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It’s Beginning To Look A Little Bit Like….Halloween!!!

Oh Halloween, my favorite holiday. It’s less than a month until the Halloween Blog Party!  Stores are stocking their costumes and decorations. The area farms have fields full of pumpkins, which is a good thing because I think I am only going to get a few from what I planted. (Note to self…plant more pumpkins next year!!!)   I am no farmer but I love growing pumpkins!

I have been in the mood to decorate for Halloween but so far the only Halloween decorations I have out are those I have out year round and my newly acquired items.  I bought a Yankee Candle Boney Bunch Headless Horseman…..

Boney Bunch Headless Horseman

Boney Bunch Headless Horseman

A glittery owl,

Glittery Owl

Glittery Owl

And I have the Bat Wing Clock I painted out on our mantle while it waits to find a new home….

Our Fireplace Mantle

Our Fireplace Mantle

Bat Wing Clock

Bat Wing Clock

Bat Wing Clock Front

Bat Wing Clock Front

There are more pictures of the clock at our Etsy Store and on my past post .

Then there are my Christopher Klinger postcards that I love.  I display them on a shelf in the kitchen….

Christopher Klinger Postcards

Christopher Klinger Postcards

With the announcement of the Blog Party I am wanting to get everything out of storage and do the whole house so we can enjoy everything for a while.   I guess I will start that this week!   I also have projects that I have been working on that I need to get finished for Halloween!!!

Paint’n Posies

I have been in a “Spring-y”  mood and felt like painting some flowers!  First I painted this vintage sewing machine drawer….

Hydrangea Vintage Sewing Machine Drawer

Hydrangea Vintage Sewing Machine Drawer

Hydrangea Vintage Sewing Machine Drawer

Hydrangea Vintage Sewing Machine Drawer

Hydrangea Vintage Sewing Machine Drawer

Hydrangea Vintage Sewing Machine Drawer

I felt like painting some more hydrangeas and decided to paint this mantle clock too……

Hydrangea Mantle Clock

Hydrangea Mantle Clock

Hydrangea Mantle Clock

Hydrangea Mantle Clock

Mother’s Day is quickly coming and these would make wonderful gifts ;-) You can find them both at our Etsy shop.

New Clock Listed On Etsy

I have gotten a little lazy with posting but I am back.  I completed a new Bat Wing Mantle Clock.  This clock is painted with my favorite colors black and orange and is also gold leafed.  The clock face has been painted with a Crescent Moon and a Witch riding on by.

Bat Wing Mantle Clock

Bat Wing Mantle Clock

Bat Wing Mantle Clock

Bat Wing Mantle Clock

Bat Wing Mantle Clock

Bat Wing Mantle Clock

The clock will be listed on Etsy.  Click here to go to the listing.

I am moving on to other projects.  I have so many things around here waiting for me to get to them I don’t know where to start.  I have had the winter blahs and need to shake things up a bit.  So, we’ll see what comes from that!

Back in November I painted a large bowl for Brandon’s Aunt.  His family threw her a surprise party for her 80th birthday.  I painted the bowl, loaded it with some goodies, shrink wrapped it and put a bow on it.   I forgot to take a picture of it.  She was nice enough to take a couple pictures of the bowl and mail them to me :-) ……

Painted Bowl

Painted Bowl

The weather here has improved since my last post.  We have had about a week of no snow.  the snow we had is slowly melting but I am sure we are in for more!  For now we are enjoying this less extreme weather.

My Christmas Gift!

Had to post my favorite Christmas gift.  Brandon saw this and debated whether to buy it or not for me.  I am so glad he did because I LOVE IT!!!  He bought me a Gallery of Light  – Hitch Hiking Ghosts – by Robert Olszewski.

Gallery of Light - Hitch Hiking Ghosts

Gallery of Light - Hitch Hiking Ghosts

Gallery of Light - Hitch Hiking Ghosts

Gallery of Light - Hitch Hiking Ghosts

It is a shadow box and it is very detailed.  The frame is about 5 inches square and on the frame one of the leaves is the switch to turn on the LED blue lights.  The hitch hikers are very detailed and really makes me feel like I am at Disney in the Haunted Mansion.  Love It!!

We had a terrific Christmas.  Santa was very good to us all.  Our son made out like a bandit and has plenty to keep him busy with an XBox and games, LEGO sets, board games, models, books and assorted other toys.  Brandon got a carving tool he was looking at and some other needed and wanted things.

I didn’t really paint anything for everyone this year.  I normally make tags or something and just didn’t feel like it.  I did paint clocks for our Moms.  They both bought clocks in the fall and asked me to paint them.  I didn’t really do them for Christmas but it was just when I got them to them.

My Mom’s is painted with Hydrangeas…

Hydrangea Clock

Hydrangea Clock

 Hydrangea Clock

Hydrangea Clock

For Brandon’s Mom, she wanted houses on hers.  Her clock was very small so that made that a bit challenging…

Primitive Houses Clock

Primitive Houses Clock

Primitive Houses Clock

Primitive Houses Clock

Primitive Houses Clock

Primitive Houses Clock

That was my own exercise in miniatures!  The clock was only about 6 – 8 inches wide so the house scene was quite small.

The next couple of days are going to be all about relaxing and playing with our son and his new stuff!  Not so relaxing but fun.