It’s Back-To-School time, and for me, it signals the end of summer and a tendency to want to decorate for Fall, even though it’s still hot outside. Maybe it’s the yearning for all things fall-tacular and the impatience for cooler temperatures, sitting outdoors by a fire, and sweaters. Of course, for the kids, it’s the waiting for the next big holiday – Halloween. I admit, I still get a thrill out of Halloween – mostly brought on when I watch Hocus Pocus, but also knowing the fun I have with the decorations. This year will be a challenge – we host a Halloween Party each year and now that I have my own shop – I’ll be doing double-decorating-duty. The thought kind of freaks me out. But it’s okay – one creative inspiration after another and hopefully we’ll be there – even though some of our stuff is already gone from early bird-buyers (LOVE IT!)
Sometimes I find great stuff and can just put it out on the shelves for purchase. Sometimes I get some product that comes in and isn’t what I had hoped for. All it does is make me find a way to make it better. Say – like this little feller and his friends:
It looked like a pumpkin you could get almost anywhere and I initially wanted to create a cool vignette with a bunch o pumkins and stuff. But when it came in, it didn’t look quite so …nice. So instead of sending it back, I thought of different ways to make them unique. Some we covered in tissue paper, other’s we painted. Since I plan on carrying the Eco-Friendly line of chalk paints and finishes created by Ce Ce Caldwell, what better way to experiment with it than to paint a styrofoam pumpkin? So we did. That chalk paint is AWESOME! I can’t wait to introduce it to all of ya’ll.
Here’s the in-between, waiting for all the paint to dry.
And here are some all blinged-up waiting for someone to buy and put into their home.
We’ve been playing with other stuff around here as well. Come in and check it out and take it home!
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