that fall stuff from my attic that I shared last week....
[sorry about the light glare --]
We've always LOVED Halloween -
and all the good clean - dress-up - and get goodies - fun of it all!
Back in the day when the boys were younger we had a blast!
And I still like to have a little fun with it all -
These days I get the fall decor out only once -
I try to lay the foundation for Thanksgiving and
then put the Halloween on top -
That way I can just put it away quickly and
still enjoy the goodness of fall throughout the season
... and I do love fall!
[The Halloween garland will be replaced with fall trees,
the candy corn and the trick or treat art will be removed
and the pumpkins stay out until Christmas goes up.]
I still love the litltle candle cover / wrap I made last year
[Happy Fall Y'all with a paper pieced tree - cute] with just one pumpkin
on our end tables in the den.
And here's our mantle before I got the fall stuff out -
And after -
you can see that I covered the mirror with the chalkboard
that was hanging in the foyer -- propped up on some milk glass --
The pumpkin art and silver tray are propped on the chalkboard ledge...
The Wicked Witch [from the internet] engineer print is from Staples [18x24 for less than $2]
and the banner is a kit from Stampin' Up -
[both new additions this year]
Can I say how much I hate stenciling?
But after I cleaned it up with my paint brushes
I really like how it turned out - says: happy FALL y'all -
It will stay up all season
[I'll change the wicked witch to a family print.]
Here's the top of the wardrobe before:
and after -
you can see that I move things around from place to place --
And one thing I can say with surety -
Here's our little drop-leaf table for spring and summer -
and after fall decor is out --
The little witch hat on the pumpkin and the bird cage are both
circled in a purple and black feather boa...
The chalkboard pumpkin is hanging directly over the star...
This year I didn't think I'd buy / make anything new...
but I lied.
I picked up this little pumpkin chalkboard
[YES - I admit I'm fully embracing this chalkboard craze]
for less than $5 at WalMart - will change it up for Thanksgiving...
And you can see that it takes a few adjustments before I get to the final product -
Another favorite witch's hat has covered the cheery little photo of Craig and me...
-- I can't guarantee that it won't change again before the end of the month... ha.
[Still thinking I may print some Halloween photos of the boys
and put them some 5x5 black frames I have...