Just a little “boo”!

Just a little “boo”!

Just a few added touches for “All Hallows Eve” at the Manor this year…….

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My crystal spiders are out again!!

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I left my mantel “as is”.  I think it’s dark and creepy enough!

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I just added a few things to the area around the hearth.

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Remember my Doctor Bag Vignette?

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I added a ceramic crow and some orange mercury glass apples……

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….and opened my Edgar Allen Poe book up to The Raven.  Another spider is perfect!!

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I found this cute little lamp at Home Goods……perfect little light!

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I added Halloween straws in a glass vase (all found at Dollar Tree) for a subtle touch.

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And the top of the fridge holds a couple of favorite pumpkin lamps!

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I hope y’all have a wonderfully safe

Happy Halloween!

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Non Traditional 4th of July!!

Non Traditional 4th of July!!

I know, I know……traditional Fourth of July decorations are all about Red, White and Blue and flags everywhere!

Trust me, I’m as American as they come! :)

My hubby served for 26 years in the military…..I definitely have American pride!!

In fact, I like to show it on my front porch beginning right around Memorial Day!

Hubby and I ate a wonderful 4th of July dessert in mason jars on that very porch and I’m sure we will again come the big day!!!

BUT, I’m getting honest here………

Although I love looking at traditional decorations in other homes, I don’t really decorate the inside of my home with red, white and blue!

 (GASP!!!)

I take more of a non-traditional approach!! :) Here’s my mantel…..

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Spring Mantel

Spring Mantel

OK…..I admit it!!!  The spring bug has bitten me, too!!!

I love looking at the beautiful spring mantels that are showing up on all the blogs.  So much talent and beautiful colors!Continue reading