Tuesday, October 22, 2013

Spooky Bride and Groom

It's not been an easy task decorating for Halloween this year. I took a few items from my stash earlier in the month and went back for more a few days ago. I ran into a slight problem. Someone, who will remain nameless moved things around in the shed and totally blocked my boxes.Unfortunately some of the blockage is heavy furniture waiting for yours truly to give it a makeover.I cant move it. So I made do with what I had in the house.

 I had this holographic picture of a spooky bride and groom, so I worked around that. I put the picture in a dollar store frame sprayed it white and dusted it with a little black glitter.

 The picture changes from this lovely couple to this scary one when you look at it from a different angle.

 She turns into a snake headed lady and he looks like a zombie mummy...scary! Since it's a wedding picture I added some romantic elements to the vignette. Black Roses, and black Calla Lilies add the spooky romance.

I wrapped my dollar store holy candles in black cardstock, wrapped a little strip of French script around it and stamped a scary cat on one, bats and a witch on the others.

 Romantic Black dollar store Roses and shimmery skulls, along with white pumpkins and my thrift store coverless books.

Can you feel the creepy love? It's sorta romantic and goth and sorta creepy too. Hello cute little dollar store owl. I wanted to use my Ravens but they were...you guessed it blocked in the shed.

 I didn't spend any money and even though my stuff was blocked I managed to pull something together. Is that a sign that you have to much junk?  Happy Halloween! I'll be linking up with these great parties this week,

                                                    Savvy Southern Style

                                                  Stone Gable

                                                  Ivy and Elephants

                                                 Craft Berry Bush

                                               My Romantic Home

Thursday, October 10, 2013

A Warning

There is a blogger who seems to think its okay to take others photos and work and pass them off as her own. I was informed by another blogger who was also ripped off by this person that she had posted my images as her own. She went so far as to watermark MY pictures with her blog name. In her post there is a vague reference to my blog for materials and no credit or link back to me. I have asked her to remove my images from her post but so far she hasn't complied. You might want to check this person out to make sure she hasn't pirated your work. Click Here if  would like to make sure you haven't had your work stolen.

This face expresses exactly how I feel about this, GRRR!!

Tuesday, October 1, 2013

A Fall Table

This Fall is the Fall of not spending a dime.  For decor it's all about using what I have and making what I don't. This table was pulled together with things I have on hand and some burlap and canvas roses that I made loosely  following  this tutorial.

I say loosely followed because the tutorial used nice straight burlap ribbon and I used scraps that I cut into strips, not so neatly. Consequently I ended  up making more of a rolled rose on a stick than the folded ones in the demo.

The table cloth is just a length of damask fabric from my fabric stash and the runner is one that I bought from Goodwill a few years ago.The plates were my moms and the bowls are mismatched Homer Laughlin ones that I bought at the thrift store years ago. The pumpkins and gourds are all old stash as well.

The flatware is my everyday flatware. My special flatware is gold and I wanted to use silver for this table. The napkins are vintage doilies and the napkin rings were bought at the thrift store, they were four for a dollar.

The chargers are dollar store ones that I bought last Christmas.The  mercury glass votives were bought last year on clearance from Marshalls. I bought the ball jars when they had the special promotion months ago.

I mixed in some faux roses and grasses  with my burlap and canvas roses.

Blue Ball Jars add a pop of color.

The vintage silver pitcher was also a thrift store find.

The dining room set was my moms and is still rocking it's 70's paint job. It will be looking a little different soon. More on that later.

Thanks so much for visiting me and being so encouraging and supportive. I'm very grateful for this wonderful blogging community. I'll be joining these great linkups this week,

                                  Centsational Girl

                               Savvy Southern Style

                             Stone Gable

                          Craftberry Bush

                      French Country Cottage

                   My Romantic Home

                 The Style Sisters

                Between Naps On The Porch
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