2016 Halloween

I am so happy to be back to blogging. My break was way too long for me but I am doing much better and my surgery turned out to be a success.

   Halloween is huge at my house as you can imagine with four children under the age of eight.  So I usually decorate with great gusto but because of being laid up  for a while I only put out a minimal amount of Halloween decor. I did some planning before my surgery and the decor that I made was ready to go out in first week in October.


Let’s start at my front door which enters into the kitchen. I usually redo my wreaths every year. This one was very easy with a lace doily and a bit of ribbon for the bow some pheasant feathers, pinecones, leaves, and acorns, glue gunned to a sprayed white grapevine wreath.


As you first walk through the front door you will see a wonderful scale that came from Antique Farmhouse. I’m really loving this it makes great vignettes.



I love basket full of pinecones, anything from outside is truly a keeper.


As you pass through the kitchen you will see the chest that I modge podged with book pages and sitting on top of it is a wooden bowl with rusty railroad spikes, vintage lace and a spool of vintage buck stitch and needle. Quite the contrast.

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A vignette on the dinning room table is of a witch that I made from a pattern by the artist Bethany Lowe. She does fabulous folk art. The witch was really fun to make. She is wearing everything vintage.


I have wanted to make Hilda as my grands call her for years, I put my fear away and dove right in. I had a ball making her. I used clay for the face, and who can mess up a witches face? Right? lol The brooch that pins her shawl together was given to me from Kris at Junk Chic Cottage some time ago. It’s perfect!

She is complete with button shoes . . .

and a lovely black glittered hat.

I did a little painting to my primitive cupboard. What do you think of the peacock-blue doors? I felt it gave some color to this dark nest.

More chippy and rustiness from my grands. This was found on their way home from school. They really take care of ol’ grandma Jo.

I love using copper during the fall it really adds to a vignette.

I made these wonderful masks for a very fun masquerade party last year. Click here to view the decor from the party.

I made some fun Halloween pillow covers made from painter cloths this year with iron on images.

I love using pillow covers they are so easy to change out and change your decor.

Here is another door piece that I made simply with a stem of colored leaves and cotton  stems tied together with a burlap bow and some dried Indian corn.

Adding a few candles and a fun plate helps add to the Halloween fun.

I made these fun pumpkins this year and found out the kids Great Dane pup likes them to. lol  He has chewed up several.

This cute crow was sent to me by Phyllis from Delaware who is one of my long time followers. Thank you Phyllis!

This shelf hangs above my TV in the sitting room.





I love my black birds. I pick up a couple every year.


Redoing this wreath was really fun. I have had these items for years all it took was a little paint, glitter, and glue and presto it is hanging on the wall.


A top my bookcase is a vignette that I have used with my vintage silver and hat boxes.


This trunk is my newest addition to my nest. I’m not to big on the color so the green will be going by by. On a later post I will show you the insides that are so awesome and the redo. This trunk is from the late 1800’s.


I think secretly in a past life I was a good witch because I really am fascinated by them. Crazy me!  Last year I had the privilege to go to a witches tea. Click the link to view it.


Well that is the end of my Halloween tour. If you would like to see some of my past years Fall tours just click the links below.

2014 Making stuffed pumpkins

2015 Halloween

2015 Autumn Tour

2014 Fall Tour


Have a Happy Halloween Everyone!

I want to give a special thank you to all of you who went out of your way to mail, or email me a special prayer and a wish to get better soon. It was truly appreciated. Also a special thank you to my son Nathan and his wife Jordie and four special grands for the great care they gave me after I was home from the hospital. What would I do without family and friends. I feel that is the main reason that we are here on earth, is to have these special experiences with each other.

Thank you all, and may God bless you.

Love, Jo

I will be at these amazing parties this week, come and join me!


Make it Pretty Monday @ The Dedicated House

Amaze Me Monday @ Dwellings-the heart of our home

The art of Homemaking Mondays @ Strangers and Pilgrims


Let’s talk Vintage @ Bella Rosa Antiques


Vintage Inspiration Party @ My Salvaged Treasure

Moonlight and Mason Jars @ Cherished Bliss

Waste Not Wednesday @ Gratefully Vintage


Thoughts of Home Thursday @ Poofing the Pillows

Share Your Cup Thursday @ Have a Cup with Mrs. Olson

Share your Style @ The Essence of Home

Blog Hop @ Katherine’s Corner

Vintage Charm @ Blue Willow House .com


Home Sweet Home Party @ The Charm of home

Home Matters Linky Party @ Life with Lorelai

Simply Sweet Fridays @ Rooted in Thyme

Friday’s Furniture Fix @ Patina Paradise

Shabbilicious Friday @ Shabby Art Boutique

Five Star Fro Fro @ A Tray of Bliss

Feathered Nest Friday @ French Country Cottage


Pretty Pintastic Party @ Seeking Lavender Lane

Upcycled Linky Party @ Funky Junk

Inspiration Spotlight @ Dear Creatives.com

Best of the Weekend @ Ms. Toody Goo Shoes

Share it One More Time @ Shabby Fufufu

30 thoughts on “2016 Halloween

  1. Jo love all your halloween decor. Looking so great. Love your sweet witch you made and used the brooch I sent. Soooo sweet. Glad you are doing better with your knees.


  2. Oh Jo, It’s so great to see you post! Your fall and Halloween décor is great and much more than I thought you’d be able to display! So many wonderful treasures! I am happy to hear that you are feeling better! Blessings, Cindy xo


  3. Jo, so glad you are back at blogging! You have been missed!! Loved your Halloween tour. The new scale is fabulous! I love scales and they are my favorite go to’s for vignettes! Your witch turned out so darn cute! I just made a cat head with clay and had so much fun. I have a Bethany Lowe book and I think she shows a witch in it. I haven’t looked at it this year. Kind of forgot about it until you mentioned Bethany Lowe. I may need to try making a witch next year. So, so cute!! So glad you’ll be linking to SYC.


  4. Glad you are back blogging and are mending very well! That is great news! I, too, love your witch and all your décor-can’t wait to see your Christmas tour!!!!


  5. Jo I am so happy to hear you are doing better after your knee surgery. I’ve thought about you a lot. Your place looks very bewitching for Halloween, fun ideas… Halloween has always been a holiday I love. Enjoy the evening with your Grands.


  6. Glad to see you back, and your Fall/Halloween decor is great. Love the witch…especially the button shoes, which made me chortle. Think I may have to give a witch ago, next year, Thanks Sandi


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