Friday, October 8, 2010

broke the rule...

Ok, I admit it, I broke the rule.  I even broke the amended rule.  But as you will see as I show you how I fluffed my nest for Halloween, I couldn't resist...
I decided to keep the painting...I listened to you and it did warm up my room for the fall!  Thank you!!  Now in my living room I just added a few little touches to the mantle for Halloween like Miss Tiger Lily (from Etsy)...
 Isn't she sweet!  Then I just added this little tussie to the other end of the mantle...
I usually fill the fireplace with candles and when lit in the evening the glow through this sparkly pumpkin is so pretty...
To the ledge I already gave a fall makeover to here is what I added...



 Of course I had to add a little magical sparkle...
I also added a few little touches on this table ...

My kitchen table got a new little centerpiece...
Here in my den where I spend so much time blogging I added this wonderful poem that I framed from The Graphics Fairy to the cork board over the computer...


Remember the wonderful invitation I showed you the other day?  Here it is...

Simple fall vignette...
Love this old piece...I think it was part of a curtain holder...

Now I can show you how I broke the rule for a second time.  I decided to keep this as well...
You were right again ~ I just love it!  I added a bit of sparkle here too...


Gone are the days of orange pumpkins, ghosts and witches around my nest.  These subtle hints of Halloween are more my style.  I am joining Cindy over at My Romantic Home today for Show and Tell.  Thank you for visiting today!  Don't forget to come back on Sunday 10~10~10 to enter my giveaway!  We will be enjoying a beautiful long weekend here in honor of Columbus Day (or something else...hee hee).  One last weekend with my girls around the fire!  Hope you all enjoy your weekend!!

21 comments:

Georgia said...

everything here is so fantastic! I love the cork board frame I am trying to get one soon.

xxx

NanaDiana said...

It looks absolultely beautiful. My favorite though is that sweet little card on your mantle. How cute is that?!? Diana

Sandi said...

Oh my Sandi! You have outdone yourself! The picture is perfect for your house and I am sure you are glad you kept it for now anyways.
I love the long mirror, your stand you decided to keep, your MAGIC sign, sparkly votives,the poem, Halloween bingo card in a jar...oh I might as well stop. lol. I love it all!!
Blessings~

Laurie Jones said...

Very nice, I love the changes for the holiday especially since I'm not a fan of overly done Halloween, these are subtle and look fantastic!

AnthonyRosesShabHome said...

Looks great Sandi I'm with ya with no orange i painted my pumpkin white of course!! Have a great long weekend another season we didn't make it down one of these years!! hope to dinner one weekend with you guys maybe LOCO's or Lascala???

Olivia said...

Oh wow! Your style is so cool! I am so going to try decorating my candlesticks with my cones! Everything looks FABULOUS!
Hugs,
Olivia

Lacey said...

You have a great eye! Everything looks amazing! Thanks for the inspiration!

Heaven's Walk - said...

Sandi, you have a very elegant way of decorating for Halloween that is unlike anybody else. It's so pretty and sparkly, but with the slightest touch of "the dark side". lol! I'm so glad that you kept that chest of drawers, too! It looks great there!

xoxo laurie

Dream Mom said...

I love how you decorated with everything. Love the colors. So much prettier and softer than all the orange for Halloween.

Prior said...

Love the little touches, not overpowering to your house~ wonderful style! Lezlee

shari @ little blue deer said...

Ooooh, cool spooky Victorian Halloween! I love it! Very tasteful! XX!

The Decorating Diaries said...

I love all your fall decorating. Very warm and inviting.

Janet

June said...

I wish you would come down here and help me decorate for Fall Sandi. This is so lovely, just what I would love to have in my house. I love every vignette you have created and all the little Halloween touches you set around. You have the touch, you know!
I am so glad that you decided to keep the chest, because it is absolutely awesome. It looks great in the room...just like it was meant to be.
I read a couple of your past posts that I had missed and I think you find the greatest stuff! Definitely treasures.
hugs to you...

Jane said...

You know....rules are made to be broken. I'm glad you kept those pieces, they look great in your home.
I love the subtle Halloween touches too.
Have a great weekend.
Jane

wig4usc said...

It looks great! Love it, I'm getting all my stuff out this weekend, wish I had put it out weeks ago when it struck me. Orange has been relegated to a very very small accent in my home too, with a little silver mixed in. Just my style!

KATHY said...

I love everything!! It looks really fantastic.
Kathy

Judith Tetley said...

Hi Sandi, this is my first visit to your blog...just love it! Halloween is not traditional here in Australia, but we are getting into it. I must say though; I am not an orange and black person, but do love the new softer approach to the colours with glitter, white pumpkins etc.
Kind Regards
Judith
http://creativestudio10.blogspot.com

Carole~Maynard Greenhouse said...

My kind of decorating for Halloween too though I've done so little this year so far.
xxx
Carole

Donna said...

Wow, such gorgeous photos! I love your mantle scape, and how you added touches of vintage Halloween thru out your home! I think my favorite are your votives on that beautiful silver tray! Thanks for sharing!

Suzann said...

I just love your decorating, I also want to decorate with white and black and even though I like orange I just love the look of black and white
Thank you for sharing and thank you for the nice comment you left me.
:)
Suzann

Gotham said...

beautiful decor, everything is just too good, even though its old, i really like the white colored chest, with drawers and cabinet, its perfect for keeping lots of things

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