Thursday, September 16

Inspiration Friday!

Hi friends,
did you think the kids tied me up & locked me in a closet?
No, just in a blogging funk.
But I'm feeling like my old self & want to dedicate this
Inspiration Friday post to my love of all things spooky!

Halloween is my second favorite holiday.

My favorite bird.....the Crow.

Favorite poet.....well you know.
I'm a ghoul, I admit it.

I buy up all the special issue mags on the newsstands.
And devour every ghostly book I can find.

But to me,
the Witchiest Woman of them all
(& I mean that in the best way)

Someday I want will go to her Halloween open house.

Until then I hang around waiting for the party pics.

And each year is more ghastly than the last!
Heads Hats off to you Debbie!
For more inspiration check out the other Debs blog!

(All pictures borrowed from BH& & Curious Sofa)

Looking for something fun to do this weekend??
Looking for some great vintage treasures?
Look no further.
Maureen is having one of her awesome Sidewalk Sales!
Saturday September 18
North Richland Hills, Texas

There are cool vendors, including my sweet friend Pat of My Tattered Elegance,
Penny & Tracey from Lonestar Antique Mall, Linda Kinnaird Jewery will be selling some of her fabulous designs, & of course my picker extraordinaire Alisia!
To see evidence of her insane picking abilities check out my post about Maureen's last sale here
 I'll be there bright & early looking for rust & lace!


Tammy said...

I love Halloween second to Christmas. It is such a fun holiday to decorate for. I love the images you chose. The BOO under the apothecary jars is cute and the chair with the crow is very neat. Thanks for sharing.

Createology said...

Thank you for sharing such a fun post. I love all the Halloween decorating ideas. Happy Haunting...

sweetpea said...

deb is the master. so looking forward to seeing you...



A Vintage Chic said...

Ooooh! I love Halloween, too! Love all the gorgeous stuff you shared--fabulously fun--I can't wait to start decorating!

Hope you're having a wonderful night!


nancy huggins said...

I really like the umbrellas with the witches legs hanging down. That is very creative :)

marie said...

Wonderful inspiration!! Love the umbrellas with the stripey legs!

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Debra@Common Ground said...

I just love this!!! that first image is iconic for me. The blue table and chairs and the orange are a real attention grabber! Tell you what, you grab Anne and whoever else you can get, come stay with me. I'm about 3 hours from Curious Sofa! Thanks Lisa for joining in for VIF. Love all that great inspiration.

June said...

Lisa this is just great. Not only are you still alive, but your good taste is intact as well.LOL! I love Deb's Halloween decorating. It's just the best.
I can hardly wait to watch all my favorite scary movies and hand out the treats to the little ones as they come around. I love scary movies and my kids think I'm sick.LOL! They just don't get it. Where did I go wrong????
BTW, Poe is my fave poet. Has been since I was a child. Sometimes I do wonder about myself.
Ooohhh, I loved this post, my friend.
hugs to you...

The Feathered Nest said...

Oh Lisa, you're such a ghoulie girl!!! I'm so glad to see you posted what inspires you....and I SO wish I could be with you crazy girls at the blogger party!!!! hugs and love, Dawn

Julia *Astra-Scrap* said...

Beautiful pictures!

Dear Lisa,
I love your blog and the things you create! Thank you for inspiration! You inspired me to make a collage with a picture of my grand-gran-grand mother :-)
you can check it here

sissie said...

Hi Lisa!
I'm so glad the kids finally let you out of the closet! I've been missing you and getting ready to put out an "APB" (A Pretty Bloggerette) is MISSING !!

Glad you are back. And wow do I love Debbie's decor. I'm crazy about the skelton brides in the vintage gowns! Love it all.

Is that burlap I see on the table with those pumpkins!!!!!

I will sleep better tonight just knowing your back in action.

Big ole hugs,

" SHABBY JUNK" said...

Great blog! Love the photos of the skeleton brides! ~judy~

Jodie (everything vintage) said...

Hey favorite little ghoul~
I was thinking more on the lines that Kevin tied you up in the closet instead of the know you wanted to tell the truth...
I love Deb @ Curious Sofa. I've met her three times and she's as crazy in person as her wonderful decorations. She's brilliant and beautiful in every way, I do hope you get to meet her some day soon.

'Tis the season for Lisa to come out and play and be scary!!!

Linda M. said...

Hi Lisa,

I love the porch decorations and I like the umbrellas with witch legs. I did miss you but with 3 little cuties to take care of and teaching and on and on...I would expect "blog funk." Happy Inspiration Friday! Thanks for sharing.
Warmly, Linda

trash talk said...

Jodie beat me to SAY it was the kids who tied you up...yeah right!
Love all those photos. In fact I have some of the same ones in my style file...but no one and I do mean no one does the holiday displays like Ms. Curious Sofa. She puts the EEE in EEEK!

Claudia said...

She is amazing, isn't she? Love the wicked witch legs hanging from the ceiling!

We've missed you - glad you're back!


Jane said...

Wonderful inspiration photos. I'm lucky to live close to Curious Sofa so I'm heading that way soon to check out Deb's decor this year.
Have a great weekend.
Jane said...

Debbie always has the BEST displays, but she plans Halloween all year long. She really does it up.

A Cottage Muse said...

Fabulous!! Perfect inspiration for the day!! Wish I lived closer for the sidewalk sale!! Have a great weekend!!

Storybook Woods said...

Oh we all go through blogging burnout. We are here when you feel better, be good to yourself. Read a good book ;-p xoxo Clarice

Anonymous said...

Lisa, I just love that picture of Edgar. I wonder if Karen and Beth have it for our class? He'd be perfect! ;-)
The umbrellas with the witchy legs....tooo funny!
Good to see you back in circulation. I never for a moment thought the triplets had you hogtied! ;-) But I thought you might be teaching or lost in your studio Under all that lace and paper!
Have a fun weekend!
Hugs, Diane

Dorthe said...

Sweet, good to see you back here again -
and all the great inspiration you blogged for us, I love the crasy halloween decorations from Curius Sofa, they are fantastic- and Debra also just blogged some gorgeus displayes--
Lisa dear, you have a great week-end, with your friends, and the -I`m sure --fabolous sales---UUHHH take me with you :-)


Daphne Nicole & Lynda Cade said...

Oh Lisa, I just loved all the Halloween pictures. Thanks for sharing them!!! hugs~~~ Daphne

Peridots Garden Blog said...


Lovin' all the inspirational photos!

Boy do I feel better...I thought I was alone in the blogger burnout...but my time off this summer helped...still not posting everyday...I promised myself my blog is for enjoyment...for myself and hopefully for my friends.

Hang in there...for me the return to school is a melancholy mixture of emotionally plopping down in the chair AND a tear slipping down my's that reminder of how fast kids grow up AND how quiet the house will be one day...



Julia - "Vintage with Laces" said...

You've picked some great inspirations, Lisa! I love that chair and the umbrellas are such a fun idea! Even though I thought of skipping the Halloween decoration this year, I might get in the mood now ... We'll see.
Have a great weekend!
Big hugs to you,

kana said...

Thanks for all of the Halloween inspiration pics. I attended a Halloween open house last night and had a great time looking at all of the goodies. (Check out my blog to see some of the photos). I agree with you....I would love to go see the festivities at The Curious Sofa!

Julia *Astra-Scrap* said...

Thank you so much, Lisa, for your sweet comment! Fnd yes, I would be very proud if you show my collage in your blog :-) I would love to make some privat swap with you, if you don't mind? Julia

Debbie said...

Oh my gosh....I just happened upon your blog, and am LOVING it here!!! Your pics, posts, designs, blog page, just everything is AWESOME!!! Soooo glad to have found such a great place to visit.

Charlene said...

Oh so loved the witches legs & umbrellas. Do you have your clock with the owl in it out yet? I so need to get to the storage unit to get out my fall decor. But, it's just too hot to think about digging around in there. I am so loving my wall hanging I made in your class. Hope to post it for White Wednesday. HUGS!

Susan said...

Good morning Lisa,
Love your post and all the great pictures. Enjoy your week. Susan

BellaRosa said...

Hola my bella boss lady :) I love this post, simply because I have always loved decorating for Halloween but since my girls have gotten older, most of my things stay in their bins till either right before or just stay there all together, maybe this year will be the year they all come out, Anaissa wants to make a gothic cemetery on our side yard, maybe we can get it together for her :) btw she is loving her new high school! I am so proud of both my girls right now, life is just now starting to calm down as they are finally settling down into a routine...FINALLY :) How are your gorgeous lil ones & your amor? I need to call you so we can catch up! I miss your most beautiful voice my bella boss lady & most of all your bella heart :) A funk happens, sometimes like me you ride it out....and while I am not posting as much, I have been lurking on so many of my favorite blogs, I am just guilty of doing it quietly, like I told Jodie....I KNOW everyone misses my long ass comments....{Yes, I know I have self importance or as Ashley says impotance :) issues that I severely need to deal with...just not today, Ha!} Well amor, I must leave you for a bit,but I will be back, because visiting you & all my bellas, is the nourishment my heart & soul needs at this moment:) LOVE, love & miss you my favorite bella boss lady! Besos, Rose was my word count on this visit, cause I promised Jodie I would match it on her comment I left when I visit her bella self :) said...

Thank you SO MUCH for the mention and links! Great assortment of the Best of Halloween decorating.