I just love this vignette~ it has brought me many smiles this year!
The crow tree was a "borrowed" idea that I saw in a booth at the CL Fair this year.
For the life of me I can't remember the name of the store that was using it in their display, but I thought it was just too-neat!
I wanted to do a theme this year for my Halloween decorations~ usually I just go with what I love~ anything vintage or vintage-inspired~ and always CRAFTY.
But after reading about the Sweet and Sinister movement(can I call it that?) I fell in love with the romance of the black and cream...the doll heads and crows..apothecary jars full of pretty yet scary tidbits...
ooo...I just love that.
Well, I am starting out small with this theme~ and this was my BIG attempt, so no wonder I have shown this picture a bunch because I just love it.
I can't wait to Flea Market and garage sale all year long to pick up more sweet and sinister pieces so next year I can spread this "look" around a bit more...
Oh, Oh, Oh this next pic is of one of my FAVORITE Autumn surprises of ALL TIME! By one of my favorite Blogger/artists..Jenny Heid of Everyday is a Holiday!!!
Isn't it just too FABULOUS???
And so now I want to show you my freshly painted "green" cupboard :)
Well, It's not so green anymore..I painted it a favorite Martha Stewart shade-buttermilk biscuit. And then I glue-painted old sheet music and book pages in the back~ looks pretty neat if I do say so myself.
I leave this guy full of Halloween collectibles all year round. I just can't bring myself to put these sweeties away.
Some close-ups of the little treasures I keep inside...
I have a REAL love affair going on with Nicol Sayre's All Hallow's Eve Line...this "kitty ride" is one of my Favorite pieces.
I also LOVE Autumn because this is the season of my Wedding Anniversary too!
We both LOVE Autumn so much~ it was the perfect time of year to get married.
Our Anniversary is October 26th~ this Sunday :)
I love it because we trade Halloween cards and Halloween-inspired gifts in celebration of our Anniversary...these little black cat and pumpkin cars were a gift last year!!!
More Nicol...her witches make me swoon...
I also collect the Spooky Town village by Lemax (I get my pieces at Michaels craft stores). It is so magical! I really can't wait to put it out every year...and I usually just take this one down right before we put up the Christmas tree...and I make way for my Christmas village...
Village collections~another sickness LOL
And Before I leave you to join other Autumn Gatherings...one more piece from
Jenny of Everyday is a Holiday...Autumn Fabulousness!!!!
I hoped that you enjoyed my Autumn Gathering tour...
Celebrate this beautiful time of year!!!!
My Favorite things about Autumn...
the colors of changing leaves
crisp cold apples from the orchard
the smell of burning leaves
celebrating our Wedding Anniversary
having to zip up my hooded sweatshirt
decorating - goes without say :)
Remembering Halloweens from my childhood
watching OLD scary movies
Charlie Brown's The Great Pumpkin
Candy Corn and those little candy Pumpkins
And it's the Unofficial Beginning of the Holiday Season...
Thanks again Kari for hosting this FUN party!!!!