Tuesday, September 6, 2011


All last week while we were moving around furniture, hanging and re-hanging mirrors, and fall and halloween banners, cleaning, dusting, sweeping and vacuuming and pulling out all our stockpiled fall and halloween merchandise getting ready for our Fall and Halloween Open house, it was hard to think about Fall. The thermometer was still topping out at over a 100 degrees everyday. But the day of the open house even the weather seemed to cooperate, and it was a little cooler, and felt a little more fall-ish. We had a great turnout and lots of compliments on the store. And best of all, we had some great sales!!! That is the best compliment of all.

So the evening before our little shindid I snapped these pictures of vultures circling near the store. How apropos, huh?

A wide shot of one display

Here are some of the things I made.

"Raven" box.

Happy Haunting box.

Fall and Halloween crowns. The one on the concrete statue sold first thing.

The black velvet pumpkin flew out the door, and the burlap covered rocker has found a new home too!!!

Pumpkins, Pumpkins everywhere. The fabulous old rope has left the building.

I covered these large votive holders with burlap and added the sull in top hat image.

Gotta run, but the there is lots more to show you. Check back in a day or two for part 2.


  1. We stopped in for the first time the day of the open house... AhhhhDORABLE.
    We couldn't stay for the party, but I just wanted you to know how much I love your shop!!!!

  2. Why oh why can't I live close by. This would be heaven, I love both post on your halloween in the shop, So clever and great ideas. Thanks for sharing, I will keep you on speed dial. Drop by my blog I am hosting a giveaway in celebration of my 100th follower. Kathy