Tuesday, October 21, 2008

Halloween...again.

Thanks to my blogging friends, I'm hooked on consignment shopping. As a matter of fact, I think it has ruined me. I can rarely buy anything from Target anymore, because I have these delusions that I can find it at Goodwill for less. Well, when it comes to holiday decorations, I just may be onto something. Look at this cute little church I found for $1.99 the other day.

And look what I turned it into.
I searched this whole town for some more things to put on it, but Christmas crafts have already taken over. Don't think I didn't consider glittering some part of it. :) It's good for now. Maybe next year, I'll add some more details. For now...
pretty spooky, don't ya think?
I guess I don't always shop at consignment stores. I stumbled on this little lady at Wal Mart the other day. I love her!
In the theme of spooky abodes, I found this velour spooky house at Hobby Lobby the other day. I just love it. I keep thinking I'm done with Halloween, and then I go to a blog. Big mistake. If you haven't been over to House of Whimsy yet, you neeeeed to see her decorations. I won't consider myself done until I get some of these hands she has.
Her decorations are done so nicely that it seriously looks like a display in a store. Kinda puts my "spooky church" on my kitchen table to shame, doesn't it? Go visit and tell her I say hi!

45 comments:

Suzann @ Lavender and Roses said...

Well, I have visited her and she does have the Halloween Decor rather perfected, doesn't she. ?
I'm loving your creative ideas though. I would not have thought to make that church spooky and although I love that velour spooky house, I wouldn't have picked it up because I would have had no idea what to do with it. I love a thrifty buy and when you combo it with a creative idea you've got a winner in my book.

Laura said...

That cute spooky church needs to go next to that cute spooky house, and you've got a cute spooky village started! LOL!

ka1t_lyn said...

While designs are lovely I'm still a huge fan of your decorations!

the undomesticated wife said...

Great way to turn a $1.99 thrift store relic into an awesome piece of holiday decor! Love it!

Sarah said...

I am always so impressed with creative people like you. The spooky church is really cute!

Kristin said...

The spooky church is awesome! I would never have thought of doing something like that.

Mindy said...

I want a Hobby Lobby too! Great decorations

abeachcottage said...

love your idea, gotta have a spooky little house...I would never of thought of that!

Sarah

Natalie said...

I...am...speechless.




That was genious.




I love it.

Nichole said...

That spooky church was such a great idea! And I'm so with you on the Goodwill thing. Funny how prices start to look "expensive" at Target & Walmart when you shop at consignments. :o)

Stephanie said...

What a cute idea! Halloween is so fun to decorate for!

AndreaLeigh said...

I picked up the glitter cat at Walmart the other day! It has a place of honor on my china hutch.

sandra/tx said...

I'm begging you. Would you PLEASE come to my house, glitter my skeleton bones and decorate the whole thing from head to toe for Halloween? Please? :-)

Victoria said...

Love how the spooky church turned out!

AJ said...

Me likey:)

Sweet Simplicity said...

I love that velour house! So fun!

mommy2gabby said...

That turned out so neat! You are definitly a crafty one!! ( no pun intended!)

I kinda gave up on crafting on fall and am already trying to think about Christmas!

You know making the cards,decorating the house something in each room, finding or making the perfect gift for everyone, baking up a storm etc.

Help MARTHA!!!
;) jody

Buzzings of a Queen Bee! said...

Oh my gosh, I know what you mean. It's really bad when you are at Big Lots and you think "$5? Whatever. I can get it for $3.50 at Goodwill." Truly sad!!
Carrie

Moysa Family said...

I love your blog... how you have time to be so creative and cute amazes me. You make we want to bust out the glue gun.

tardevil said...

Actually, I think YOUR decorations put MY decorations to shame!!! So, I guess I'd better get busy so I can do some Halloween clearance shopping tomorrow! LOL!

Kris said...

No, no, your spooky house is perfect! I keep telling myself, stay home, do laundry, don't spend another DIME on this holiday! Then everything will go on clearance Nov 1st and I know I'll cave!!

How come my Wal-Mart doesn't have things like that? We have 1 measly isle of Halloween. I made Dan stop on the way to CA at one just to buy some spooky fabric drapes to use for the pirate party!

M.L. @ The House of Whimsy said...

Chris...are you trying to make my head blow up?? You are way too kind!!! My daughter called me tonight and told me about your flattering post. Wow, thank you.

And I am very very impressed with what you did with your $1.99 house. Now that's thinking outside the box. It's wonderful!
Thanks again,
Mary Lou

Julie said...

I could not agree more about the never ending decoating taking place this year. As a matter of fact, I just told my self that I was only going to look at your cute stuff one more time and that is it! I am cutting myself off from stalking/drooling over others fab decorations! (I'll try)

Prissy Southern Prep said...

I'm a sucker for ribbon, so that pretty orange bow is my favorite. Everything looks great!

AndreaW123 said...

Your spooky church is great....where did you find that spooky little tree next to it?????

Little Mama said...

Oh my gosh! I'm so inspired! I HAVE to go get the glitter TODAY! Love your stuff!

Laurel MacD said...

I fell as if everyone's decorations look like they are in a store! Your house is lovely.

Kristen said...

Great job on the house. When I first saw the picture I thought where's the glitter?
have a good one

michelle {sweet mady's paper} said...

that is fabulous. what a great find!

jenifriend said...

I love the spooky church! You did place a fake candle behind it right? Those cobwebs are a fire hazard waiting to happen!! :)

Inspired Kara said...

I love that lil church :)

debra said...

The transformation of the church is amazing. I just love it.

Marie said...

Love what you did with that church! It's perfect! I had the same problem shopping recently...the stores have moved on to Christmas!

~ Jamie ~ said...

The spooky church looks great! Love it!

Magpie Interior Design said...

Must. Find. WalMart. Witch.

Love what you have done! Awesome!

And its not late for Halloween decor. This is when normal non-bloggers START isn't it? LMAO.

~Stacy

Tranquility said...

Very nice decorations.
I got a late start on my Fall decorations and noticed the same thing... stores have already pushed aside Fall items to make room for their Christmas products. Just for the record, I can't complain too much - it gave me a good excuse to do some early Christmas decoration shopping!

Mom Taxi Julie said...

Love it!

Christina said...

Victoria and I have an award for you over at our blog. Stop by and pick it up when you get a chance.

Love the your spooky church.

Cherry's Jubilee said...

I have been stocking up on the martha glitter too....I buy a little each week...I guess I feel like it is NOT such a big purchase that way. The pumpkins are fun to glitter aren't they? YOU do KNOW that you can buy glittered paper.....12X12???? All types of colors. Just sayin......cherry

Erin said...

I love your halloween decorations. What fun ideas you have!

Cassie said...

That church is just so darn cute! I have loved getting into the consignment shopping too, isn't it so much fun, and you save money too!

Barbara said...

Great deal on the church bldg. It really looks scary. How did you get the inside yellow? Is it a light? I love the velor house. I was just at Hobby Lobby and I didn't see it. Darn...really nice decorations. I told you, I really like how you have incorporated all the black sparkle.
Mom

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renae said...

That church is incredible!!! You are such a talent....not to mention totally inspiring!

Amanda said...

I love your blog...I am flipping out b/c we live in the SAME house! NO kidding, mine is identical to yours...I am going to post a picture and send it to you, we line in IN...so wild.

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