Hooray! My dear friend Julie Elton has finally joined the blogging world, and what a blogger she is! The gorgeous yet macab decor she has up for Halloween is truly inspiring. I can't wait to see more of her beautiful home. Thanks Julie, what a treat! (I'm nuts about the chandelier btw).
I had fun last craft night spray painting apples (plastic ones, not real ones) with black spray paint and then topping them off with glitter. I think they turned out well. Such a fun Halloween addition that I think will also go well with my Christmas theme (love those double duty items!).
OK, so I think the recent holiday issue of Blueprint will join my list of magazines stripped to the spine. As I've mentioned before we are showing our home on a Christmas tour so seasonal decor is of up most importance this year. I had already decided I wanted to go with a black and white vintage-glam look throughout with silhouettes and cameos. I've been looking for black and white wrapping paper with not much luck. That is why I was super excited to see this down-loadable wrapping paper from Blueprint (now just to fine a large scale printer!). I had also purchased a pink tree to go with the glam look and lo and behold, Blueprint has one on the cover! I'm also a sugar cookie fiend and liked the ideas they have in this issue. Can't wait for Christmas!
Hello friends of the South! It's time for this year's Indie Craft Experience Holiday Shopping Spectacular in Atlanta. I really hope to make it our there this year. If you wanted to sell your goods, the application deadline is Oct. 20th (tomorrow!). Too late for me but maybe next year I'll get my act together. Should be lots of fun.
Posted by mer at 11:34 AM
It's time to get out all of our delightful, frightful decorations in honor of All Hallows Eve. I've been so preoccupied with the Christmas Home Tour that I have only been virtually enjoying Halloween (via my blog). Now however we are slowly adding more and more spooky trimmings to our haunted home.
Etsy is such a great place to find one-of-a-kind Halloween treats. Above are some of my favorites. You can go trick-or-treating for these goodies at the following shops: Middleburg, Wool and Water, Belle and Boo, babaialainn, Baby Rocks Mohawks, Creatures By Chelsea, Loopy Boopy, Old But New, MemrieMare and Designs by Nana Home.
I cut out of all my magazines and save articles that inspire me. Only a few magazines have been stripped to their bindings. One of them is the Paris issue of Romantic Homes and the other is this month's Home Companion. It's filled full of fabulous Halloween inspiration and highlights some great artists. One such artist is Magda Tzrzaski. I've blogged about Magda's work before so I was especially excited to see a full fledged article about her and her studio. It's great spooky fun!
...wide collared jackets. These are so delicious I just want to nuzzle up in them and go for a brisk walk in the falling leaves (which won't be any time soon since it's hot and muggy here and the trees are still green). The first jacket I found on overstock (don't you just love the bubble hem!) and the second is by Sweetface.
Posted by mer at 11:39 PM
Jon and I have been making over our home in anticipation of participating in the Knoxville Christmas Historic Home Tour, and we recently have been focusing on our "entertainment" room. I've dubbed this Jon's room as he's the entertainment/tech guru of the family but I have added a few of my touches. He's always wanted to have a green room (to mimic the study from the game Clue-it's a guy thing I guess) so we went for green (which he painted all himself!). I'm not usually into warm and cozy (I like light and airy) but I really like how this turned out. He wanted a comfortable sofa for watching movies on (I go for thin, streamlined/modern or antique/decorative) as well as a couch bed for guests. We've put his portrait up in the room and it goes great. On Sunday afternoon I made pillows for the room and I'm quite proud of how they turned out (yes I know it's just a matter of sewing straight lines to complete a square but I'm still really excited). Now to tackle the rest of the house before the end of November...
Posted by mer at 7:54 PM