2015-09-27

A spot of Halloween



A couple of weeks ago I visited the largest nearby fabric store
in search of some orange fabric for a more elegant
Halloween table setting, but I could not find even a hint
of neither Halloween nor orange anything (and it's a big store).
But just as I was giving up I spotted this sparkly dress fabric
on a forgotten roll and was lucky enough to get the last 3 yards!






I haven't put up Halloween in any of the other rooms in the cottage yet,
but I couldn't wait any longer to set up in the dining room :)
Halloween décor gives me a bit of peace, like the outside is matching
my inside - if only for a month. You know what I mean, right?






This year I would like to make a proper Halloween tree.
I have seen the black Christmas type Halloween trees
around the web, but I would like to make something with
big branches instead, and maybe spray paint them black.






These fabulous coasters were gifted to me in the Autumn swap.
Everytime I see them, Dave Matthews starts playing in my head:

"Eat, drink and be merry
For tomorrow we'll die"





 



36 kommentarer:

  1. Beauty grants it's own peace. That fabric certainly is a beauty! Too pretty for only a months worth of use.

    SvaraRadera
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    1. I think you're right. The fabric is a bit too long, maybe I can use a piece for something else...

      Radera
  2. Love the sparkly orange fabric and your decorations.

    SvaraRadera
  3. Yes, bare branches spray painted black will be more stark and scarier.

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    1. I have already been out in nature and picked up some perfect branches :)

      Radera
  4. I agree with Debra - homemade trees from gnarly branches look much scarier than store bought trees. Maybe you have some nice branches with moss on them - that would be really scary! Hey, wait - I have some of those! Maybe I should make one, too!! Oh, as if I'll get around to it. ;)

    SvaraRadera
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    1. You totally should! I would love to see more of what you do for Halloween.
      I got the branches now and will pick up some black spray paint next week!

      Radera
  5. So pretty! :) I can't wait to see your Halloween tree! I have one of those store bought ones ... this year we bought more ornaments, so I'm not sure if it'll be big enough. Maybe I'll need to take a hike in the woods to find some gnarly branches. hmmmm ...

    I'm so excited that it's the end of September and October is in a mere few days. The time between October 1 and January 1 is absolutely my favorite time of year. As everyone else bemoans the "end of the year' and "geez, where did the time go?" I'm just revving up! The Witches' New Year brings with it all sorts of wonderful possibilities! WAHOO!

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    1. I don't mind the store bought ones - I just can't get rid of the Christmas associations. I also only have a couple of ornaments so far, so a tree would be impossible for me to fill :)

      That's my favorite time of year too! I could go into hibernation Jan-Feb-March-April, sometimes is feels like I do. Then I stumble through the summer months, to only really come alive when the light changes :)

      Radera
  6. Lovely! Can't wait to see what else you do this year!

    SvaraRadera
  7. Love the dining room! I am so glad that you found some fabric!

    SvaraRadera
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    1. It really "made" the whole room - thank you!

      Radera
  8. I love the texture and colors of our tablecloth... And I can practically smell the candle. ;-)

    SvaraRadera
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    1. Thank you! I wish the candles were scented, it's IMPOSSIBLE to find autumn/pumpkin scents over here :(

      Radera
  9. Sorry for not being able to find halloween fabric though :-(

    SvaraRadera
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    1. I saw one fabric with bats on it, but it was a stretchy jersey type fabric for clothes. Sweden is really hopeless for Halloween stuff :(

      Radera
  10. I would go for branches, too. In fact, I already have - so many dead plants to choose from.

    SvaraRadera
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    1. Hah! It would be one way to get use of them :)

      Radera
  11. Thanks for the PUSH! I've been procrastinating from vi visiting our fabric shop, I'm weak, easily lured to fabric, I'm afraid I couldn't hide it all!
    You scored beautifully! It was ment to be! xDebi

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    1. You're welcome, Debi! I'd love to see your Halloween home too.
      I have sooo many boxes of fabric, I completely understand where you are coming from!

      Radera
  12. What a gorgeous display! I love the different textures side by side, and those lovely color combinations. I'm hoping to eventually get a year round tree that I can decorate for different occasions. Cant wait to see yours.

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    1. Thank you, Sarah! I had not considered the possibility of having a year round tree - what color would it be then?

      Radera
  13. This is really great, I love how the different textures and colours make the room cozy! I wish you would redecorate my room! And the coasters are cute as hell, too!

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    1. Go for it, redecorate! I will probably change it up at least twice before Halloween :)

      Radera
  14. So fabulous! Makes me want to run around and halloween up my house!

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    1. You totally should, it's high time :)

      Radera
  15. I do love your table décor! ♥

    Amber and I create a Halloween tree using pre-dried branches from our garden.

    The Curious Professor Z has gifted our first tree decorations of the year.
    They're gorgeous and I'll blog about them soon.

    Have a lovely day :)

    SvaraRadera
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    1. I took some branches from the garden too, and I don't have many decorations either. Maybe 4, and Sharon gifted me one in the swap :)

      It's going to be nice seeing you blog again, about gifties and about Halloween décor!

      Radera
  16. This is positively beautiful. I love the way you decorated the table corner, I alsways find it very inspiring when people share their holiday home decor and that makes me wish to work a bit more on my own. Thank you so much for sharing, dear. I hope you have a very happy October!

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    1. Thank you for those encouraging words, Violette! I love decorating, and I love to see what others do.

      Radera

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