Monday, October 25, 2010
Using an old orange sweater from the Thrift Store, I followed Deb's instructions for making the pumpkins, then added my own personal touches. I used natural twine, curly stems from a "grape vine" and moss to give them a more rustic primitive look. I finished off by tying on a cute "Halloween Baby Witches" tag to the larger pumpkin.
Sunday, October 10, 2010
Halloween is such a fun time of year, even for the adults! I think more people are decorating for Halloween than ever before, at least it seems that way in my part of the country. I really enjoy decorating the store at this time of year. Some of the items I brought in are new while other products are hand-made. Below is a sampling of some of the whimsical Halloween products available to help you get into the Halloween spirit:
|Hand-made Fleur de Lis White Pumpkin|
|Another Hand-made White Pumpkin|
|Hand-made Burlap Cushion|
|with matching Flour Sack Tea Towel|
|Hand-made "Witchie" Flour Sack Tea Towels|
|Hand-made Old Fashioned Gingerbread Cookies|
|Hand-made Halloween Gift Tags|
|Add some bling with glittered Crows and Spiders|
|and decorating in traditional orange and black is still classic|
Well this is my first attempt at blogging! It's been quite a year and a half for me. I retired from the Federal Government after 34 years and in October 2006, I started a new retail store called "French Vanilla Home and Garden". In July 2007 I launched my store's e-commerce website and now this....blogging! Who would have thought! Has it been challenging?....a bit, stressful?.... some days, rewarding?....most definitely! I love owning my own retail store, filling it with things I love and helping my customers find that perfect item or gift! I am enjoying this new phase of my life and look forward to learning new things, having new adventures and making new friends along the way!