting my blog and leaving such sweet comments. Love your blog!

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    1. Thank you!! Red is such a great color!! Thank you so much for visiting, and leaving such a sweet comment!! xo Heather

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  26. I have a huge soft spot in my heart for vintage tins and can not pass up a nice one. My heart would have skipped a beat if I saw that sweet red tin...great find! - You really find some unique treasures, I have never seen anything like that cookie platter and how clever that it folds up to be stored away.

    Have a great weekend! xo

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    1. I am there with you on the soft spot for tins!! The estate sale I purchased this one at had so many sweet tins, that I felt like the tin lady leaving!! I only wish such treasures were still made today! I was on the hunt for awhile for the cookie tray, and was so happy to find one!! Have a great weekend too!!

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  27. Ok Heather...
    I just need to know~~ how in the world do you find such darling
    things on your treasure hunts???
    It's like you have a built in 'treasure GPS'~~LOL!

    Love that tin. Seriously. LOVE.

    Smiles :)
    Kerin

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    1. Haha, you're so funny!! I wish there was a GPS for treasures!! Wouldn't that be great!! Thanks, it is such a fun tin!! I saw some on Etsy!! ;) xo Heather

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  28. I love the red desert plate! That is a seriously super cute find.

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  29. My goodness! That is the most unique dessert plate stand I have ever seen! If I would have come across that, folded up, I would have never known what it was! It is so pretty. The mint tin is very fun and pretty, too! Great graphics!
    Blessings,
    Susie

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    1. Thank you Susie!! The cookie platter is so fun!! I was on the hunt for one after seeing a friend who had one, and just had to have it!! So happy to have found this one!! Blessings to you, too! xo Heatehr

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  30. Oh I adore that dessert tray, the way it folds up makes a gorgeous stand alone piece!!! Love the red color.
    Ann

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    1. Thank you Ann!! It was a great find!! xo Heather

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  31. Ho.ly. Smokes!!! Those are both amazing finds. I can only imagine what it would have been like to live in the early 1900's. That cookie platter is absolutely fabulous!! I'm totally going on the hunt for one. If you don't mind, do you remember how much you paid for it? I NEED THAT! ;) Hope you have a lovely weekend, friend! xoxo

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    1. Thanks!! I know, it must have been fun to dress they way they did, and shop! ;) I found the platter at a flea market, and paid $20. Maybe even Etsy or Ebay would have them! If I find one on either, I'll let you know!! Have a lovely weekend too, sweet friend! xo Heather

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  32. Love that cookie tray! I could swear I've seen a modern version of that fold-up style, but I can't think of where? It will be so perfect at Christmas!

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    1. Thank you Corey!! I look forward to using it for Christmas!! xo Heather

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  33. Love the red tin and cake tray. What lovely finds.

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  34. This cookie platter is by far the neatest find I have seen in a while. Good for you to find it! So many happy tea parties await you! ;-)

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    1. Thank you!! It was a great find!! You know I have never had a tea party, and would absolutely love to have one!! They seem like such fun!! ;) xo Heather

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