Wednesday, November 5, 2014

Autumn Shopping

Sam and I stopped in at Cost Plus 
World Market this weekend, and found a few
things for the Thanksgiving table...
a woodland hedgehog, 
(aren't they precious?)
 a Malli table runner on sale for $19.99,
and some Amber dinner plates, also on sale for
4 for $22.36.
These should all work very well with the tablescape
we are building for Thanksgiving!
Last year I found Pottery Barn's set
of 4 Turkey salad plates on clearance!
And I was inspired by Pottery Barn's
Sandi Palampore Crewel 
Embroidered Table Runner
But just couldn't fathom paying $89 for one.
Besides the World Market one has many 
of the same colors and is brighter.
At the Dollar Tree we found Leaf Goblets!
For a $1 each!!
That's my kind of bargain!
So, you can see, we are on our way to 
having a rather nifty tablescape
for the Thanksgiving Season!
It just might take a few Thanksgivings 
to complete the look!
Thanks for stopping by
and happy hunting!

Friday, October 31, 2014

Sweet Halloween

Inspired by my new sugar skull ornament 
from Hallmark,
that now adorns one corner of the Halloween
Hutch,
I have decided to hide some 
sweet treats amid the display.
On the top shelf  I've stashed some
sweet Pixy Stix Candy in the
 1998 Debbie Mumm Pumpkin and 
Frankenstein mug.
And some scary lollipops and chocolate eyeballs
in the Dept 56 Google Eye Owl lollipop holder. 
On the next shelf you'll find individually wrapped 
Twizzlers gushing like bloody veins out
 of Frankenstein's hand vase.
Next on the shelf, the very elusive, 
much sought after, very expensive, see post here,
Halloween M&M's Cool Ghouls Mix in the 
happy Jack O Lantern from Kohl's. 
On the buffet I've stashed some 
Sugar Daddy treats
 in the One Hundred 80 Degrees
Frankenstein bowl with spreader.
Dept 56 Witch Spreader, Dept 56 Devil Cider Server, Dept 56 Skull Chip and Dip
However the gang keeps staring 
at the delicious candy on the dining table
in front of them.
poison apothecary jars,
we have Belladonna cherry sour balls,
Arsenic Gummy Body Parts,
and Hemlock fruity sugar bones.
Notice that these are "MINI" Body Parts...
I don't think I could stomach the larger ones.
They are a decidedly gross.
  However the Cherry Sour Balls have been a hit, 
and I have to keep replenishing my stock
but at just over a dollar from Walmart's
Great Value line,
that's not a problem!
In the family room I have 
a healthier alternative...
ceramic treats that can't be eaten.
It's a treat jar I found at Kohl's one year,
at an after Christmas sale for a very
deep discount!  SCORE!!
I can always use more candy!
I hope everyone has a 
Happy and Sweet Halloween!
Thanks for stopping by.


Wednesday, October 22, 2014

Halloween with Pyracantha (Santa Cruz)

Sam and I bought a bush this summer!
I've always wanted a bush that would have 
red berries in the winter.
I grew up with holly bushes in Virginia, 
but our bushes would NEVER grow any berries,
 red or otherwise.
I've always liked the look of a red berry bush 
at Christmas time.
So we visited Moon Valley Nurseries
last summer to get a bush that would grow
red berries.
We came home with a Pyracantha (Santa Cruz)
bush (also called a Firethorn for its ½'' long thorns) 
that was getting ready to bloom with clusters of
 white flowers, that would then turn into 
green berries.
In late Fall they are supposed to turn into 
red berries...
Only now after reading up on Pyracantha
did I learn that they come in different verities,
some have orange berries, some red.
 Other sites say red berries in the winter.
None mention having orange berries for Halloween
that turn into red berries for Christmas.
Which, by the way, would be super cool!
 I do hope they are still changing into red,
 however, Fall is my favorite time of the year
so if they are in fact orange, that wouldn't be
so terrible. 
At least the pumpkins are extremely 
happy with the color.
This little pumpkin was a new purchase 
at Walmart this month for $7.99, 
I just love those teeth. 
Hope your having a wonderful October,
thanks for stopping by
and happy haunting!

Tuesday, October 14, 2014

Scary Halloween Pillows

Who said Halloween couldn't be cushy?
Today Julius is modeling our new 
"just made" Halloween pillows!
Specially made by Sam's cocktail waitress 
coworker Eden.  Sam and I had gone on a 
fabric hunting trip back in 2012 
I blogged about it here .
We found some cool fabric at Joann Etc.
And I started thinking we could 
Incorporate some crazy trim.
Like balls and fur, of which they didn't 

 
have enough in stock and didn't know 
when they'd get anymore in.
So we put off having them made for a year.
Then another year went by.
This year we were ready! 
We found the balls at Hobby Lobby and the fur
was finally available at Joann's.
We also found a pack of groovy Jesse James buttons,
a witch hat,
 a jack-o-lantern,
 a black cat,
and a ghost to liven up our pillows. 
They'll adorn our window bench along with 
the other pillows Eden made for us,
 that match our table runner.
Our next set of pillows are pretty creepy with
their fur trim and
images of haunted houses, grave yards,
old dead trees and
Jack-o-lantern buttons.
They give Julius the willies!
I think Eden outdid herself again.
Thanks for stopping by and happy haunting.

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