Saturday, August 22, 2009


Hello and Welcome to The Wonderful Wizard of Oz Gala hosted byTwyla and Lindsey of Two Crazy Crafters. If you go to their blog you can get a list of the other participants.
The Wizard of Oz movie holds so many wonderful memories for me. When I was growing up the movie was usually shown once a year on TV during the winter. It was always a special and fun time in our home. We looked forward to it for weeks. My Mother would always make us special snacks, sometimes even buy us some Coca cola. That was a real treat back than, not something you had everyday. All four of us would watch it, my father used to love to listen to Judi Garland sing. My sister and I would cry! LOL I'm such a homebody and always felt "There is no place like home."

I made a banner to celebrate this occasion, the first of this type for me. Don't look to close! LOL Just kidding you can click on the pic and get a good look if you want.

This is also Pink Saturday with Beverly of How Sweet the Sound so this is my pink. If you go to vist Beverly you can get a list of the other paticipants. ~~~~~~Surprise to my daughter Jen, she gets the banner, Enjoy Jen!~~~~~~

Next for this fun gala I have to show you these ornaments that I made back in the 70's not to many years after I was married. I had made the whole set but don't know what happened to the rest over the years.

Next for some pinkness and still thinking of Oz, I found this pretty dresser scarf at an antique mall. She reminded of The Good Witch.

Thank you to Twyla and Lindsey for hosting this fun event. Also a big thank you to Beverly for hosting Pink Saturday every week. I'll be back on Monday for a Blue Monday post. Stop back if you can!

Bless you, Shirl


Mary said...

Your banner is wonderful! How creative you are, and to have something you made to commenorate this classic movie is so very nice. The dresser scarf of the "good witch" is beautiful...I would love to have something so feminine and special. Have a wonderful Pink Saturday!


Linda said...

Shirl, you ornaments are just too cute! I keep running across Wizard of Oz Pink Saturday blogs so I think I am going to have to wander over to the hosts of that one and look and see...LOL...this blog stuff is addicting! Happy Pink Saturday!


Tammy said...

Great job on the banner and the ornies!

Happy Pink Oz Day!☼

Gabriela said...

Happy Pink Saturday!

I love your pink banner!

~ Gabriela ~

Atelier de Charo said...

What amazing banner, and the ornaments so cute. Happy Pink Saturday!!!


Love your banner! What a great project...The good witch was always was my favorite....what a great vintage find! Happy PS!

Holly said...

Hi, Shirl! Happy Oz day! I haven't been by your place in a while. I'm glad you joined the party!

Your banner is really cute! Aren't they fun to make? Your ornaments are so sweet, too- perfect for Fall! ♥

Connie said...

How absolutely darling, honey! I tried to enter it but time got away from me.......


I LOVE your banner!!! It's so fun to see what each gal made for the gala. Also love the pink you used. Very nice, Shirl !!
Happy Weekend.
Deb :)

~Lavender Dreamer~ said...

The ornaments and embroidery are wonderful! Everything is just beautiful! You have a wonderful collection!

HAVE FUN! Visit me today!

Seams to Sew and Quilt said...

How cute, don't we all just love the Wizard of Oz?
Have a good PS.

black eyed susans kitchen said...

What a pretty and clever banner. I also liked the little felt and sequin ornaments. We have a set of Wizard of Oz ornaments that must be at least 30 years old that I put up on our Christmas tree every year. Nice tribute to one of my favorite all time books and movies.
♥, Susan

♥Mimi♥ said...

I hate to be a broken record, but it's cold and gloomy here today and it rained all day yesterday! Hoping that I can get outside a bit to check out my gardens☺ Pink Saturday is bringing a little much needed and very welcome color into my home today. Thanks so much for participating. It's always so nice to visit your blog and see what's going on.


Hope your weekend is filled with sunshine and everyone you l♥ve. I'm hoping mine will be dry☺

Twyla and Lindsey said...

Your banner is beautiful! If that was your first, then you are naturally talented! What a treat to see your little handmade ornaments. Such a special treasure. Thank you for participating in our celebration! Twyla

Lisa said...

Super Banner!! Well done on the Banner!! What a perfect idea!! I love it all!
Hugs, Lisa

She'sSewPretty said...

I think your banner turned out wonderful Shirl! Those ornaments are cute. I'll bet they bring back lots of memories!

Jorgelina said...

Happy Pink Saturday!
Happy wizard of Oz gala!!
I love your banner!
Magical hugs.

KatCollects said...

I love sweet family memories and traditions. Your banner is adorable. And the ornaments you made are soooo cute! Happy pink Saturday!

Claudia said...

Your banner is wonderful! Happy Pink Saturday!

Cottage Rose said...

Hi Shirl; Happy Pink Saturday, I love your banner, it is so pretty. OH and that dresser scarf is just gorgeous,, have a great weekend.


Jennifer said...

Mom Your wizard of Oz banner is BEAUTIFUL!I love it and want one too.It would look so pretty in my room.I love wizard of oz it always came on on Poppops bday and we would watch every year right up to the year he passed away.I never missed it.That is one of my favorite memories watching it with him and haveing our cheese and crackers with pepperoni and root beer floats.He loved Judy Garland so much.

Your embroidery is so pretty too.I love it.I never find pretty things like that.Hugs.Love you,Jennifer

Happy Pink sat.

Meg said...

Nice to meet you Shirl, so glad you shared some things of your childhood. I remember The Wizard of Oz as a very scary movie when I was a child. But I do remember my mom doing similar things when a Bing Crosby movie would come on.{Oh am I dating myself!]Happy Pink Day when you return. Meg

*Noelle* said...

hello! the banner is SO pretty and the ornaments were so cute and made me smile!!!

♥Itajeff♥ @Something To Share said...

Lovely post
Happy PS and have a great weekend

fitty's pinky rose cottage said...

Shirl.. I really love the banner.. super cute and pretty! Awesome project! Happy PS and have a great day!

fitty's pinky rose cottage said...

Shirl.. I really love the banner.. super cute and pretty! Awesome project! Happy PS and have a great day!

Beverly said...

Happy Pink Saturday, Shirl.

I love the Wizard of Oz, too. I remember it used to be broadcast on television once a year. It was always on a Sunday evening, and I would ask my mother if we could stay home from church.

Your banner is fantastic. And, I sure wish I could have one of your home grown tomatoes.

Elise said...

I am so itching to get my hands on those shoes.....

Great post, great blog. Best wishes to you

Irma's Rose Cottage said...

Happy PS! Love the banner. The ornaments are sooo cute.

Irma :)

daylily777 said...

Your Banner is very beautiful! I love the ornaments that you made , very creative. You are invited to visit my party.8-)

CC said...

Such a beautiful banner..and your ornaments are adorable. Happy Pinks and have a wonderful week.

Bunny Rose Cottage said...

Oh Shirl, that banner is awesome!! You did a fabulous job on that! Jen is so lucky, I know she will love it!

The ornaments you made are so cute!!! Love those!! Isnt it neat that you had those for the party? Love that! The embroidery of the princess is so pretty too!!

Love you!

SmilingSally said...

I especially like those ornaments. I did crafts like that too. Ow, my fingers still hurt!

vickie said...

Shirl, the banner is beautiful! Jen will love it. Your vintage ornies are so cute! Love your Pink Post!

Stephanie ~ Angelic Accents said...

Shirl, that banner is adorable! My fav part is the pic of Glenda & how you embellished it! Lucky sweet Jen! That dresser scarf is beautiful, too. Hope you are having a great start at school. The kids are so lucky to have you!

Thanks for stopping by my blog ~ you are entered in my giveaway ~ good luck!

Big Hugs,
Angelic Accents

Vicki said...

Hi, Shirl,
I love the Wizard of Oz, too. Your banner is so cute. I know your daughter will love it. I think the scariest part of the movie was those flying monkeys, although the mean witch runs a close second. So many memories from childhood associated with this movie. I love, love, love your dresser scarf. You remember I collect Southern Belles. Hope you have a very good week. Vicki

Dawn said...

I remember what a treat the Wizard of Oz was when it came on TV. We got to stay up late. My mom would make us Jiffy Pop and my sister and I would watch it like we were seeing it for the first time each year. Those are great memories.

Your banner is very nice! You did a great job on it and the ornaments are darling.

take care,

Nikki via The Scarlett Rose Garden said...

What a great mix of WOO and Pink Saturday! The banner is beautiful, well done! And those ornies, too cute! I think I like the tinman best~

Cathy said...

Hi Shirl,

I love the Wizard of Oz and that amazing banner. It has been a bit of a quiet summer for me. I'm trying to take a much needed break before the holidays ramp up again.

I hope you have a great weekend.

xo Cathy