Sunday, November 2, 2008

To The Moon.......

...and OVER THE TOP FUN!! Like a kid in the candy store kind of fun!! Our friends, Barry and Tammy, had their Halloween and Fall open house yesterday and guess who brought their camera? Yup! You see, Barry and Tammy have a darling cottage home and this time each year they take down almost all of their collections and fill their home - to the brim I might add - with their vintage and antique Halloween collections. It is a feast for the eyes - and for the palate. Lots of delicious treats were available to satisfy even the sweetest of teeth.
Without further adieu, let me take you on a walk through this amazing Halloween home!! Grab a handful of candy corn and lets go!! Perhaps our walk will take you down memory lane, too.
This clock was specially made for Tammy. She had an old clock body and had a designer add all of the Halloween touches to it for her. It is absolutely fabulous! Check out the guy holding on to the pendulum!

Grab a cookie before they get all gobbled up!
On a little corner shelf in their kitchen sits a neon toaster light. It silhouettes the little ghost and goblin cookie jar.
What is kitchen without black and orange dishes at Halloween?
This metal jar top looks like a Jack-O-Lantern's hat....
...and inside is filled with plenty of sweeeet treats!
An adorable vintage match holder, one of my favorites.
Throughout the home are lovely display cabinets chocked full of vintage Halloween ephemera, die cuts, old metal toys....
...and these little vintage Japan chenille pipe cleaner cats and goblins.
Tammy loves owls and you will find them everywhere. This is an old German paper plate that has the cutest owl sitting on the moon. I love the sweetness and charm of the old artwork and graphics.
A little owl toothpick holder with little vintage toothpicks sticking out.
Tammy and Barry also have quite a few squirrel pieces here and there....yes....I am drooling! You know how much I love vintage squirrels.....

Their home is a 1930's cottage with all of the amenities and charm of homes from that time. This built-in china cabinet is filled with quite an assortment of treasures.
Cuteness in every turn of the head...

Oh look! You just never know how photos will turn out till they go to be edited! Look at the three pumpkin heads!!! teeee heeee! The glass in the cabinet caught onlookers reflections, including me on the left. I like my moon and house head!
I love the idea of framing old ephemera. These pumpkin guys are preserved behind glass for many years of enjoyment.
Lots of old candy jars are filled with sweets and so very colorful.

This is a wall and mantel in their formal living room. In this room are display cabinets filled with old paper mache lanterns and more old ephemera. Barry and Tammy really have a knack for displaying their collections and group like items together for more of an impact.

Lots of vintage plastic pull toys, nut cups...
..and a witch that ditched her broom for a scooter.

Thank you, Barry and Tammy, for sharing your amazing collections with us! I certainly am inspired to keep my eyes out for that special vintage Halloween treasure next time I am out and about shopping.
This little note is to let you know that I am taking a bit of a blog break and will be back in mid November. We have family home for a visit and I have some serious sewing to get done. I will catch up with y'all later!!! And to my sweet SIL, Debbie, sorry for the lapse in posts. Snicker....snicker.....Tis been a busy week here at the homestead! Anyone try the pancakes yet?


farmerjulie said...

What a wonderful collection! What fun..loved the pictures..Have a good little break..i hope you get lots done and have some fun in between..
your friend, julie xoxo

Debra Roberts said...

Good morn'n my Dear SIL~
Tammy & Barry's cottage decorated for Halloween looks so fun! Thanks for the great pictures. Some of that stuff took me waaaaay back! ((big sigh))
My dear hubby is making your pancakes as we {speak}! I will leave a post later and tell you what the verdict is at this lil house. {tummy grumbling - very hungry}
Love you - give the family big hugs from us.

Brenda said...

I have not tried the pancakes but they do look delicious.I did enjoy the opem house tour.Such an amazing collection.

Kathleen Grace said...

Wow! Serious treats! Thanks for sharing all the goodies in this adorable home. If she does Christmas up like that I hope we get to look at that too! Havent tried the pancakes yet, but they are on the menu soon. Thanks Becky, enjoy you sewing and visitors.

Ginger~~Enchanting Cottage said...

WOW! What a collection, I'm sure it is fun to look at all the decorations.

Pink Slippers said...

How fun to of been able to go to that open house. It looks great. Nice job.

Sentimentally Me said...

That is absolutely an amazing display, Bex!! Have a good bloggie break my friend!! xox P

Tracey said...

Love the picture of your reflection with the pumpkin heads! You couldnt have got that better if you planned it!
Enjoy your family visit :)

Heidi Ann said...

gosh!! That is the most fabulous Halloween house EVER!! How wonderful, and how delightful to attend a party there!!

Rochelle said...

Wow, you weren't kidding when you said that there house was filled to the brim with Halloween stuff! Great post with a feast for the eyes!
Have a great visit with your family!

Unknown said...

Thank you for sharing! What a great collection! Cuteness at every turn is right!


Anonymous said...

Wow, what a wonderful collection! I have never seen vintage Halloween items here, probably because celebrating Halloween is a 'new' thing here.


English Cottage in Georgia said...

thanks for letting me visit a delightful Halloween cottage - what fun it must be to have friends who love the charm of Halloween.
PS. came to your blog via Simply Dandy.

Cynthia's Cottage Design said...

What a fabulous visual treat for the eyes!! I loved it, what a fun fun house!! I cant even imagine all the work it took, but she made it look scrumptious!! Hope your weekend was yummy!!

Stop by my Blog when you get a sec, Im having my First ever ...GIVE-AWAY!!! to have you join in!!

Hugs ~ Cynthia

Vintage Linen Treasures said...

Everything is so cute and perfect, it doesn't seem real! So much FUN! Patricia :o)

Robin said...

Oh the home looks fabulous! We will miss you while you are gone! But can't wait to see what you are working on!

Simply Shelley said...

Hi Becky,thanks for sharing your friends home and all their halloween collection. Looks like it was a lot of fun for all. I have a friend that does the same at her home,only with her Christmas collection. I love going there to visit at Christmas time. Have a good break and see you when you return...


Sue said...

Fabulous collection...I remember birthday parties when I was little, my mother always did a Halloween theme and I saw alot of the same decorations (nut cups,paper plates)....thanks for the memories....

Esther Sunday said...

Amazing! I have never seen a Halloween collection like that! Their collection should be profiled in a magazine! Hope you enjoy your blog break, my friend! With love always, Esther

Rosemary said...

What a great collection. I would have loved being there.
I had a great Halloween, and it looks like you did too.
Thanks for visiting, and letting me know about your post.
Loved it,

Laura said...

Okay....there's a whole group of you out there doing all of these cute things...and then there's ME who thinks she's fancy if she buys a few gourds and puts them on a plate.
Lovely pictures. Enjoy your break.

Cynthia's Cottage Design said...

Hi Becky!

Thanks for stopping by !! The color on my walls is Yarmouth blue HC-150 Benjamin Moore Paints, I actually had to tweak it just a bit, I added a little bit of Linen White ( a basic color from Ben Moore too) to warm it just a tad.

Hope that helps! thanks so much for your sweet comments too!! ~ Hugs ~ Cynthia

Lisa said...

What a wonderful collection, thanks for giving us a peak too. I hope you have a good break and enjoy the time! Be well.

Maison Douce said...

Wow, what an incredible collection!! Thank you for sharing those pictures!!

Anonymous said...

LOL the three pumpkin heads! What a fun house - they really get in the spirit. They have an amazing collection of goodies!Have a good blog break!


Dena said...

Hi Becky,

What an absolutely amazing collection they have! I just loved everything, thanks for taking me along :)


Rue said...

What a fabulous collection they have!! I've never seen anything like it. How much fun would it be to live in the midst of all that?!

Please tell them thank you for sharing it with us :)

Have a good time with your family!

Denise said...

Beautful and fun pictures !!!!! Thanks for sharing.......... and by the way.. I have tried to follow your blog but the link seems to not be working......

Have a great week!

Linda Summerfield Crispell said...


Deb said...

What an incredible Halloween collection! Have a great time visiting with your family.

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Donna said...

Wow, fabulous halloween decorations! And yummy candy too. They've got some great things!

Hope you have a nice time off ~ enjoy your break.


Karen said...

HOLY MOLY that's a collection. What an awesome tour that was. I can't even imagine how long that takes to put together. Thank you for the tour - I think that clock was my favorite, Oh and I love the picture with the pumpkin heads on your bodies, LOL. Enjoy your time away with family and your sewing cave.

Hugs - Karen

Mrs.Kwitty said...

Oh. My. Goodness. WOW! It's like the ultimate Halloween museum over there! Thanks for the tour, I really enjoyed it!
Smiles, Karen

Little Blue Violet said...

Unbelievable !!! I dont know where to begin. Love it all. They must have been collecting for centuries to find all that great stuff.

Thimbleanna said...

It's so fun to see all the Halloween decorations -- I feel like I missed it this year. And you made pancakes without me! They look fantastic -- I've definitely made a note in my "To Try" little book! Thanks!

Nikki via The Scarlett Rose Garden said...

WOW, what an amazing collection and display!
That clock was really neat, and the German paper plate. What a hoot, the three of you with "pumpkin" heads!

I enjoyed your McCain post as well.

I also just noticed your photo, you are so beautiful. I love your dark hair!

Enjoy your family time!

jane and the happy crow said...

Wow what a wonderful house it just went on and on. It must have taken many years of collecting to get that lot together. We have not gone in for halloween here in the UK in the past and could never find such delightful treasures, unfortunately! Love Jane xx

Anonymous said...

Ava Maria is one of my FAVORITE songs. Such lovely pics. I now have a new blog. So nice to be back again.
Hugs ~

Andi said...

What an amazing collection! Thank you so much for taking us along on the tour. Tammy and Barry have some wonderful vintage Halloween things. And yes...I was like a kid in a candy store!

Enjoy your family time. It will be fun to see what you've been sewing.

Rhondi said...

Hi Brenda
Such wonderful Halloween decorations!
Enjoy your break.
Hugs, Rhondi

Kathi said...

Thank you for sharing this wonderful collection of vintage Halloween. I love the way they are displayed.


Funoldhag said...

I was looking at your blog and saw the picture of the old clock all dressed up for Halloween. I looked again - that is exactly like my old clock that I grew up with and have had since my parents passed away many years ago. I hope you don't mind that I put the picture of the Halloween clock along with mine in a post on my blog. I love blogging and reading those put up by others. Your is lots of fun to look at. I turned 80years old this summer and started blogging last May. I post mainly about my quilting but do put up a few other things.