Thursday, October 23, 2014

Crystal Skull Rockin Party!

Come join the party but beware of what you eat!! 
 Join the skullery gathering!

Many eyes are upon you!

Check out the menu- it was made especially for you!

 There are also some crispy treats and spiders!

Caramel corn oozing with chocolate...

and drizzled pumpkin flavored pretzels- but watch out for that witch!

She's got some strange ingredients she likes to include!

 Lots of dancing and cheer for All Hallows Eve- after all they only come out once a year!

Dining by candlelight will soon begin!

 How about some Bat Juice or a Swamp Sangria!

Evening falls- the candles are lit

Ahh...a black light special!

 Thanks to my trusty assistant we can see the real bones to this table!

Ooh what is that...

Spider venom?  No not that...



This party is gonna rock!

Keep alert you never know whose watching!

I will be joining
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Monday, October 20, 2014

Signs, Autumn and Halloween Outdoors!

 I'm enjoying the autumn colors that are in full swing in our yard.

My Japanese maples are in their glory- love shade of red they turn into.

Our area is at prime for colors and this will be all done shortly.

I rearranged the DECKorating a little bit. I combined two sets of the corn stalks together to make a fuller bunch and changed the lantern placements.  Leaves are plentiful so I made sure some are clustered into the arrangements.

I got this cute sign from an Etsy site called Daisy Patch Primitives you can click "here" if you want to see the link. 
I saw some giant signs from Grandinroad and one of them said Old Salem Broom Co. but they were too big.  Somehow I ended up on Etsy and found this little sign which I liked even better.  I found the broom at Walmart which had just the look I wanted.  I had the sign treated with an exterior clear finish so it could be outdoors.

I moved my other sign over to the wall by the back door entry.

 A week ago I cut every last bloom from the Annabelle Hydrangeas.  I trimmed down for the end of the season and I gathered every single bloom and plopped them in this large empty planter.  They were quite green yet but it didn't last long.

The hydrangeas have browned up quickly and I thought they'd look good over by the back door with this arrangement.  I moved a few things around and you may notice my little fairy on top of the pumpkins.
She used to hang on a spring like wire but as time has passed she's lost a few pieces.  I found her mixed in with one of the plants so I just gave her a new spot to set for a bit.

I have been waiting to pull out this metal pumpkin lantern.  I'm finally ready to think about Halloween on the outside.  I'll have to try a flameless candle in there.  The tea light only lasted a few hours last night and wasn't quite big enough to give a good affect.

 Looks like a witch is visiting the Olde Salem Broom Co.  They're busy making more brooms and that's a good thing because we don't want to get her angry!  She'll be needing a fresh broom in tip top shape for upcoming events!

I'll be joining
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Our Home Away from Home for

A Stroll Thru Life for

Ivy and Elephants for
What's It Wednesday 

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Thursday, October 16, 2014


I was thinking of a children's party when I began this Halloween tablescape. 

 Smiling Pumpkins

and funky creepy spiders!

Lots of fun colors and even a treat!

The centerpiece is a square cachepot that I set on a crystal candle holder. Square meets round so I used the Boo ribbon to blend them together.

I used a standard coffee filter, pressed it on the outside of the clay pot with my hands, then pushed it down on the inside to make a liner for the candy! I trimmed it a tad so the pumpkin would sit as tight to the top as possible.  There was room enough for some of those miniature candy packets and chocolate bars but I chose candy corn. 

Keeping the pumpkins plain so a child could draw their own faces on them.
The hats were actually a part of a garland made of hats that I cut apart.
 The black glittered ribbon kind of dressed them up!
I painted the clay pots white since they were too close in color to the orange.

Some fun straws in a lime green swirl glass goblet

The purple napkins added a nice pop of color!
I turned the plates that normally would look square on an angle just to be different!

Imagine some 8 to 10 year old kids sitting here having some fun and enjoying a pizza party, some punch and a little dessert on the night of Halloween and then off they go to trick or treat!!

Between Naps on the Porch
Tablescape Thursday

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