Sunday, October 10, 2010

My Halloween Banner and Bouquets

After admiring the adorbale Halloween banner that Elizabeth and her friends created, I decided to give one a try as well.  Although I am no where near as talented or creative as they are, I really am pleased with how it turned out!  You can see it in my header hanging across my fireplace mantle.  Here are a few close ups:

(I just noticed part of my E is missing!)
 Each year I try and think of something creative to give to the sweet girls in the office where I work.  There was a store in a local mall that made candy bouquets that were so cute but extrememly expensive.  So I went online (don't you love Google images!!??) and found some examples and then went shopping, and came up with these.

I love the way they turned out!  I ended up having about $20 in all four of them!  I think one from the candy bouquet store was $30!
Here they sit making my kitchen table look so pretty along with the pretty orchid (that I hope I don't kill) that my neighbor brought me.
It's a hot Sunday here in Virginia, but occasionally you will catch that cool breeze that refreshes and let's us know winter is on the way.




~~Carol~~ said...

Your banner is amazing, and I can tell alot of work went into it! It looks really good on your mantle. I would love to make something like that, but it just looks too intimidating to my limited crafting skills!

Into Vintage said...

You look pretty darn talented to me and I'm kind of wishing I was one of your co-workers! :-)

Cindy said...

Oh Linda I am so impressed with your banner!! The next time I have a swap..I will let you know a head of time so you can be in it..I would be proud to have your work next to mine!!

I see we have gardening in common..I wish I had a green house.My hubby and I worked our way thru College in the Nursery business. We love to plant and to harvest.

Hug to you my new friend!!

Cindy from Rick-Rack and Gingham

Carole~Maynard Greenhouse said...

Love the vintage look of the cards!!!
Thanks for stopping by!

BucksCountyFolkArt said...

Hi Linda!

Thanks for visiting my site and poor Mary's grave. Yes! Those Weird magazines are pretty neat. Every once in a while, I'll see a story about a place I've seen.

Loving your blog and will need to follow!


~Lavender Dreamer~ said...

WOW! How beautiful your banner is! I've never made I would love to try! ♥

Sandy said...

Your banner is wonderful and yes you are just as "talented" as the rest of us!!!!! LOVE your things! I just know we are going to be fast friends!!!!! Sandy