TGIF!!! I hope your friday is off to a great start..See this bowl of green tomatoes (the red ones will not be with these)..what will I do with all of them you ask? why I will make green tomato Jam using Raspberry jello..I got the recipe off of Amish Stories..my mom used to make this and it was good..and since none of them ripened (okay maybe 5 did)..I am making jam this morning..
and soon I will make applesauce..gotta get more jars to do this..;)
okay the moment you've all been waiting for..(or at least I hope...;) I turned around the tea kettle to show the witch flying..added a sign and a witch and pumpkin..I kept my decor simple..I picked through 3-4 crates and got what I wanted..I think I have a project this january to go through all my stuff..guess its time to unload some stuff..I just don't want to keep putting it out and I am enjoying the simplicity of it all..plus I hate having to load it all up..Carmen you can see your raspberry tarts in the corner there..;) (got the wonderful resin witch at that taipan store in utah 4 years ago)
just put a pie candle on the stove..looks like I have been baking.;)
the stairwell..I won these 3 pumpkin cuties on ebay last year from Barefoot primitives..;)
the center guy his "boo" words are shaped like little bones..
Kitty keeping watch over a prim pumpkin from my dear sweet blogging buddy friend named Carmen of Waxed out creative life..
I added a spooky kitty on a handle..he has a smily face or this fierce face..and you can put a electric candle in to give him a real glow..I won that on ebay from a very talented artist named Patrick Gill..
oh and I added some real pumpkins and little black dolls in halloween dresses..
I added this table runner to the side of the cart..
the little pumpkin in the moon..came from Jenn of Bittersweet prims...I have a couple of her dolls..she does wonderful work to..;)
my little witch doll that came from my friend kimmy...you can't see real well because of the fabric..but this gal has a great set of pumpkins..(a little saggy though)..lol..
I got this during a swap a couple of years ago..and I love my ladder back chairs..you can hang so much stuff off of them..along with her is a black cat scarf..go figure..and yes I do wear it on occasion.;)
got this in a swap too..
my fall scarecrows lighting up the window.;)
just starting to get dark outside..you can see the outside lights on the porch.;)
I love the glow these lights set off at night..nice ambient lighting..;)
the entry way by the front door..another one of Jenns wonderful dolls..my spooky kitty..and that witch kitty on the basket its hat comes off so you can put candy in it...( I buy more candy then it will hold)..and I have a longaberger pumpkin basket for my candy bags that I make every year for the kids..
another view..I love that black witch hat..and it goes on the lamp every year..the little doily in the front is a cross stitch (machine) of those vintage postcards...one of my favorites.;)oh and the little guy (stewie) cause he's plotting against me..loves to rearrange this area for me on a daily basis..oh what will become of my christmas trees this december..I am pondering not putting them up this year..cause he will have them all on the floor this year..he is a little stinker..but I love him so much..and he has grown..speaking of the little devil himself..he just stopped by for a quick love and a quick bite to eat..he has a new nickname now..Oooey Gooey Stewie..cause we melt when we love him..;)
witch kitty keeping watch above the TV..
I won this last year..it is painted on mesh..this gal does a wonderful job..her name is Barb..can't remember her last name..
my little black halloween tree in the upstairs bathroom..
okay now for the outside...
the front yard transformed into a graveyard...buuuuwwwwaaahhh!!!
and you notice half the lights are working in the walkway..had to get a new outdoor plug..now it is all fixed..;)
I love my kitty scarecrow..;)
remember this orange mesh?
well here it is with purple lights in it.. (the big witch on the right and the kitty on the left along with the trick or treat sign came from that wonderful store in Utah called Taipan..I love the vintage looks of these..didn't see anything like it this year when I went..
will put T-lights in the houses so they glow for the trick or treaters.
This was taken this morning..I added the other wood brooms her..since there are broom rides available..(I got these while living in italy)..they use these on a daily basis to sweep..and they do a pretty good job..they were only about 2 dollars each..I love them..they usually stand in front of the garage..;)
a huge pumpkin in a egg basket..it now sits on a little stool in the egg basket on the porch..I love the stem..
this is the menu when you come to spooky hollow in..I made a huge sign that hangs on the front porch..(besure to enlarge the photos to see these all better)..
I made this sign..I love the saying on it..
Tucky wearing one of his halloween costumes..must look for his little devil one..
Hubby trying on his costume..and not wanting his photo taken..goober..)
I went to Value Village on wednesday when I made my big shopping haul..and I found some orange burlap..I love orange burlap..would like to make some pumpkins out of it..I didn't realize that is was 2 nice pieces that were hemmed..so this is what I did with one of them..
it was already finished..so I made it into a curtain in the upstairs bathroom..genius don't you think?
while at value village I spotted some witch hats..had to have them..
some glow in the dark gloves..
three halloween trick or treat bags..and not shown..3 little witches brooms..why in 3's and what am I up too?
why this of course..I had to get the ladies all guiessed up for Halloween..
I found this fabric at a thrift store and cut it into 2 pieces for two of these gals..
she has on a lovely scarf that has cats on it..again..go figure..;)
this one and the other one have on black webbing scarves..see their little brooms..I love how these 3 (black hat society) gals turned out..I also picked up a strobe light and I am getting some dried ice to put out there for halloween night..they will look so cool with the ice forming a fog and the strobe light going..(now keeping my fingers crossed that it doesn't rain)...and I want to get some more pumpkins to put around there as well..
Okay now for your funny for the day..I am so getting one of these..cause I love an organized home and I can keep my kittys organized too..lol..I hope you all enjoyed your visit..I hope you all have a wonderful day..
Happiness is: having the garage full of firewood (those round dense deli logs) not the kind at the store..you have to get these at the fireplace shop)..the wood box on the porch is filled..and so is the one in the house..just waiting for it to get cold enough to light a fire..oh and the chimney is cleaned too.(we did all of this on saturday..oh and happiness is a full fridge and pantry..(that was wednesdays shopping day)..
Take care and have a wonderful weekend..will try to post tomorrow if not it might be on monday..I will share my giveaway win from the orange sink and from Carmen of Waxed out creative life..these gals rock..;)
p.s. if you want to see a really beautifully decorated home for fall and oh winter/christmas is out of this world..check out sugar pie farmhouse..it will definitely inspire you..O)I would move in, in a heartbeat.;O)