Less than a week until Halloween! Eek! I’ve gotta go buy bags of candy 😮 I don’t have a ton of Halloween decorations, but I thought I’d share this year’s Halloween mantle with you today. Sorry the photo is at a weird angle…it was hard not to get some light reflecting off the picture frame glass. (Yes, I was WAY TOO lazy to take the glass out!)
I saw this print of vintage witches last year, and ordered the print quite some time ago. I recently got around to framing it, and then whipped out the candles we had from my son’s wedding earlier in the year:
And wha-la! Repurposed Halloween mantle. So easy! Just a bit of fake cobwebs to finish it off. It looks especially spooky with all the candles “lit”.
Have you decorated for Halloween? Do or Learn something NEW! Have a great day!
Wow! Where did the week go? Seriously!…I just realized I really haven’t posted in quite a while. So!…I want to show you my latest DIY project. My son is getting married soon. The grooms family is in charge of the wedding dinner, and the happy couple has decided on a BBQ theme. You can visit my “BBQ Wedding Dinner Ideas” board on Pinterest and see all the cool things I’ve found!
So the candle centerpiece above will be on the tables….probably under a square of burlap on a white table-cloth. My inspiration came from this burlap covered can from Red Chandelier,
Merry Christmas Eve! I wasn’t really planning on posting today, because….well, it’s Christmas Eve, and I didn’t think I’d take the time. But!…as you can see, my table is all set and waiting for dinner to be served. The hubby is out shoveling snow (for the 2nd or 3rd time today), the boys are involved in a game and so, here I am!
We don’t get the fancy tablecloth and real napkins out too often..because with a house full of boys, well, they really just DON’T CARE! Yes, the food they care about, but the tablescape, not so much :o) So I got the fancy Christmas china out today for our traditional Christmas Eve dinner…took a pic of the fancy table…and noticed the WRINKLED table-cloth!
Ideally, I’d have taken the time to iron the cloth before I set the table…but (obviously) I didn’t. It’s then, that I remembered a little trick I saw a very experienced tablescaper perform last year. We were setting up for a Senior Citizens Christmas brunch last year and after getting the tablecloths out of a bin, and onto the tables, this lady proceeded to spritz all of the tables with a little water from a spray bottle. It immediately made sense….and I wondered why I’d never thought of this trick or seen anyone else do that! (Am I the only one this ‘trick’ is NEW to?????) Ha! I don’t think I’ll ever really iron a tablecloth ever again….even if I do think about it before I set the table!