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?)
The good news: I found out why I was having so much trouble with blogger.
The bad news: It was my computer that ended up crashing!!
I bought a new computer, an iMac, which is both good and bad news. It's good because I've heard they rarely get bugs, viruses, worms etc. It's bad because of the cost AND now I have to learn how to use it.
I have a Halloween post that I'd like to put up before Halloween. Wish me luck! LOL
I've been married for 25 years to the love of my life. I met him when I was in high school and we're still sweethearts. We have two awesome children. Erica who is 20 and recently became a firefighter and emt. She's now working on becoming a paramedic. Michael is 18 and is still in school. He has a job at an expensive clothing store, but his love is mudding in his jeep and riding his bmx bike. I'm a stay at home mom, but work very hard and spend lots of hours working on my vintage linen business. I love the history of every day people. I want to know how people lived, not who fought in what war. My favoriate time period is the Victorain era, though anything old really catches my interest.