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Thursday, October 27, 2011

Halloween is almost here

Halloween is almost here! I'm kind of sad though. As much as I love my holidays, I love the build up to the holiday even more.

I love all the getting ready for a holiday, the shopping, the decorating and especially the eating. But when the holiday actually gets here, I find it a let down. As I know all the fun that lead up to that holiday is over for another 365 days. Or until the next holiday rolls around.

I've been behind in my Halloween decorating this year. It's probably as I have spent too much time "pinning" great ideas, which has left me little time to execute or knock off all the great ideas I've found online.

But I did manage to get my family room all decorated. Which is good since we are having our first ever Halloween party on Saturday.

I've shown you my Spooky Mantel and my Trick or Treat Hutch. Today I will show you one of my Halloween vignettes. And I can't seem to think up a name for this one.

I found this cute Mercury glass owl at Marshall's last month. It reminds me of the white owl that flies over our house every once in awhile, that scares the bejeezers out of me when it flies by.

I really didn't do much to "Halloween" the top of this cabinet. I added a "BOO" sign I picked up from Tai Pan Trading last year.

And a Dollar Tree skeleton sits on top of the door knob.

I added a large toe tag to the apothecary jar. I guess I did put one Pinterest Pin to good use. I found this free printable at Make Your Own Invitations.

I placed my favorite wreath on the chicken wire frame. I made this wreath last year using book pages from a Thesaurus I picked up at Dollar Tree. I used my scallop circle punch, inked the edges using Distress Ink and glued, glued, glued to a thrift store grape vine wreath. Cost me a $1.50 to make.

The skull face on the black ribbon came on something I purchased for Halloween last year. My mind isn't working today, so I can't remember what it was. I think it was black creepy cloth from Tai Pan Trading. The ribbon was wrapped around it with the skull attached. Makes the perfect accessory for making my wreath "Spooky".

It didn't take much to "Spookify" my cabinet. I still have a couple of more vignettes to share with you. But I didn't get photos taken last weekend when the lighting was good. Now I'll have to take the photos in the morning or the evening when there is basically no light.

Plus hubby is working on a special project for me that I can hardly wait for it to be done. Here is a little sneak peek.

I wanted one of these in the worst way after I finally posted about our trip last year to the Winchester Mystery house in San Jose, CA.

I'm hoping it's done in time for our Halloween party on Saturday night. But hubby just called and said he wasn't feeling good. So it might not get done in time.

And speaking of my party, I still have a bazillion things to do to get ready. But the procrastinator in me keeps putting it off. I guess I still have tonight, tomorrow night and most of the day Saturday. Knowing me, it will all get done on Saturday. Or not. At least my family room is all decorated.

Linking to:

SNS @ Funky Junk

Feathered Nest Friday @ French Country Cottage


  1. Still like the wreath, and the toe tag is too funny. Your skeleton looks very well endowed. LOL! Hope your party goes well!

  2. I like that paper wreath... I bet it was time consuming to make. The skull ribbon really accents it well.

    Have fun at you party and I hop your husband feel better... I can't wait to see what he is making for you!

    xoxo Bunny Jean
    Wednesday's Bunny Hop Party1

  3. What fun and creepy Halloween decor! I can hardly wait to see your leaded glass window and how you display it in your home!

    Vickie@Ranger911 (google profile won't let me comment; I'm hoping it fixes itself.)

  4. Your deocrations looks so festive! Looks to me like your ready to party.

    I really like the frame with the chicken wire and the wreath is so pretty.

  5. Oh my goodness- LOVE it all!! Sharing on FB this afternoon- thanks for linking up at Feathered Nest Friday!

  6. That wreath on the frame with chicken wire is to die for! love love it!

  7. Everything looks so great! Well done!


  8. Love how you spookied up everything.

  9. Kim, I always love your holiday decorations. I'm sure your party will be great fun. Hope hubby feels better so he can get that awesome piece finished for you! I sell antique mirrors and had one that I nicknamed our "spider web" mirror ~ could just kick myself for selling it, as I'll never find another like it!

    Happy PS!

    Big TX Hugs,
    Angelic Accents

  10. Like i said before, no one does Halloween decorations like you do. God, i just love your wreath... and the skeleton face at the top is just perfect. You have a white owl that flies over you every once in a while??? that's pretty darn freaky cool. You should look up the meaning of white owls... might be sending you a message...
    and what in the world his your husband making? can't wait to see!