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Saturday, October 18, 2008

Halloween Parrrrrrrty!





I have decided that, even though things are slowing down here a bit, I am not going to drag out my fall decor & rip my house apart. It would take 2 days to put Halloween up, another 2 to take it down & get Thanksgiving up & then another 2 days to take it all down to put Christmas up. So I am not going to open so much as one box or take down one lace curtain! (I may renege on the curtains ....just so you know ;o) It just doesn't seem like fall w/ lace curtains up) I do think I'll use some of the time to make a Halloween banner & glitter up some pumpkins though. I'll do that this weekend & I can do those things w/out making a disaster of my house.

But I do want to share photos of last year's Halloween decor w/ y'all so that I can attend Vanessa's Halloween party. Last year, I went all out. This is a china cabinet in my living room. It is always jam-packed but the contents differ from season to season...usually.







Candy bar on the sofa table (it's actually a dropleaf table used as a sofa table.) At holiday parties, I pull out one leaf & set it up w/ the nibbles.




This is my coffee table arrangement.




I topped a jack-o-lantern ornament w/ a teeny-tiny cloche (it's probably a votive holder for a candelabra) & set them atop an upside down candlestick. A bowl full of vintage glass beaded necklaces, a brooch and a couple more jack-o-lantern ornaments.



I used a vintage piece of sheet music atop a vintage mirror as a base for the arrangement. The gumstick is NOT part of the decor...my grands have a habit of stashing stuff everywhere & I didn't even notice it in the votive when I took the pic.





The weathered antique sign is from an old antique store in Ft Worth. It's been out of business for years though.





My dining room centerpiece. I often set up tablescapes including stacks of dishes & then we just grab one off the table when it's time to eat.




Love this guy!




I wrote "Boo!!!' w/ a bright coral lipstick on the guest bathroom mirror. It added just the right holiday touch!



Now I'm off to Vanessa's @ A Fanciful Twist (what a wonderful blog she has!) to visit w/ all the party-goers. Have fun @ the party everybody& don't forget to thank our wonderful hostess!





28 comments:

Lola Enchanted said...

Boo!!!! Lovely decorations!!! I know what you mean about putting up and taking down!! It can be exhausting!!!~
Nice to meet you here at the party!

Artsy-Craftsy Merchant said...

Beautiful photos! I agree sometimes it is too hard to take it all up and down. Glad we met at the Halloween Gala...visit me anytime!

Elizabeth said...

what super Halloween things you have!
I loved the pumpkin boy in his glass case.
Aren't you going to weaken and put up just a very few things.........
Greetings from New York

AwtemNymf said...

I'm Blog Hopping from Vanessa's "A Fanciful Twist" Party <{:O)
Lovely home and sweet decorations! I am in love with the vintage goodies *winks*
Stop by my place too... I'm having a couple of give-aways!
Have a bootiful day!
Be Enchanted!
~A~

carol eldridge said...

I am blog hopping too...love your last year's decorations...good thing it is just in blogland and we didn't really come over to your house, so sad...come on...put up a couple of bats or something!

thanks,
carol

Shell said...

Your decorations from last year are beautiful. Thanks for sharing. Those swirly lolipops look so good.

Betzie said...

Loved seeing your decorations even if they were last year's! LOL I'm with you though...you just put one set of Holiday things out and it's time to start all over with another set...and mine are up in the attic..so not fun pulling them in and out!
Come visit any time..

Debbie said...

this is a beautiful blog. Thanks for stopping by and I will bookmark you so I can come back. Deb

Laume said...

Like you, I haven't decorated for Halloween yet, although I have to get on the ball as my DIL and granddaughter will be here by the end of this coming week and I want it all spookified for them. Funny to see the gold goblets and water glasses in your china cabinet - they are the same ones I got with my mom's china set. The kids love them.

~~tonya~~ said...

Stopping in from A Fanciful Twist!! Love the decorations. Great pics. I love the little pumpkin guy under glass too. Cute and spooky.

Swirly Designs said...

Nice Halloween decor:)

Sandra Evertson said...

One word~ GORGEOUS!

Happy Halloween!

Sandra

dragonflyreflections said...

Love all your glitter and sparkle. I'm dropping by from Vanessa's party, hope you'll come by and have a cupcake with me!

Witchy Blessings,
Kelley

NyteRayn said...

I was just hanging out over at a Fanciful Twist’s party and I thought I’d check out your blog! Love those decos!!!

Valerie said...

Yes, I know what you mean unpacking everything - an odious chore for me if not in the mood - I hurriedly got out what I could find first for the decor of Vanessa's Halloween Blog party.

I must say I love your pics from last year - I also have a white hutch and white walls, I love how you coordinated it all with your beautiful pieces - looks fabulous!

Katrina said...

love it!
Especially the pumpkins. I make pumpkin heads that look simular to yours. So understand about the draging things out and in for such a short period of time. That's why I just did the old radio by the frontdoor this year. 0 spiderwebs in the front!
thanks for visiting my site.
Katrina in AZ

3rdEyeMuse said...

thanks for sharing last years spooktacular decorations!

Patricia said...

I have enjoyed visiting your lovely blog and your decorations are just beautiful !!! I really love your blog banner. Happy Halloween.

http://afancifultwist.typepad.com said...

Wonderful wonderful wonderful Decor!! I did that last year, decided not to haul eveything out ;) maybe we should have on eyear off, and one year on?? That sounds like fun!!

Thanks for joining in!! Cackle Cackle!!

Carolee said...

Just stopping by via Vanessa's Halloween party! What magical decorations!! Love your blog....

~ Carolee

erin said...

We have the same taste in decorations. I saw several in your house that I have in mine. What fun! Thanks for visiting my blog! I enjoyed visiting yours as well.
Happy Halloween!
Erin

fawndear said...

Love the decorations and your blog. I don't have nearly that many and almost try to have an autumn feel to them that I can carry over for Thanksgiving.
It was fun meeting you.

Altered Route said...

I hear you on the decorating( me too!), but loved your last years pics!

An Enchanted Cottage said...

Wonderful Halloween party!!! I especially loved the lipstick on the mirror! Very cool!...Donna

Dee Light said...

I know what you mean about getting out the decorations. It can be a real chore. You have some lovely things thanks for sharing,

tardevil said...

Love all the Halloween decor! I just bought a kitchen island, and I pray my daughter doesn't come across your "candy bar" idea. She will think that's the perfect place for it too!

Art by Ronda Juniper Ray said...

I hear ya, sister, on the "dragging decorations out" thing. I'm getting so bad I'm even poo pooing Christmas....Fortunately, my husband would NEVER allow that, and he's very good about getting it all out and putting it all back, so I can't complain.

Your last year's decorations were awesome! Great photos, too, despite the fact you think you suck at photos.
:-D

Sandi said...

I found your post while searching for lace curtains. Love last years decorations - yes I know that's a lot of work - but if you enjoy the completed look - then you should go ahead and do it!