Monday, October 31, 2011

Halloween Display and a Bit of Nostalgia

Halloween has been one of my favorite holidays for as long as I can remember.
 I imagine it has a lot to do with allowing my inner child out to play...
 Not that I need much of an excuse to do that, lol!

But I haven't had the Halloween decor out for many moons now,
and pretty much stick to Fall decorating these days.
So I decided to drag out my Halloween stuff,  thinkin maybe
I'd go through it and my Christmas stuff too
and have a holiday sale and downscale a bit and try to make some extra money.
Since it had been so long since I had gotten the Halloween stuff out, when I opened the storage container
all of the sudden that inner child decided it wanted to come out to play again!!

Oh look at this... I had forgotten all about you lol!!

I told hubby about my plan for a sale and much to my surprise he said he thought
I should put it out the decorations instead,  I guess men get a bit nostalgic too...
aint that sweet?
So with that I was off and running... I mean decorating!
It also helped that I had this wrought iron rack that I didn't have before.
So I actually had a place to display them. 

Do you remember it?  It WAS painted orange...
 (and actually might have been great with the Halloween decor).
But it was one of the things I had decided to paint over the summer.
 Luckily the dark bronze still worked well.

Here is the before pic

I had a great time putting this together and it brought back a lot of good memories from Halloweens' past.
I get so nostalgic, especially around holidays...
probably why I have a hard time parting with certain things.

Eeeek a spider!!!
Yep, thats ALMOST what my hubby shrieked when he first found it under the covers...
I'm such a little stinker!!
Here's a faux pumpkin I painted and was going to do one of those cute
decoupaging projects from
"Country Living Magazine"
(like so many bloggers have been doing),
but I couldn't decide what design to do... no surprise there!

Still love this... how could I part with it?

Oh gee, what about these above??? 
I definitely still love the garden imp on the right and,
 the "trick or treat pumpkin on the left.

...and who could resist all these happy smiling faces

Here's Miss Oct. 31st, and Witchy-poo riding a crow, and a couple of spooky cloches.

I actually did decide that I could part with a few things that aren't pictured
But I'm determined to have only ONE storage container instead of two!

Hey, I know... I'll get one larger container...
Ya,  that's the ticket!!

Boo wahahahahahaha... ;)

Have a Happy Halloween y'all !!!

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Monday, October 24, 2011

Having a Ball Decorating for Fall!!

I know I've been away forever it seems,
 and I'm sure ya'll have probably forgotten about me,
....but I hope not :)
I really didn't mean to be gone for so long but I've been on a mission
for the past few months trying get things done around the house...
well mostly outdoors and in the yard.
We have a very large yard and have let the pruning go for much too long.
We managed to get a lot done over the summer
but still have more pruning and painting to do...
boo hoo!!  

I can hardly believe how fast the time has gone by,
and now it's already the end of October!  How did that happen??
We had a really nice summer here
and for once I really kinda hated to see it come to an end.
The weather still continues to be very pleasant but the mornings and evenings are definitely showing the cooler signs of Fall...
I'm lovin it!!

There's nothing like a change in the season to get me in the mood to decorate,
so I decided to take a break from working outdoors to have a little decorating fun!

I have several vignettes I've been playing with and today I'm gonna share my
Fall tablescape with you.
Hope you enjoy it!

Candlesticks make a great base for a cute cloche!

A little Lantana bouquet picked from my neighbors flowerbed
next to my driveway, ...shhhh ;) 
This glass pumpkin was a recent thriftin find... perfect for some Fall potpourri!
It didn't have a lid and I'm not sure if it was supposed to, but I thought it needed one and happened to have one that was a nice fit.
You may recognize some of these pretties I've used if followed my blog for long.
I still love them though, and like to mix them up for a bit of a different look.

Thank you for stopping by,
I always appreciate your visits!!
Also, thanks to those of you who didn't give up on me:)
You're the best!

Warmest wishes to you all, and Happy Fall!!

I'll be joining Linda at "Coastal Charm" for
"Thrifty Tuesday"
and Marty at "A Stroll through Life" for
Also, Kim at "Savvy Southern Style" for
and Susan at Between Naps on the Porch for

Please stop by and visit these fun events for some great inspiration!!
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