Saturday, October 18, 2014

Vintage Halloween Decorations and Creations

My FAVORITE season is finally arriving, and I have pulled down all the boxes of folk art pretties:

From Bethany Lowe's company - Nicole Sayer
A vintage thrift-shop frame with a vintage reprint.

Some things I have made:
A closeup of my banner

Love this decoration designed by my friend Heidi
A carton I m ade for Halloween treats

This is my favorite time of year to decorate:

The sideboard in our entry
A fun way to celebrate and remember my child's Halloween celebrations through the years. (Gonna find some more pictures!)

My inexpensive way to decorate--put a Dollar Tree creepy portrait in a thrift shop frame:


Did you know you can paint a leather boot with regular acrylic paint? That was an experiment that worked well! A black and white gingham ribbon completed my witch's boot.  I made the "Boo" blocks several years ago, and they are still some of my favorite decorations. I have pictures of my great aunt and uncle on them. I suppose it's a Scots-Irish version of Dia de los Muertos! lol!

The Tom and Jerry set below were actually made for a Christmas drink, but I think this orange lusterware version is perfect for  Halloween!

 All the decorating and creating and photographing have kept me pretty busy these past few weeks. Stay tuned for an anthropologie-inspired decoration coming soon!


Linking up this week with these great blog parties:
Make It Pretty Monday at The Dedicated House
Tweak it Tuesdays at Cozy Little House
Wow Us Wednesdays
Transformation Thursday @ The Shabby Creek Cottage
Creative Things Thursday @ The Vintage Farmhouse 
Blog Stalking Thursday @ The Crafty Blog Stalker


Ivy and Elephants said...

Oh I love your Halloween decor! So many of them your own fabulous design! It sure looks beautiful, have fun.
Big hugs,

Jann Olson said...

Oh my gosh Laura, I love, love it all! This is my favorite decorating style for Halloween. I love the boot! That is just so creative and the boo blocks are fabulous as well. Love how your friend gave you a party animal crow! We can now party together!! lol! Thanks for sharing with SYC.

Debbie@Debbie-Dabble and A Debbie-Dabble Christmas said...

I just realized that you are back to blogging!! I have missed you!! I love your Halloween much so that I shared your post on Google +

Susan Clayton said...

So glad to see your post. Hope all is well. Adding this post to my Picks of the Eek!