Saturday, October 6, 2012

Autumn Decorating

October arrived feeling much like September; that is, feeling too much like summer. On Wednesday the 3rd, it was 82F (28C). Then apparently October realized it was October... on Friday the 5th, there was a light snow. Today's high was 39F (4C) .

I'm sure it will become less fascinating to me over time, but I still find the Denver area's tendency for bipolar weather to be entertaining.

Anyway... in celebration of the cool weather, I lit nearly every candle in the house. I added some autumn decor to the bookshelves behind the sofa.
I also added some lights to what is now in danger of becoming an over-the-top display of pumpkins and leaves.  :)

On the other side of the room is this awesome black tree with purple lights, which my camera REFUSES to take a decent picture of, flash or no flash...
It's delightfully twisty and spooky!  But I can't quite figure out how to integrate it into the room. I need something to cover the bare wire base, and maybe some other thing(s) to make it look complete. Suggestions?

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  1. This is just gorgeous! I want to decorate my house like this one day! You have wonderful skills!

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  2. I hope you don't mind but I shared this on my blog as part of my most recent post.

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    1. No, that's great! Sharing is always appreciated.

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  3. Hi, I have been following your blog for a while and wanted to say 'hello!' And I love your projects :)
    I also want that amazing tree for a xmas tree, so spooky but not in an ott way.

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    1. Hello! :) Thank you! It would make a unique xmas tree... silver ornaments would probably look nice.

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  4. Lovely bookshelf decor! Awesome candle set up!

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  5. You could always make a little Hallowe'en tree skirt for the base - you have the skills!

    We've had similarly bizarre weather up here this week - 27C one day, snow the next ...

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    1. That's a good idea. I do have tons of fabric in my stash!

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  6. This is all so cute *_*! I love the wallpaper too. I'd like to have such decor in my house too, you did a wonderful job!

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  7. You call that pumpkin display over the top? I call it just getting started!

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  8. ooo, I really like the "over-the-top display of pumpkins and leaves!" Actually, everything looks spooky and lovely. HUZZAH for autumn/Halloween decorating.

    Off topic: did you see that I started blogging again? (((HUGS))) Missed you gals way too much to stay away.

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    1. Thank you! I did see your new blog. :) Welcome back!

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  9. My family is decorating today - sadly, I have to work. DX
    Ha ha, I picked up seasonal Halloween work. ;D

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    1. It's a good time of year to earn a little extra money. :) Lots of fun stuff in the stores!

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  10. Love your decor! Been working on mine today...will post later. :)

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    1. Thank you! Look forward to seeing yours.

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  11. That tree would look great with a stripey skirt around the base, and maybe some little bats hanging from the branches? Great blog by the way - I read regularly but this is my first time commenting!

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    1. Stripes and bats! Two of my favorite things! I think you're on to something... Thanks for commenting. :D

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  12. THERE IS NO SUCH THING AS OVER-THE-TOP.

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    1. Ha ha! All right, then... how about some glitter?

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    1. I need to break out of my conservative shell! ;)

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  14. Perhaps you could put some tulle around the base of the tree with some LED lights in it?

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    1. Good idea! I even have some lights on hand. :)

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  15. To cover the wire base? MORE PUMPKINS AND LEAVES! Maybe you could even paint some cute pumpkins black and purple to match it?:3 <3

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    1. Black and purple pumpkins! :D Love it!

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  16. I actually like the tree simple like that, it looks all desolate and tim burtony like :)

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  17. I just noticed the books on your bookshelf. I swear, it's like you came to my house and took all of my books. I think I have almost every single one of those titles. Not only that, but they are stored in a very similar order on a similar bookshelf. I seriously had to do a double take. You clearly have excellent taste.

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    1. No, no... YOU clearly have excellent taste. :D

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  18. I've been searching the internet for a tree like that forever.. Can you pls guide me on where to go? Thank you
    and i absolutely LOVE the decor :)

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    1. Thank you! I got the tree at Michael's. It doesn't look like they have it on their website; I guess it's sold in stores only.

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