Monday, October 18, 2010

~RATS AND BATS..AND SECOND CHILDHOOD..~

 I hope I am not the only one struggling with posting.  I am sure I'm not.  It should be easy but...I have been at this for at least three hours or  more now...so if these photos seem out of sequence to you....they are.
I tried.  Sometimes the directions work..and sometimes they do not. 

I bought these apothecary jars from Victoria magazine.. I thought they were so cute.
I added the ribbons and then decided on the buttons too.
 
I stitched little pumpkin buttons onto the ribbons for added interest.....(like it needed it!)
I should have probably photographed them before I put the candy inside.
In black script it says HEMLOCK, or POISON, etc. 

A big pumpkin button on this one...I had fun!    See the eyeballs?  :)

A few bats flying across the garage door......

I added the rats across the back of the couch.  Neat huh? 

The more I played with these the better I liked them. 






I love the Martha Stewart wall art and usually don't do much outside the house..but this year I found this too tempting.




Decorating for all the different seasons has been a joy of mine ever since I had my first child.  As time goes on...each year I think I am NOT going to do it anymore.  NOT this year, and every year I get caught up in the magic of it and am off and running. 
In the blogging world you are never alone.  That's what is so great about it.  A world within your world.
A total source of fun...I love it!

You are my sunshine!
Mona

33 comments:

Happy To Be/ Gl♥ria said...

Good Morning Mona, girl you have been busy once again..love your candy jars and why didn't you just hot glue those buttons...hey I for one can see any more to thread a needle ha ha!! It all looks great my friend..
Just got home from my daughters house late last night and now I'm ready for my nap for a week..Hope and pray all is well in your world my friend...Love ya girl, Gl♥ria

Cindy (Applestone Cottage) said...

That is so awesome Mona! I really do love those apothecary jars! And the eyeballs, how fun is that!
And bats running all over the place and the mice behind your couch, too cute!
I think it's wonderful that you still get into the Halloween decorating. And for those uploading pics, I am struggling with that too. I think it's blogger so don't feel bad, they always change something.
And my Mom, she is doing well. Thanks for asking, your the best!
Hugs,
Cindy

Laura~DancesWithTeddyBears said...

Mona, I love your rats and bats and witches. You always make me smile.. and tonight I very much needed the nudge.
You put the smile back on my face, dear friend. Thank you.
Hugs & Love

The Bear's Blog said...

And YOU are our sunshine.

We love the bats and rats.....Rizzo is all excited, he's running around screaming "kin". (o: And the garage door, very spooky.

Computers - they do seem to have a mind of their own sometimes.

Heaps o Hugs
Prudence Sissy

Gail said...

I used to love decorating but I seem to let the seasons and holidays pass as only another day.

Your decorations are wonderful and have left me craving malted ball candy!

racheld said...

Oh, what a smile I'm having with my First Cup!!

I do love your Silhouettes---especially the frisky little mice cavorting on the couch. And all that work on the jars makes them one-of-a-kind and doubly special. (I hope you sewed the pumpkins with your little sewing kit).

Great fun, as always, Sweetpea!

rachel

Mimi said...

Mona, those are great little apothecary jars, the ribbons are so cute with the pumpkin buttons...the bats and rats...eek! Have a wonderful week.

Nezzy said...

....and you are our sunshine. I always can count on seein' something magnificent and hearin' something funny from you. I always look forward to your sweet post dear Mona.

I just love your little jar, those mice runnin' the back of your sofa are just precious and ya throw in bats on your garage door and witches on the fence, girl ya go all out!!!

I'm savin' my energy this year to go hog wild Christmas!

Have a very fun and enjoyable day beautiful lady!

God bless :o)

Rita said...

I lnow exactly what you are talking about...strugging with a subject for our blog. I oonly blog once a week and sometimes like this week I was completely blank and all of a sudden I remembered a recipe that opened the doors for me.
Love all your Halloween decorations.
Hugs
Rita
Still love your music.

Penny @ The Comforts of Home/Lavender Hill Studio said...

Spooky! But also adorable. You are ready for Halloween....the kids will love coming to your home..
Hugs,
Penny

Mid-Atlantic Martha said...

Too cute Mona! Love those bats especially! Your home is a holiday delight...just like you!

Shelia said...

Hi Mona!! OOOH, it's getting pretty scary at your house!! Is little Mele getting terrified yet? :) These are so cute!!
Be a sweetie,
Shelia ;)

Rebecca said...

Mona...I've tried to comment twice but I think Blogger is having ISSUES again today. BAH!

Anyway...I'm trying once more and if this doesn't go through I'll try again later today.

Thinking of you my friend. Now I'm off to read some of your past posts. I'm behind!

Love to you~

Rebecca

Dena said...

Morning Mona,

You have been busy over there! I love all of your spooky touches :)

Hugs,
Dena

Elizabeth and Gary said...

Hi Mona,
I love your candy dishes all decorated with festive ribbon..Yummy!
I get bloggers block too and many times I just run out of time to post(God needed to create more hours in a day)
I put out a few things, maybe I'll post a few pics of my fall decor...
Have a sweet day and hugs, Elizabeth

thecottagebythecranelakeolof1 said...

I´ve been sitting in front of my computer for over an hour today until I finally had written something in my blog :-) :-) Sometimes it´s just impossible :-)

Never stop decorating! I come from a family that never has decorated especially much and I have continued the same way, but I know how happy peoples get when they decorate :-)

Have a great day now!
Christer.

Joanne Kennedy said...

Well dear, you know that you can never stop decorating. You have to continue to make happy memories for all those darling grandkids you have. You do such a good job of making every day a special day but you pull out all the stops for Holidays. Very cute.

Hugs,
Joanne

~Lavender Dreamer~ said...

What cute decorations! Would you please pass me that jar of candy? heehee! And stop by soon to enter my giveaway! ♥♥♥

Hocking Hills Gardener said...

Hi Mona. How cute are the bats on the garage door and the mice. I love these silhouettes. I do less decorating that I use to do when my children were small but I have to stick out some every year but it is mostly of just a fall theme anymore. I guess I am getting lazy and the Fall them works for a few months. LOL!

Createology said...

Lovely and creative decorating. I love your style. Happy Haunting...

Confessions of a Plate Addict said...

I love it, Mona! Blogging keeps me decorating, too! lol I hope you are having a great week!...hugs...Debbie

Tammy said...

Okay, I was alright until i saw the rats on the back of the beautiful couch. Why you ask? Knowing my strange cat oscar, he would probably stumble into the living room at night where the rats would appear as shadows, eh? See where I'm going with this? Too cute Ms. M.. too cute. Hugs. Tammy

Robin@DecoratingTennisGirl said...

Mona,
You are right, blogging is a world within a world and we do feel that we are not alone. How wonderful for us all! I love your mice running around. Can you tell me where you got them???
xoxo
Robin

Kim Shook said...

I certainly do struggle with blogging - finding the time, finding the words, making the dern pictures turn out where I want them. But you do a lovely job, my dear! I loved your kitchen and I LOVE your decorations today. I was so tempted by those jars. Victoria is far and away my favorite magazine - I have them going back YEARS and always say that when we win the lottery, I'll just hand the stack to an interior designer and say, "Make my house look like THAT"!!

The Cutest Cottage Lamps said...

Hi Mona, I love your Halloween decorating! I'll bet the kids LOVE comning to your home! You have a great week!
xoxo
Marilyn

Welcome! said...

Hi Mona...Your posts always brighten my day. Your halloween decorations are spooktacular!

gayle said...

Beautiful decorations!! Lately every time I post pictures on my blog it takes forever!! Yours look great!!

Beatrice P. Boyd said...

Hi Mona, just dropped in from the Cottage by the Crane Lake and your decorations are lovely. And I do know what you mean about finding time to post and read blog. We are on a month-long road trip through Maine and out all day and trying to post and read blogs in the evenings in our motel room. Traveling is fun, but sometimes more work than being home! Please feel free to drop-in for a visit anytime - we welcome all comments.

bj said...

I love your pretty jars filled with goodness...I just wish I had ONE MORE SPOT to put something. Seems my cottage is totally full and can't handle another thing. Well....maybe ONE more!! :))

I love all your cute decorations. I love decorating for the kids...they are so easy to please.

Oh, if you are using NEW EDITOR, I have the secret of loading photos...email me...:)

Marydon said...

G'morn Mona ~ I love the jars & ribbons, what a darling idea to accent them. Your home is going to be enjoyed by the kid-lings for sure. Love it all, you are so delightful in your holiday decors.

I used to decorate BIG time, but not so anymore ... just the porch & bay window & still on the conservative side now.

Have a beautiful PS weekend ~
TTFN ~ Hugs, Marydon

Star said...

Where did you get those mice? or are they rats? Anyway they are gorgeous!
I have a problem with pictures on my Blog. Once I get them uploaded, I find I cannot move them to a different location so I have to get it right first time and that's difficult.
Keep decorating and we'll keep watching.
Blessings, Star

Blessedmom's Simple Home said...

I've had trouble loading more than one photo at a time. I'm not sure why. Your decorations look so nice. I think about not decorating too, but my kids start asking me when we're going to decorate, so we always seem to end up doing it :-)
Blessings,
Marcia

Dawn said...

Ewe! The rats give me the shivers more than any witch or bat! I keep saying I'm going to decorate in a more sophisticated way like so many of the bloggers do but the kids like cute and fun so that's what we stick with.