Monday, October 12, 2009

Ruby Red Tuesday....tomatoes anyone?

We have a dear friend who is heavy into decorating with tomatoes....her husband is a tomato broker and they make their living in the tomato industry so I guess that's why there are so many tomatoe items in their home some of which are very expensive as in this first picture. If I'm not mistaken this set cost over $500 but it does have 8 tea cups to go with it!

Extra shelves were put up all around their kitchen, dining room and living room to accomodate a fraction of all the tomatoes they own.

They even commissioned someone to make this lamp ... it started out to be a ceramic pumpkin but they saw the vision of making it into a lamp and as you can see it worked out great.


fickleinpink said...

that's a great lamp...conversational, I would say!

come visit my share of RED if you have the time!

have a great day!

Carletta said...

OH, $500 - I'd want it on a high shelf where no one could touch it. :)
The lamp is clever.
Nice shots!

Pam said...

Now that is a serious collector. The colors are beautiful accents for decorating.

B : ) said...

Don't you just love collections? Between my husband and me we had so many, you couldn't get in our house, so I put most of mine away. Recently, I gave most of mine away. You sure know how to pick unique subjects for your pix!

Hootin' Anni said...

Oh my clever is all this? I love it.

My R T is posted. Scroll down below my Tuesday's Heads or's eerie. Also, there is a new trick or treat treat for you on my sidebar if you'd like to grab and run with it!! CLICK HERE

Marice said...

wow those are lovely collections :)

u may view mine if u have time

wenn said...

wow..nice lamp..

Stephanie V said...

Love the lamp. Great collection of tomato reds!

Donna said...

I Love all the Tomatoes!! Great red! Have a great day!hughugs

Martha (Menagerie) said...

I love tomatoes but I prefer the kind you eat! Very cute!
Love all your photos so far this week Vicki :-)

storyteller said...

Interesting decor ... perfect for Ruby Tuesday ;-)
Hugs and blessings,
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