Thursday, October 13

Wicked HouseKeeping

I'm back from Boston & what an amazing trip it was!
I want to share some pictures & stories, but Saturday is
The Wicked Tea
& I'm up to my eyeballs in kits!
I haven't had time to edit my vacation pictures so instead I'm sharing some pictures from around the house.

This is the basket I bought from Laurie Anna's last spring.
I posted about it here.
Yesterday I 'hooshed' it Halloween style.

Such a cute picture of my little angels!


Speaking of hooshing, I'm working on a little cabinet of curiosities.
The telescope & projector were my father's.


This is our entry.
I love changing it around for the seasons.



My hearth is easier to decorate than the mantel.
Keeping the kids off this chair is no easy feat.

I have a hard time arranging my mantle, it's very narrow.
I bought these Ellery Queen paperbacks at a garage sale years ago.


I think the mysteries came from Half Priced Books.



Did you know Poe was from Boston?
I know people associate him with Halloween & the macabre but he wrote such beautiful & haunting poetry.
Annabel Lee is one of my absolute favorite poems.
I have always wanted to make an altered book inspired by that story.

I better get back to my kits.
I put another pair of slippers in my etsy store, working on some other things as well.


If you want to make your own check out the link on my sidebar for information!

21 comments:

BucksCountyFolkArt said...

Thanks for sharing all those pictures. Very inspiring and fun to look at!

The Feathered Nest said...

Girl, you have so much neat stuff to make your gorgeous vignettes!!!! I love that door basket and love that you can change it out for the seasons too ~ Everything looks just wonderful!! I love the new ballet shoes, they look amazing...I'll be sure to spread the word about your class sweet Lisa, hugs and love, Dawn

Dorthe said...

LIsa dear,
What a great BOO house you have made.
I love all the crows everywhere, the basket on the door is so wonderful,and I am in love with the little chair in the chimny with hat and shoes-and the stamped :MAGIC
and the crow on the antler ? looks so curius :) and funny.
And then your cute slippers ,love they are crackled -they are so beautiful, dear friend.
I`m glad you had a fantastic tour.
Hugs and love,Dorthe

Beth Leintz said...

I love how you used the Ellery Queen books as part of your Halloween display- old paperbacks like that always catch my eye, but I'm never sure what to do with them- I love it! The picture of the little goblins on door is precious- have fun at Wicked Tea- then I want to hear about it & Boston!

Gracefully Vintage said...

Oh How i love your Halloween designs... Love the use of the Antlers...
Thanks for sharing great ideas-Inspiration
Karryann

sissie said...

Hi Lisa,
I'm so glad that you had a good trip and made it through the flight. See, it wasn't that scary, was it!

Love your door arrangement. The basket is so cute and what's inside is even better. Love the hearth decor too. Heck, I love it all. You are good!

I like Poe's writings too. It would be great to do a book.

Love the antlers on the mantel. I need to get some of those.

hugs
Sissie

GARAGE SALE GAL ~ Deb's Earthly Delights said...

Love the black and white for halloween. looks fun at your home.
deb

Petite Michelle Louise said...

Loving your wicked awesome halloween decor! but i sooo can't wait to see pictures from your fab trip to bean town!

Leanne said...

"Annabel Lee" was my first Poe poem. An altered book of that would be fabulous!

Rhonda said...

Your mantle is always amazing, Lisa.
You inspire all of us to make the magic of the holidays happen.

I'm always glad I stopped by, your posts make me smile.

Marie Lost Bird Studio said...

Hi Lisa,
just love,love your Halloween decor!!Beautiful and elegant.
Have a wonderful weekend.
Hugs,
Marie
Oh, can't wait to see the photos from Boston!

Garden Antqs Vintage said...

Lisa, I am loving all your pretties. It looks just enchanting. Happy Friday, T

Lululiz said...

I love the way you have decorated your hearth, it is really charming in a Halloween sort of way.

Charlene said...

Your spooky decor is sooooooooooo cute! I know the kids love it! Good luck at the Wicked Tea. I know it will be fun & your class will be great! HUGS!
Charlene

Diane said...

Lisa, what fun stuff!! I have to giggle over the antlers and the crow perched on them! My hubby saw a gang of 6 crows enjoying their lunch in the dumpster behind a local restaurant yesterday. He said they were having a full tussle with each other over their found treasures! LOL! What comedians they are.

Have a fun Wicked Tea! Is it spiked by any chance? lol

Hugs, Diane

Sara said...

you have some amazing things and the photos are great. Lucky you going to Boston. Its a place I would love to go and see. Maybe one day. Hugs Sara

Kathy said...

I love your halloween decorating esp. the wide assortment. The white with the rusty looks so great. We will enjoy it for the next couple of weeks. I am finally finished and now ready to enjoy. Drop by for a visit. Kathy

Linda said...

Love all your Halloween goodies, Lisa! I just love how the door basket looks all done for the holiday...

Rebecca said...

How sweet... congratulations on 15 years! Sounds like your trip was wonderful, can't wait to hear all about it!
When do you find the time to decorate the whole house??? Looks great!
Hope this finds you well!
Blessings
RE

vicki said...

Lisa- such perfect touches for the "scary" season. I love the crows- they are wonderful. It's great fun to change with the seasons- I bet your sweet babes love this display.

I'm still thinking about your wonderful trip- I'm so glad you had a great time!
Vicki

karlascottage.typepad.com said...

You sure captured the Halloween spirit!