Wednesday, September 29, 2010

That Old Black Magic...

I really love this time of year here in the high mountain valleys of Colorado. The air is a little crisper, and nature begins her yearly ritual of change. I especially love it because it means that Halloween is coming!! As a little girl, we had neighbors that decorated for Halloween every year. I especially remember the year they dressed up like the characters from "The Addams Family". Every member of their family was included in the fun. I have tried to do the same thing for the kids in our town. We've had haunted houses, tunnels of terror aand always a cemetary. This year I've found some really cute things for a "Haunted Dinner".


I started with black table linens, black chargers and Lemongrass and Heather Fiesta. My inspiration is the witches hat as my centerpiece. The black plates with the eyes are Fitz and Floyd "Bones". I found those at "The Quilted Bear" in SLC. The white plates come from the Dollar Tree. I loved them when I saw them. I think they are really versatile and of course, they only cost $1.00!!!


I found the skulls at Dollar Tree too. My hurricanes are made from parts found at-Dollar Tree! That cute "Beware" sign came from Hobby Lobby. Orange votives and napkins tied with orange ribbon complete the table. I think when I set this table again I will use a purple cloth. What do you think?


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I hope you are getting ready for a fun fall. I've been absent from this party for the last several weeks. So many things seem to come together at this time of the year, the most important one being the wedding of our youngest son to beautiful Erin.
Susan-you're such a dear to host this delightful party. Each and everyone of you continue to inspire me each week. Thank you to everyone who has left a comment. I appreciate your sweet words and kind thoughts. Please remember to link back to "Tablescape Thursday" by clicking the button to your right. See you next week!!

Monday, September 27, 2010

My Clock Story...

Thank You Marty for hosting another "Tabletop Tuesday". I've been out of the loop, so to speak, for the last few weeks. Youngest son got married, school started, and projects that needed to be finished have gotten in the way. I've still been checking out the beautiful posts you all put together each week on the various blogs that I follow. You still inspire me, and I hope to be back in the swing of things soon.
So, here's my clock story...

This shelf has been over my bed for a few years, waiting for something to call it home. I was in our local ALCO, if you have one in your area, they are kind of neat. Ours has a big home decor department. Every time I went in, I would see this clock on the shelf, look at the price tag which said "20.00" and think- "Next time, I will have extra cash."

I went in one day and knew that I had an extra twenty in my pocket, and decided to splurge. I took the clock up to the check-out and had the gal ring it up. She said, "Wow, what a deal, it's only $1.99!" Needless to say, I hurried up and paid the lady. The clock came home to my bedroom shelf. I found a few other things to put with it, a dollar store plate with our initial made by my Cricut, a dried flower arrangement that a friend gave to me, a picture, a candlestick and three little topiaries.

I think it turned out pretty good, don't you?

Thanks again Marty-you always have such beautiful things. Keep on inspiring!!!!