Thursday, September 27, 2012

October birthday

For the past few years I have been sending my sister Halloween birthday gifts. Her birthday isn't on Halloween, it's just a fun way to celebrate the two occasions. This witch having a party is one of my favorite digi images & it might have been used last year too (can't remember). I picked up a really cute haunted house candle holder & candle, cute witch hat pin, and candy corn anti-bacterial soap.

Sunday, September 9, 2012

Cooler temps

The temperatures here are finally cooler - so I was in the mood for fall decorating. Every season my mantle gets decorated & there are a few new items added this year. ALWAYS sale/clearance items are added. My husband won a gift certificate to a furniture store here at a golf tournament, so we picked out 2 lanterns that have the pottery barn look I love so much. The smaller one is covered up mostly by a scarecrow who has seen better days. He has been here for at least 6 yrs., and was on a stand, but it fell apart, and when this happens, I repurpose and don't toss them out. He is propped up against the 2 lanterns. Also added the wire mesh and sunflower picks to the largest lantern.
Here is a closer pic - ugh looks like my orange pumpkin needs to be turned a bit. oops! It still has a few yrs., left in it. ;) Every year I look for trees to do an owl/tree mantle for Oct., but the trees are either too glittery or kiddy looking.