Monday, October 24, 2016

Hot Chocolate Gift Set

My in box is filling with all the last minute Halloween deals. Today Harry and David sent me a reminder to order soon. I really like the mugs in this hot chocolate gift set. If they go on a better sale, post Halloween, I want them!

Made a quick dash in to Michael's to grab some velvet maple leave bushes for $1.57. All the Halloween decor is 60% off. Still some great stuff left this close to Halloween. Working on rehabbing an old fall wreath.

Local theater is showing Hocus Pocus on Sunday. This might require wearing some witchy attire. We haven't seen the movie on the big screen since it came out in 1993! Feeling a bit old after seeing the 30th anniversary release of Labyrinth on the big screen last month!

Saturday, October 22, 2016

Witch House

Same house as last year that had the spider on the roof. The spider had a different show on each foot. Witches are always part of the theme. The skeleton in the cart was new this year.

The neighbor across the street was bringing his little boy over to see the display when I arrived. He was really unsure about the big witch in front. The kid made a speedy retreat!

Thursday, October 20, 2016

Around the House

The large cloche from Target with mummy rats. Rats found at Pier One last year. Copper fabric with the skull and crossbones mesh as a topper. Part of the dining room table decor. Votive from Target with a sheet of vellum to soften the candle light.

Our roof has been repaired after a big wind storm. The leak is fixed? Second time we have had this leak. Water coming in above a full wall of book cases. Books are piled everywhere.

My porch decor had to come down before the storm. The cornstalks might have blown away! Hopefully, fingers crossed, the porch and the scarecrow will be back in working order on Saturday.

Saturday, October 15, 2016

Creepy Portrait 3D Shimmers

Discovered these interesting light up paper embellishments at Michael's last night at 50% off. Layers of foam and paper that either light up or light up with an illusion. This stern looking fellow turns in to:

The lights only last for 30 seconds. Great effect for costumes. There are light strings in this line as well. You can see this fellow here. My favorites are the haunted house and skull light string. The haunted house lights up in sequence one window at a time. My version is white light not yellow as shown. The only down side is they are delicate paper items and the effect doesn't last very long.

Thursday, October 13, 2016


Found this crossbones stretch knit fabric at JoAnn. Can't find it on the web site. It has a nice pirate or apothecary vibe.

Same fabric layered over a copper curtain.

Post Halloween this table cloth topper might turn in to an over skirt and possibly a long vest.

Wednesday, October 12, 2016

Holographic Lanterns

The owl and holographic pumpkin lanterns from Walmart. Working on the fireplace mantel set up. Very pleased with the warm and cozy light from the lanterns.

Saturday, October 1, 2016

Welcome October!

Feeling a bit unprepared at having just started the decorating. Hope to pick up speed tonight and drag more bins from storage. Loving all the great Halloween decor posted on blogs today.

Found these lovely Halloween and fall arrangements at the garden center today.