Wednesday, October 27, 2010

Nightmare Before Christmas Tablescape

HAPPY SPOOKY HALLOWEEN! Here is my creepy Nightmare Before Christmas Tablescape.
I used alot of thrift store stuff-the yellow plates remind me of the moon and I cut the black silhouette out of paper. I used black marker to make Jack on the white pumpkins.
All of the black fabric and tablecloth was from the thrift store. I draped it over the chairs for a haunted house look. The Nightmare Before Christmas snowglobe was my inspiration. It was my oldest sons. I knew there was some reason I couldn't get rid of it!
Spider under glass anyone?
Here a few night shots. I even found the yellow globe and covered it with black bat stickers.
The tarnished silver goblets were even found at the thrift store. All the candle holders as well.
This is my antique pewter coffee set dressed up in cobwebs. Vintage orange sherbet dished, were my Mom's.
I found the diecut black gate at a scrapbook store and knew it would work well on my hutch. The black crow was found at Hobby Lobby.
The black plates are from the dollar store. I used different wine glasses for the candy corn, M&M's and chocolate eyeballs.
The napkins are fat quarters from JoAnns. I had the yellow round placemats and used everyday flatware.
I hope you enjoyed my ghoulish table. It was the most fun to collect stuff for this and put it together.
Please join Between Naps on the Porch for more tablescapes. Happy Happy Halloween!

Thursday, October 21, 2010

The Big Apple and more Halloween Decor

Has any one ever seen an apple this BIG? The top apple is a normal size apple and the bottom one-well- it looks like an apple on steroids! I couldn't believe my eyes when I saw this at Kroger. I just had to buy one , they are both honey crisps, which are my faves. An apple a day (this size) would keep the doctor away for about a year!
I made this charm bracelet a few years ago and I actually soldered the charm(not my best skill)
Here is a little penny rug out of felted wool that I made, also a few years ago. I think the edge kind of looks like candy corn.
I added a thrift store blanket and a Halloween dishtowel for color to my couch.
Made these pillows awhile back. I love the vintage Halloween print on the right.

My Dad has been here all week and is doing better. My Aunt (his Sis) and my Brother are flying in tomorrow for a weekend mini-reunion for the weekend. Should be fun. Hope you all have a great weekend!

Wednesday, October 20, 2010

Red Books

When I was in Arkansas I went through some of my Mom's old books and brought a few back. I never realized how I'm attracted to red book covers.

I use them on shelves as platforms.
I love the different shades and sizes.
I didn't realize this may be a new collection starting. Oh no! Anyway- Happy Rednesday. Please join Sue at It's a Very Cherry World to see lots of wonderful reds. Have a good Wednesday!

Sunday, October 17, 2010

Winner of Fall Giveaway

I have been in Arkansas for the last week and the trees there are beautiful and starting their autumn show. This little picture is from A Child's Garden of Verses and has some pretty fall colors.

I want to announce the winner of my first giveaway! Congratulations to Pam from Treasures-n-Text. So sorry about the delay.
I got back from my Dad's after spending a week there and am happy to report that he is slowly feeling better and gaining strength. I brought him back with me and he will stay here at least until we have our annual mini reunion with his sister and my brother. We appreciated all the comments and thoughts and prayers sent our way. Am slowly getting back to my routine and I really missed checking everyones blogs. It's good to be home!

Wednesday, October 13, 2010

Be back soon

I had to go out of town suddenly to care for my dad who's been sick. Hubby is taking dictation over the phone because I don't have internet. When I get back in town, I will do my drawing/giveaway. Please hang in there.

Hope to be back soon.


Tuesday, October 5, 2010

Rednesday and Fall Giveaway!

I haven't joined Sue at It's A Very Cherry World in a while, so I thought I'd join the fun! Below is my finished key holder.
It started life in brass, I sprayed it white and it wasn't showing up well on the wall. You may remember it I think it looks much better in red.
Another follow up-my spice rack glitter holder. The lids were silver and voila----
now in red. Much better!
I'm celebrating autumn here at Brookhollow Lane with my first Giveaway. I've been collecting fall things and here they are. All you have to do to enter is leave a comment. That is what makes blogging so fun and I love reading each and every one.
I've collected a little painted tole tray with fall colors and this beautiful vintage tea cup and saucer. I also added the fall Country Home magazine.
I added in a vintage linen and I made a fall leaf and acorn bunch that you can use to decorate. It's made from felted wool sweaters and wool felt.
Also included is a vintage scottie dog planter and yummy apple candle.
Please cozy up and enjoy a cup of tea and browse through the magazine on a nice fall day. I'll leave up this post and next week on Wednesday,October 13 I'll draw a name and announce the winner. You don't have to have a blog to enter,anyone can enter- just leave a comment! I hope you all enjoy your fall days.