Friday, October 12, 2007

The Pagodas gettin' ookie!

I have the Halloween lights up!! I did it all by myself too,well the spicy littlest pumpkin in the house helped me...just a little.This is the view in the courtyard before coming in my house. I'm thinkin' I need more real pumpkins of different sizes and colors to scatter about in the landscaping.
Heres the view from the street. We have a wee little fence that I line the pumpkies up with. The pumkie supply at the store was ,not so much the day I shopped for them and I am realizing I need more!
Here is a close up of the little wooden pumpkin guy. Doesn't he look like a vintage German diecut? They were 4.99 each at Ross,and I wish they would have had just one more...gosh I love these little guys!
Heres what it looks like during the day. You can see the top of my little Mexican Palm tree,it is doing soooo well. My hubs planted it this summer. There was once a very old Mimosa Tree there ,but straight line winds took it out 2 years ago. I was quite saddened about this and we tried transplanting the baby Mimosa's that spring up wild,but they just wouldn't take.I think this new beauty was meant to be here though,and we must take good care of her this winter.
I actually don't decorate that much for Halloween. I leave all my overboard tendencies for Christmas !I do however,always try to do something on the mantel. This year I found these wonderful silver skullie candle holders (click to enlarge any image)at the dollar store,thats right the diggity dangnab dollar store!I added little pie pumkies and my collection of movie monster figures.For me the look is perfect ,a little organic,a little modern,and some kitsch!!!Hi,Bela ,hi Boris!
I also do a little somthin' on the dining table. Here I have foregone my Gloomy Gladiola idea from last year in favor of a grouping of Fall gourds and mini pumpks! I traded out my usual candlestick holders for these wonderful seasonal ones.
A Witch ....
...and (read with Translyvanian accent!)Dracoooo-la .I like the sleekness and the modernity of silver Halloween decor. I certainly think cute little dollie counrtry witches and plastic skellies are cute....just not for me. I prefer an uncluttered look...
...as you can tell by whats going on beneath the mantel(tee-hee).
I grabbed a couple of dead stock halloweenie tees from last year at the goodwill....
...and gave them my own sprucing up. A couple of bows and a lace hankie. Very Annie Hall!
I leave you with a pic of my little petal modeling her new shirt ,and rockin' the Bob Fosse moves!

19 comments:

Sarah and Jack said...

love, love, love that last photo.

Heidi said...

I love those silver candlesticks! SO spooky!!

Angelina said...

I love the picture of your kiddo-great pose. I wonder if I should bust that move out the next time I am at the beer isle in the grocery store?

I love your house. But you know that already.

Donna O. said...

Ah- that LAST photo- darling!!She's styling like her mama!!
D.

cruststation said...

Your Halloween decorations are beautiful! Really love the pumpkins on the ground and cute hanging ones on the fence. Love the revamped Halloween tees too...great pose by sweet petal of yours.

CountryGirl_CityLife said...

your daughter has da moves. Love those candle holders, I LOVE Halloween, I go all out :) The revamped tees are so jdp, really, I want you for a mom in my next life.

The Fairy Godmother said...

Looks like your ready for All Hallows Eve.

my house is cuter than yours said...

love all of it!!! your yard is gorgeous!

Petula Darling said...

Nice work! The yard looks great and the spoooooooky candlesticks are surprisingly elegant.
The lil' pumpkin is too cute with that outfit (those boots!) and the pose.

stilettoheights said...

that bottom picture is so wonderful...is she practicing for the little kid version of Chicago????

rochambeau said...

You make it so much fun for your daughters Jungle dream!!
You're daughter photo,and the mantle are simply wonderful!

WendyB said...

I love Halloween. Cute model you have there :-)

Amanda Button said...

so fab! and so much cleaner and more stylish than the explosion of ookiness that happened in the buttonbox! LOL!
I love the happy pumpkins and i am hideously envious of your dollar store...ours has nothing so fabulous as those awesome candlesticks! Boo on them! Not that i have an room left to decorate on any flat surface of my house, mind you! teehee! Your little darling in her fantabulous outfit is swoon-worthy too! Halloween the the most wonderful time of the year!!!HURRAH for all the fun it inspires! I think i am ready to indulge in some "ribonflavin flavored non-carbonated polyunsaturated blood" now...Cheers! D

FrenchGardenHouse said...

What a darling! Not having any little trick or treaters of my own anymore, I had a blast reading this post..thanks!
Lidy

AnastasiaC said...

the house looks FAB!
it still looks so sunny over there!
little petal is adorable...she knows how to move too!

eb said...

oh that little petal - yummy girl and she would love to see the Boone moves...

BOOOOOOOOOO BOO!!!!!!!!!!

jdp ...

xox - eb.

sweetheartville said...

I love what you did to the t-shirt and all the decorations. Your baby is something else! Too cute for words.

Stephanie said...

You have a star in the making with that little pumpkin! Taking after her mama...yes!

Jane said...

Little Petal holds her own! Fun decorations!

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