Wednesday, September 29, 2010
Fall Decorating - Its a Party (well actually two)!
I am sooo excited to share with you what I have been up to for the last couple of days but even more excited about the Fall Decorating and And Fall Mantel Bloggy Parties that are going on this morning over at The Nester and Hooked on Houses (two of fav blogs in the world). I can't wait to hop over there and check out all of the other bloggers beautiful ideas! Of course, I'm late posting this morning,I was going to do this yesterday but my computer decided to freak out and short story shorter...here we are. I really wanted to get away from the garishness of the typical Halloween decorations, not because I don't like them, because I do - I LOVE smiling Jacks but only Martha and some of you bloggers seem to be able to pull that off and not look like you have preschoolers in the house doing the decorating. anywho, I have 20+ years of stuff that I have collected and A LOT of Momma's Stuff that was NEVER a Halloween decoration item in her home, but she said I could do whatever I want with whatever I want, so I go digging in the boxes and find treasure of all sorts! Her stuff was extremely useful for the potion cabinet. While not completely elegant nor completely spooky nor garish my Fall Decorations are a direct reflection of where I am in my head right now...trying to hold on to the memories of Halloween past and looking forward to being a bit of a unknown...is she a good witch or a bad witch? Have fun touring - I had fun decorating and so far have not spent a dime...but I'm not done just yet!
Oops! You can see the mess that was accumulating on the hearth...anywho...I had this silvery branch thing left over from Christmas so I thought it added a bit of spooky to the fireplace.
The sunlight streaming through the curtains just adds spookiness.
Then we make it over to my favorite little place...my Potion Cabinet -inspired by Wanda the Witch herself !! She's a good Witch.
All of the labels came from either Matthew Meade or The Love Manor (which is Frightfully Awesome!!)...I had so much fun putting these all together and I'm not done!!
I need a label for these "fish eyes"...just black glass beads, clear marbles and vegetable oil...I LOVE them!
A little blurry but still spooky...