come on in... if you dare


The outside of the house looks ghoulish thanks to these skulls from Dollarama. I think they looked more ghoulish in the porch before I put them out... they were piled into the new bathtub we are storing there for Loopy's bathroom reno project. Ugh! A tub full of skulls. I was glad to put them outside.



Also on the front porch... this lovely scarf that The Fan brought for me from Ireland... from a store named after me! Lurrve it. The bag and the hanger are easily the best part! Leave it to The Fan to find the store and then purposely look around to purchase something that required a hanger. Genius! I never find things with my name on them (and I blame The Fan for that anyway).


Step further inside. Smudge the Halloween cat has found a home on the front cabinet. We had the cabinet made four years ago. That top drawer is divided into four compartments and there are holes drilled in the back... our cell phone and iPod chargers are fed into the holes and run to the outlet behind the cabinet. It's like a key storage/charging station/family mail centre right at the front door. I never hear "mom... where are my keys???"



Around the corner, the island has been covered with Halloween junk for days. I'm getting things put out and away - finally! Now our sweet goodie parcel arrived from Kelly, filled with delicious preserves and jam from the farm! I hid the jam already, whoops! Sorry Veto. When you return from Montreal on Thursday, too bad for you. I will try to save you some delicious salsa.



Around another corner, the dining room is tidy and ready for Halloween:


I am so in love with that inanimate object... I don't know if I can stuff it away into the craft room.



More bats hanging from light fixtures! That's the last of the bats, I promise.



Today's give was simply taking a large amount of plastic bags to John McGowan who runs the antique store on Victoria Avenue. He had a sign up saying he needed bags... and guess what? I had too many. Perfect. Looks like a give and some recycling done in one day!

23 comments:

Genevieve said...

your house looks Vonnnnderful...**vamp accent** Love the bag!

Mmmmm...salsa!

MJ said...

It pains me how you flaunt that PB carousel! Ouch!

So, again, I will overlook it and comment on how brilliant the Fan is in finding the Sasha store. It's obvious that shopping genes must be inherited.

I weekly take plastic bags to our local daycare who constantly needs bags for wee people's wet clothing in the toddler room. Excellent re-using!!

SOINSPIRED said...

Your home looks spooooky. Beautiful bag and hanger. I can see them displayed in your master closet or something clever done with them in your craft room. We bring our bags to school. A company takes them and donates money to the school.

Donna O. said...

I dare, I dare. You look far ready than me!!
Readling down on your past posts your girls is stunning!! (you, too!)
D.

alittlebitofscrap said...

How incredibly sweet of your mother :) And I just love all your decorating. I don't too much get into the Halloween thing, but I love to put out Fall decorations and dh & I carve pumpkins :) Love your style!

Jo said...

Your house looks beautiful. I love your halloween goodies, I wish we could bring the kids trick or treating in your neighbourhood!

so NOT cool said...

Your Halloween decorations are great. The skulls are the perfect touch and I ADORE that black cat!!!

I wish that I'd caught wind of the 29 day challenge earlier. How cool.

:)

Ele at abitofpinkheaven said...

Great cat and black tree!

Linda Crispell said...

Dear Saucy,
You have made me insane for dollar store shopping! I drove nearly an hour in a monsoon to find the nearest one. They did not have the air freshener you love or much of the cute stuff I see here!!! You lucky Canadians have good health care and good dollar stores!
The verbal abuse that poor Loopy has been suffering is terrible. If you need a tubby middle aged woman to rumble with some bullies, I am there for you!
Linda

Mom Taxi Julie said...

I spy Mojito's!! ummm

Starshine said...

I LOVE the name Sasha! It reminds me of Russia. Did you know that in Russia it can be a man's or a woman's name? Short for either Alexander or Alexandra. :) Cool, huh?

The Vintage Kitten said...

Your home is spookily beautiful. X

The Vintage Kitten said...

Im so sorry for Loopy and her hideous bully. Im afraid Im an eye for an eye type person. Im not the sort of person to walk away. My sister was bullied for years at school because she was pretty, intelligent and popular with the boys and me 4 years younger (I was 12)once went upto one of her bullies and threatened them and they did exactly the same as Loopys bully and got me into trouble. I suspect this boy is jealous of Loopy as she is a stunning girl and probably likes her. Pity you cant send him round to the kitten to sort out. I have been known to make naughty boys cry!!! X

Rosa said...

Love all your ghoulish goodies. Yep, I would have to keep that carousel out and seasonal too. How fun for the fan to find a store named after you, and all the way in Ireland. I think that warrants a visit from you to check it out. Love the masks on everyone! And good for you. What fab idea on doing something good every day. We all should take note. xo

sassy studio said...

Love the decor Saucy! I must take a closer look at this family key/cel/ipod station as I am always asking where I put my keys! One more day until the big release!

Yummers! said...

I'm anxious to tell my husband about your "charging station". What a blessing that would be and we do have the perfect spot as you walk in the front door. Thanks for the great idea!

Love your decorations! I do have a new light fixture above the table that would love some bats. When we were shopping for the light fixture, one of my criteria was that it be perfect for a Christmas garland to be swagged and tied with red velvet ribbon at just the right intervals. Do you think the sales people got that?? Noooooo!

Off to make bats... thanks for the idea.
Joni

Saucy said...

Ha! That light fixture of mine is old-school. It came with the house. Veto hated it, all brassy and such. I took it down and cleaned it up and spray painted it matte black, covering the brass ball to keep it brass. Then I added the shades (Veto calls them "hats") and he still hates it... but I'm too cheap to get a new one! It's a very good quality light too, so I can't justify getting rid of it. I swag all sorts of things on it at Christmas! If you scroll back to last December, you'll see what I mean. Great minds think alike.

Yin said...

oh the image of a bathtub full of skulls cracks me up!

beautiful decorations, saucy!

PS - did you see the give away on the grosgrain blog (http://grosgrainfabulous.blogspot.com/2008/10/marie-thrse-gown-giveaway.html)? a wee bit small for you, but so marie antoinette!

Laura said...

Those skulls were a good find! Love all the decor - looks like you're ready for the kids to show up at the door!

Lisa said...

If I bring the chocolate covered pretzels I made today, can I come spend Halloween at your place?

chriskauf said...

Tomorrow is my big day on the Steven and Chris show , hope you can catch it .
Chris

Katie said...

Katie lurrves a good holiday decorating trip to the dollar store. But alas our local dollar store was "boned" out...har, har.

Your house is looking so cute and spooky, it's mahvalous.

The Pumpkin Pink Cottage said...

I love the carousel that is awesome,,,where ever did you find that, hugs, lisa