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Monday, September 27, 2010

Thrifty Halloween

I have nothing exciting to share today. Just a little something I picked up at the thrift store on Saturday for 50 cents.

A little ceramic jack o lantern. Isn't it cute? He was the only thing that managed to find his way home with me this weekend.

I was originally going to paint it Heirloom white as my Halloween decor in my family room this year is black & white. But once I got him home & all cleaned up. I kind of like him orange.

Besides, he now goes with the other orange pumpkins in this cute little sign I picked up at Tai Pan Trading back in August for $3.00. Makes a nice little vignette on my side table.

I did work on numerous Halloween projects this weekend. But I got none of them completely done. I really need to just work on one project at a time. Hopefully I'll get something completely done to share with you tomorrow or the next day.

It is still too hot to climb up in the attic to get the rest of my Halloween decor down. It was 110 degrees yesterday. And today is suppose to be just as hot.

Now that it is fall, we are just now getting summer temps here in southern California. It's been a weird summer.

Linking to:

Tabletop Tuesdays @ A Stroll Thru Life

Nifty Thrifty Tuesdays @ Coastal Charm

Today's Thrifty Treasures @ Southern Hospitality


  1. I like that little Halloween vignette! And I read your previous posts about Tai Pan Trading. Sure wish there was one around here! Hope it cools off enough for you to get into the attic. Ours is just the right temp now. Very soon it will be freezing up there!

  2. He fits in perfectly. A cousin to the pumpkins in your sign I'm sure.

  3. Oh I think you have something exciting to share.....your pumpkin is adorable and worth the spotlight all by himself.

    Have a wonderful day.

  4. I forgot to tell you how much I love your pirate tablescaping!


  5. Aww... He's too cute! And 50cents makes him even cuter :) I like him orange too and he really goes good with the sign.

  6. I love his happy face...I'm glad you kept him orange. Your vignette is perfect for your side table.

  7. He is the cutest little pumpkin ever he makes me smile just looking at him -tell us about your spooky sign ( I'll just browse your blog and maybe find out where that sign came from :-))

  8. You always have the best stuff for the best prices!! Enjoy your fall decor!
    Hugs, Lisa

  9. It was super hot even here in Huntington Beach. I'm glad it's only temporary. I like your thrift store pumpkin guy, great price too. I'm looking forward to your other projects, you always come up with great ideas. Mary :O)

  10. Cute vignette! I like your new little jack-o-lantern!

  11. Cute pumpkin, he looks like he is laughing, the two signs are just the perfect touch. Love it. Thanks for linking to TTT. Hugs, Marty

  12. He's a cutie!!

    I hear ya about climbing up into the 'oven' to retrieve decorations!! I wanna get up there, but just too darn hot!


  13. Kim, that jack-o-lantern has the cutest expression on his face, and I'm loving your sign. laurie

  14. He fits in wonderfully. I can see painting him he would have looked great but he sure looks happy the way he is, what a deal at 50 cents!


  15. Love that orange guy!!
    Our crazy weather in Southern CA - not so much!!
    I'm here for the first time and am really enjoying your blog!
    I'm now a "Follower". :)

  16. Awww, I LOVE it! It reminds me that I need some new Halloween decor! I LOVE your blog header, btw! And I read your profile and it made me smile, I could totally relate to everything you wrote about blogging!