Wednesday, October 19, 2011

Halloween Mantel....SPOOKY!!!!!!!!!

My 2011 Halloween Mantel

I love the way this wreath turned out! Parts of it ended up being a happy mistake! It was supposed to be a double ruffle....running out of burlap allowed me to use one of my favorite materials....TULLE, baby!!!

Lovin' the Halloween scrapbook paper flowers. It took a little finese to get them just right, but I think they look really cute. My favorite is the black and white stripe flower. It reverses to black and white skulls.

I had fun painting all my pumpkins black with gun-metal metallic overtop. Bath and Body Works sells fun sleeves for candles now. The skull sleeve featured here was a steal at 50% off, plus my 20% off coupon. No one loves a bargin more than me!!!!

I got this picture a few years ago at Tai Pan in SLC, Utah. It was only a few dollars. What I wouldn't give to have a Tai Pan here in Charlotte. It's a decorator's dream store!

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Monday, October 17, 2011


Losses are sad, for the most part, depending on the loss. We have recently suffered a blow that will have rippling effects far beyond the moment itself. Yesterday, I received a text from my husband stating that there had been a horrific crash at the Las Vegas IndyCar race. "It didn't look good", he said, in text form. I hurried up at the store and got home to a frenzie of media coverage. The world of Indy fans, personel, team members, managers, and owners and my husband, the recent Director of Videography for the Indianapolis Motor Speedway Production company, were waiting impatiently for news. Dan Wheldon, winner of the 2011 Indy 500 was involved in an unimaginable firey crash along with 14 of his collegues. Jeff knew, having been a racing uber-fan from the time he could walk, that this would be a sad, sad day. And, as it unfortunately turned out, he was right. What a horrible time to be "right". Dearest Dan, we wish you God's speed. We know you're racing with all the others before you on an amazing golden track in Heaven. We pray now for those that are left behind to deal with their losses....xoxoxoxoxo