Sunday, October 25, 2015

Halloween: SPOOKY not SCAREY, Gramma!

This is my last chance to blog on Halloween decorations.

So, last weekend we decorated the yard with the Grandaughter who is now a very grown up three. She had asked for, "Not Scarey, Gramma," very seriously. So we let her choose from our bins of OLD Halloween to add to our Fall decorations. "No skeletons...and no scarey faces, Gramma!"

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She said okay on these NEW cute, fuzzy Spiders. The OLD spider webs are just about ready to bite the dust, I think this will be their last year. 
They seem to grow out of the shutters on the garage, up the front walk.



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The wreath on the front of the garage got an assortment of gauze bats-Walgreens last year, a sweet witch, a pumpkin light with a (GREEN) solar light inside of it. The pumpkin sticks are OLD new old stock from maybe 1988 when I was doing decor for a Pumpkin Farm, that is now a shopping center. I had a dozen or so stacked in the basement all painted and hubby slammed them on sticks this year and I let him stick them wherever.

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Sweet Witchy is really cute...I think I have had her for quite a few years, and handmade from a craft show.

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These OLD goofy rubber spiders were icky black ones I bought wholesale, maybe 10-12 years ago. A REDO,  I had painted them all with glitter paint, added rhinestones, fur, or lace. I think I sold over three dozen of these silly things, and I have just a few left.

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Greeting at the front walk, is an adorable sign which says Black Cat Crossing...I was already starting to lose the light.


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Here is one of many black cats in the yard under a fuzzy purple spider and web. The cats have green marble eyes which pick up lights at night, Spooooooky!



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At the end of the walk is the Mermaid...with a new REDO eye. she crashed over and busted her insulator eye, so now she has a knob, which I should paint white, so she doesn't look like she was in a fight.

Her delightful spider web scarf and a mask will make her ready for Halloween. Her pet flamingo --is well a pet. 


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Here is Grandaughter with Grampa at the Pumpkin Farm....she thought that this was really cute. I can't wait until she sees what Grampa came up with for our yard.

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How cute is this SPOOKY TRAIN, even with the crabby ghost....I hope she loves it, and a 3-year old, doesnt' understand what RIP means...I'm going to put something over the skeleton face, Maybe a big red smile and google eyes.


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At the bottom of our new stairs....an OLD Halloween sign and a light up spider. Grandaughter gave her okay on all of these, she only halted a bit on the NEW 'grimace' pumpkin on the left from Goodwill.

 Letting her picked out the decorations....was fun and she helped with all the pumpkins and lights. For a three year old, she was very patient when the lights didnt' work, and was fascinated in collecting all the small pumpkins falling off the lights!, lol.


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The peachy striped pumpkin was the Fairytale Pumpkin that grew up in the tree. It still hasn't turned completely.


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Another spider on this OLD ceramic Jacko-Lantern. I will change the chalkboard for the trick or treaters next week. 

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 The pumpkin cage got a PINK Hairy Spider with googly eyes.


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 I moved the floral arrangement in the enamelware coffee pot to a more sheltered area...
a bronzey spider is nesting in it.


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Inside a few more glitter spiders here and there and the spider netting.
A pic with without flash and with.

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I love the fabric on the table, I think it is Debbie Mum and has a border of Jacko-lanterns. 
I've had it for years.


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More SPOOKY netting and another ...playfoam spider web on the lampshade, was declared not scarey. Mr. Scarecrow came in from outside for this shot.

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On the right side of the buffet, a gourd jacko-lantern. I've had these for years. I use colored flicker lights to give the illusion of candles.

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I love the texture of the natural gourds. 


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I have no idea where I got these great napkins, but they were very cheap--Walmart maybe.
Here's the pumpkin lit, I did put down a gauze net spider web on the counter, otherwise I left the middle of the buffet the same.


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I do have a few tiny glitter spiders somewhere in the workshop---I will look for them tomorrow.


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My Mini Mantle with a bit of gauze, to make it SPOOKY!
I don't like moving everything away and try to work around our everyday items.

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The witch is from AVON from my daughter-in-law last year. It has fiber optics and blinks so cute lit up. The pumpkin is from many years ago...a bit of netting and the spooky-creepy glitter---dollar store sign from this year...and another OLD glitter spider, just the same color.


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I had to start using the flash as the short days, are cutting the light early now.


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A Vintage (REDO) cardboard cutout hangs in the front window. You can see the low sun, filtering through the trees. I love the way the curlicues in the glass window are echoed in the pumpkin/cat print.

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Next picture without the flash---came out Sppooooky...with no alteration? I was really starting to lose the light.....then........


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YIKES!...then this happened in the next picture, uh----oh?

And nothing after that would take a pic, without smudging and schmearing~~~sooooo
I guess CUTE~SPOOKY can get ***SCAREY~SPOOKY*** after all???

*~~~MaurRAHA~HaHaHa~Ahahha~hha~hhahhaaaaaa!

~HAPPY HALLOWEEN!~



Thanks for stopping by, and I will be sharing at these parties:

Amaze-me-Monday 
Halloween Spooktacular Link Party 
Show and Share Monday 
 Sandi

 

5 comments:

  1. Love your post! I really like how you repainted the spider. I love, love the mermaid. She is beautiful. The train is so great to have. You have done a lot and it looks perfectly decorated for Halloween.

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  2. Super cute Halloween and fall decor Sandi - so many cute things. I think the mermaids is a hoot! Jane

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  3. Your granddaughter did an excellent job--great choices on her part and you are a sweet grandma to let her help you like that. Thanks so much for linking up with Vintage Charm!

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  4. I enjoyed seeing your Halloween décor Sandi. Still smiling about your little one wanting nothing scary. The upscaled spiders are so fun! I bet she loved the train! Thanks for sharing with SYC.
    hugs,
    Jann

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And great to meet you, Sandi