Sunday, October 3, 2010

Thankful

Thought I would pop into today with a card and more Halloween decorations. I made a second card for the Caring Hearts Card Drive last evening.


I created the entire card from my Halloween/Thanksgiving stash box! It's always a bonus when I can use scraps and left over embellishments!


 I was also able to use the packaging from the felt leaf accent to punch out the tag for my sentiment! I love to reduce, reuse and recycle!

Last Friday I posted some photos of our Halloween mantle and today I have the console table to show you that's also in the family room. I just started decorating for Halloween last year so I don't have a lot of Halloween decor, but you don't need much. There are so many ways to use everyday items in your Halloween displays.


As you can see I don't have any linens that would work so I just crinkled up some newspaper. An idea my friend Audrey picked up from the garden center she works at. You could also use some burlap or old flour sacks.


This little green house usually has a little plant in it. That creepy little glittered spider was purchased for just $2. At that price I purchased several! He's actually made of two jingle bells!


I found this goblin guy last year at the same gift shop that I got the spiders from. He and his cat girlfriend were only about $10-$12 each!


And there jolly little pumkin friend here was about $4! I went crazy in that shop and purchased a number of things because my girlfriend and I had a 25% off discount coupon!


This is one of my favorite decorations! His name is Hocus Pocus because he reminds me of a Bugs Bunny cartoon where Bugs sings a song and each time he says the words Hocus Pocus, this spook who's out to get him, turns into a little bat! My friend Audrey, made him. Clever, huh?


Now this part of the display is made using a shabby chic bird cage that's out year round in our house and decorated depending on the season. The white pumpkin is something I've had for years, part of the few token items I would put out every fall. Then there's my hanging bat who is also from the same gift shop as the above goodies. Isn't he funny?


Here's another bird cage that's actually a candle holder. I fastened this Halloween mirror to it that I got after Halloween last year for half off. I believe that came to a grand total of $6! Gotta love that!


Moving right along down the table is this stack of vintage books. Something I always have laying around the house and the perfect look for my display. Again, there's one of those fun little $2 spiders crawling up the books! Eek, he's creepy!


Last, but certainly not least is my adorable Laurie Mitchell figurine. She's standing on an antique pressed aluminum candy dish. My girlfriend Audrey loves these Laurie Mitchell figurines and has quite the collection! Are they not the cutest??? I love them too, but was trying not to get into collecting them. I finally broke down a few weeks ago on a shopping trip. She's not as cheap as the other items, but she's pretty reasonable. Who knows, that adorable little face with her sweet pumpkin pail and ghost might get me hooked?!?! You should see the pieces for other holidays!

Hope you enjoyed my post. If you've considered decorating for Halloween, but thought you needed a lot of things....hope you can see that you don't. Go down to your dollar store and pick up some spiders, some webs and a couple little nick knacks and mix and match with what you have!  I'd love for you to e-mail pics of your displays!

Have a lovely day and thanks so much for visiting! :) Kathy



17 comments:

Suzanne said...

Your card is gorgeous!! I love all your Halloween decorations! The newspaper is a great idea! I may have to try that! I loved the last figurine! Adorable!!! Looks like you are ready for Halloween! Thanks for sharing!

Laurel said...

Love the card and all the halloween decorations!

LeAnne said...

Can I come shopping with you? LOVE all your goodies and especially the mirror photo! LOL!

Audrey Pettit said...

Beautiful card, Kathy! I love the border of leaves and the sweet dotted paper. And that felt leaf looks perfect on here.
Your photos are amazing! I SO love the detail shots you got. The ones of the trio in the terrarium and you in the mirror are fabulous. Can't wait to see the page you create with them.

lynn said...

how great is the newspaper idea-love that! great decorations!

Brenda said...

Beautiful card Kathy! Love all of your wonderful Halloween ideas, very creative. Now I need to look at things that I have around the house in a new light. TFS

Windy Robinson said...

Cute decor Kathy! Love that newspaper idea... thanks for sharing it:)

Virginia L. said...

Love your card for the card drive!! I had so much fun looking through your Halloween decor! Simply fun an whimsical! Love them!

BabyBokChoy said...

Your decoration for halloween is just mind blowingly fantastic! The Laurie Mitchell figurine, well, seriously!! what's your address, i want to steal it, LOL.

Vera W. Yates (Ling) said...

What a lovely card, Kathy! Anybody who receives your card will truly enjoy it. And, your Halloween decor... OMG! You truly rock it!! :)

Barbara said...

I love your card Kathy and your decorating is fabulous!!! I am particularly in love with the last figurine!

Suzanne C said...

Love the tour!

Cheryl Nelson said...

Gorgeous card!! LOVE your fun decor!!

Belinda said...

Fab card for a fab cause! And love the halloween decorations! SO fun!

Niki Estes said...

Fun card and I love the halloween decorations!

Kay said...

What a treat! I loved seeing your fun Halloween decorations!! The photo with your reflection in the mirror is very cool. Thank you for sharing with us! Your card is lovely!! Love those colors!! ♥♥ Kay

Melissa Sauls said...

Oh my goodness, can you please come and decorate my house?! LOVE everything about what you did!

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