Wednesday, October 13, 2010

Halloween Happy Shelves

I love Halloween!  It has always been one of my favorite holidays, even though I am a Holidayaholic.  I love them all!  When I was little we never went out and bought Halloween costumes.  We just rummaged through the old clothes and pulled out bits and pieces and made up costumes.  Most years my sister and I would either be hobos or gypsies, they were pretty easy to do.  Sometimes we would just put on bib overalls, a flannel shirt, and a strawhat and call it a scarecrow.  Unfortunately, my parents weren't too good about taking picutres so there are no Halloween pics.  How I wish there were!

Growing up I really don't remember there being any Halloween "decorations" in our house.  We would carve a pumpkin and Mama had these platstic blowmolds of a cat with a pumpkin on it's back that she hung over the lights on each side of the door. 
I however, go gung ho with decorations for Halloween. The more glittery and tacky, the better! That's why I love my Happy Shelves! I stuff it full on all sorts of Halloween bits and bobs!  Here's a close up:

 The center pumpkin witch is new this year made from a pattern generously supplied by Elizabeth at http://creativebreathing.blogspot.com/
 How can you not just love glittered skulls?  Thr primitive pumpkin doll in the far right corner is new this year as well.  She was made from a pattern from Create and Decorate.


Hope my Happy Shelves made you happy too!
Blessings

Linda

3 comments:

barncat said...

So much Halloween, it looks wonderful! And your banner from your last post, amazing! I love it it! It looks perfect hanging from your mantel. Lovely home you have too. :)

~~Carol~~ said...

Halloween is right up there with Christmas for me! My Mom always made my costumes, or I put one together myself as I got older. And we'd trick or treat 'til we dropped. The only decorations we had were those cardboard diecuts,and I'm so happy that my Mom let me have them all last year!
You've got an amazing collection, and it looks fantastic on those shelves!

~Lavender Dreamer~ said...

You have an amazing collection! I love the black cat...so scary! Happy Halloween! ♥