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Wednesday, July 31, 2013

100 Days of Halloween... Halloween in My House, All Year Long

I love Halloween so much that I keep bits of it out all year long. Here are a couple of photos of some things that I have around my house that remind me of Halloween. I apologize for the quality of the photos. I had to take them with my phone.

The Black Cat of Salem Picture

This is actually a card I bought in Salem, MA a few years ago. I bought it with the purpose of framing it. Salem is, I think, my all time favorite vacation spot. I hope to go there someday during their Haunted Happenings.

Spooky House Picture

This is a drawing done by my aunt many, many years ago. I think she was an art student at the time she did it and must have been doing a study in line drawing. It hung in my grandparents house for many years and I'm not quite sure how I ended up with it. I don't think my aunt had it in mind to draw a picture of a "spooky house" but, I can imagine the picture with a little ghost popping its head out of one of the windows and a few bats flying around it. I love to imagine what the inside would look like. This picture hangs next to the Black Cat one and, I see then everyday when I walk in the door.

Witch ATC and Glitter Globe

These two items are on a little bookshelf I have in the living room. The picture of the witch is the first artist trading card I created and the witch glitter globe I bought in Salem, I think the same time I bought the Black Cat card.

I have a couple of other items around the house but, I didn't have the chance to take pictures. I'll post those on another day. I hope you're enjoying the 100 Days of Halloween. I know I am!


Monday, July 29, 2013

100 Days of Halloween.....Decorating Ideas

I usually don't start decorating until the very beginning of October but, it's not too late to start planning! I love these ideas as they are simple, quick and inexpensive. I'm not much of a bow  person but, with all of the different types of ribbon out there you could really create any kind of look or feel to your pumpkins. And when Halloween is over the bows or ribbons could be re-placed with ones that are more fall/harvest themed.

The link for instructions is here:
Halloween Decor

This idea is from a different site...
Pumpkins with rick rack and ribbon.....

These are adorable....

Friday, July 26, 2013

Thursday, July 25, 2013

100 Days of Halloween

Yesterday marked 100 days until Halloween! So, if I can keep to a schedule, I'm going to try to post 100 things about Halloween. It might be a picture or photo, a recipe, decorating idea, craft idea, resources, etc. Please feel free to extend your ideas to your blog or I'll be happy to post your ideas on my blog and give you full credit of course!

So....what to start with.....hmmm, well nothing says Halloween more than witches and black cats and I love vintage things, so here is a little vintage postcard to start things off.....

I look forward to these posts. I've been feeling the Halloween Spirit in me longing to get out and be free. I found this image at I-Mockery. It's a great Halloween source, more to come from them next time.


Tuesday, July 16, 2013

Winner of the Pre-Halloween Giveaway......

Chosen by a random number generator, the winner is Laura, from Laura and her favorite things! Congrats Laura, I'll contact you via email to get your mailing details.

I have lots of jewelry to give away so please check back soon for another give-away!

Thanks for stopping by!

Monday, July 8, 2013

Pre-Halloween Give-Away

 I'm feeling Halloweenie again and, I've decided it's time for a pre-Halloween give-away to get everyone else in the Halloween Spirit! I'm giving away this skeleton key pendant. It measures 1x2 inches and will come on a black organza ribbon with a spring ring clasp. If you'd like to be part of this give-away, just leave me a comment on what you look forward to the most for the Halloween Season. There is no right or wrong answer I just wanna know! A winner will be selected by a random number generator on July 15th. Don't forget to leave your contact info as well. Thank you and Good Luck!!!