Friday, July 29, 2011

Happy Pink Saturday!

Hello Friends!
I wanted to share some of the projects I have completed recently with you today! I bought these picture frame key rings for $1 from a discount catalog about 5 years ago and forgot I had them. I decided to give them a makeover and hang them on my sweet pink tree in my kitchen. I took the key rings off of the frames and gave each one a hook so they would hang on the tree.

Then they got a nice coat of white paint and some sanding when the paint dried. I inserted some sweet images that would match with the theme of the tree and they were done!

They were so easy to make and they are just adorable!!! It's amazing what you can do with a little creativity! I also hand-painted two dozen of those sweet teapot ornaments you see beside the picture frame ornament especially for this tree!

Here is the whole pink tree all dressed up for a summer tea party. In Oklahoma we are resorting to having our tea parties indoors this summer because it hasn't been below 100 degrees here since May. Everything in my yard is crispy!

I've been busy making some of those daring faux cakes that you see on the table too. I will show you a close up of each one! What a lovely side table ready for afternoon tea!I bought these candle holders several years ago and painted them white last weekend. Now they are just gorgeous. Don't you love how ornate they are?

Here are the close up pictures of the tea cakes I made from styrofoam, light weight spackle, embellishments, and glitter. I think they turned out so darling! This is my favorite one. It is supposed to be a wedding tea cake. Aren't the little white doves just precious?Here is my second-favorite tea cake. I love the rose on this cake. They're too pretty to eat!

I love the criss-cross pattern of "frosting" on this tea cake. It looks like the real thing!

This tea cake reminds me of Mary Englebright. I think it is because of the bright pink roses. It is too cute!

Here is the big mama cake I made. I purchased a cake stand from Rebecca a few years ago and it has been sitting bare lately so I decided she needed a cake, and she needed one that would last longer than a week and not grow mold all over the top. This is the perfect cake for the most beautiful shabby pink cake stand. I am so happy! My tea table is finally complete! I am, however, making plans to make some faux cookies, cupcakes, and candies to add to the table soon.

I have been working on creating some beautiful paper flowers that my mom, Ginger, taught me to make. I am using the pages of an old book I found at an antique store for $2 and then adding glitter and embellishments. I am having so much fun with these things! I am going to make a bunch of them and glue clips and/or magnets on the back and give them out when I give gifts to my friends. I will show you how they turned out soon!

I want to thank Beverly for hosting another Pink Saturday event for us. I hope you have a great weekend and a Happy Pink Saturday!

Blessings to You!

Love Tammy

Friday, July 1, 2011

Three Cheers for the Pink, White, and Blue!

Hip, Hip, Hurray! It's almost Independence Day! I've had the blues for a while because I have been sick and I am still battling with my funders over my grant I just wrote so I needed to do something creative to lift me out of the funk I've been in. I remembered that I had a small box of Independence Day decorations in the attic. James happily got them down for me (he is such a sweetheart) from their hiding place in the hot attic. I opened the bin to discover that the things in the box would not fit the decor of my home . . . there just wasn't enough pink!!! So I picked a few things out of the bin and . . . gave them a makeover!!! Now I have some really sweet pink, white, and blue (and silver) decorations that match the decor of my home and help celebrate Independence Day!

Aren't they just darling! I am so excited about how sweet they turned out!

It was a lot of fun to turn that red, white, and blue stuff into something soft and pastel. And you better believe I broke out the glitter! Silver glitter to be precise!

After I painted the chunky stars and the hat, I painted the cute firecrackers you saw in the pictures with the stars. They are just so cute! Then I got inspired to make some other festive things like this darling altered bottle that I filled with chunky silver glitter.

I also added some festive sweets to my display like these pink, white, and blue candies and . . .

these sweet pink, white, and blue star sugar cookies. They taste just as sweet as they look!

Then I got inspired to make a banner for Independence Day. I am so happy with how it turned out. It certainly is a celebration of the pink, white, and blue!

Do you think the banner needs something? If you have any suggestions please leave me a comment! I want to make it as cute as it can be!

So here are a few shots of the whole vignette all together. What a lovely way to celebrate Independence Day!

I know the dresser that everything is displayed on is not so pretty but I bought it at a garage sale for $10 with the hopes of giving her a makeover. I'll have to get my white paint out and get busy! I'll let you know how she turns out!

I want to thank Beverly for hosting another wonderful Pink Saturday party for those of us that just can't get enough. I hope you enjoyed my sweet pink, white, and blue decorations to help celebrate Independence Day. Please leave me a comment because I love hearing from you! I hope you have a happy Pink Saturday, a blessed weekend, and a safe and fun Independence Day!

Blessings to You!

Love Tammy