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Monday, September 27, 2010

FUN Halloween decorating


I had so much fun putting this display together, I just had to share it with you all. All of my kids and grandkids will be here this weekend, so this is ready for the gathering. It is the Halloween display at the end counter in my kitchen. It is also known as "pile it up central" most days of the week. Do you have such a place in your house? I see this counter every time I come in from the deck and I wanted something there that would make me smile.

So I used a bit of black velvet as a drape over a short shelf and started shopping the house. Here's the ingredient list....


My silver, blingy, button decor ball, my Halloween decor orbs, a Halloween tree of painted branches in a Dollar Store planter, mini pumpkins, one of my fat fabric pumpkins in a milk glass compote, a crepe paper rosette wreath, a Dollar store gargoyle and more....

Halloween tissue paper decoupaged over Christmas balls, black painted foliage in a milk glass vase, Dollar store vine balls, another fat fabric pumpkin, and.....

a galvanized tin lantern set inside a twig wreath, with black painted ivy and more of my Halloween decor balls. Peeking out back is an embellished tequila bottle full of bright red orange glass and trimmed with a black tassel. As for those decor orbs.... just take Mod Podge and colorful Halloween tissue and Dollar Store foam balls and voila! Cheerful Halloween decor on the CHEAP! But there's more....

Quivery spooky bats of crepe paper and the tiniest jewelry wire I had in my stash. Curl the wire up, hot glue the paper bats to the tips and watch them shake and "fly" with every passing breeze. PLUS, my crackle painted Halloween decor balls, gorgeous orange crackle over silvery balls. Love the look!



Here's a shot of two of my Dollar Store gargoyles and an apothecary jar made from a glass candlestick and a lidded jar, stuffed with more of my Halloween decor balls and vine orbs. In the back there's a peek at my black and white damask decoupaged box, I love the way it came out. The black foliage in a tall white vase is so striking that I'll be painting more fake greenery black, that's for sure.

I added my little witch from my Etsy shoppe and then piled a string of my Halloween garlands in a cut glass display stand made from a thrift store candle stick and bowl. You know, I could go on and on....this counter is over four foot long and three foot wide. But I'm going to stop right there.....and if something sells from my Etsy shop I can replace it. Besides, I've got other places I want to have some fun with....like the top of the TV cabinet....the bookshelf by the hearth....the shelves by the corner windows.

And if, by some slim chance I run out of stuff, I can always make/find/shop for more. That's the plan and I'm sticking to it!



What fun have you had with your Halloween house? I'll be sharing mine at the parties in my sidebar, come join the fun!

36 comments:

  1. So what time should we be there again? :) Gorgeous! I'm working on my decorating this weekend but it will be nothing to compare!

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  2. I just found your blog and I know I am going to be spending a lot of time "visiting" here! So many wonderful ideas and inspiration. You are very talented, thanks for sharing with those of us lacking in that area LOL.

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  3. this is absolutely wonderful! such whimsy and fun....i know all your family is going to love it! your blog is fantastic! xoxo

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  4. This is so much fun! I love it! Thanks for joining my party and sharing it with us. :-)

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  5. Thanks for stopping by my fall mantel post and leaving such a nice comment! I adore your halloween tree. I have a white one for easter... now I NEED a black one for halloween ;) Those little bats are perfect!

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  6. Ooh, I love this! I can't wait until Friday!! I've been trying to make myself wait until then to set my stuff out. I've out a few things out, but not much. Love your balls! Uh, did I just say that??? hee hee

    Thanks for stopping by and leaving that sweet comment! I'm a new follower!!

    ~ The Speckled Dog

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  7. Love it! I love the branches & ornaments!

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  8. Love this "more is more" approach- perfect Halloween kitsch and fun! :)

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  9. I absolutely love this, especially the branches and the halloween ornaments!

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  10. Your kids and grandkids will love it! Isn't Halloween a fun holiday?

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  11. Hi, just finding your blog via Bella Michelle...and I'll be back...your Halloween tree is great...

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  12. Love the orbs...go right with my dollar store budget!

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  13. I love your Halloween tree! It is just to cute and your family is going to love it, too. Enjoy your company, Lindy

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  14. I love it. Your grandkids will know g'ma rocks!
    My end counter is pile up central too... no matter what I do, that's where we drop things.
    Maybe if I did a cute arrangement like yours there that would help.Thanks for sharing, Annette

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  15. Those look so amazing and the tree all together is just stunning! I really love it all! The whole display is breath taking!

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  16. Looks terrific, and I love, love, love the ornaments!!

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  17. WOW! You should do window and store displays. That turned out great. I have just discovered your fabulous blog and plan to return this weekend to explore.

    I hope you don't mind. I linked your post to my PORCH AND GARDEN PARTY at firstadream.blogspot.com.

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  18. Very fun, I really like the bats!

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  19. Wow! This is an absolutely breathtaking display. This is beautiful!

    Thanks so much for stopping by...

    www.theelephantstrunk42.blogspot.com

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  20. oh my flippin' goodness, i love all this! so glad you commented on my blog so i could follow the trail back to you, b/c this rocks!

    that witch is great, love her!

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  21. I'm so glad you came to visit my blog, because now I found yours! Of course, I had to become a follower. I love your fall/halloween decor. I'm going to poke around your Etsy shop a bit.

    Jane

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  22. What fun that must have been putting it all together.

    So glad you could join the party!

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  23. What a wonderful vignette, sooo unique! Who would ever think to use Christmas decorations for Halloween, now thats repurposing! Thanks so much for sharing your creativity and talent and for visiting! Hope you visit again soon.
    Sandy

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  24. What a fun display! I used to do this for Easter years ago. I love the idea for Halloween. I'm sure the grandkids will love it!

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  25. I love the ornaments! How creative! I'm a follower! Thanks for visiting, maybe someday we will both have vinyl machines! A girl can dream, right?! :-)

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  26. This is a super cute vignette! The kids are going to love it. Love your silver, blingy, button decor ball! lol It reminds me of those bouquets I'm seeing on Etsy made from vintage jewelry. Thanks for visiting my blog today.

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  27. oh wow, you've definitely been having fun with that!

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  28. Hello! What a fun way to fluff up for fall! I love your site! I am off to check things out!
    Hugs,
    Olivia

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  29. Thanks for visiting my blog. I love your Halloween display! So fun!

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  30. Thank you for visiting today... I have finally been bit by the bug and getting busy (I'm having a dinner at my house on Monday for several co-workers... could that be my inspiration...lol) I am going to try the ghost with a 2 liter pop bottle. I have been surprised at home no sticky and how sturdy the cute little ghost has been... and he's still doing good and it's 2 weeks old. I'll let you know... huggies! Vicki

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  31. Gorgeous! I wish I had such decorating talent!

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  32. This display is very pleasing to my eye!! Great ideas!

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  33. This is so GREAT! You love to decorate as much as I do! Turned out beautiful and I am a new follower. Thank you for your wonderful blog.

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  34. Thank you for linking up with All About You Monday, I'm featuring your beautiful display in a bit so feel free to stop by and grab a button.

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