Monday, October 6, 2014

Halloween Decorating!

It's time for me to show my Halloween decorating.  I used to do much more when our son was young, but now that he is married and in his own house, I do less in the way of Halloween decorations. I primarily concentrate on my tree, but also put a wreath on the door and decorate a mirrored piece that's in our den.

I love this long-legged black cat!!  I found it at Michael's and put it with a few glittery pumpkins and leaves I already had.

Here is my Halloween tree, full of cross stitched ornaments, as well as cute little bought things I've found through the years.  It makes me smile to see it!  This is a lighted tree, but I add "candy corn" lights to it for Halloween and Thanksgiving.

These small views show different areas of the tree.  I love all the ornaments!  And you can see my NEW lovelies from Terri (DixieSamplar) that I described in my previous post!!

This is a cute little French freebie and I added flat sequins to the bottom.  It is backed in black velvet. It is by Nathalie and on her blog.  So cute!!

Here is another cute little freebie, and it is edged with little black beads.  It is Halloween Delight! by La Chatelaine Designs, but I cannot find it anywhere online!!!

This is a Waxing Moon chart called #129 Black Cats' Halloween.  I love this cute kitty!  It is backed in candy corn printed fabric and I made a beaded edge and used Halloween ribbon.

This little pumpkin freebie is backed with the same pumpkin fabric you see on the front. It is from Cyberstitchers and is by Judi Utter.  I just love that sweet sock monkey ornament!  I got it this year at Pier 1!! 
This is a precious little freebie from Homespun Elegance and I used some printed Halloween ribbon on the front.  It is backed in the same fabric you see.      

This Trick or Treat? freebie is so cute!  It is backed in matching Halloween fabric.  I searched and searched, and couldn't find it online! I have had some of these freebies for a long time, and I guess they aren't available any more!

This freebie is from The Stitcherhood.  I used a scrap of lavenderish aida and put the cute bat fabric and ribbon with it!  I cannot locate it on their website now.....

This was a freebie several years ago.  I backed it in Halloween fabric and added eyelash trim across the bottom.  I cannot find who the freebie is by!!!!  If anyone knows, please tell!!  It's one of my favorites, though!

This is a cute little jack-o-lantern from Just Cross Stitch 2010 Annual Halloween Issue!  It's by Casey Buonaugurio and I stitched it on orange linen.  So cute!

You can see that I enjoy holidays and look forward to each of them!  I hope you had fun visiting today and please come back soon!


Daniela Bencúrová said...

Frances, your decorations for Halloween is a great !!!
And what is rich:-)

Rachael Ball said...

I love all these but still my favourite has to be 'my other car is a broom' - it makes me chuckle every time x

Carol said...

What wonderful Halloween ornaments you've created, Frances!! I seem to do less and less Halloween decorating these days, but I still love seeing what others put out :)

Beth said...

Great tree Frances! Love the Casey B. pumpkin.

Brenda A said...

Lovely tree! :)

Sally said...

Fantastic Halloween decorating!

KimM said...

Wow - what a lovely Halloween tree! Love all your ornaments and the love and effort you put into each holiday.

Jacquie Morris said...

Spooktacular!! I think your tree and all the decorations are wonderful! WOW!! Gosh it's simply brilliant!
Love all the stitchings you have done...
Just love how you decorate your tree :)
Happy Halloween!
Smiles :)

Vicky L said...

All of your Halloween ornaments are adorable! I love the tree. I wish to have one in the future when I get my own place. Happy Halloween!