Friday, September 11, 2009

Where, Ohhh Where are the Decorating Fairies?

Mr. Crow and I would like to welcome
you to take a peek at some of the
Fall and Halloween decor that I've put
out to celebrate my most favorite Season ...

This is one of many Fall and
Halloween Labels that I've designed ...
hopefully I'll be able to show you
the rest of my designs soon ...

My glass jars and bottles have been
collected over the years from Flea Markets,
Thrift Shops, and the beloved Yard Sales
that so many of us love digging through ...

My white pumpkin was a swap gift ...
I adore the tiny glittered bats that fly
over the pumpkin on curled wires ...

We all need a black cat for this
magical time year, right?
She is a Thrift Shop kitty, and so are
the tiny pumpkins and witch broom ...
I bought a bag of shrunken skulls
at the awesome Dollar Tree
and then added glitter ...

The next chance I get to go shopping, I'm
planning on buying some yellow, white, and
gold colored old-fashioned candy sticks ...
I want to tie them together with a ribbon
and attach a Full Moon Beams tag ...
wouldn't that make an adorable gift for
someone? Seriously ... who wouldn't love
their own bundle of moon beams?!?

This long and narrow wooden "bowl"
came from my favorite Thrift Shop ...
I love all of the imperfections it has ...
and I love that it only cost me 50 cents ...
I tried to do some research to find out what
this type of "bowl" would've been used for ...
the best I could come up with is that it might
be what was/is called a "dough riser" ... Heck,
I'm not even sure if calling it a "bowl" is correct
or not ... Does anyone else own one of these,
or know what it is called? My original plan was
to fill it with leaves and those tiny Jack-be-Little
pumpkins ... but then I pulled my Halloween
Magical Wand out of my box and needed a way
to display it ... I only wish that my photos would
show the awesome glitter on it and
my other goodies a bit better ...

The yellow mustard tin belonged to my Mom ...

More of my dirty, old bottles under one
of the many cloches I have, but remain
fairly clueless on how to be creative with ...

I suppose I should have told you that the
first group of photos were taken in our
foyer on my Husband's desk ... it's a family
treasure that's been passed down through
the years ... The rest of my photos were
taken in our TV room ... One of my family
treasures is my Mom's cedar chest ...
a long time ago, she painted it a kind of
reddish/orange color and then streaked
it with a dark stain ... I like to put
Seasonal decor on top of it ...

The stuffed cat and the tiny pumpkin
stools were the first Halloween gifts
I ever bought for my oldest son, who
is now 23 ... That's "bat" ribbon
in my thrifted egg cup ...

I know ... I really, really do need
the decorating fairies to visit me ...

My Husand got the small black hanging
bird cage for me at the Flea Market ...
it's supposed to be a candle holder ...
and, of course, I cannot get the cage
to open for the life of me ... and I keep
forgetting to ask one of the guys to open it ...
I've thought about painting it white,
but then I'm thinking that I might
miss having it around during the Fall ...

These thrifted goodies sit on top of a
wooden drawer unit that came from
the Cracker Barrel Restaurant ...
Mmmmm ... how we love eating there ...
and we just adore their gift shop ...

Such a pathetic looking kitty ...

I have a huge fondness, and weakness,
for small pitchers and creamers ...
and roosters, too ...

These were all thrifted ... and the rooster
just had to come home with me because
his partner was missing ... such go the
lives of Salt 'n Pepper shaker sets ...

Above the cedar chest is a mantel ... we
live in a big old house that was built in 1935 ...
long before we moved in, the fireplace in this
room had been closed off, but the mantel
remained ... The milk bottles are from my
Mom's collection and are all from North
Carolina ... that's my home-state and where
almost all of my family live ... my sister,
brother, and I ... along with a cousin, are the
only ones not still living in NC ... The black
cat wooden push puppet is from my own
collection ... perhaps one day I'll be able
to photograph them to show you ...

All tiny wagons need a gigantic leaf ...

Wouldn't it be nice to live just east of Eden?
My Husband and I collect signs, and
most of them are reproduction ...
that doesn't stop us, though ...

Camping and Fishing played a big part
in the gowing up years of our boys ...
nowadays we only go about once a year ...
for the last 4 years or so, I've not actually
stayed the night at the campground ... but
in the mornings I would arrive with
donuts and spend the day til the
last star in the sky was counted ...

Now I've got the biggest desire for a s'more ...

~ chuckles ~
This whimsical Tavern sign belonged
to my Mom 'n Dad ... it always brought
a laugh to those who visited ... I'm so
glad that it now hangs in my home ...

There was a small place in the town I
grew up in as a teen that ground their
own meal ... My parents framed this
bag for me as a gift years ago ...
I'll leave you with this sweet photo ...
it's a framed panel from one of the many
quilts that my Grandmother made, by hand,
during her amazing life ... the quilt that this
came from had sadly been damaged ...
My Parents framed a panel for each of us
kids ... and my Mom also made a decorative
bed pillow with a panel for each of us ... I
also am so blessed to own four of Grandma's
quilts ... it gives me comfort beyond
words to rest beneath one of them ...

Thank you for visiting and I do hope
you've enjoyed a peek into my home ...
I'll be by your place for a
visit just as soon as I can ...

God bless ...

Until another time ... Pearl

10 comments:

GARAGE SALE GAL said...

Hello dear Friend :)
LOVE your Fall & Halloween decor..and your awesome Full Moon tag...you are so creative!!! Glitter on a skull...good idea :)
I LOVE the wood bowl...awesome shape. Love how you put fun treasures in it :) You have the touch!
Happy Weekend dear Friend.
Warmly,
Deb :)

GARAGE SALE GAL said...

forgot...
I see a new banner !! LOVE IT..
deb :)

Michelle said...

Hi Pearl!

So sorry I haven't visited...been terrible lately with all my blogs! I am LOVING your Halloween decorations. I'm inspired now so I have to go dig through my boxes. Lol!

Have a great weekend!

xoxo

Scooterblu's Whimsy~Rhonda said...

Hi Pearl, Your fall/Halloween decorations are all so whimsical and pretty! I LOVE your tags, ...too cute! And the ribbons are wonderful as well! You have a great eye for displaying your decorations and the combinations/vignettes you create!

Love your grandmother's quilt square! What a beautiful treasure to have and a great idea to frame it!

Hope you are feeling better! ...and that all your "guys" are doing well! It is good to be back, missed you! :) Love ya, Rhonda

Twyla and Lindsey said...

Pearl, As a lover of primitive items, I saw that dough bowl and could hardly notice anything else for several photos! I want a wooden dough bowl so bad, but they're Very expensive! I'm thinking yours is a reproduction, but can't be sure. Ususally with the old ones you see where someone carved out the center. Anyway, I Love Your Dough Bowl! The rest of your decorations are beautiful too. I can see we definitely like the same things. It's so sweet that you have family treasures around you. The milk bottles caught my eye because I also like to collect milk bottles from old dairies from this area. Also your framed quilt piece is so special. The mustard tin just fit right in. You have a knack for decorating and knowing what looks good together. So glad to see a new post! Have a very happy day! Twyla

Beth Niquette said...

What a unique post! How strange that fall has arrived so quickly. Your creativity is amazing!

Bunny Rose Cottage said...

WOW!!! Just look at all of your wonderful Halloween and fall decor! I love everything, it is all so fun! Love the cute kitty under the cloche too :):)
You are such a sweetie Pearl and I love ya! Thank you so much for the sweetest comment on my blog!!
Amy

Marie Antionette said...

OMG Pearl,What alot of Holloween goodies.I've seen those bowls before. I love it. I love all your decor and tags. Who needs the faries,you are doing fine.You find the koolest stuff at thrift shops.We don't have many in our area. Stop by Dear One.I am having a givaway.Kiss the ferrets.Marie Antionette

Tiffany said...

What a lovely visit as always! I love Fall too! It is my most favorite time of year! :)

Holly- Girls At Heart said...

So good to see you posting, Pearl! What a nice big collection of Fall goodies you have! I've never seen a bowl like that but I like it!

I've been so busy that I haven't decorated for Fall yet but I have my very own real black kitty so I don't need a decorative one!