In with the new...which means burgundy colored mums and pansies, out to the holiday shed to pull out the raggedy ol' scarecrow and a trip to the cow corn field down the lane to pick some corn stalks. Maybe I will make a garland of them to grace the front door. And I will be on the hunt for the elusive white pumpkins too. Fact: Did you know that Thomas Jefferson planted white pumpkins? Just found that out...thought that was pretty cool! And Saturday a week, I will be going on a Fall tour of the historical homes around here and one of them is of Martha's Daddy's home, ol' Tommy Jefferson's father-in-law. I will report back here with a writeup and photos but back to Halloween and Fall around here.
What kind of Halloween gal are you? Glitz and glamour, classic witch style with black pointy hats and crows, or are you more on the "dark side". Or maybe you are just the All American vintage style decorator, using tons of fat pumpkins, gourds and flowers. Me....I think I am a little bit of everything. I have a glitzy big black cat that will sit in the foyer along with the elusive white Boo pumpkins, if I can find them. I have a rust colored feather wreath for the front door and I will do a Fall floral arrangement in the vintage white iron flower stand on the front porch along with some ornamental cabbage. BUT I also like a bit of the dark side too.....it's fun!
Throughout the summer I collected vintage bottles and had a blast turning them into Witches Brew Potion bottles. Using my "very secret method" of rusting them up, they are now rusty and crusty and spooky and full of such moody things as Toad Warts and Ground Bat Wings. They even have old silver tin spoons tied on them because the old witch needs a stirrer for the potions but she is a very sophisticated French witch you see, for the old spoons have fleur-de-lis embossed on them. OOh la la! Perfect for a Fall foyer table vignette. Put these witchy bottles on a silver tray mixing the sublime with the ridiculous. And if you are lucky enough to attend a Halloween party, one of these would be the perfect accompaniment to your witch costume. HeHeHeeeeee...... I just got a few of these old bottles of fun listed on The Vintage Nest website here.
Okay...I got the wreath on the front door, now I am off to find a hay bale and buy some candy corn.