Saturday, October 19, 2013

It's Halloween 2013!

The holiday season is upon us, and for me the start of that season is Halloweeeen!! While I love all the colorfulness of fall I like to go neutral for Halloween. For the past few years it's been all about black and white! I love the elegant and vintage look that can be created with spooky black and white décor!

I'm obsessed with chalkboards right now!! There are so many possibilities and they can be used for every occasion! I got the idea for my Trick or Treat chalkboard here...

This vintage looking newspaper came from Garden Ridge for $2. I framed it (with a frame I already owned) and placed a black matte around it for a fabulous and inexpensive décor piece!

I bought some wood and paper mache letters and spray painted them black for my Halloween sign. The store didn't have every letter I needed in the same style so I got a variation of three different styles and LOVE the way it turned out! I ended up liking in better than having all the same style letters.

The "Something Wicked This Way Comes" sign was super easy to make and also a fairly inexpensive project. I already had the burlap and the rope, in total I spent about $15. You can find the tutorial on how to make this at My Sister's Suitcase.

I hope you enjoyed my black and white (and silver, and brown, and cream...basically everything neutral) Halloween décor :)

Sunday, October 13, 2013

Eclectic Vintage Home Decor

I had the pleasure of visiting a friends house this weekend who's style is anything but ordinary. My style for the most part is very subtle. While I love color, my house tends to be more neutral with maybe a pop of color here and there. For example, in my kitchen I have pops of red.  I was so inspired by her use of colors and the mix of old and new items, I had to share some photos of her house with you.

Entryway collage wall full of items with personal meaning
Other side of entryway with turquoise dresser as entry table
Love this Planters peanut display used as a coffee mug holder!
Vintage vignette
Cozy corner
Drawer coffee table with casters
Cookie jar display in the kitchen
Collection of vintage the blue mixer!
Craft room with a few mid-century modern touches
Lovely shabby chic outdoor patio space