Wednesday, September 26, 2012

Decorating for Halloween

Our mantel has been transformed from Fall to Halloween..
I hung up the banner (SPOOKY) I made with my cricut..I added lots of purple and black tulle , I left the leaves, berries and burlap from Fall.

Theres a couple of glittery pumpkins , a couple Halloween dolls, the big wooden ghost and the wood trick or treat sign.

I grouped these Hallmark ghosts ( from many years ago) together on this table.. I have some Halloween frames with photos of my kids in Halloween costumes from their younger years. The ghost in the orange dress is on a cake plate with legs. The ghost is a doll that I made and folded her legs under her dress so it looks like the cake plate legs are her legs.
The fall subway art I made last week got moved to this table along with some of the sweater pumpkins and some cute little sparkly jack o lanterns. The framed piece is cross stitched , Prairie schooler's When witches go riding .. I still love it !

In the hallway I added some small painted Halloween pieces to the stair garland.

Put some witches out on the hall table

and added a witch to the center of the coffee filter wreath

In the kitchen I have this grouping on the counter..I was a big collector of Boyds bears.. I don'thave very many left , but I have a few I still really like.

The wire basket has a pumpkin plate and a couple little withches along with some gourds.

another vignette on the counter with the vintage scale some pumpkins , Haunted house cookie jar and a cute Halloween towel.

I decided the towel needed pompoms so I sewed some on .. Looks so much cuter !

The sweater a wire basket sit in the middle of the counter. 

This little pumpkin will be 6 months old in 3 days..He is such a cutie !
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Saturday, September 22, 2012

Pumpkin picking 2012

Today was pumpkin picking day .. one of my favorite days of the year ! :)

We go to a farm where they charge $60.00 for a car load.. Thats alot of pumpkins in our Suburban ! You can only put them in the back and on the floor not on the seats for the 60.00 .   We ended up with 74 pumpkins, 3 garbage bags of gourds and a bunch of those goose neck gourds..

I actually had all these gourds around my feet on the way home.

No kids were available to come with us , so it was just my husband and I .. we were both a muddy mess by the time we finished !

There  were lots of blue and white pumpkins and we did find 4 of the light peachy pink ones.

here is one of the peachy pink ones.. they have lots of wartiness on them .. so cool !

This white one is HUGE ..I have never seen such a big white one !

Another shot of the great WHITE pumpkin..

Still picking beans and tomatoes from the garden supposed to get in the 30's tonight. Going to cover the tomatoes if frost is expected.

I asked my neighbor for more hydrangeas and she brought me over all of these !
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Friday, September 21, 2012

Fall subway art

Yesterday I got my foam stamps out and made these two subway art boards.The pieces of wood are from shelves that we used in my craft show displays for many years .They are whitewashed and beat up looking, perfect for crafting ! :) ( and to me they hold alot of memories !)

The youngest waiting for his ride to school this can't sit down long before you are a dog bed :) His football team lost their game yesterday to their big rival in the next town.

My fall mantle, next week I will start with the Halloween decorations
Started working on a new cross stitch project.. wanting something for fall.Its Little House Needleworks pumpkin cottage..
My son who is a walkon on the UK football team (kicker/punter) was redshirted.. That means he practices with the team ,is on the roster, but does not dress for games ( so far ). Saturday night I was watching the last part of the game and there he was in the stands ! I had to rewind it and take a picture ..We are going to see him for parents weekend in 2 weeks. Miss him so much ! Hoping he gets to dress for the game on parents weekend.

Thanks for stopping by,and all of your nice comments ! Tomorrow is one of my favorite days of the year ! Pumpkin picking ! ( and its supposed to rain . ugghh!) Here is last years pumpkin post ! pumpkin picking

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