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Monday, October 27, 2008

Halloween Vignettes

Do you love to create little Halloween vignettes? Here are a few fun images to bring your creativity in from the pumpkin patch and into your home.

You can turn your home office into a truly fun place to work.

A close up of one of the shelves reveals someone who loves candy corn. Whoooooo adores the owl print?

Another shelf features a plaid pumpkin. You can make this from the fabric of an old wool coat. Recycling at its cutest.

Anything looks better when placed on a pedestal. Try taking your candlesticks out and find a tiny pumpkin to place on top creating a mini pedestal effect. A large jar of colored candy would work well on a kitchen island.

Lights, banners and blocks...oh my!

If you've recently switched over to a flat screen tv and still have an entertainment center, try placing it on a large wall and turning it into a mini library. The shelves can be filled with your favorite books and still more books can help fill the empty center. Add a few other goodies such as a lamp and a wee bit of boo.

Now is the time to group all your silver or mercury glass together. Particularly on overcast days it brings a bit of brightness into the home. Deep green and ivory pumpkins look particularly pretty against the shine.

Last week's quote
"Far away there in the sunshine are my highest aspirations. I may not reach them, but I can look up and see their beauty, believe in them, and try to follow where they lead."
~Louisa May Alcott


Denise said...

Your entertainment center idea is VERY attractive. What a wonderful way to display favorite objects, use something we already have and decorate a room!

Your proposal story was SO ROMANTIC! You certainly found a rare gem and I'm happy your story ends with ... "and they lived their lives happily ever after!"

Have a wonderful week!

ShabbyInTheCity said...

Love the whole desk area! You are a lucky girl!

jewelstreet said...

How fantastic! I love everything especially the pumpkins on the pedestals. The entertainment center is ingenious.

Marie Antionette said...

I love it,I love it.Everything.what wonderful ideas.Outstanding.Thanks for stopping by my blog.Just posted something new.and I am having my first contest to name a piano Angel doll vignette.Please hop on over and leave a name for her.The drawing will be in Nov.hugs marie Antionette

scargosun said...

I love creating vignetts too but I don't get to do it often in my home as we are still working on shelving and wehave very little storage as it is. I sometimes get my fix while I am doing a shift at Lottery Yarn.

Lorrie said...

The entertainment display is elegant and classy - something that's VERY hard to do with Halloween. I tend to ignore this season since my birthday is the day before Halloween and my eldest daughter's is the day after. We'd much rather celebrate those!

I've left an award for you over at my blog.

KDLOST said...

I LOVE LOVE LOVE THIS! So cute and creative.

The Berry's Patch said...

Love the vignettes. Is that your house? Beautiful!

Mimi Sue said...

What a great idea with the ent. center. Looks great. Mimi

Couture de Papier said...

Beautiful and magical! I grew up near L.Alcotts's house in Concord,Mass.
Thank You for commenting today!

Cindy ~ My Romantic Home said...

How adorable! I love it!

Rick said...

Looks good - add chocolate and it would be complete.

Shimmy Mom said...

It all looks great. So many wonderful ideas. And to keep with the Halloween fun.
You've been Boo-ed. Come to my site and see what you get.
Happy Halloween.

Sara's Sweet Surprise said...

Laura, Thank you for visiting my blog. Slowly... but surely, I'm catching up. I took a peek at your past posts. What a beautiful love story. You are truly smitten. I know the feelin'. My stone is a Marquise too.
LOL! Halloween is a big treating event here, with over 100 treaters! I thoroughly enjoyed seeing your decorations. Don't you just adore Lori Mitchell's creations?!
Sweet Wishes,
Sara <{;)

Becky said...

Wow ! I love the way you decorate!

I totally would like this if I could! Sooo cute!

Marie Antionette said...

Hi Laura,thanks for stoping by and putting your name in the hat.I love the name you choose,and believe it or not,that would have been something I would have picked out.The piano only plays Christmas music.I want to say about 13 different tunes,but no Fleur De Lys.Hugs Marie Antionette

Mildred said...

Love the Halloween decorating ideas. I saw a shirt yesterday that either of us would have loved to have - it pictured a dachshund inside a pumpkin and said "Happy Halloweiner!!!"

Mildred said...

Laura, the cute dachshund shirt was at Goody's. It was a deep orange long sleeved t-shirt with the head & tail of a brown doxiesticking out of the pumpkin appliqued on the front. Here in our area, they only had size small left!!!

Carrie said...

Great ideas...and your office is very attractive!


oooh..those are all so CUTE!!!! or should i say "BOO"tiful!!!!

heather said...

My new rule is I can only blog before and after 8:00. This way I get way more done during the day. :)

Miss Sandy said...

Great ideas!

Joanne Kennedy said...

I love Halloween and decorating and you did a great job!

I adore how you used your entertainment center without the tv and didn't just get rid of it like so many people do.

This is the first year I used painted candle stick holders to put pumpkins on and I love them. I discovered that trick here in blogland. Now everyone I know wants to do it.

Great job!