Thursday, September 27, 2012

Only 33 More Unpacking Days Until Halloween!

Normally, my Halloween stuff would have been up and on display for a month now-- right after Labor Day, my Patriotic stuff is put away and Fall and Halloween is taken out for display all the way to Thanksgiving weekend.  This year, I'm running pretty late, my stuff is still in boxes!  I don't know what to do in this new space yet, plus I got rid of a lot of the shelving and tables I used to display my colletion.  To get inspired, I started to look at my photos from Halloweens past:

This is a display from a couple years back featuring three of my favorite Halloween cross stitch designs that I've stitched.  The designers from left to right are Prairie Schooler, Shepherd's Bush and Hillside Samplings.

My favorite Halloween Tree, this one is made from black Maribou feathers and holds all my glass ornaments:

This is a display from last year where I tried to include all of my small Halloween cross stitch and needlepoint ornaments, as well as most of my own EyeCandy treat bags:

The painting above is by Lloyd Garrison, he paints lots of great seasonal designs.  This is one of three Halloween paintings I have by him.

And here are closer shots of the treat bags, this one is "Frankie":

And this is "Witchie".  I could not have been more thrilled with the finishing on both of these!

My set of 6 vintage-styled candy pails:

And finally, "Candy Cornucopia" finished as a very glam Halloween handbag!

Hope this has gotten you in the mood for Halloween as well-- hope I'll be back soon with pictures of this year's display!  Happy Haunting (& Stitching!)