Thursday, October 20, 2016

Halloween Living Room

Hello again my friends, here I am again continuing on with my Halloween Bonanza and today I'm sharing our Living room!

Just quick Halloween updates from Fall decor

As you can see, aside from pillow switches and the bats, not much has changed from my Fall decor, except for the staircase...

I really like the spiders from years past so I had them come back again!

Crows on my console table make for an eerie display

We also have the SWITCH WITCH this year!
As you can see, easy laid-back Halloween for us, in the Living Room at least, because as you will see next week, Halloween "Exploded" in our Dining room!

Have a Fabulous Weekend!


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Monday, October 17, 2016

Halloween decor at the Porch

Hello everyone!

I hope you had a fabulous weekend! For sure, WE DID, busy but fun! We celebrated my husbands 40th birthday with a big bash at the Baseball park! Well one of the suites in it actually.;-)

It was truly a challenge to decorate such a huge venue, though we only had about 80 guests, the room could accommodate 200! I will share with you details on how I tried to decorate for my hubs party at another post. But overall, I was pleased and the guests left happy and my hubs, grateful and happy too!

So today, I am going to start the Halloween bonanza here in our humble home, starting with the front porch!

I went back and used my old black wreath and added my favorite black gauze fabric around our door.

Got the wreath years ago from Grandin Road
I added the wooden "Enter if your Dare" sign in the middle (from Kohls years ago too).

I had mums-galore too, thanks to my son's school fund-raising, and now that much of it is in bloom, it is just beautiful.
My 25 cent paper mache' Pumpkin man always makes our entry more kid-friendly

I got all the wooden signs & Spider lanterns from Target last year (post-Halloween clearance finds, my kind of shopping), including the one below....

I think this is perfect especially when we go out trick or treating.

And at night...

I hope you enjoyed this mini-tour! Can't wait to share with you the rest of the house!

Have a Great Week!


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Thursday, October 13, 2016

New Console Table

You know how it is when you've been eyeing something for your home FOR YEARS and eventually you wait, and wait, and wait, until finally everything falls into place (in terms of the discount), that you simply must get it? Well, this was one of those moments.

Ta-da! My new Wisteria Disappearing Console
When I say YEARS, I mean YEARS.
I fell in love with this console 3-4 years ago when Wisteria first came out with it.

 And since it was only a console table, and not something I really needed right away, I waited and waited.

Finally, it went on sale the biggest I've seen it over the years I've been eyeing it, and to top it all off, I even got FREE SHIPPING!!!! It was definitely a sign. And though I had just bought a new Dining table (Yes, that's a story for some other time), I knew I had to get it then. And I am SO HAPPY!

Do you remember my old tiny console?

Here it is again - $69 from JCPenney 6 years ago
I did not hate my old console table, but it was just really too small for the window wall I wanted it to be in. Plus, because it is wood and metal, it sort of stops your eye a bit. Now with the lucite table, light just shines thru!


Pretty Books all in a row..

I also love the bottom shelf where I can do extra display for my coffee table book collection. The Table itself is not flimsy, the shelves are glass and the legs and support are lucite.

My husband, who was surprised as always to find something new in the house, complimented how beautiful the new console table is. And for a guy who doesn't care much about how the look is, that is a big deal for me!

My win-win table

How about you, any recent purchase recently that you had to wait for for so long?  Or any recent purchase that just made you so happy?

We're having another party again this weekend, and this time it's for my Hubs 40th birthday, I hope to share that with you next time!

Have a Great Weekend!


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