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Wednesday, October 20, 2010

Thrifty HALLOWEEN!!!

Isn't it amazing how one little purchase can influence your whole decorating vignette?  I don't usually decorate a whole lot for Halloween, but I made a great find at a Goodwill store that got the ball rolling.
I found this Woof and Poof doll for only $2.99!! At first I thought she was kind of ugly and couldn't really figure out what she was. But I figured she was good enough for Halloween.
Then I got her home and noticed all the great detailing on her. She's wearing an orange, fuzzy jacket with a high taffeta-like collar, a black bow and big white rhinestone on her hat, a feathered purse, silver buckled belt, and a tulle skirt dotted with little bits of glitter. And, of course, the woof & poof button on her behind.

Then I bought a little witch picture at Marshal's and some black and brown burlap at the fabric store.
The picture is a reproduction of an old Halloween card and some embellishments.

I wrapped the black burlap around a pretty shade which made it instantly "spooky" and tied it off with a strip of natural burlap. Then I pinned it with a brooch I picked up at an estate sale.
It's really pretty and elegant in person, but works great here!

Then I looked around my house for more orange things. The only thing I came up with is this faux book, but after adding it to the vignette, I found that the only other thing I needed was a candle. I used a little ivory candle that I already had, found a free image of a crow on the internet, printed it, cut it out, and stuck it on the candle. I think it turned out pretty well!!

So far, I'd only spend about $11.00.....but then I needed the mirror....and I splurged.  I got it at a fair price, but not great. Still, I DO need a mirror on that wall. AND I did need a place to hang my hairy spider (see it in the upper right corner?)


Ta-Da!! My Halloween



Happy Halloween!!
Patricia :o)

11 comments:

Blondie's Journal said...

Very scary vignette!! I love the lampshade and the candle looks store bought!! Great job!

XO,
Janie

Angela said...

Once you got rolling, you made up for lost time!! Very interesting doll!

GardenofDaisies said...

Fun halloween decor! I love the simplicity of the crow on the candle!

Mary Ellen said...

Great little vignette!! I see you figured out your computer!!Good for you! I don't think I'm smart enough to figure this all out on a different system- it took forever for the little I do know!!

bee blessed
mary

Dorthe said...

Patricia,
your halloween looks gorgeus, love the crow, together with your kind of ghostly lamp and picture- wonderfull,dear.
xo Dorthe

Gracefully Vintage said...

Love it, you did amazing... You have inspired me to get a move on with only a week or so left.
Karryann

stefanie said...

I love what you did to the lamp!

Michelle said...

Spooktacular vignette! I love the mirror and yes you definitely needed it, it's perfect.

fannipauline said...

Hey - you did a great job and it looks very Halloweeneeeeeeeee

Have a fun weekend

Hugs..........Pauline

Shirleyanne said...

Love your decorations, we don't really decorate much in the UK for Halloween, unless maybe if you have children or you're going to have a party.

Deanna said...

Hi my sweet friend! You scored with your goodies...my gosh we need to go shopping together soon. I'm having separation anxiety!! I miss you so much..boo hoo hoo!!! I'll call you tomorrow after I get off from work.

HUGS AND MORE HUGS,
Deanna