Friday, October 31, 2008


Hello and Happy Halloween!
I hope everyone had a nice day and enjoyed all the Trick-or-Treaters!
Below is a pic of Frankie, my sisters sweet kitty, he is wishing you a Happy Halloween! Frankie is no longer with us but we enjoy his picture every year at this time. He had some problems at birth and his teeth are really this way.

His Mommy is also wishing you a Happy Halloween, her name is Teddy Bear AKA Prissy. As you can see she is primping in the mirror. You can see more cute pet pics on my sisters web site. Rose Hart Gifts.

My sweet Angel is wishing you a Happy Halloween Too!

We don't get Trick-or-Treaters where we live out in the country but I do get some candy for my grandsons and I made them some chocolate cupcakes with buttercream frosting. Do these look pink? No their orange, well such a pale orange that they look pink! The boys did not care there used to pink around here with me and their Mom!

Now on to some pinkness, then I have some Halloween Decorating pics for you to enjoy.

Welcome to Pink Saturday hosted by Beverly of How Sweet the Sound.
I'm so happy to show you my newest creation, sweet lollies to accent your faux pasteries! Their are offered on my selling blog Shirl's Velvet Attic.

The ones below are done with silk ribbon embroidery and crystal beads.
These are done with a pretty white swirl.

I'm so happy with the wallpaper border below that I got for one of my guest bedrooms. This is the one I've talked about before that will be decorated in a Teatime-Cupcake theme. I first saw this in an Australian Decorating and Craft Magazine. Took me 2 years to finally find it. Perfect for my decortaing theme. The room has shelves around 2 walls and I will be painting to top half pink and the bottom will be white wainscoting. Under the shelfs I will be hanging my vintage aprons from pink depression glass knobs.

Look how sweet the little rose doilies are under the shakers and throughout the border. I just love this!

My lily's from last week are still going strong. I've cut them back a little and now in a small pink and white pitcher and bowl.

I love this little set, I love how it has the pink flowers are on the inside of the bowl. Alot of time their are just plain inside.

A cute little pink and red strawberry shortcake quilt that I made for a little girl that we are helping in my charity blog, Stitches of Love.
That's it for my pinkness this week.
Now I would love to share with you some of my fall decorating. In the fall I decorate with three different theme's, first I do "back to school" which many of you saw in my header in Sept., then I go on to Halloween, then Thanksgiving.
I've shown you pics of my porch, outside out-and-about on my farm and now here's some of the inside of my home. My foyer is where I do alot of my seasonal decorating. Below is my foyer all decked out for Halloween. This old house is still under construction so please excuse any evidence of unfinished projects. Our foyer is a nice good size which allows me to decorate.
Be sure to click on the pic to get a good large closeup!

I'll just let you scroll through and browse around! Enjoy!

My daughter Jen of Jen's Petal Palace painted me this pretty pumpkin several years ago.

Come on into my Country Victorian kitchen.

Some pics of the island, which I had wanted for years. Hubby finally got that built this year.

My daughter Jen sent these faux pasteries up with my grandsons tonight. Thanks Jen!

My hubby put theses cabinets under all 4 windows for plants and stuff, they come in very handy for decorating as you can see, they are also a good place for cookbooks and tablecovers and such. I'm in the process of changing all the handles to vintage jadeite ones.

I collect brooches and here's my Halloween ones. They are crystal so they have alot of bling!!!!!!

The next several pics are things that I made this year, first is my polka-dot pumpkin, which I saw in a Paula Dean Magazine.

I saw a bracelet like this in a high end gift catalog for over $200.00, out of my budget! I got a photo frame from my book club for $9.99, got out my vintage postcards and made this for myslef. Look how cute!

A few before and after pics, these ornaments I bought on sale last year, they are done in black glitter.

After putting them on my black feather tree you can't really see them well. So I got out some orange glitter and~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~

Now they show up nicely!
This project I printed the directions from Martha Stewart web-site three years ago and finally got around to making it. Here's the pumpkins before~~~~~~~~~~~~~~

And here they are after!

A little Halloween decorative gift bag.

A little cross stitch pillow, I love working on this large count fabric, can't see the tiny counts anymore! LOL

I bought the kit to make this wreath at Goodwill last winter. This was fun to make using vintage postcards.

A cute little cross stitch done with thread, buttons and beads.
Just a few of my "back to school decorations". I love back to school things so when I sold my Cross Stitch shop before moving to WV alot of the shop models had to come with me.

Now that was a long post! Thank you so much taking the time to look. I hope you enjoyed. I'll have Thanksgiving out soon.
Blessings, Shirl


sweetmemorymakingmom said...

WOW! That was a long post! That must have taken you a long time to create! I love it! Looks like you had a fun Halloween. It's funny how the cupcakes do look pink! I bet they were yummy. OF course I love your lolli's! Especially your creative ribbon embroidery! And your pink posts are so lovely. Love your kitchen. I eyed something I really like. I love your vintage baby scale! Have a wonderful day. hugs, Ellen

Jennifer said...

Mom,Happy Pink Sat and Happy Halloween.I love all the pics.Everything looks so festive.The brooches ar my fav!!!I love all that sparkle.Angel is adorable as always.Prissy and Frankie too AB.Glad you like the faux cupcakes and cake.Thankyou for the yummy real butter cream cupcakes.They were so good.The boys finished them this morning, I only got one.Hugs and Luv you,Jennifer

kayellen said...

wow lots of eye candy!!
Happy Halloween and Pink Saturday:)


~Becca~Bluebird Rose said...

Your kitties are all so beautiful! Frankie looks like he was a sweetheart.
Those *pink* cupcakes look yummy.....
So do those lolli's!! They are so pretty!!

Katie said...

What a fun packed post! Love the lollis! Happy Pink Saturday!

erin said...

OOOOOoooo, I LOVE the glittery pumpkins! The cupycakes also look tasty! Happy Pink Saturday!

Rue said...

Hi Shirl!

I'm so glad you stopped by :)

Your home looks wonderful and the Halloween decor is fantastic! I could spend hours just looking :)

We lost the house you asked about to someone else, but they seem to really love it and that's all I can ask for.


Scooterblu's Whimsy~Rhonda said...

Hi Shirl, Love the kitty and costumes! ...and the pink cupcakes are too cute and look delicious! Your glittered pumpkins turned out great! I glittered acrons and love the martha glitter. Can't wait until Christmas projects! :)

Happy Pink Saturday! ~Rhonda

vickie said...

Oh Shirl, what a beautiful post. You are the Queen of decor! So much to see, the glittered pumpkins are so cute, love your cross stitch pieces, love the wallpaper in your entryway, all the halloween pastries, well, I just love it all!!!

Holly said...

Thanks for the tour, Shirl! I was longing for a visit with someone today! :> Everything was fun AND pretty!

~ Hearts ~

She'sSewPretty said...

Oh my goodness! So much eye candy I don't know where to start! Where di you find that wonderful border!! I'll be back to have a longer look around. Happy Pink Saturday!!

Amy at Bunny Rose Cottage said...

GORGEOUS as always Shirl! I love that wallpaper border! IT reminds me of some artwork I just bought for my sweet shoppe kitchen! My sweet shoppe kitchen will definitely need some of those lollies too! Love this post!

Hugs and love,

Ele at abitofpinkheaven said...

Shirl! Where do I start? You are the queen of decorating and I love all of it! How fun it would be to come to your house and look and look and look!!! The bracelet is FANTASTIC and you know I love your lollipops. I want a pink one! Let me know if you are taking orders. I think it would be great to hang on the Christmas tree. I would just add a little hook. I could also keep it out all year! Love Angel all decked out!

Lori said...

Shirl! I am basking in a sea of wonderful pictures! Everything is so remarkable you've a great decorating flair! The glitter pumpkins and all just left me breathless! each and every picture held me spellbound! Must be all the Halloween! Thanks for sharing your beautiful home! Lori

Virginia said...

Happy Pink Sat & Happy Halloween.
I love all the pictures.
Blessings, Virginia

Lynn@ The Vintage Nest said...

Your lollipops are so charming! Really enjoyed your post. HPS ~ Lynn

Mary said...

Hi Shirley, I am late seeing your pink Saturday post today. Our granddaughter spent the day with us. We just returned from my brother and sis-in-law's home and I have that 'my house has too much stuff in it' feeling.....I will get over it. Tee Hee! I enjoyed each one of your pictures, all the kitties and your Halloween decor, love those tasseled lacy valances in your gorgeous kitchen! You have such a lovely home! Have a wonderful evening!!

Connie said...

I love your lollis, honey! I think they'll do well for ya. BUT I still can't see the kitty face in that one pix, sweet chick!!! LOL

Stephanie said...

There were so many things I wanted to comment on...the cute kitties! The lollipops!! The decorations... loads of inspiration! Thanks for sharing!

Great Pink Post!

Happy Pink Saturday!


sherri (Tied Up In Ribbons) said...

You have a lot going on! Great tour of your lovely home. I need one of those cupcakes today!

How fun to find that wallpaper after looking for so long. I have done that too, when it is just so perfect for the space I want it in.

I am impressed with the felt candies too. How creative.

Happy Day. :)

Joy said...

Shirl ~ I really enjoyed your photos. Your hard-to-find border is so neat ~ cupcakes look super yummy and cute ~ Halloween decor is outstanding ~ the kitties were awesome (I've got to start dressing mine up!) ~ and the cabbage roses on your wallpaper in the last photo...simply divine. :o)

Beverly said...

Wow, Shirl. Great post filled with so many wonderful things. You are an amazing lady.

Happy Pink Saturday!

Vintage To Chic said...

Love all your haloween decorations and the lolly pops. Hope you have a great week,

Shabby Kim said...

Your post was long but fabulous. Your home looks so cozy and inviting all decorated for Halloween and fall. I love the chance to get a glimpse inside other peoples homes to see how they decorate, so for me the more pictures people show the better. Happy Pink Saturday!!

Fifi Flowers said...

Nice combination of the two events!
ENJOY your weekend!

Patricia said...

What a grand beautiful post. Happy Pink Saturday and have a wonderful new week.

KatCollects said...

I love the kitten pictures, so so sweet. I hope you are having a great weekend!

Cathy said...

Hi Shirl,

Wow, so many beautiful pics. I adore the lollys! And that gorgeous Halloween bracelet.

Thank you so much for your sweet words on my blog about my Romantic Homes feature. I am so excited to share it with all of you. Enjoy it my friend.

xo Cathy

Ele at abitofpinkheaven said...

I've got your gorgeous lollies on my blog!

rosechicfriends said...

Shirl..your home is just lovely! Someday I am coming to visit and know I will be having a blast looking at all you have done. Your many talents are so amazing. Love your newst creations..lollipops! I know first hand how gorgeous your ribbon work is! My pillow will be cherished forever!

Happy Pink...Lorena

Secondhandrose said...

Wow Shirl, you have more decorations for halloween than I have for Christmas. What a fun house. I really like your new border.


Secondhandrose said...

Wow Shirl, you have more decorations for halloween than I have for Christmas. What a fun house. I really like your new border.


Maryjane - The Beehive Cottage said...

Hello Shirl!

Love every picture in this post! Your decorations are wonderful! I can't even imagine how wonderful your Christmas decor will be!

Have a wonderful week!


Anonymous said...

Great Pink the quilts....Happy Pink...Ktherinellen

Cami @ Creating Myself said...

Enjoyed you halloween decorations & I LOVE your Waverly Vintage Rose wallpaper! That pattern is so beautiful & so versatile!