Tuesday, September 18, 2007

Halloween Ornie Tree

For about 5 years now I've kept a seasonal ornie tree and I change it with the seasons and it's just been changed over to Halloween. The best thing about my tree is that 99% of all the ornies on it are made by friends! We've been doing ornie swaps for about 5 or 6 years now, so I've got quite a collection. We're just starting this years swap, so I'll have more to add in the next few weeks and not all my ornies are on my tree at the moment--some will be going into other halloween displays. There are also some close ups of the ornies, so enjoy...................

I have lots of black cats and they each have a different personality.........

A ghost and gourd.............


Paper mache pumpkin and the witch is made of paper clay and crepe paper............


A masked cat and a kitty in a pumpkin.........



This little witch reminds me of Lucy in Charlie Brown and then there's the big grinny cat--one of my favorites!.......






Hey no intimidating other ornies on the tree--especially those of the same kind! The pumpkin with the big grinny teeth has scared the poor little punkin head doll...........

Ah, poor little punkin guy! LOL !


Oh now this pumpkin head is too cool! He reminds me of Groucho Marx and is made by Marla Millsap. She took a pair of those glasses with the plastic nose and decopauged tissue over them for this guys face. Is that too cute or what! ..............


This is Mad Jack--no one is sure what he's mad about--probably because he's wearing that saftety pin for his mouth, because he either said naughty things or didn't keep some witch's secret.


And this gal is my favorite witch and made by my friend Deb Stallings for a swap we did a few years ago. She has beautiful detailing that the picture doesn't pick up.

Now off to the basement to bring up my other boxes of halloween treasures and decorate some more!

7 comments:

Gayle said...

Wow Cathy! You've got a LOT of great treasures there! I might even be a little envious since I don't really like Halloween stuff that much and have just about zilch. I'm glad the swap is for FALL this year so I can get some good ones!

ann said...

Wow Cathy, what a fabulous tree...so many ornies, but as you say, most are lovingly made for you, so they are all special.
luv Ann.xx

crazyhaberdasher said...

Another .."Wow Cathy!"... from me too! We are not very much into Halloween in Australia but I can certainly appreciate all of the fun and excitement. ..and it is always another great excuse to decorate with collections! Love the "big grinning cat" too!

Suzanne said...

And I'll be the 4th "Wow"~ you have quite and collection and some very clever and creative friends! How fun it must be to open up your boxes each year and decorate!

Mica said...

How very festive. I have been sick all week .. I will mail your prize soon!!! See ya later!!

Mica

Sharon said...

What a wonderful tree and I love all the ornaments you have hanging on it. Thanks for sharing. It's great!!!

Mrs. Staggs said...

I love your tree and all of your wonderful Halloween ornaments. Halloween is one of my favorite holidays. It's nice to know I'm in good company!