Friday, October 19, 2018

Boo-tiful October

Boo - tiful October !

Fall weather has finally come to Pennsylvania.  The mornings are crisp and cool, the leaves are starting to turn, and life is cozy.   The ghost wreath on our door is one I made several years ago and I still love it!  While I know that decorating for Halloween is a big thing these days I am NOT purchasing or making any new items.  Using what I have...and thinking of editing some things this year as I put them away.  I put out Fall/Sunflower items right after Labor Day - then just tuck in some Halloween items for the month of October.
Our foyer greets guests with "Aunt Mamie's Ghost".  My dear Aunt Mamie made this ghost in her ceramics class and she was in her 90's at the time.  She even learned how to wire it so it lights up.  Every year I enjoy bringing it out and thinking of her.
Love this display on top of our wine rack....just took some old books, spray painted them black, then added the stick on silver letters.
Just added a Happy Halloween sign to the Fall coffee table display...

And tucked in a Jack-O-Lantern and ghost ( also made by Aunt Mamie) into the mantel display.
This is a "vintage" Jack-O-Lantern...I made this in ceramics class the first year we were married - 1977.  
Love this pillow...."and your little dog, too"!
Ghost for the dining room was made in 1977, also.
And, if you were not already creeped out enough  - here is Aunt Mamie's doll. It is an antique Queen Louise doll that we had restored a few years ago.  Aunt Mamie received it for her birthday around 1907...and it is so nice to see it restored to a good condition. 
Do you decorate for Halloween ? 
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  1. Love your ghost wreath. Happy Bootiful Halloween!

  2. Thank you...easy to make - styrofoam ball cut in half, white fabric, and a marker ! Happy Halloween to you !


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