There's a party goin on right here. . .
(feel free to sing this song as you go)

Well my friends, October has arrived and it is going to be a month of parties and celebrations!

The party animals are out and ready to PAR-TAY!
Yahoo! This is your celebration
Yahoo! This is your celebration

Celebrate good times, come on! (Let's celebrate)
Celebrate good times, come on! (Let's celebrate)

I saw a painting of a crow canvas on My Painted Garden blog.  Erin is an amazing artist.  I contacted her and asked if she would mind if I painted one for myself.  She said 'go for it', and was so encouraging!

I threw in the aqua bottles and pulley to bring out the aqua in the crows banner.  I love a touch of blue with orange!

There's a party goin' on right here
A celebration to last throughout the years

This coming Saturday I will be hosting a 'woman's party' at my home for extended family on my mom's side.  This is something we use to do when she was still alive.  Many of them I have not seen for a few years.  Sounds like there is going to be a nice turn out, and I can't wait!

Doesn't this look like there's a party gong on in there?  :)

Some of the crows are dressed in their finest.  This cute thing was made by my friend, Dolly.
So bring your good times, and your laughter too
We gonna celebrate your party with you

(believe me, with my family; there will be plenty of laughter!)

I made party hats for my crows a couple years ago and I still love them!  They sure look like they are having fun in that black velvety tree! 
Come on now

We are going to have a ball! 

Let's all celebrate and have a good time

I have a fall banner like this I made a few years ago.  I decided to make a b&w one for my mantel.

(keeping it simple.  I didn't even add ribbons or burlap to the ends)



We gonna celebrate and have a good time

In 10 days we will be celebrating fall in New England.  So excited to see that beautiful
part of the world! 
It's time to come together
It's up to you, what's your pleasure
Everyone around the world
Come on!

Yahoo! It's a celebration

Of course, towards the end of the month we will have our annual family Halloween Party.
 Always guaranteed fun!

Celebrate good times, come on!
It's a celebration

Celebrate good times, come on!
Let's celebrate!

How about you?  Do you have a party planned for Oct?

You party animal you!!  (wink)

(this is funny because I am a horrible winker.  Can't even wink my right eye!


This post was featured at Shabbilicious Friday.  Thank you Kerryanne!
Also a big thanks to Julie and Jess for featuring it at
Cooking and Crafting with J & J

I will be sharing with these lovely parties:


Mimi said...

Jann, that looks so much FUN! The crow with the lace collar inside the wire pumpkin is the best thing EVER. Enjoy your celebrations. Love, Mimi xxx

Rita C at Panoply said...

That's one of the cutest fall themed decors I've seen, Jann! I absolutely love that leading photo of the crow with his party hat on the black gingham pumpkin, sitting on the black glass pedestal! You did a fine job with your painting too!
Have a blast at your party!

quakerhillfarm said...

Crows! What great party animals! Enjoy!!

Linda W. said...

Sounds like a great excuse for a party! Have a great time!

Vicki Boster said...

Jann-- you really are ready for fall!! It looks so beautiful-- the crows are perfect-- especially your painting!! Love it!! Erin is a wonderfully talented and kind lady-- I love her too.

Makes me think I need to begin my fall decorations-- I was trying to hold onto summer-- lol!

Junkchiccottage said...

Cute, Cute, Fun and more fun. Love it all Jann. Looks perfect to celebrate Halloween and fall.

Rose L said...

Now that is definitely a unique decorating idea!

My Painted Garden said...

Jann, everything looks so fun and festive for your celebration -especially your crow - you did a great job and I love that you used a large canvas to make him the centerpiece. Keep on painting - you have talent and a good eye - so proud of you! Erin

Lilac Cottage Homestead said...

I love Crows!! Until they go in my garden haha! You have them dressed up so nice, very cute!! God bless


Mary Ann Potter said...

I love those crows! They are beautiful, intelligent birds, and this party motif makes them even cooler! Party on, y'all.

(I have been humming Lionel Ritchie's "All Night Long" since I saw this post. More party music!)

AnnMarie aka Vintage Junkie aka NaNa said...

You have perfectly managed to make crows adorable! I love the party hats! Your painted crow is too cute with his touch of aqua. I must make a banner...I see them everywhere. I just started decorating for Fall and I haven't even gotten any pumpkins or gourds yet. The weather just turned cold here and I wore my warmest sweater and boots today! That's my party for October :-)

My thrift store addiction said...

How fun, Jann! Love that song and your whimsical display too! Hugs, Cecilia

Joy Junktion said...

My birthday is in October, but there won't be any parties or celebrations. (sigh) - Enjoy your celebration this weekend and all of the great celebrations you will have in the month ahead!! Blessings, Cindy

Vickie @ Ranger 911 said...

Your October mantel is absolutely adorable, Jann! I love all the black against your pretty wood mantel. So much fun!

ornate splendor said...

Hi Jann! Loving these fabulous party hats on your crows! So very fun and festive! And the tiny pom-poms on one hat are just too cute! Definitely a party goin' on! :)

handmade by amalia said...

Fun decorations! Love them.

Oliva Ohlson said...

Great party decorations!!! Love the banner and wire book pumpkin!!! I'm sure you and your family will have an fabulous time!!!

Tea in the Library said...

Sounds like a great idea. I'm sure everyone will be so glad to get together, and you will feel the warm remembrance of your mom's spirit. Will pray for travel mercies for you as you travel East. We have no color here in J yet - at least not much. Still very green. I was swimming in the pool Tuesday - it was 80+ degrees. Now today it's quite bluster and chilly. A Nor'easter blowing through. That's our weather - Summer til a Nor'easter hits. Lovely to visit as always. Love your displays. Susan

J said...

I love crows! Your home is nicely transitioning from fall towards Halloween!

Christine said...

Oh my what a party! Soooo much fun! Glad I came by from Stephanie's Roses of Inspiration link up and was able to join you!
I love those crows in party hats and your banner! You did a great job painting the crow also!
Best wishes for more fun filled fall days from your newest follower

Julie's Lifestyle said...

Hi Jann,
Wow you did a beautiful job painting the crow! I love how cute the crows look with the party hats and the cute banner.
I hope your party went well.
Thank you for joining and sharing your talent at Cooking and Crafting with J&J.
Enjoy the week.

Kerryanne @ Shabby Art Boutique said...

Jann, it all looks so fabulous. Thank you for sharing your party decor at Shabbilicious Friday. I'm delighted to be featuring it at tomorrow's party.
I hope you enjoy both of your October parties.
Hugs ~ Kerryanne

mjmaterazo said...

i love your halloween decor jann! looks great. have fun at the party, i'm sure you'll do a fabulous job. share some of the details if you get the chance (i know it can be hard when your hosting). xo- maryjo

Jess said...

Everything looks so fun! :)

Thanks for joining Cooking and Crafting with J & J!

Julie's Lifestyle said...

Hello Jann,
Thanks for sharing this last week at Cooking and Crafting with J&J
I have featured this at our party this week!
Thanks. Enjoy your week.

Elaine Miller said...

Nice decorations! Really good use of the seasonal inspirations. Both in the subject matter you chose and in the colors employed. I especially like all the printouts and banners you made for this party, can you explain exactly how you did that? I like the designs that are printed over and through the book or news print cut outs. Any advice?

Elaine Miller @ Hawkeye Printing & Graphics

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