Saturday, October 30, 2010

Milk can and baby carriage

When I saw this old milk can at a garage sale a few weeks ago for $5.00-I nearly knocked over the lady next to me to grab it! I had found these great branches for a $1.00 the week before! (It was meant to be!) I placed bittersweet pieces onto the branches for a pop of orange/fall color.Then the following week I found something that I had been wanting forever! An antique doll carriage!!! Since Halloween was around the corner I decided it put 3 (LED) candles inside and a sprig of just picked bittersweet. Creepy...

Vintage Vignette

This vignette is on top of my entertainment center.
I bought 3 bottles at a yard sale and added Martha Stewart labels to them.A beautiful pumpkin ($1.00 at a garage sale) sits atop a collection of antique books.
A shabby candleholder has the perfect gourd on top.
And a silver skull is surrounded by greenery! An antique baby shoe rounds out the scene...

Thursday, October 28, 2010

I copied this idea from Martha Stewart. I saw it on her show years ago
and knew I had to try it. I bought a gourd at our local farm stand, scoured it with a bleach and water solution and dried it off. Then my husband used a dremmel tool to make the opening. I bought rub-on scrapbook letters and applied them to the opening! A black crow from the dollar store makes it perfectly creepy!
I also elevated it on a cake plate. I love cake plates and stands for everything!
A sprig of fresh picked bittersweet spills out of the opening...
To complete the vignette I placed beautiful ceramic pumpkins on 3 white (garage sale) candlesticks,put a piece of silver and a glass paperweight on to finish it off!

Hoosier Cabinet dressed up for Halloween!

I used antique mason and ball jars filled with orange and yellow Halloween candy to get the pops of color that I wanted. I found these great placemats in Madison,IN with a reversible black/white stripe and orange candy corn on them! I hung a grubby candle on the door, put up a spooky Halloween menu and added leaves and gourds. My favorite thing is the wire wheel-barrel (50 cents at a yard sale) filled with gourds and Jack-be-little pumpkins!