Saturday, September 24, 2011

Our "Almost Wedding Day"

Well, today would have been the big day! I am anxious to see how the weather turns out. It is chilly here this morning in Oklahoma but I think it is going to be a gorgeous day! After James proposed to me in May we sat down with the calendar and picked a date for our wedding . . . and we picked today. Then mom and I got busy making plans. I even have a beautiful dress that I just had to try on this morning. After thinking about it more we decided we needed more time so we have postponed the wedding until next year in September. It is crazy to think that I could have been walking down the aisle this evening to marry the love of my life. James is such a kind, loving, compassionate man and he is always doing sweet things for me. He loves me like I want to be loved and I am so excited about being his wife. So instead of making beautiful things for my wedding, I have been making beautiful things for my Halloween cottage. I made that sweet little pumpkin out of a round of fabric, stuffed it, then gave her some embellishments.

I covered this ugly wood frame with some really neat velvety scrapbook paper and then embellished it too. I think it is so cute!

I bought this three-opening picture frame to create this adorable "BOO" sign for my Halloween cottage. I wish you could have seen how ugly it was before I dressed it up!

And here is Miss Molly looking "spooktacular" in her witchy costume. I got that great hat at TJ Maxx and added some more feathers and things. I think she looks so "bootiful"!

Here is a cute shelf made from a window shutter that I painted white, then added some cute decorations to. I love the black lace and the darling witch doll on this shelf.

I was really proud of myself when I got this wreath done. I saw one like it at Pier One Imports and wanted it so bad but it cost $59!!! So I was determined to make my own for cheap . . . and I succeeded! I think all together it was about $15 for the supplies to create this darling Halloween wreath. It hangs over a mirror above my fireplace mantle now. I am planning to show you some more pictures of my Halloween cottage in a later post.

I bought this pre-formed witch hat and covered it with glitter, then added some embellishments.

This is the star of the show in the dining area. I purchased this spooky Halloween tree at a gift shop in a small town near mine. I found it during a car show that James and I were working at and he was so sweet to carry this silly black tree with orange lights up and down the streets while he looked at the cars. He got a lot of heckling from the other men but his still carried for me. When I got it home I immediately got busy making ornaments. If any of you have been following my blog for a while you know that I LOVE to make little ornaments for every occasion and holiday. When I finished my Halloween ornaments I was pretty proud of myself because they turned out to be so darn cute!!!

I made little ghosts out of cheesecloth and glass marbles.

I made orange/white and black/white lollipops out of polymer clay and GLITTER.

I made candy corns from clay and glitter and I embellished some pre-made witch hats.

Then I brought out the darling ornaments I made last year and the tree was covered with the cutest Halloween ornaments you have ever seen. I wish you could see it in person!

I also painted that dresser I got at a garage sale so now it is the lovely shade of white and it matches the other furniture in the room. It has become a real showcase for many of my darling creations. I just love these candle holders but I had a terrible time trying to find orange and black candles in my town. I looked every where they sell candles and nobody had orange and black. It was really upsetting me at one point, but then I had the crazy thought of just buying some white candles and covering them with some coordinating scrapbook paper. Thank goodness for pretty paper!!! Now they match perfectly and I can use the candles again for another holiday!

I hope you have enjoyed my pretty Halloween creations. I have more to show you!!! I made some darling jars for my Halloween sprinkles AND I had a special guest for a tea party this past Wednesday and I have a lot of great pictures of our time together. Miss Sherry of County Wings in Phoenix was in Oklahoma and she and my mom came over for a special Halloween tea party. We had wonderful food and great conversation and I can't want to share it all with you. Please keep Sherry and her family in your prayers because her mother possibly had a stroke yesterday. I am sure she would appreciate your prayers.

I hope you all have a safe and blessed weekend and a happy Pink Saturday! Please check out the other great blogs featured on Beverly's blog. Thank you Beverly for hosting us again this weekend!

Blessings to You!

Love Tammy


  1. Hello my sweet friend Tammy....your Halloween decorations are spooktacular!!!!!!! wow...everything looks so amazing. You have inspired me to go to the attic and get my decorations.
    Thank you for your visit today and your kind words. Have a perfect weekend and a lovely Pink Saturday too...xo Tami

  2. Tammy everything is beautiful. Love all the glitter and sparkle.

    I just love you black tree. I just was at Hobby Lobby yesterday and they have a beautiful black tree on sale. Am going back in Wed. and hope it is still on sale so I can get it.

    It is a 6 foot skinny one and I have just the right place for it. Would be great for Halloween and at Christmas I can see it all in white or silver.


  3. Loved all your crafts. You did such a wonderful job. Just talked to Sherry and they think it was a bad inner ear infection instead of a stroke, thank God.

    Your wedding will be beautiful next year.

  4. Tammy thanks for stopping by my blog.. I'm so glad the pink pumpkins gave you ideas.
    Your halloween decoration are so charming..they give me ideas

  5. thx for letting us know about Sherry's mom...
    and for sharing the creativity!

  6. Happy pinkness...Happy Autumn....I am so excited for Fall, I know you are too !!It just makes me want to cozy up...enjoy your week-end!
    God Bless You

  7. You cottage is spooky
    Your wedding next year will be perfect.
    Sherry is such a sweetie, I'll be praying for her.

  8. I am Halloween heaven! Your decorations have so much class -- so elegant, a bit whimsical, and just wonderful. :)

  9. I love Saturdays, lots of Pinktastic stuff to see. Thanks for sharing your beautiful pink!

    My Pink is here, hope you can come by and see. Have a great week weekend!