This is the best I could do. There isn’t enough light to use my camera but I took this with my cell phone.
It was also my lucky week! I won a few things and I can’t tell you how thrilled I am. I LOVE presents (who doesn’t?). Here are some of the things I won.
I won a beautiful quilt from
And the cutest little pumpkin – look at the stem! It’s a roofing nail. I love little treasures like this, don’t you?
Thank you so much Jeanette. They don’t call you sweetjeanette for nothing!
I also won two beautiful candles from Christy at Domestic Princess. I could smell them before I opened the box! I had them in my office for a week and the entire room smelled wonderful. One is lilac (my favorite) and the other is lavender. I decided to create a little Halloween vignette in my powder room and they’re the perfect touch, don’t you think? Thank you so much Christy! These candles are awesome! Here they are in my powder room:
I received an email from Meaghan about her very inexpensive and super CUTE project. Here it is:
I wanted to share a really cheap Halloween craft I just completed. I don’t have a before of the plate because I lost the charger for the battery for my camera, but the plate is just a really heavy duty tin plate I picked up from the dollar store (just $1). The total cost of this was a dollar and some change. I took two plates from the dollar store and sprayed them with Rustoleum white spray paint that I already had from previous projects. Then I went the computer, googled some Halloween silhouettes that I liked, printed them out, cut them out, traced them on the plates, then used some black paint I also already had and traced them in. I think they are pretty cute and the only thing I had to buy were 2 $2 plates! I think I’m going to do a few for Christmas too!
Meaghan – your DIY Halloween plates are so cute, so easy and cheap – with awesome results. Thanks so much for sharing!
Susan from More Thoughts from over the Rainbow made a nevermore tree!
Do you have a Fall/Halloween DIY project? Link up and show it off!
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og party on Mondays during the autumn season
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Those are some very clever projects and a great win! That little pumpkin it the cutest thing ever! The quilt is nice, too. And your photos are really eery. That's a wild technique!
Thanks for sharing…
Happy Met Monday!
Wow, that arbor is AWESOME!!! Gets me in the mood to decorate outside. We bought some new decorations today so maybe this week I'll decorate.
LUCKY YOU winning a quilt! WOW!!!!! Congratulations!!!
Boy those plates are fabulous!! What a great idea!!
Wow you won that nice quilt!!! and centerpiece and candles…what a nice surprise. I like how you have put them all to great use!!
Those pictures are spooky! I'm too scary to decorate for halloween, so the fall decor is the best I can do… until my boys are older!!!
Congratulations on all your wonderful prizes!!
Thanks for hosting this event.
I'm excited to share some of my crow projects.
Cool and spooky pictures !
Love the effects on the photos. Congrats on the quilt–that is truly a treasure to win. One of your projects is in my post–I linked back-thanks!
Oooh, I love, love the grape arbor. Very spooky!!!
The Halloween chargers are so cute. What a great idea!
P.S. Nice to see your beautiful face!!
Hi! What a wonderful quilt! I love quilts! How great you won some wonderful things…it is exciting. What a wonderful post today too. I love all the little vignettes you posted, and great ideas. I'm actually making a list of things I want to make, I've seen so many neat ideas!
Have a great week!
Oh how I want a grape arbor!! Its like out of a fairy tale, Roeshel! Or maybe a nightmare;) I love the skull, totally cool. And that votive chandelier is to die for! Where did you get it?
Congrats on all your gifts, love that quilt! Thanks for hosting again.
Soooo very spooky! Love how you did whatever you did to the photos. Very cool!
PK @ Room Remix
what scary spooky pictures, sooo coool
Oooooh, spooky! I love that photoshop technique!
If your arbor goes missing in the night, it was me 😉
Love your arbor photos. Congrats on your winnings. Great DIY ideas too!
Such cute ideas. Congrats on your winnings! Your hair looks very cute by the way!
I also gave you a Splash Award. Visit my blog to find out about it.
Your photos look great with the sepia color effect, very Halloweenish (is that a word?) congratulations on your new quilt, it looks just perfect to curl up with on a cold night.
WOW your arbor is beautiful. As usual everything you do I just love. Congrats on your winnings….you desire it.
I love the arbor. It would be so chilly here though. Actually, in New England it might be spooky without the effects! 🙂
The arbor looks incredible. Especially the way you edited the pictures. SO spooky looking. I'm linked at #19 and #20. #19 is linked to the wrong post. I'm sorry, but I don't know how to take it back. #20 is the right one. I know, I'm McLinky challenged. Sorry. Thanks again for hosting.
Sooooo Cute! I love those plates! So adorable and would look great on a mantle! Love it! Thanks for sharing!
Oh my! I LOVE the pics of your arbour!!
You're so lucky to have a romantic looking arbor to enjoy! 🙂 And…wow, lots of special packages coming your way lately. That quilt is so pretty and looks cozy.
hahaha…no YOU are hilarious! I didn't even think to put Turbo in the picture. hahah..ohh the regrets I have in life!
Wow, you were a lucky girl this week! Congrats on all the winnings and watch out for that spooky arbor!
I love that edit function, very cool, the bird is great. I can't wait to post my Halloween photos, getting close!
~WOW! I LOVE your inspiring blog!
Thank you soooo much for following mine so I could find you here.
It's so nice to meet you!
Many Blessings and Happy Fall!
~Warmly, Melissa 🙂
The arbor does look pretty spooky. Love the silhouette plates as well.
So wonderful to win a quilt! Just in time with this cool weather sneeking up on us! I'm going to visit everyone now. Thanks!
Living it up at Lakewood,
You're too much! I love these pictures!!!