Adding to the Lenox Holiday Collection

November 24th, 2017 klwade Posted in Home Decor No Comments »

Well it is that time again.

As I showed you last year, I collect the Lenox Holiday collection.   Such beautiful dinnerware for the holidays seasons.  It is sort of an extravagance considering I rarely use it.   However I collected it when I bought my house and pictured myself having lots of holiday parties.  Back then I had money to burn, now I am on a budget.  But this my Christmas gift to my self.  It is black friday so I got all 4 pieces for $100.  Not a bad deal.

 

This year I bought the 4 hostess gifts that were a great price.

The Lenox Holiday Lazy Susan Tray.

This will be great for appetizers or a cheese platter.

The second item I got was the bread tray.  Obviously to hold bread, either for the table at dinner or some pumpkin bread in the morning.

Up next is the divided dish.   Since I am not 100% sure of the dimensions.  It can either hold olive/pickles.   Or if larger, two side dishes.  Either way, it will look great on the table.

 

The last piece I got was the chip and dip set.  Some great dip in the middle with some chips.  Or humus and some pita bread.  You could go crazy and do mashed potatoes and gravy.   Nah, but it could be done.

Because I bought 4 items, I got these bowls for free.  I really anticipate them telling me they are sold out.

 

Posting these on my blog really helps me keep track of the items I have brought previously.

 

Halloween Decorations – Indoor Edition 2017

November 18th, 2017 klwade Posted in Home Decor No Comments »

Anyone who knows me, knows I love Halloween.

I love the pumpkins, the witches hats, the costumes, the kids being excited, the candy and of course all the cute decorations.

I usually decorate my house with some goodies I have found at places like Michael’s, Hobby Lobby, Target and Wal-Mart.   If it has cute Halloween Stuff, I am there.

 

For my living room I added pillows to my sofa.   Excuse my beaten up sofa, I want a new one but cannot make up my mind if I want two easy chairs or a sofa.

The problem is that I LOVE throw pillows.  If I could have a million of them, I would get them.  So if I get two easy chairs, I am not sure how I use my pillows.  Maybe I should get a love seat and an easy chair.  Because let’s be honest, the pillows trump everything else.

 

Orange Buffalo Plaid Pillow and Throw – Joann Fabric
Black Boo! Pillow – Joann Fabric
Orange Boo Pillow – Target (dollar bin)
Black Happy Halloween Pillow – Target (dollar bin)

Speaking of the dollar bin,  I am addicted to Targets Bulls eye Play Pen/Dollar Bin.   I find so many great things there.   Of course I watch videos from other bloggers to figure out what is out there.

My sofa is next to the sliding glass door to the back yard.  I have a draped piece over the door so I added the spider lights to the top.  It was so festive.  I first saw these lights on the blogger “Sparklyblonde1”.  I completely overlooked them at the store but when I saw them on her blog I fell in love.   I wish I could find a picture of that they look like, but basically it is a string of light, the spiders are at the end of the string and each spider is a different color.

Multi Color Spider String Light – Target

In my kitchen I usually decorate most.   Besides throw pillows I must have a million dish towels.  My obsession is so bad that my brother-in-law did make a comment on the pile in my kitchen.  Geez, what can I say, better than using drugs, you know!

I did get a brand new stove, fridge and dishwasher.  All in Stainless steel.   Getting them was such an ordeal that I wont bore you with the details.  Here is the stove with my dish towels.

Double Stacked Pumpkin – Michaels
Pumpkin Salt and Pepper Shaker – Amazon
Halloween Dish Towels – Target dollar bin

Target always has the cutest Halloween dish towels in the dollar bin, but get there fast because they always sell out.

In the corner next to the stove is where the sink and the window

I like to get dish drying mats that match the season and of course dish towels that match.   To make the corner more festive I threw in tow Halloween lanterns and a big black skull.

Spider Dish Drying Pad – Amazon
Black Glass Skull – Michaels
Orange and Black Halloween Lanterns with handles – Target (dollar bin)
Dish Towels Spider web and spider on orange background – Wal-Mart (I think, it could have been Target)

The lanterns in the dark….so cute.

Next to the sink is a bar counter.   I do not use it for a bar as I have my sewing machine on the other side.   The problem with houses (in my opinion) is they do not make space for crafts and storage.  Two areas I have an issue with.  However in their defense, my house is only a three bedroom, one room is guest room and the other is my computer/Crafting room, however there is no space for a sewing machine.   Basically I need an entire basement room to hold my craft passion.   Houses in Southern California generally do not have basements except maybe those built-in the early 1900s.   I would love a larger house but it just is not in the cards for me right now.

Because the price of the ceramic pumpkins at Michaels was so good I got all three styles.  The two stack that was on the stove, the single large pumpkin and the pumpkin trio.

On my counter I have two vintage style scales.  I added pumpkins and ghords to the trays to give it more of a harvest look.

Close up of the towels on the dishwasher.   So cute.

The trio pumpkin set is so cute.

And in the dark.  You can see the Halloween light up sign behind the pumpkin.  It is a cute sign that has LED lights by the glass so it lights up and looks all glowy.

I added some mini pumpkins onto the cake platter with some small spider lights

With the lights off you can see the different colors.

Just a little video so you can see the lights changing….

I always print up a freebie printable from Pinterest.  This was a cute little print with a newspaper look in the background.

In the tray that holds my soaps, I added a cute little Halloween print from some of my scrapbook paper.  It also helps keep the area clean from drips and drabs.

I have on my counter a two tier wired basket.  I usually add fun goodies in the basket for adding to the theme.

This was a messy one.  I just could not pull this one together.   It is what it is.

 

And lastly I have my Halloween candy bowls.    I love the little bowls and it really was part of the Halloween feeling to have candy handy.

All the goodies:

Three Halloween Candy Bowls – Target (dollar bin)
Frank and Mrs. Frank Candle Holders – Bath and Body Works (bought a long time ago)
Plastic Mini Pumpkins – Target
Little Tombstones – Target (dollar bin)
Black Glitter Tree – Target (dollar bin)
Pumpkin Twinkle Lights – Target (dollar bin)
Two Mini Spider Pumpkins – 99 cent store
Spider color changing twinkle lights – Target (dollar bin)
Halloween Color Faux Gems – Hobby Lobby
Ceramic Pumpkins – Michaels
Harvest Sign – Michaels
31 Days of Halloween Light Sign – Joann Fabric
Black and White Kitchen Towels – Target (dollar bin)

 

Thank you for looking at my Halloween Decor!   I love this time of year!