Friday, October 28, 2011

Pink Saturday 10-29-2011

Welcome to our Halloween Home........

I love to cross-stitch seasonal elements.

Thought I would share a sweet little pumpkin Jack O'Lantern playing card man that I made for one of my sweetest friends ever, Miss Vickie of Visuals by Vickie. I made it for her several years ago from a pattern that sweet Mary of Isabella's Closet sells here. I sooo need to make one for myself now!!

Just a touch of pink for todays PINK SATURDAY!
For more PINKNESS please go visit our lovely hostess
Beverly of How Sweet the Sound here!

I had fun designing this slightly macabe tablescape scene a couple of years ago. I started off with ratty-tatty looking old cheesecloth full of holes and then layered from there.

On my antiqued mirrored plateau, I added a pewter raised cake stand, covered it with a shimmery black sequinned and beaded shawl and placed a ceramic skull amid fall leaves on top.

Added a cheese dome atop the skull, and went to work on the ambience. I used a five-arm pewter candlestick with black tapers and then wound black tinsel with tiny purple bats and purple lights around it.

Since I don't have any "Halloween" china (do any of you?) I printed off some bats and then laminated them and cut them to fit the border of my salad plates and attached with double-sided tape for a cool effect. Then I layered a pointed black witch's hat between the two plates.

Glamorous black satin stitched and beaded and sequined roses are very appropo.

Casper Ghost and a metal spider votive holder from Big Lots adds fun touches to the table top.

Any mummy can do this fun tablescape!!

I decided it would be fun to do a vampire & spiders theme, so I used these cute little Draculas in my crystal stemware, & attached a purple glittered spider to the rim of the glass.

The Dracula vampire test tubes come from Target & have red candy pellets inside..."Vampire Vaccine" they are called. Wouldn't these be just too cute as stirrers in some Virgin Bloody Marys?

Found the raw wood coffins at Michael's, painted it glossy black and added a cute Count Dracula ink pen that would make a perfect party favor!

My vintage teacart is ready to serve bloody libations, too!


Here is the continuation of a prior Halloween Swap hosted by Amy of Four Sisters in a Cottage. The following item was received from my terrific YOUNG partner (she is a mere babe ~ early 20's, and soooo very talented!) Lindsey of Two Crazy Crafters.

One of my very VERY favorite pieces ~ one of Lindsey's specialties ~ a terrific piece of altered art ~ a wonderful Halloween collage!! Go check out the blog she shares with her mother here ~ they are quite a talented duo!!

A dash more pink (and green toile) on my kitchen chairs, which our scary sweet black cat Muffin thinks are his!

Beverly of How Sweet the Sound is our ever loving PINK HOSTESS, so pop on over to her blog and say hello ~ she also has a list of all of this week's participants!

Bugs and Hisses!


Mari said...

Your kitty is soooo adorable :) love your Halloween tablescape everything looks just soooo beautiful :) have a
Happy Halloween and a safe one too!


Marydon said...

I adore Muffin, Stephanie. Your decor is to adore ... everywhere!!! What fabulous creations & settings you have created & such whimsy to boot!

Sure have missed you my friend.

BOO-T-ful Halloween wishes ~

Cindy Adkins said...

Oh my gosh, Stephanie, this is all AMAZING~WOW!!!
And I love your cute dog on your sidebar--how completly precious!! You are the "hostess with the mostest!"

Susie Jefferson said...

Wow! These are wonderful! We don't really 'do' Halloween here in the UK - but having seen these, I think we have a lot of catching up to do, lol. Happy Pink Saturday, Happy Halloween and hugs from the UK.

sissie said...

Hi Stephanie,
I love all of your spooky and lovely Halloween creations. All you need now is for the party to begin and I'll be right over.

Love the wreath on the front door.


craftymarta said...

Stephanie, you do go all out for Halloween. Love the front door wreath and everything else. But my favorite is the scary cat, not scary at all, just beautiful. Blessings, Marta.

Linda M. said...

Happy Pink Halloween Strphanie, I love the kitty! All your halloween decorations are wonderful! Linda

Elaine said...

Your table setting for halloween are spookie food.. Love the purple and silver mixed in. awesome job you talented lady.

Daniella said...

Oh My Heck!!!
How awesome is your decorating!!

Victoria said...

Oh my gosh Stephanie, everything looks aaaaamazing!!! I love your little witch doll! All your little stitchings are so pretty also:)

I'm really trying to get back into blogging. I've been working on a really big cross stitch for my MIL so that's been taking most of my time. It's almost done, just some back stitching to finish and then the border. I don't want to show it on my blog though in case my MIL see's it but I'll post pics of it after I've given it to her.

Are you excited for Christmas!!! I know I am:) Are you going to post on your Christmas blog?

Happy PS and have a lovely weekend my friend:)

Tammy@Beatrice Banks said...

Awesome halloween decor! My favorite is that little playing card character. You are so talented!
Have a great weekend!

Sandi@ Rose Chintz Cottage said...

Hello sweet pinkie friend,
I am loving your pink and green toile chairs and kitty's adorable! Love the pink platter too. Happy Pinks and thanks for stopping by. Have a wonderful weekend.

Blessings and hugs,

Alison @ The Polohouse said...

Your table and your decorations are amazing, Stephanie!
Love that little card pumpkin cute.
Your iron scrollwork pedestal is so pretty too.
So nice to see you on here again!

chubskulit said...

Simply beautiful!

Pink Fairy

Jean said...

Wow! Love your decorations. Especially your wreath.

Jean said...

Wow! Love your decorations. Especially your wreath.

Sarah said...

What a very unique idea for a wreath!
I would like to invite you to my weekend linkup. It involves anything related to homemaking: recipes, sewing, decorating, crafts, DIY, a story about what you did today, etc! I know you'd be a great addition to the party!

Hope you have a lovely weekend!

HaPpY pInK sAtUrDaY!

Anonymous said...

oooooh witchy woman
this is stunning...
i didn't think a pink blingy girl would look so lovely on halloween but you sure do!!!
love this post :D
and that cat too :D

Bella Vista said...

Hi Stephanie, everything is just delightful. Oh, what a fun festive. The tablescape is wonderful! And, I am drooling over those silver platters. Fabulous.

So good to see you again, sweet lady.


laurie @ bargain hunting said...

Stephanie, this post is just filled with great H'ween ideas! I love all of it. Such clever vignettes. laurie

Shirl said...

Hi Stephanie, I miss you too, thank you so much for stopping by and leaving a sweet comment. I love all your Halloween decorations. Everything looks so nice at your house. I especially loved the cross stitched items. Cross Stitch always tugs at my heart. I went to a quilt shop with friends a few weeks ago and managed to come home with a cross stitch book. LOL Muffin has the sweetest face. All our pets here are getting old except for this crazy rescued dog (who keeps us laughting) and a few cats that wondered in. They sure do keep us busy. Right now I'm fighting off a terrible cold.
Love you and miss you, Shirl
Shirls Rose Cottage

Lynn@ The Vintage Nest said...

It's all delightfully fun Stephanie....casual elegance that I love. Happy Pink Saturday and Happy Halloween. Keep that gorgeous black kitty safely inside tomorrow night. xoxo

Queenie said...

Oh Stephanie...Muffins is the cutest thing! I could just hug about you hug her for me? :)
Love all of your Halloween Decor too!
Big hugs,

Beverly said...

Happy Pink Saturday, Stephanie.

It looks like Halloween is a fun time in your home. You always make everything look fantastic.

And, I enjoyed seeing the Halloween photos of you and your family.

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