Wednesday, August 29, 2012

JoAnn Fabric Halloween Goodness

Sadly most of my photos came out blurry so this is only a little sample of the goodies. The Wicked Witch mirror is $49.99 but it is so cute. The orange cobweb background really makes this piece. This is probably the best mix of decor pieces I have ever seen at JoAnn. Now we wait for sales and coupons.

Skeleton Chair Back Cover

A black and white Halloween decor theme with the chair covers would be simple and elegant.

Tuesday, August 28, 2012

Ready to Harvest

The over 95 degree weather for a week brought out the powdery mildew. This patch has it bad. Going to harvest this patch next week. Give them a dilute bleach wash to kill bacteria and store in a cool dry place until October. There is a too big for me to lift one in this patch for a total of 6 good sized pumpkins. The lower bed will have 4 or maybe 5.

TJ Maxx Halloween

Halloween is still hiding on back end cap displays. Once the summer clearance is over it can move to a bigger area. Right now its packed so tight it was hard to paw through it. There were several nice pieces. I brought home some Yankee Candle witches brew tea lights and a mercury glass bottle labeled poison. The little bottles pictured don't have real stoppers its one cast piece but they are adorable!

Thursday, August 23, 2012

Double Feature Frankenstein and Bride of Frankenstein

Turner Classic movies has been celebrating 100 yeas of Universal movies with showings of classic movies on the big Screen. In September you can catch Hitchcock's The Birds and in October a double feature of Frankenstein and Bride of Frankenstein. For times and participating theaters go here. My personal favorite To Kill a Mocking Bird will be out on November 15th. These are limited one night showings so don't miss a chance to see these great movies on the big screen.

Tuesday, August 21, 2012

Yankee Candle Coupon

Use Code SAVE10 through September 3rd to save $10 off a $25 purchase. My submarine votive holder arrived and it is wonderful. The lights are very bright LED's and they flash in different patterns. Makes a great table centerpiece.

Wednesday, August 15, 2012

The Pumpkin Patch


Pumpkin changing color
Originally uploaded by dragonflydesignstudio

The weather has been in the 90s now for several days. The pumpkins started showing a bit of orange! This patch has 6 that are good sized with a classic look. The lower bed has at least 4 that will be fine pumpkins. Yay!

Monday, August 13, 2012

Review of Martha Stewart Halloween Goodies

Who loves  a carnival? All of the items featured in this entry were ordered from The Vintage Halloween Store.
First up in the collection is the Martha Stewart Carnival Spinner Invites. Set of 6. The classic black and orange is accented by off white giving this set a great vintage feel. Like all Martha paper items the set is well thought out. You fill in the party info and then put a spinner wheel on with a little silver brad. There is window on the spinner and you turn it to read the date, time, and place. The carnival stripe envelope is heavy duty with an orange interior. Seal it with trick or treat printed seals. Click the read more link for the rest of the collection.

Halloween at Horchow

A few goodies up now at Horchow. So far nothing you can't find at other retail shops. My hope is they will still offer a few exclusive ceramic skull signature pieces. If you like the Steampunk Skull and the glitter skulls the entire line from Katherine's Collection is called Moonlight Sonata.

Thursday, August 9, 2012

Haunt in a Hurry!

Wow...retail space with a 5000 sq ft basement wants the college theater department to put on a haunt. My scenic designer spouse just called to tell me this and that they want a haunt this year!!! There will be much discussion about this tonight. Not much time to pull something off but it could be interesting.

Sunday, August 5, 2012

Vintage Halloween Garland Tutorial

Instructions for making this garland can be found here.

Saturday, August 4, 2012

Glow in the Dark eyes!

Found here. This lace piece is similar to the skull lampshade, valance, or mantel piece all in one that Heritage Lace still offers. The beauty is you can string multiple pieces with a ribbon to hang just about anywhere. I think they would be cute gathered around a chair seat for the dining room.

Friday, August 3, 2012

Boney Bunch 2012 at Yankee Candle

My favorite piece is the Submarine votive holder that lights up! Catalog arrived today. The near 100 degree weather and road construction is keeping me home from the store event on Saturday. If you are going to a Yankee Candle store have fun! If you order online use coupon code CATS212 to save $15 on a $45 order.

Thursday, August 2, 2012

Sur la table Halloween 2012

A few cute items are now up at Sur la table like this candy bowl.

Wednesday, August 1, 2012

GrandinRoad Halloween...oh my!

Sitting with my cup of tea going through the web site. My favorite so far is the Haunted Ash Urn.