Monday, September 13, 2010

Spooky Monday #3

Hey Lovelies!

First off, where do the weeks go !?!? Felt like just yesterday , I was scrambling for material for my second Spooky Monday Post!!

This week, I have some very spooky treats for you all ! I wanted to share with you, a magazine what I had bought a few years ago. It is the October/November 2007 issue of Mary Engelbreit's Home Companion!

Inside is an article about some spookily decorated front porches!

The caption reads:
"Sara Curtis amasses a huge collection of pumpkins each year - " The wartier, the better!" Her dog, Scout, makes sure none get smashed. Layered strands of lights and paper jack-o-lanters create a festive arched entryway. Right: Brimming with autumn-foiliage, an antique wicker child's backpack graces Ruth Touhill's door.

This page:
Retro hinged jack-o'-lantern ornaments, left and inset, add pumpkin pizzazz to a dried honey-suckle vine wreath embellished with Japanese lantern pods and a welcoming bat. Below: Snacks and goodie bags (on a table layered with striped runners and an indian sari) beckon Trick or Treaters.

Another Spooky Cozy Porch!

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Above: Vintage rattan furniture topped with comfy cushions is the perfect spot to kick back and watch the parade of Power Rangers and fairy princesses. To camouflage cords and create a dark and spooky ceiling effect, Sara double 3 foot strips of black tulle and slip knotted them between lantern lights.

Perched behind a porch swing, Blackie awaits midnight mischief. In an ode to Hitchcock, Sara tricked out the trellis of a funky 1950s bamboo planter with a posable crow, bird silhouettes printed on yellow vellum paper, and a vintage inspired Halloween banner. Black cat brownies look almost too cute to eat !

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Spode China patterned with burnt orange flowers, and antler horn serving utensils add fall flavor to alfresco dining. Chinaberries pop against a red door.

To add a sophisticated autumn touch to the 150 year old solid stone home, Ruth twisted hops vines around bamboo posts embedded into large flowerpots on either side of the back door.

In the center of the magazine are a couple fun treats !!
Here are some cutout Halloween/Autumn paper dolls, you can print them out at your leisure

Here is a drawing by Mary Engelbreit herself!

Here is another spooky ad

An advertisement for Doodlebug Design Inc.

Now here some little Halloween Treasure of my own I would like to share~!

I got these guys at a clearance sale at AC Moore last fall!! I fell in love with them immediately !

And these two hanging cloth ornaments were so cute I couldnt pass them up either!

I got these guys at Joanne's Fabric store. Aren't they so cute!?!

I hope you enjoyed my Halloween Treats this Monday :-D

Now for my Halloween Video

Here is a clip from one of my favorite animated Halloween movies Mad Monster Party!

Tricks and Treats,



JoAnne said...

Happy Spooky Monday Justina! I wish that was a current issue, looks like a good one. Never get tired of seeing Halloween decorating ideas.

Anonymous said...

I love the pumpkins with the black tulle. I also loooove the little guys you got at Joanne! I may have topick some up for myself. They're so cute!!!

Anna @ Frosted Petunias said...

Happy Spooky Monday! I never got that issue so I'm so glad you shared it with us. I really liked her magazine and hated that they stopped making it. I love that porch! Your little ornaments are sooo cute. Love Joannes too!

Kelly said...

Great post! I thought for a second that might have been a new copy of an old favorite, but it wasn't. I sure miss that magazine!
I still have about 3 or so years worth of those little paper dolls~
I love the black tulle hanginf on the porch, and of course your little collection.

Faerie Moon Creations said...

What pretty Halloween treats! Love them! I have Mad Monster Party!!!! I love all those old Rankin Bass shows. Now you see where my love of stop motion began! Thanks for sharing, Justina!!!!

Jorgelina said...

Happy Spooky Monday!
Your little ornaments cute. Love pretty Halloween treats

Justina said...

Thank you ladies, I am having SOOOOO much fun with these spooky Monday posts !!!! I am SOOOo excited for the fall season I can't even contain it !! :-D It's lovely seeing all of your work as well !!

JoAnne said...

Hi Justina,
I just read the very sweet compliment you left on an older blog post of mine. Thank you so much! I am enjoying your blog as well. I too am an autumn lover who was born in the cold month of January.

JoAnne said...

Sorry Justina, forgot to add I'm grabbing your button. Hope you'll stop back for mine.

Justina said...

Theresa, I also have such a love for anything stop motion!!! We should chat about stop motion sometime :-) I can go on and on for hours about my favorites :-) It has always captivated me since I was a child!

JoAnne, thanks for stopping by again and grabbing my button! I just grabbed yours and added it to my sidebar as well ;-D


Cat (darklingwoods) said...

Whooo! can't wait to get the Halloween boxes down! Thank you for the inspiration!

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