Don't you just love this time of year? the crisp fall weather, the pumpkins, burning spicey scented candles, and of course the
fact that you get to embrace your slightly sinister side, and celebrate one of my most favorite holidays ever, HALLOWEEN!
I love Halloween!
But when it comes to Halloween,
I do NOT think Orange!, no, no, NO!
I like to decorate things a little bit differently.
I like to use more of the plain black and white themed goods, with only tiny amounts of orange accents.
So this year I decided to decorate the front room in a more elegant fashion, but not too elegant, because that's not what we're all about here.
we are about comfort, and style of course, but we believe in also being able to fling yourself, and your dog on the sofa next to you within those stylish rooms.
SO this year, this is what we've cooked up.....
spare rooms with bold black and white accents, white pumpkins,
black crows, and chalkboards....
Now you of course could do something like this to your rooms,
paint a canvas that you can buy at the craft store, with blackboard paint and hang them on your walls! add white pumpkins to galvanized pails, find accents at your local shop, or come here of course! ;)
The point is, have fun! If you have kids, they will LOVE this! trust me.
Even my sister's grouchy old trial attorney that lived in her
apartment complex used to hang a rubber skeleton from his door!
some more tips might be to use pumpkins as candle holders, drill a large hole on top and plop a candle that is slightly larger than the hole right in.
or scoop out a pumpkin, and use a drill to poke a bunch of holes all over your pumpkin to make a polkadotted one!
if you don't like to get messy, don't carve them at all, PAINT them!
you don't even have to be a great painter to do this, i did these last year in 2 seconds....
now moving on, we have been busy changing up our other rooms to a more fall palette. I painted a vintage bed in a nice green,
adding some rich BRIGHT fall colors to this room!
we have gorgeous new pillows and blankets in, and absolutely stunning baby blankets in new colors, like browns with chartreuse dots. SO FUN!
of course, I am STILL working on wool pillows.....
moving slower than molasses of course, a billion things on my never ending list, but it's ALLL good!
I was just asked to be a weekly contributing writer for Ann Arbor.com our local online newspaper! SUCH an Honor!
and next week, we have a TELEVISION crew coming here to film a small t.v. spot for the "best of the city"
too say that I am nervous and excited about THAT is an understatement! but it is truly super exciting!
SO on that note, I am OFF to finish working on some things.....
and if you'd like you can check out the wonderful Halloween goods we have in the store, I FINALLY loaded up some to my website! whoo-HOOO!
have a great day, and thanks for stopping by!
oh, and P.s.
if you want a fabulous, and I mean FABULOUS candle that smells FANTASTIC, and made by a REAL person, by hand....then check out my friends shop!
she is a sweetheart, you will be glad you did! ;)