Friday, October 29, 2010

Happy Pink Saturday My Sweet Blogger Friends!

This Halloween I decided to decorate my sweet little Oklahoma cottage in the traditional holiday colors, so I had to take down all of my beautiful pink and roses down and pack them away. Although I miss them it is fun to have a change and it will be even more exciting when I get to bring all that stuff back out again for Christmas!
I decided to completely clear the room except the furniture and use black, white, and orange as my pallette. I think the rooms are really lovely.

I bought some different kinds of black and white fabric to make table covers and slips for my pillows so everything is accessorized for the theme!

I love how clean and polished everything looks. It's really amazing to think about how a room can be transformed depending on the dressing!

I had a lot of fun transforming my home into a posh Halloween cottage.

I know you've heard me say before that my mantle is always my favorite thing to decorate. This time was no exception. I think it turned out really cute!

I bought these candy corns from a catalog and added glitter so they would glisten.

I love this sweet lady crow with the Halloween hat on her head. I bought these books at a book sale for super cheat just because they were the perfect Halloween colors. I love this little vignette. This table turned out so cute!

Last year I bought these wooden letters and covered them with Halloween scrapbooking paper and embellishments. They are the perfect "sweet" accent for this shelf above my television.

Here is my lovely mannequin that I need to come up with a name for (if you have any suggestions, please leave me a comment) and she is all decked out for the Halloween season. I have so much fun dressing her up like a giant Barbie doll, which was my favorite toy as a child.

The kitchen didn't get a while lot of decorations this year because I ran out, if you can believe that, (now that's scary!!!) but I did decorate the dining area for the season.

My centerpiece is a real pumpkin in a footed bowl and some candlesticks I glittered (of course). So cute!

My china hutch in the dining room is also a favorite to decorate. It always looks just like a little gift shop for each season. I love how it turned out.

The center shelf is my attempt to honor our favorite Disney princess. So many little girls dress up like her on Halloween and hope to grow up to be her one day. Who doesn't love the . . .

Bibbity - Bobbity - Boo!?

I hope you enjoyed my cozy Halloween cottage and I hope I have inspired you in some way. Please leave me a comment if you enjoyed it. There are more Halloween pictures to see so please come back!
Blessings to you!
Love Tammy

Tuesday, October 26, 2010

It's Pumpkin Carving Time!

Hello Friends!

It just wouldn't be Halloween without an annual pumpkin carving event! I think I have carved a pumpkin ever year of my life since I could safely hold a knife in my hand. With the handy tools and neat patterns they have available these days, you can easily create a work of art!
My sweet boyfriend James and I carved pumpkins together last Friday and we had so much fun.
After he scraped the "guts" out of his pumpkin he taped his pattern on and started working away. I was so excited to see how it was going to turn out this year. Last year he carved a beautiful ship with a massive sail and he did it without a pattern. It was a truly amazing work of art and so is he! I am so blessed to have him in my life.

I cleaned the goop out of my pumpkin too and used a pattern to carve a neat design instead of a traditional face. It feels so strange to pull all of the mushy strings and seeds out of the inside of the pumpkin. I think we enjoyed that task much more when we were little!

After James got done with the design and the carving, I couldn't wait to see what it looked like. His turned out to be a spooky castle and he did a really good job!

Mine says "welcome" inside a bat cave. It took a lot of hard work but it was worth it because of how they turned out and it was so much fun to spend that time with James doing this fun activity together. I drank some apple cider while carving my pumpkin which added to the experience!

Here is our fancy carved pumpkin duo in the light. They are so cool!

But they are even spookier in the dark!

I hope you enjoyed these carved pumpkins for Halloween. Please leave me a comment and visit again because I still have picutes of my cute house to show you and our fun "Trunk or Treat" event at my church on Saturday!
Blessings to You!
Love Tammy

Halloween Tea on the Front Porch

Hello Friends!

I love Halloween because I love CANDY! I decided to decorate my front porch for a cute Halloween tea for two and I think it turned out so cute!
It looks like a cozy place for tea, fellowship, and lots of sweets!

I used my favorite white teacups and these cute black dishes with candy corns on them. How cute is that!? I also made some of that yummy candy corn and peanuts snack mix. That stuff is so delicious and addictive. It reminds me of a payday candy bar. If you haven't tried it you should before the fall season is over! It makes a great gift in a cute bag or jar too!

After I decorated that day and took picutes it inspired me to have an actual tea party, so I invited my favorite guest, my mom, to join me the next morning for a Halloween tea on the front porch. I added a few more things to the table during our tea, including those scrumptious pumpkin and butter rum muffins. Isn't the witchy hat cute?

We had a delightful tea and a wonderful day together afterwards shopping, talking, and laughing. We always have such a fun time together!

I hope you have enjoyed my Halloween tea on the front porch. I have some more Halloween pictures to show you so please visit back soon and leave me a comment if you liked this post!
Blessings to you!
Love Tammy

Monday, October 25, 2010

Hello Friends!
I have been very busy with work, church activities, and other things and haven't been posting like I want to but here I am finally to show you some cute Halloween crafts I made. Now I know most of us like the sweet pink and pastels and roses, but I decided to do traditional Halloween colors this year. My house is really cute and you'll get to see those pictures soon, but I wanted to show you some Halloween ornaments I made for a tree in my kitchen.
I started with the basic supplies and these cute chipboard frames to create some cute vintage-inspired ornaments.
And this is what I came up with! Aren't they just darling?

Here is the tree with all the ornaments on it. I think it turned out really cute and I love it!

I also made some cute pumpkins out of black and white fabric and then embellished them. I think they turned out really cute too!

I found this bucket with my initial on it and tied some various black and white ribbons on the handle to decorate it up. It has gummy pumpkins in it for the holidays.

I have so many more things to show you so please visit again! I hope you enjoyed my Halloween crafts! Please leave a comment and let me know what you think!
Blessings to You!
Love Tammy