Wednesday, September 24, 2014

It's Halloween Town at my House!

Good Wednesday afternoon!  Beautiful, fall day in SW Virginia!

Well the Halloween decorating is done!  I had a ball putting up my trees ( yes plural) and all my scary, silly, and fun Halloween what nots in my cabinet.

This is tree number 2.  It is just a small tabletop tree but I love it!
My newest banner says Trick or Treat and fits perfectly under my plate rack in the kitchen.
My mantle in the Living room with the Halloween banner I made several years ago.  I see that spooky elf Sparkley peeking out, do you?
This is the decorations on the island in the Kitchen.  Don't you just love that little Lefton Halloween planter?  It is one of my favorite Halloween decorations!
Of course the buffet is decked out with all manner of Halloween as well.  See that fold out Haunted House in the middle?  I got that in the 2nd grade (1967) for finding the most hidden cardboard pumpkins in our room.  You want to know a secret?  I cheated!  I wanted the house so bad I pretended to close my eyes and watched the teacher hide them.  I still feel just a tad ashamed every year when I put it out but I wanted it soooo bad.  I had never seen anything like it and HAD to own it!  It's been 47 years now, wonder if I will ever get over it?
Mr. Scarecrow with his honeycomb fold out hay chock.
And finally the famous "Happy Cabinet"
The first shelf is all my Halloween Peanut characters!  I Love Peanuts!
The 2nd shelf is my Halloween village with a couple of overgrown guests in the back!
Shelf 3 contains some vintage Halloween noise makers, some characters that I have made, some Mary Moos, etc.  I just bought that awesome skull at The Rescue Mission Thrift store last week! 
And finally shelf 4 contains all my Halloween dolls. 
She is my latest creation.  She came filthy from the Goodwill is a ragged old dress.  Now she is the Belle of the Halloween Ball.
This weekend my Crafty Friends will be back at my house for some wreath making and pumpkin painting.  I can hardly wait!  We have so much fun and laugh so much my sides hurt the next day!

Thursday, September 18, 2014

2014 Halloween Tree

                      Good Thursday Morning!  I haven't fallen off the face of the Earth, just been very busy!  We finally finished taking down all the dreaded wall paper in the dining room and painting it.  I went with a "navy" blue below the chair rail and "silver dust" above.  We still need to put some shoe molding down but a least everything is back in there and out of the other rooms!

I spent part of last weekend getting my Fall and Halloween decorations out of the attic. What a job! 

Remember that garish, tacky electric blue Christmas tree I bought this summer?  Well look at it now in all of it's Halloween glory!
I had such a good time decorating this tree!  The tree topper is a large rosette that I made with scrapbook paper, some crepe paper and an owl cut out.
The tree is pre-lit with blue lights and I added 3 strands of "ghost" lights that I found at the Goodwill for .95 per box

I love these rosette type decorations.  That little cross stitch with is the last thing I ever cross stitched.  My eyes just won't let me do it anymore.

I found this cute graphic on Pinterest!
Hope everyone is enjoying their fall so far!