Thursday, October 23, 2014

A Spooky Kitchen

A few spooky Halloween touches
are added in the kitchen.
It always begins with a seasonal color
change. Lots of orange. 
It usually starts with changing the
 dishes in the chicken feeder dish rack.
Decoupaged BOO blocks and a string
of ghosts and black cats are added.
These are just Dollar Store plastic Halloween 
rings looped on salt and pepper shakers.
kitchen counter
orange, gold, brown, and black
dishcloths and pot holders
Whats for dinner?
Why, Ghoul-ash of course!
I'll need Halloween aprons
and Halloween cookie cutters.
These are attached with magnets
to the side of the fridge.
The Wicked Witch Can Be Bribed With 
Chocolate. Yes, she can!
Fun BOO kitchen towels.
The vignette on the corner bar counter
 get it's fall change too.
 I put a few pinecones in a large jar
and ran orange mini lights through them. 
It's on the corner of the kitchen island
and is used for my evening light.

Links: Between Naps On The Porch

Monday, October 20, 2014

B-O-O Blocks

An easy Halloween craft project. 
These B-O-O blocks are sitting on my 
just-right-for-fall  thrifted throw.
I made these blocks with small pieces of 
leftover 2X4 wood.
 I just cut to size and sanded the 
rough edges, then I painted them using some
 leftover black paint. Sanded again to age.
 I printed out the letters in outline and rubbed 
chalk on the back. 
 It made it easy to transfer-trace the letters.
 I used a white paint pen Sharpie to fill in.
 The nice thing about this project is that I can
also use the back of the blocks for other
 words. I already have an O for J-O-Y
Now where to put these cuties?
 Above the stove.
 On the entry ledge.
On a stack of picnic baskets. I can 
use them in so many places. Make one set
 for yourself and one for a friend.


Thursday, October 16, 2014

A Spooky Entry Table

 Black cats and spell books replace the 
regular pretty items on the entry table.
 I used black plaid placemats, an orange 
pillar candle on a large carved wooden
candle holder that I found thrifting, a black 
cat wrought iron boot scraper that I've had
 since scraping off snow from boots that
 was a part of my life, and of course, 
Longaberger pumpkin baskets.
 I covered a saved bare-wire lamp shade with 
black silk and used it on a white thrifted lamp. 
 Books are covered with brown paper that
 I've printed to resemble spell book covers.
 Dollar store spiders are everywhere.
Did you figure out what I used for my shade 
cover? Yes, its an old black half slip. I have
 a trunk filled with old clothes that 
I just know will come in handy


Links: Between Naps On The Porch,

Wednesday, October 15, 2014

Come Hike With Me...

We're visiting our condo in North Carolina 
enjoying the daily deeper change of the 
leaves. We try to take a hike most days 
while we are here.This is near Bryson City,
A lovely drive into the Smoky Mountain National Park.
Tunnel ahead.
 The light at the end of the tunnel.
 Always good to see.
On to Noland Creek hiking trail.
Trying a new trail today.
Which way? 
They are all beautiful.
Really liking hiking!


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Wednesday, October 8, 2014


For someone that lives in south Florida, 
I sure do love Fall!
I get out my Fall bin and add as much of
 that ol' Fall feeling
before we drive up to North Carolina
 for my Fall 'fix' in October
 A small pallet was dragged brought in from 
the yard to use as a backdrop for 
the sofa 'harvest' table.
  I used a small colorful rag rug and topped it 
with the wood board I've used before. 
 The family room coffee table.
 I've changed the ribbon on this mini wine
 cork wreath many times to match the
 seasons. Just use a wire to string
together the corks; twist the ends. 
Old books, a big pinecone 
(pinecones are a must-have for fall)
and a pumpkin tea pot.
Enough for now...time for a tea break!