Wednesday, October 31, 2012

Favorite Fall and Halloween Crafts From Blogland

Happy Halloween, Y'all!
I thought I'd throw in my two cents
worth to showcase a few of my favorite 
Halloween and Fall craft / decor ideas that 
caught my attention around Blogland
over the last few weeks.

Jeanette at Crafty in Crosby had a really neat idea
on these hanging witch legs.

Kim's felt wreath at All Things Simple
was the inspiration for my BOO wreath

Kathy from Life on Lakeshore Drive really
snazzyed up this pumpkin, shabby chic style.

This Owl Pirate Pumpkin that Carlene did 
over at Organized Clutter is too cute!

Don't care for carving out your pumpkins?
make 'em pretty with Mod Podge and pretty paper.

Amanda at My Heart's Desire made a 
beautiful lighted pumpkin topiary with berries...
this is still on my to-do list.

I love everything about Kristen's Fall Mantel

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These "acorns" are very cleverly made, 

Janis at All Things Beautiful did an awesome job
creating an overhead grapevine light, and she also
made those lovely pumpkin topiaries.

Katie at Fun Home Things made this
cute and simple canning lid pumpkin!

Michele at Sweet Somethings Designs
made this beautiful center piece 
with pine cones and fall sprays.

I could go on and on all day with this post,
but I'm sure y'all have your faves as well.

Happy Wednesday and Halloween!

Thursday, October 25, 2012

I Heart Witches, Pumpkins, Scarecrows, Acorns... and Lima Beans!

Halloween will soon be here, Y'all!
I've been slow to get up some more
Halloween decorations.
I LOVE witches, esp. the cute ones ;-)
{Sorry about the glare from the flatscreen!}
The flatscreen, as wonderful as it is,
has taken my mantel decorating away from me,
except the immediate sides.
So I painted my Lima Bean orbs Orange, which I
thought would look horrid, but actually looks
pretty darned good! Or SHOULD I say Horrid
you know, for Halloween and all that ;-)  
Since we're still in the mid 80s during the day,
we don't need the fireplace going anyway.
So I just turned the hearth into my 
Halloween playground.
This acorn wreath has already "lived a couple of lives".
You can see it for Mother's Day and July 4th...
Add orange spray paint and natural colored 
burlap and voila - Fall Decor Wreath!
The Little Blondie Witch holds a broom and a hanging cat
I also love Scaredy Cats! In past Halloween parties, 
this dish has held salsa or taco meat.
The Frankenstein Crawling Hand is going for the candy!

I had to thrown in my Frankenstein candlesticks,
placed in antique black spindles.
I collect every cute witch I can find!

Here's "Spidey" the spider pumpkin...
All lit up!
What? put this pretty kitchen mat in the KITCHEN...
to get stepped on and food splattered??? no way...

This is a special pumpkin my daughter bought for
me a few weeks back from Hobby Lobby.
Did you know I have NOT been shopping this
season for ANY new fall or Halloween decor???
Hey, the economy is tough 'round my house!!
But I did spend $1.50 on orange spray paint...
And, I guess you COULD call my old
Plus I only spent $2 on felt and a 
dollar store wreath form for my BOO Wreath...
I usually buy a couple of new things each year to add to
my collection but that's OK, 'cause I have plenty of STUFF.

  I'm just happy my daughter is home from Spain,
AND I have a granddaughter who already knows 
where Halloween candy comes from!  Mmmm Goodie.
By the way, just how many licks DOES it
take to get to the center of a lolly pop???

Happy Halloween, Y'all!

Sharing this project with:
In Designer Jeans
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Wilderness Wife
504 Main
Katherine's Corner
Stuff and Nonsense
Chase the Star
Sunny Simple Sunday
Life on Lakeshore Drive
It's So Very Cheri
The Cottage Market
The Dedicated House
Not Just a Housewife
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Alderberry Hill
Navy Wifey Peters
Practically Functional
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Nutmeg Place

Sunday, October 21, 2012

Fall Decorated Metal Table Set

Hey Y'all! I hope your Sunday is as beautiful
as ours is here in Georgia!
I picked up the metal chair and table set
(with the glass top in perfect shape!)
at my local Good Will, probably
about two years ago. It was one of those
projects that I kept putting 
on the back burner. 
Before I even got started taking photos, I
came out to find Prince the Cat had made himself
quite comfy in my bed of fresh much. 

The table itself was (is) in extremely good shape.
I even like the original creamy white color.
So it really didn't need a paint job.
It was the chairs that were in desperate need of painting.
They had been primed at some point but still had a few
rusty spots. I found spray paint that matched the table.
Not sure if you can tell but the chairs
have hearts in the inner area.

I love these mums.
Not fully yellow, not fully orange.
I wasn't bothering Prince in the least 
with all my photo shooting.

I've had the Pumpkin Welcome sign for years.

I used old hanging baskets to hold the flowers.

Y'all have a good Monday!
I know Prince will ;-)

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Friday, October 19, 2012

Pumpkin Head Trick 'r Treaters

It's hard to decide which of these
 are my favorite...
These Happy Pumpkin Head Trick 'r Treaters
are all set to get some candy!
 The Hand-Stand Cat candles are too cute
And then again, I do love the "Hiding Ghost"
peeping around the cape is too sweet.

Which is your favorite?

Happy Friday, Y'all!