Tuesday, November 2, 2010

Halloween 2010

I realize it is November 2nd.  I have never been very timely, so 2 days after the fact is really quite an accomplishment for me.

Here is a recap of Halloween 2010:

the pumpkins. 
JT has had his face painted differently everyday this week.



the food. 
each year I attempt to make a ghoulish dinner.  this year...sloppy joe goblins and wormy fries.

love how the jack-o-lanterns look all lit up.  The white pumpkins are my attempt at getting all Martha Stewart, although for some reason the hubby volunteered to drill the holes...I don't think he wanted me touching his power tools.  Doesn't matter....I think they look fabulous!


The kids. 
I claim the hippie and the pumpkin lord.  The hippe costume looked better without the sweatshirt, but it was so dang cold.  The pumpkin lord...well, who knows where that came from.  It has a very elaborate back story...just ask JT.  This was not his original costume, we started the season as Mutt from Indiana Jones, evolved into Stripe the evil gremlin and ended on Halloween as the pumpkin lord...go figure.


 the graveyard. 
Hubby puts it up, I for some reason get stuck taking it down : ( ...ps...it is still up.


the entryway decor


my little hutch in the mudroom.  love the white plate.  hunted everywhere  for the perfect one and found this one at Goodwill for $1.50...the vinyl is from Shelley at Wonderfully Wordy.  The hutch is in need of a makeover (ie., paint job) it is on the long, long list.


one of my favorite displays every year...added the skulls in the vase idea this year.  The idea is all over blog land.  everyone "stole" it from pottery barn.  and...like everyone else, I didn't pay $16 for 6 skulls (or whatever ridiculously crazy amount PB wanted).  I paid $1 for a bag of skulls at Dollar Tree, brushed them with some brown acrylic paint I had on hand, added them to vase I had collecting dust stored in the basement and added some $1 floral moss from Dollar Tree.  The skull came with the husband when I married him.  Or should I say, was part of his Halloween decor...and I love it.  The books, well, I think Harry Potter is so Halloween!


This little piece is new this year too.  I love it.  The vinyl is from Shelley at Wonderfully Wordy.  I picked up a black frame at Walmart for $5 and wah-la...instant trendiness...oh, how I will miss this.  Maybe she will come up with a Christmas/Winter one...hint.  hint.


That is it...off to tackle my huge to do list, so I can start on some fabulous projects I have up my sleeve. 

3 comments:

House of Smiths said...

This looks AWESOME! :)
And you will be excited to know that I JUST finished up my Christmas subway art decal! yay!!!

It should be up soon, to buy.

Thanks so much for sharing this link with me, and all your fun pictures!
Happy Fall!
~Shelley Smith

Sarah E. said...

Considering the fact that I haven't blogged since August, you are doing AWESOME! <3 I love the decorations and will be purchasing some fab vinyl from Shelley FO SHO! :) I sure miss you.

Coulette said...

Love the pictures. You did a great job decorating. I miss fall!

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