LIFE BEATS DOWN AND CRUSHES THE SOUL AND ART REMINDS YOU THAT YOU HAVE ONE. STELLA ADLER

Friday, October 22, 2010

VINTAGE INSPIRATION FRIDAY # 8

Welcome to my Inspiration Friday. I would like to thank Debra from Common Ground for hosting our Vintage Inspiration Friday's. Go on over to her blog to see what inspires a bunch of other bloggers on this very Fall Friday... Last weekend Figgy (Minyele) and I spent the afternoon together. She was inspired by a photograph on the internet of a porch decorated for Fall. Figgy emailed me and said "MOM, I love, love, love this" (when she loves, loves, loves, something she really means it!!) We went to Michael's (always a two hour visit) to purchase some of these pumpkins for the project. And one of these black ones.
And some of these paints.
Here is an area decorated for Halloween prior to the project. See the vintage three tiered stand? This stand has been used for so many different things, I can't tell you them all. It is used for every holiday, it has been to craft shows with us, etc. See the family in the picture? I made that for Figgy several weeks ago.
Here is a closer look. You can see more detail in this blog post.
Here is the finished project. A very large gourd and a pumpkin painted with the metallic paints.
Small gourds and skull heads painted and nicely displayed in a large black wire basket for the coffee table.
Here is a large pumpkin with black circles. The pictures don't show the actual shine they have.
A sweet vignette here with stand, an old box and a vintage crock.
A fun green pumpkin with purple circles, whimsy..
I guess Figgy WAS really inspired!!!
Her home is all set for Halloween, everything looks so wonderful.
What inspires you??
Thanks for stopping by.
Michele

9 comments:

Christine Edwards said...

Michele, your Halloween decorations look fantastic, and those pumpkins are great. Nicely done! I love your sweet lil' birds from you previous post. Have a great weekend!

Mina said...

Everything looks fabulous!

Daphne Nicole & Lynda Cade said...

Love your Halloween decor it looks great, and what a fun project!!!
Daphne

trash talk said...

All the talent (yours included) out there in blogland inspires me. It's amazing to see!
Debbie

Tallulah's Antique Closet said...

I luv the way your Halloween decorations all turned out. Thanks for stopping by today.....Julian

Sara said...

love those decorations especially the pumpkins. Hugs Sara

Faerie Sage said...

This post inspires me! what wonderful and amazing decorations!

WW said...

Very cute. I never thought of using metallic pain to decorate for fall.

Debra@Common Ground said...

Hey Michelle, this is just the cutest and I love,love,love every piece! The green pumpkin with the dots is just darling!!
Thanks so much for linking up with VIF!!
xo,
Debra