Well, bake and decorate of course! It's a good time for Pumpkin Bread so I mixed up a batch and popped it in the oven. I have an hour before it comes out. Yum, yum. This is one of the best recipes I've ever made. A sweet friend shared it with me many years ago. She's moved since then but I remember her each time I make it. You can find the recipe here.
I also decorated with my Halloween stuff. I always have fun decorating for Halloween. I don't do scary...just fun and maybe a little creepy. lol.
First of all, I decorated at the city home:
|I used my Party Lite candle holders on the entry table. I also have a framed subway art (you can see the edge of it on the right), a couple of scarecrows, leaf garland, and eyeball plate.|
|Close up of eyeball plate. I got a .99 cent plate from GoodWill and drew the eyeball and veins on with colored Sharpie pens. Fast and easy!|
|The mantle I decorated with my owls, glass pumpkins and a BOO banner made from book pages I copied, added letters to, and then printed out. The white plate has "Who's There?" written on it with a Vis-a-Vis pen.|
|Close up of one of the owls. Isn't he cute?|
Then at the farmhouse, I changed up the old window on the entry table and added some spookier elements:
|Spider web, midnight hour clock, Boo chalk message plate, raven on window, pumpkins, creepy cloth (I found it at Wal-Mart last year)|
In Noir style:
Some close ups:
|Holey pumpkin with mice...eek!|
|GW pumpkin covered in book pages and antiqued.|
The mantle also got an update, again with GW finds - plates were 3/$2.99 - candle sticks - which got a fresh coat of paint- and pumpkins that came from the dollar section at Target:
Lastly, I put out this fellow:
So I'm all ready for the Spook-tacular holiday. Come November, it will all get changed to Thanksgiving decor. :o)
Hmm, the pumpkin bread is done and calling my name...
Linking with these great parties:
The Dedicated House. Make-it-pretty-monday-week-71
French Country Cottage Feathered-nest-friday_17