Monday, August 30, 2010

Halloween Celebration at Old Farmhouse Gathering

It is time for another celebration at the Old Farmhouse Gathering Team on Etsy. Everyone is stitching, painting and creating away in their studios in anticipation of the debut on September 5. Here is a sneak peek at what I will list in the celebration:


I used a Terrye French design to paint on this long, narrow bread board. I love everything about this guy from his blue button eyes to the little hoot owl nesting in the brim of his hat.

The bottom of a vintage cafe coffee pot has been transformed into a pumpkin house with a few strokes of my paintbrushes. It came to me without a lid so I made a witch's hat from a papier mache cone and wood. I think it adds a bit of whimsy to this piece.

I have had a pattern for a kitty cat doll and her baby for a long, long time so I decided that now would be a good time to make her and dress her up for trick-or-treating. She wears a witch's hat, also made from papier mache and wood, and carries a pumpkin bucket that I made from a little gourd. Her doll is going to accompany her on her Hallow's Eve jaunt.

Finally, here is a vintage ice cream scoop that I have paint with a jolly jack theme. He is wearing his mask and is ready to say "boo" to whoever comes his way!

11 comments:

Rebecca said...

Beautiful work my friend. But I expect nothing less from you. You are amazing!

xo~Rebecca

Diane said...

Martha, absolutely fun and wonderful!! And your choice of objects to paint continues to charm me!!

Hugs!!! Diane

Oakleaf Hollow Primitives said...

These are all sooo cute! I can hardly believe Halloween will be here soon!!
~~julie~~

Barbara Jean said...

Oh so nice to have you back.

Always sooo admire your work. Makes me almost want to paint again. But, after 28 years, i was ready to move on to other things. Love having my store, and now teaching about the treasures I am currently making.

Blessings

barbara jean

Cat Nap Inn Primitives said...

Okay I am totally in love with that pumpkin witch coffee pot.:) course I love all your work..I had no idea you had a blog..I am following you now..;) have a great week ahead.;)your work is fabulous..;)

Jody said...

Love,love,the teapot!! You are always so amazing!

Marilyn said...

Love, Love, Love the Kitty Cat!!
Everything is wonderful!!
Have a Great Day!
Love,
Marilyn

Apple Tree Cottage said...

Thanks everyone for your sweet comments! You are the best friends ever!!!!

XXXOOO Martha

Janice said...

Love it all! Your work is amazing! =)

Farmhouse prims said...

I love your things Martha, your talent amazes me!!! Thinking of you, Hugs!!!!

Connie said...

Hi Martha,
When did you start your blog? I tune into your esty shop all the time and I love your work. Hope to be able to purchase something of these days. You are so Blessed with talent and I love all your stuff. Congratulations on your DD's upcoming marriage.
Hugs,
Connie