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Monday, October 31, 2011

Happy Halloween!

Happy Halloween everyone! I hope that you all have a fun and safe one. Since it is Halloween, I thought I better share the rest of my Halloween decor for this year.

My most favorite thing in the whole world right now is this fabulous spider web leaded glass window my hubby made for me this week.

Isn't it fabulous?

I'm so lucky that I am married to someone who knows how to make beautiful windows.

It's hard to see the frame in most of the photos because of the light from the window. Here is a close up of part of the frame. It is black & gold. I found it a few years back at the thrift store for $5.00. It was the perfect frame for this window.

Love the Prism center piece.

He used 3 different types of glass for this window. I think he said he used antique glass, water glass and glue chip. Hubby said he spent about $40.00 to make this window.

After I posted about our trip to the Winchester Mystery House, I remembered the spider web windows I saw there. That was the inspiration for my window. I like my window better than the ones at the Winchester Mystery House.

I just placed the framed window on the window sill in my family room.

Here is how I decorated this side of the family room.

The "Witch is in" sign came from Tai Pan Trading last year. The raven & tree prints were free printables found on the web. The Raven came from Blooming Homestead. The tree, from V and Co.

This ghost figurine was a new purchase this year from Tai Pan Trading. I wrapped some of the orange tickets I had around the bottom.

BOO blocks I picked up on clearance last year from TJ Maxx.

I am not satisfied with this shelf vignette. As you can see, I didn't even take down the twine and mini clothes pins. But I just ran out of time. So this is how it will stay.

The hanging ghost "Happy Halloween" sign came from Dollar Tree. I made the framed "Happy Halloween" last year. I attached a couple of the black glittered ravens I made last year to the branches (one of the birds lost a leg in the process).

The urn was a thrift store purchase & was originally gold. I spray painted it, added the Spanish moss and added the Dollar Tree raven.

This is the sofa table behind my sofa. Imagine that?

My mini graveyard was made from tombstones and gargoyles found at Dollar Tree. Even the glittered trees, the black creepy cloth and the Spanish moss came from Dollar Tree.

I love gargoyles.

I was so lazy this year that I didn't put any spooky labels on my vintage bottles. I did manage to add some Spanish moss and a Dollar Tree skeleton.

I changed out the photos in this frame to vintage Halloween costumes. The photo on the right is actually me and my two brothers and one of my sisters (my youngest sister hadn't been born yet). I'm the Greek goddess.

The left photo is also my family. I'm the bride. My brothers kids got a kick out of seeing their dad dressed up for Halloween at such a young age (He is the one on the right).

Under this cloche I have my silver baby cup collection. I added some moss and another Dollar Tree raven. You can tell, I love Dollar Tree.

Here is how the entire wall looks. I added some Dollar Tree silhouettes, a spider web I made and some Graphics Fairy images that I spookified. Hanging from the lamp is a glittered skeleton (from Dollar Tree) and a new Halloween hat I got from Grandin Road on clearance for $10.00. And a "Spooky" garland I made last year.

On my coffee table trunk I added a lace runner I found on Amazon. I spray painted some thrift store candlesticks and some hobnail votive holders. The spider web votive holders I made last year. The white candles are actually "dripping blood" candles I found at Party City. I was all excited for them to drip blood, but the blood is more pink than red. I was highly disappointed in them.

And finally here is the one wall in my kitchen that I get to decorate. I added Halloween candy and cupcake wrappers to my apothecary jars. Taped Halloween paper plates on top of my white plates. And added "BOO" letters to 3 of my plates. Fast, easy & cheap. My kind of decorating.

The paper plates came from Target last year. The "EEK" banner was used from letters I found on the Internet. Since taking this photo, I did add some of my orange tickets in between each letter. But I was too lazy to take a new photo.

And now you have seen all the Halloween decorating that I did in my family room/kitchen. I already showed you my spooky mantel, my trick or treat hutch and my small cabinet in my kitchen.

We did have a Halloween party on Saturday night that was quite fun. I might post about it tomorrow and tonight is trick or treating time, so I will have to post my photos from that as well. So stay tuned. You still have one more day of Halloween from me. And then we can move on to Thanksgiving. YUM!

Happy Halloween!

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Metamorphosis Monday @ Between Naps on the Porch


  1. Your hubby is a true craftman. He did a beautiful job. I'm so impress!

  2. Let's hear it for hubby! Nice job. Everything looks great.

  3. Wow everything is wonderful1 The photos remind me a little to much of the movie "the others".

  4. WOW!!! You put a lot of work into your Halloween decor and it looks great! And your husband does quality A1 stained glass work. What a fun window!

  5. oh my...where do i begin?? love that stained glass window. you're hubby is one talented guy! crushing on that cloche with all those eold apothecary bottles in it! swoon...

  6. Kim, your window is soooo awesome! I'm so happy for you that your hubby got it finished in time for the party! Sounds like he's a keeper, for sure. Wasn't he the one that found you the orange tickets, too?!? Gotta love that about him. I absolutely adore how you framed your old family photos from childhood Halloweens. You were quite a stunner as both the Greek Goddess and a Bride!! Tee Hee

    Big TX Hugs,
    Angelic Accents

  7. WOW! The window your husband made is magnificent! I LOVE that he used the different textured glass, it's just amazing...
    Your house looks so cute and halloweeny


  8. I Love that mirror! I had no idea that your husband was into making "stained" glass. Have I missed out on any other of his projects?

    xoxo Bunny Jean
    Wednesday's Bunny Hop Party!

  9. I love your thanksgiving mantle. I love how when you write about things you make it sound fun and that's important to remember in all this holiday stuff- it's supposed to be fun. while I love thanksgiving, I adore christmas!!!!! the weekend after is when i start putting things up. the majority of my decor is thrift shop or handmade. i'm getting excited. happy holiday to you and your and thanks for such an inspiring site.

  10. Hi, I just stumbled on your page while looking for ideas for Halloween themed vignettes for some of my cloches & I LOVE your spiderweb window! I am a novice at stained glass but I think I could possibly do that! The inside curves will be the hardest so I'm sure I'll use the heck outta my grinder! Thank you and your hubby for the wonderful inspiration! The frame is a great idea too, I never thought of using a fancy picture frame for a panel. How did you/he mount it to the frame? Thanks again for the fantastic inspiration - Hushgirl