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BY ORDER OF THE LOCAL WITCHES #25 , LUNCH IS SERVED!
Good day everyone, the air is thick and the scent of witches dark spells are the setting for the annual witch luncheon. Have a seat if you dare! Webs are being spun, the special witches brew is brewing and spiders are lurking along with some other creepy guests.......
I finally received my Spooky Halloween dishes from Country Door and I am so happy with them ! Today the witches will be the first to dine with them .
The crystal is waiting to be filled with a bloody glass of wine.
Spiders with fur will scan the tables before they are used for a potion!
I took an old wine bottle , painted and distressed it and tied a little raffia on it.
A pickle jar was turned into a mummy using white torn sheet material and some light brown paint. Add eyes and you have a cute recycled decoration.
For a mere 20.00 these dishes are well worth it I'm sure every witch will agree.
This table and chairs is in our lodge/ screened in Lanai. A well lived place where you can relax on the sofa and chairs and enjoy a cool drink or enjoy dinner by candlelight or even watch a movie at midnight seeing it also has TV. The water is just across the street for some boating and fishing no swimming though way too many big gators for that. The laundry room is actually off of the lanai and it has a fridge and a sink with running water so the teens here at Sweet Tea N' Salty Air take full advantage of this room. It is not uncommon to see a big stash of fishing poles leaning in the corners of the room. It's quite large and serves as extra dining on the holidays. The table seats 6 , last thanks giving the air was cool and many diners sat around this table enjoying the food and candlelight.
The witches will be sure not to miss any important calls!
These cute little string of ghosts are strung from one chair to another , that was a $ store find.
You can use some spider webbing also from the $ store to create some realistic smoking look. The spiders are also $ store.
Scary hands attached to the plate stand will creep out all the guests.
Doing a table scape for Halloween is so much fun, I have to tell you a really funny story... A few years ago when I came back to Florida my daughter and I decided we would do a spooky table out in the covered porch for Halloween so we started early in the day it looked really cool . We wanted to put some realistic tone to it so we took strawberry syrup the kind you can mix with milk and did all the rims of the glasses to look like real blood . So when we done e went in to eat lunch. When we came back out about an hour later the whole table setting was covered with bees .. we laughed so hard but we finally got rid of them before the trick or treaters came.
Welcome brrrrrrr! its cold here in S. W. Florida and everywhere for that matter hope you are as warm as can be. This winter I wanted to go with a winters farm theme. I crafted a sign my imaginary WinterCrest Farm and all the farm items to go with it . I painted things I had been saving when I conjured up this idea months ago.
So my kids thought I was crazy saving the Mrs. Butterworths plastic bottles but I gave them a coat of black chalk paint and added the price seemed fitting because the farm sign says pure maple syrup.
White lights and a few baron branches to give the winter glow
This little ceramic piggy bank also got a lick of paint
I added my vintage wooden breadbox filled with raffia and some blue and white dishware
A simple rag garland
So this mantle display did not cost me any money just stuff I was saving and some paint and an old piece of wood !
Well I have been absent from the blogger world for some time , reason being I'm just too darn busy reading all the other wonderful blogs and their inspiration keeps me crafting and building and getting into all kinds of creative trouble....But I have created a very vintage looking backsplash for nearly nothing. I scanned through my mind repeatedly for a unique backsplash that would not break the bank yet it had to be smashing looking. Low and behold after a thorough first take my idea was "born".
All you need for this project is Aluminum foil, a stencil of your choice, white glue, paint for highlighting, water based sealant if you choose to.A Flat surface for working, a soft cloth and plenty of patience.
hhSo, what do you think? you like the look? Now lets get started. The process is as follows: Place your stencil on a flat surface place your piece of tin foil on top of the stencil, take your very soft cloth and gently rub the foil and you will get the imprint of the sten…
Hi there welcome! Hope everyone is enjoying the day. Lets talk Shiplap for a bit, I was thinking that Joanna Gaines of Fixer Upper was maybe just a tiny bit over doing it with her shiplap but let me tell you she has introduced a wonderful way to explode your home with vintage style and beauty her excitement is fully understood now.....thank you Joanna for introducing me anyway to such a smashing wall finish.
So this is something I wanted to try for a bit , I have a huge wall in the kitchen that I cant really remedy meaning everything I do there I really am not happy with until now that is........people all you need is a paintbrush measuring tool lots of masking tape, dark paint and light paint and you can achieve the "shiplap look". Lets take a look
ok so this is just a flat black painted wall and you do need a dark base color or if you prefer use a light base color and dark on top but the most important trick to all this is CONTRAST For this Faux shiplap application …