10.01.2010

spooky thrifting


i love halloween!  i love the witches and black cats and spider webs and oh...just about everything!  it helps, of course, that this holiday happens to be smack dab in the middle of my favorite season - fall.  in fact, i doubt i'd love it quite so much if it fell in the summer or spring or winter- too hot, too many mosquitoes, too muddy, too cold, etc. so i think it's safe to say that it's the big picture - cooler weather, skittering leaves, the darker evenings - it all adds up to a thoroughly fun holiday:)

i've been sifting through halloween treasures at my local thrift stores, both for home decor as well as for swapping.  this year will be my first halloween swap(s) ever - and i am thoroughly enjoying the process!  i thought you might like to see my finds so far...and just for fun...the total cost of these wonderful finds is $5.50!  now how can that be wrong?!?

glittery black hanging



and a simply fabulous, sturdy, vintage looking big black cat!



can you tell i'm quite taken with him?



here he's perched on a dining room chair, just to give you an idea of size...



and then there are the perfectly perfect books i stole found for a ridiculously low price!  eek!  i just love these.  i'm thinking i can diplay them as is - or i could alter one or two?  i'm not sure yet - i've never done an altered book yet - but i'd love to!



it's not only the titles - it's the colors!  how could they be much better?  well - maybe if they had a bit more wear and tear and that lovely old patina...

have a wonderful week-end, everyone...thanks for stopping by - i'm eagerly awaiting all the wonderful fall and halloween posts that are appearing more and more around blogland...

5 comments:

Sarppu said...

OH, What a cat. Wonderful, I want one also ♥

Heidi said...

I have the same Agatha Christie book, thrifted with Halloween in mind too. :) I love how it looks with the Tangled Web book--that's just perfect! :)

trash talk said...

Aren't you the clever one to find such great stuff? Love the Scaredy Cat!
Debbie

Olde Tyme Marketplace said...

Great deals!!! Love the cat!!
Beth

Heidi said...

love the books. love love love.

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