Large crow pillow - Decor Steals
Small crow pillow - Kruenpeeper Creek
Velvet pumpkin - Home Goods
Are you answering the call...
I'm glad you all enjoyed the Week #1 part of the party...
now on to Week #2.
The Captain has a little change in his library...
we bought the two smaller wicker chairs in from outside so he could have company while he reads his
many novels car magazines and newspaper,
while having his morning coffee.
FYI: He rarely has company since this usually happens around 5:00 AM!
We also staked his claim further by adding his initials on one wall.
I picked up these cardboard ones at Ben Franklins,
painted them black and after the paint dried,
rubbed metallic silver on with a rag.
I then applied a small amount of burnt sienna paint in places
to resemble rusting.
It's a pretty rewarding project
and they look like real metal...ish.
Coffee - Starbucks
Which I am not paid to say!
The Captain is pleased as punch!
Trick or Treat banner - Cottage Witch
The entry is ready to greet
the trick or treaters.
Stoneware Crock - Cottage Witch
Halloween sign - Home Goods
Paper pinwheel - Cottage Witch
Witches - Cottage Witch
The only thing left
is to add a bowl of candy
and all the little ghosts and goblins will also be pleased as punch.
The parlor has donned her costume
and is ready for the party.
She is going as a grand old lady,
dressed to the nines,
and is pretty full of herself!
The library donated a few volumes of Harry Potter.
She couldn't have set a better example of
between the moonlight and the magic.
Witches Hat - Cottage Witch
A pretty witches hat
decorated for a party?
Who invited these guys
to the party?
A few tiny visitors
along side a demure Miss Jackie O Lantern with a pretty hat of her own.
Her crowning glory,
wrapped up in a fringed scarf,
to ward off any chills.
The fall arrangement with a few spidery grape vines added..
a fancy glass vase (pronounced vas) and candle holders
that the magic wand turned into mercury glass
with Krylon Looking Glass spray paint, vinegar and water..
Mrs. Pumpkin Head from Hobby Lobby.
Another magical mercury glass painted pumpkin candy dish
and a real, small, pumpkin
sitting on an old candle stand.
This project is a copy-cat from Tina at What We Keep.
I had her whole hearted encouragement which she so generously shared with me.
I did change some of the wording to make it my own.
The story behind this is...
You might remember our encounter with a real, live bat
that paid us a visit just before last Halloween.
(I will spare you a picture).
He got into the Cottage, we don't know when or how,
and the Captain took a broom,
not the Cottage Witch as you might imagine,
to the problem and
that was that.
I never thought too much about bats before.
I didn't like them,
even though I know they are good for the environment,
but I just didn't think of them much.
Now, since I've been "up close and personal"
with one, the thought of them makes me pretty crazy, but...
...as a mantle scarf or adorning a lampshade..
I kind of like them..
but I digress...
...anyway, around Halloween,
when I go into Ben Franklins to get crafty things,
there is an electronic bat flying around in circles above my head.
I know its there, I expect it to be there,
but I never fail to freak out and duck my head.
I've noticed numerous stares and rolling of eyes,
in pity I'm sure!
Jack-o-lantern mask - circa 1940 - San Francisco grocery store advertisement
But, back to Tina and her clever project.
The title of her post was Bat S**T Crazies
and that really caught my eye,
as you can well imagine,
now that you know the full story.
So I took an old window frame,
painted it black and silver,
so it would match the old picture frame that, once in place,
looks like a tombstone, which was not planned,
and wrote my words on it.
The disappointing thing was that even though it looked great painted on the glass,
it got lost when I put it in front of the mirror,
so I crinkled up some tin foil and taped it to the back.
and that is the whole story of how
Cottage Remedies for the Frights of the Nights
came to be.
Thank you, Tina, for letting me borrow your design.
You should check out Tina and her blog, What We Keep (here). I guarantee you will be glad you did.
She is a sweet lady and very entertaining.
Thanks for visiting
and watch for a
'party from the past'
...Judy, The Cottage Witch...
Hmmmm, here she is again.
Miss Jackie O Lantern
wearing her pretty little hat, hmmm.
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