Chillin' at CRT on Xpu Ha Beach

Chillin' at CRT on Xpu Ha Beach
How I'd spend every day if I weren't redecorating, cooking, sewing and blogging!

Tuesday, September 11, 2012

Something Wicked Started With a Hat

I had a perfectly WICKED idea last week. 

I normally just throw a few pumpkins and fall leaves around the house in September and call that decorated until time for Christmas.  But I have enjoyed my summer beach themed decor so much that I decided this year I would do some Halloween decorating.  We're going out of town in a couple of weeks and when we return it will be October, so I decided we might as well get started - once those ideas start flowing it's hard for me to stop until I'm done.  So here's what happened.

I went to Ross looking for a few (cheap) Halloween decorations and I found this wicked witch's hat and this little green word - WICKED.  NOW I was inspired.  I took the hat home and added the black roses and the peacock feather from my stock of stuff crafty supplies.  Then I revealed it to my daughter - a huge fan of the play. I suffered through this book hoping it would improve - it never did.  How they got a great musical out of that book is way beyond my understanding.  When I got Colleen involved she added a few items from her collection.

Then I hit a couple thrift stores and various other places that sell such stuff like Marshall's and JoAnn Fabric.  Here are the results!

Vignette #1 - Wicked

Then I got in THAT mode.  The "what do I have around the house that we can decorate for Halloween with so we don't have to buy much stuff?" mode.  As the wheels started to turn it became easier.  My family loves books, movies and the theatre and my daughter has a "COLLECTION" of stuff.

Vignette #2 - Harry Potter

The candle and candle holder came from the thrift store.  We made the labels for the bottles.  The rest came from around the house (my daughter's room) and out of the cabinets.

Vignette #3 - Pirates of the Caribbean

For this one I first raided the costume box, we have a few pirates in the family from time to time.  Then Colleen brought in her stuff. I bought the pirate skull salt and pepper shakers at Ross for 3 bucks. The "rum" bottle also came from Ross for 3 bucks!

Vignette #4 - Phantom of the Opera

So at this point my daughter was coming up with ideas as well as decorative contributions and she suggested Phantom of the Opera.  She brought forth masks, a program and sheet music.

I contributed a cape, a rose, a candelabra (another thrift store find) and fabric.  I pulled out every piece of fabric in my scrap box that I could use to enhance our displays - I was surprised at the great stuff I found from all those years of making costumes.  This may be one of my favorites!

We're not quite done, we've still got a couple areas to decorate and we've still got a BIG mess in my dining room.  I'll show you the rest when it's done and the mess is cleaned up.  I hope you enjoyed seeing our ideas and are inspired. My daughter, Colleen, says we should just leave the house like this FOREVER - I'm thinking more like 6 weeks.

Stop by and check out our cheesecloth ghosts too.

Much Love & Laughter,


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Crystelle said...

Sooo fun! Your house is like a museum! My favorite is the phantom vignette....

Debbie said...

What great fun these are. You'll keep amused until Christmas.

spymay said...

Thank you! I thought I was the only person who suffered through that book and also wondered how they could get such a great play out of it.
Great displays-you've inspired me.I love it.

Gee Singh Newbanks said...

Hmmm... I luv your vignettes. I must say, I am partial to two.. Pirates of the Caribbean ( because I luv Johnny Depp and the Caribbean is my fave vacation spot) and the second... Phantom of the Opera... sigh.
Thanks for sharing..
Cheers, Gee

Sooner Laura said...

Thanks everyone! We had lots of fun creating these and are still adding to the not so spooky fall/Halloween decor. And Gee - Johnny Depp, well yeah and Phantom - sigh indeed. I need a chandelier over that vignette.

Alderberry Hill said...

Very cool vignettes, and I love your ghosts too. I have those on my list to make this year!
Thanks for stopping by Alderberry Hill.
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Shenita @ Embellishments by SLR said...

Oh, gosh, this is so fun!! And creative!!! I am sure you had a ball pulling all of this together!! We just got back; and I can't wait to decorate!!

Samantha said...

wow! so fun!!!! so much talent!!!

thank you for sharing,
samantha :-)