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Autumn and a New Cake Stand

 

 

 

 

It is officially Autumn!  We have been to the local apple orchard and to a “fall” art festival and now I have to start decorating for Halloween.  It is my favorite holiday to decorate for so I am going to take a few days and get this doing.  I am not sure whether there will be a Halloween Blog Party this year or not but I may have my own no matter what.

I just finished painting a new cake stand.  I really like painting these cake stands!  I do a couple a year and have a great time doing it.  This one has a crescent moon and an owl on the top.  Underneath are some bats flying around.  The base has more bats too!   Hand Painted Halloween Cake Stand

 

 

 

 

 

Halloween Cake Stand

If you are interested, check it out in our Etsy store.

I am currently working on an new Bat Wing Clock.  This one I am painting with a slightly different theme.  It is turning out pretty neat and I will post it as soon as I get it finished, so come back soon to check it out.

A New Bat Wing Clock

I just finished a new Bat Wing Mantel Clock.  This style of clock is a favorite of mine. Brandon hand carves the wings and attaches to the clock for me.  It makes for quite an impressive mantel clock.  This one I painted with orange and black with gold trim.  The front of the clock has a flock of bats flying.  The clock face has a crescent moon painted  on it with a witch on her broom flying by.  The top of the clock has a haunted scene of a spooky house  behind a gate.  There are a few gravestones on the grounds and bats flying about and hanging about.

 

 

Bat Wing Mantel Clock

 

Bat Wing Mantel Clock

 

Bat Wing Mantel Clock

Bat Wing Mantel Clock

I listed this clock on Etsy, if you are interested go check it out!

 

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Cleveland Indians and The Cleveland Zoo

Brandon won tickets at work to an event that combines two things I  love, the zoo and baseball.  This year’s Cleveland Indians season ticket holder player meet and greet was held at the Cleveland Metroparks Zoo.  We attended a meet and greet at the stadium about 5 years ago and we had a great time so we were really looking forward to going to this event.

We haven’t been to the zoo yet this season.  They have just opened the Elephant Crossing exhibit in May and we are attending a separate function for zoo members, Elephant Tuesday, next week where we get an up close and personal walk through of that exhibit.  I am very excited about that so I will just show a quick pic of the area and the elephants.  I really missed the elephants while they were away!  I am so happy they are back.IMG_9554 - Copy

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The new exhibit gives the elephants lots more room and is a really nice upgrade to the old exhibit.

We went into the greenhouse to see the butterflies.  There were only a couple other people in there with us so I finally got a few really good pictures of some of the butterflies….IMG_9571 - Copy

The Atlas Butterfly was really spectacular at about 10 – 12 inches wide….hard to tell the size in the photo..

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I wish I could now show you the pictures I took of the Indians players as they gave us their autographs but no photos were allowed.  Bummer.  We had a really good time anyway.  Brandon and Dane were both sick so we left the event a little early.  This is Dane’s last week of school so I am sure we will be going to the zoo a few more times this summer.