Monday, October 10, 2011

Trip to Collectibles Malls Inspires Halloween Decorations

This past week, I was walking around the Hillsboro Antique Mall and I ran into a nice gal named Pami who owns a shabby chic booth named Yesterday, Today & Tomorrow.  We chatted about blogs and such and she let me take some images of her Halloween decorations in her booth. 

I thought they were fresh and fun.  Her booth is girlie and is dominated by whites and pinks, so I thought her take on Halloween was neat.  I don't really have this type of shabby in my house, but I know a lot of you do, so I wanted to share. The images are a little dark. Sorry...not the best lighting in the mall.

Don't ya just love those skulls?!!  I decided to do my own take on the skulls, which I found at the Dollar Store, thanks to Pami. 

I have been working in a black and white theme in my kitchen and for some reason it is spilling over into other areas of my creative stream.  Here is what I came up with for a little entryway table at my front door.

Here is my skull.  They are sold in bone colored plastic, so I painted mine white and added the glitter using a little Alene's that I brushed on with an old studio brush.
I used this totally cool image from The Graphics Fairy and popped it into a distressed black frame from my stash backed with a little striped decorative paper.  I love this vintage lady in her Halloween costume.

It's been a few days since my last post, mainly because I have a ton of projects that I am happily working on and I am not ready to write about them.  I am making progress on the master bathroom project, (yes, I's been dragging,) preparing for Halloween around the house, re-planting some areas outdoors, getting set to start my tomato plants, trying to clear the garage for an upcoming tag sale, and started working on an update and branding of the Homeless Finch. (Take a breath girlfriend.) 

Also, if you remember a few weeks ago, I asked your advice regarding freshening up my kitchen.  Well, I have made huge strides and am so excited about what is happening.  It has developed into a project made up of many mini projects.  More on that later in the week. 

Happy Monday! Hope you enjoyed my black and white, sparkly Halloween display!

-The End-
Linking to:

Sew Woodsy


LuLu Kellogg said...

I wandered over from the Graphics Fairy! I LOVE LOVE LOVE your black and white decor! Well done!


Korrie@RedHenHome said...

Very fun and clever! Great vignette.

KAT said...

lovely Halloween decor you found...
Happy Halloween time to you


Deneen@dreaming-n-color said...

Lesley I am so excited you are so busy! That means we are in store for some neat stuff from you! I love the black against the green on your walls. It just pops!

Jen T said...

I got tired just reading what you have going on!! All the Halloween decorations are so cute. I haven't done anything yet and I think I just disappoint my son. Since he has to turn on every light in the house to go to the bathroom, maybe I'll just take the bulbs out of the hallway light and add a little scare to his day that way.

Thanks for the inspiration!! Jen

Katie said...

You Halloweek set-up is so fun! Love the pop of black and white against your green walls! Can't wait to see what all you've been up to!

Penny @ The Comforts of Home/Flea Market Makeovers said...

I love your Halloween vignette!

Judy said...

Love your Halloween decor. I've only just begun with mine. I have to get on that. Lol. Thanks for stopping by and for your kind comments. Hope to see you tonight at the party.

Shelly @A Creative Space said...

Great skulls and b/w table cloth!

Suffia said...

Great colors combination. Love all your halloween decor

outjunking said...

The pink was neat it makes one think a little and I like that. The frame art is great fun.

PAMI Yesterdaytodaytomorrow said...

Thanks Leslie for posting my Halloween Shabby Decor items on your Blog, it was so nice to meet you and chit chat about bloging, painting, husbands, etc, etc, ect. I hope we cross paths again.Pam

lauryn said...

how fun!
i would love for you to link this or any other post up to my link party flashback fridays....a place where bloggers can link up vintage, retro, old posts, or anything that comes to mind when hearing the word "flashback".
here is the link if you are interested:

{love} lauryn @

very merry vintage style said...

Pretty vignette--the skull rocks! Thanks so much for linking up--hope you'll be back this week!

Lisa Montsion said...

I like the skull too.