Thursday, September 25, 2008


A BIG HUG and THANK YOU to DEB aka GarageSaleGal and to Rachel for their SWEET Hostess gifts for hosting my 1st ever swap. THANK YOU THANK YOU THANK YOU.....I LOVE IT ALL!!!! Above, from Deb...A cute Halloween Kitchen Towel, 2 DARLING hand made cards from here, A YUMMY Orange Hot Chocolate pack, Pumpkin tissues and wrapped up so cute with sprinkles of Halloween confetti and ORANGE tissue paper. WHAT FUN THAT WAS TO OPEN!!!
Above is one of my Cupboards filled with my Fall/Halloween Goodies. THE GLITTER STAR with the HAPPY GIRL WITCH (and polka dots of course) was a gift from my SWEET ANNA from MY FLOWER BED when I was in California this past January. THANK YOU ANNA!!!! EVERYONE WANTS THAT STAR!!!!
Part of the 9 foot long fireplace mantel, ready for fall
I made the sign above....I painted the background BLACK, then hand lettered PUMPKINS myself, and of course, I can't leave well enough alone.....I had to add POLKA DOTS to it....I think that topped it off just right!!!!
I don't know if everyone knows how IN LOVE with POLKA DOTS I am and here RACHEL (she doesn't have a blog yet...come girl, please get one....we would ALL love to see your talent, but I met her years ago and she has even been down here to visit me for the weekend with her hubby, she has an adorable family of BOYS!!!!) She made this POLKA-DOT KITTY CAT just for me!!!! THANK YOU RACHEL....She is right at home here and I get to look at her every single day!!!! YOU ROCK GIRLFRIEND!!!! that THE BEST Mr. PUMPKIN you have ever seen.....he is OVER 2 FEET TALL and FULL OF GLITTER and CREPE PAPER!!!! I found him at TJMaxx (I never get in there anymore) for only $16.95. He was the ONLY one they had and I knew he had to be the KING of my PUMPKIN COLLECTION.
I heard from Kristi for the last time for a while late last night when she landed in Colombia, South Carolina. It was almost 11pm their time and she sounded tired, excited and scared. Please say a prayer for here. I have no idea when I will get to hear her voice again.
Hugs and Love, Amy


The Urban Chic said...

Amy, what great goodies. I'm finishing up my closet for delivery tomorrow, then out comes my Halloween things. Mine are not vintage, but I like them and that's what counts. My porch needs repainting and I am just not up to that. Hope you get more goodies. I know when we did our swaps at my former MSN group, we always sent the hostess a gift. Love Ya, Pat

Shelley said...

Hi Amy, I sent your package off today,priority mail so you should have it in a few days.Please,let me know when you receive it.

I love all your Fall decorations. Everything looks great...

Blessings, Shelley


Hi Amy
Your Fall and Halloween treasure look great. The kitty is too cute :)
Have a great weekend and that was nice of you to show the gals the little gifts I sent you and you are so are a great hostess!
Warmly, Deb

Susan said...

Hi Amy,
You have wonderful Halloween Goodies! I'm in love with the polka dot cat. We'll pray for Kristi and you. God bless you.

Yarni Gras! said...

Everything looks so wonderful! I admit that the polka dotted kitty and Mr. Pumpkin are making me a bit greeeeeen.

Thank you again for hosting!

Twyla and Lindsey said...

Your fall decor looks great! Best wishes and prayers for Kristy. Have a nice day. Twyla

Sara's Sweet Surprise said...

THANK YOU!!! for such a fun Halloween swap!
This too was my first swap. I was so happy to have Miss Rachel as my partner. I ADORE my kitty! I agree she needs to get together a blog. I'll enjoy this new friendship journey, with her!
I'm so behind on my blogging, so this is going to be a very busy week of catch up! One H-U-G-E!!!!! giveaway, two fall tutorials and a post of our beach trip. We just returned from the Oregon coast! ;O
Have a *sweet* day!

T=ME said...

All mighty swap queen I left something on my blog for you! Hugs, Terri

Emma from Enchanted Designs Fairy Shop said...

I so love your Halloween Collection! I wish I had one as great as yours. Thank you for sharing!