Halloween Crafting. . .

Hello my friends,
the month of September was a time of fun Halloween crafting.
I've mentioned before that I am in two different craft groups.
Craft group #2 met first and Kimi was in charge.  She had us thinking, "inside of the box".  :)
Creating fun scenes inside of a box that is.

cigar boxes, card boxes, etc. were used and a whole lot of creativity!



(Shirleys)  She created the pumpkin and cat heads out of sculpy clay.  You can see more of her fun creations at Zettas Aprons
(Trinas  Teatime wit Trina)  She is going to hang a string across and hang a photo of her granddaughter, Molly all dressed up for Halloween.
I had a cigar box, but it was awfully cute and I wasn't sure I wanted to use it.  So I opted to fill this collage box I bought 3 or so years ago.  Nice to have it done!

Craft group #l created a village of houses.

Cardboard houses from Hobby Lobby got all spookified.

Karen was in charge and to save time she had the houses all glittered for us.  Now that's a big job!  She also provided black twigs, picket fence pieces, and a few other embellishments.

Karen made hers ahead of time for our sample.  Isn't it so cute?

(mine)  I needed to pick up a couple of other things to give it a little more pizazz.

I loved the clock knob Karen had on hers so I made a trip to Hobby Lobby and got this.
I wanted something fun and unique to add to the chimney.  My friend, Joanne spied Mr. skelly at a thrift today and I love him!
Yesterday I pulled our one of my Halloween boxes and had fun building my little town of "Glitterville".

I'm hoping to find some time to dye some bottle brush trees to add around the base.  We'll see. (wink)

 Here's another easy craft I did a few years ago.  Using Modge Podge I covered one of my plastic pumpkins with book pages.

Honestly, I don't need anymore Halloween décor, but how could I resist making these fun crafts?


I will be sharing with these fun parties:
Thoughts of Home
Home Sweet Home

Share Your Cup #217

Hello and welcome to Share Your Cup, (SYC for short).
The party where you share what makes you happy.
It's what your hosts call, "filling your cup".
I  (Jann) am your host again this week.  I am sorry to announce that Jo will no longer be hosting SYC.  She is needing to step down for health reasons.  She will be greatly missed, but will continue to blog now and then.  Please continue to give her your love and support.
A peek of what Carol and I have been up to.
Carol is Back on Track after being so busy creating for and attending her 50th class reunion.  She is never idle and has been setting up fabulous vignettes around her home.
She also tried out a new paint additive called sea spray on one of her benches.
Now that it is Officially Fall we took the time to go up the canyon and enjoy our gorgeous autumn colors.
I also shared my love for buckets by  Going Galvanized out on my Fall Porch

Now for the features from SYC #217:

Leslie from Dandelion Sprinkles  shared her fun fall décor in her dining room.

Just Jan Blog shared her beautiful edible fall centerpiece.

Pennys Treasures shared her fabulous fall farmhouse porch.

Debby Goes Shabby shared her thrift store finds.  I adore that pumpkin she made from a needlepoint piece!

Kim from Camp and Cottage Living tried her hand at making a farmhouse vintage sign.  Boy did she do a great job!


Janet from Silver Foodie shared her recipe for overnight pumpkin waffles.  How fun for fall!
Thanks so much for sharing and please grab our button if you were featured.


Going Galvanized out on My Fall Porch

Hello my friends, my advice to you today is:
Don't kick the bucket. . .plant it!!  :)
Ha, ha, aren't I just so funny? 
I have always loved anything galvanized so this year I decided to embrace my love and go 'all galvanized' out on my fall porch.

I rolled my chippy filing cabinet out and plopped a couple of pumpkins on top.  Then I tucked a mum, (a gift from a friend) into one of the drawers. 

Sticking with my 'galvanized' theme I hung an old bucket that has a hook on the back off of another drawer.  I think it must be for picking fruit.  It hangs perfectly over the step of a ladder.  Isn't the orange stripe perfect for fall?
* just a little update:  an anonymous comment let me know that my bucket was probably for feeding calves and would have hung over a fence.  They wondered what the words on the front said.  After further inspection I saw that is says, "calfeteria".  the word calf should have been a dead give away.  lol!  Can you believe I have had this bucket for 3 years and never noticed that before? 

I bought this aqua pulley while vacationing in OR.  I just fell in love with the color.  Hubby hung it from the porch and we added an old minnow and 'galvanized' coal bucket.

They are planted with a mum and sedums.

I bought this, (what I thought to be) an oil can a while ago.  Recently I found out from my friend, Joyce; that it is a cream separator.  I filled it with roadside and garden foliage and planned on setting it on my fireplace hearth.  It was too large so it ended up outside.  Perfect because it is, YUP, you guessed it, "galvanized".

Two wash buckets were filled with ornamental cabbage
and flowers.

Here you can see them both hanging.  Notice the pumpkin on the rusty lamp stand?  Just starting to give him a 'steampunk' look.

I filled a wash tub with pumpkins and a gourd.  My friend, Shirley just gave me the stitchery that she said, "didn't match her style", and I set it inside.

Cornstalks and two of my old leaf rakes are tucked behind.

My urns were still doing well so I left them on the porch.  Darn, too bad they aren't "galvanized".  lol!

My friend, Ann gifted me this galvanized tiered tray a few years ago.  I have so much fun with it, but this is the first time I've used it outside.

Look at these unusual acorns I got from a roadside stand.  Never seen caps like this before.

To carry the 'galvanized' theme into the garden I filled my chippy ladder with pumpkins and added a large planted 'galvanized' bucket at the base. 

And there you have it, My 'galvanized' fall porch.

This post was featured at Bella Rosa Antiques Let's Talk Vintage
Thanks Jillian!
I will be sharing with these lovely parties:

Officially Fall. . .

Well my friends, it is now officially fall.

Here in Utah it has arrived with rain and definitely fall like temperatures.  Actually at times it's darn right cold.  :)  But according to our ever knowing weatherman, warm weather will return next week.
Last Sunday we got out of church early so hubby, our daughter; Kylee, and I headed up American Fork canyon to see what fall beauty it had to offer.

It certainly did not disappoint!

Although I was totally blinded by the sun and could not see what I was shooting, I could not resist this shot of the gorgeous sunshine!


I snapped this photo of Kylee admiring our gorgeous mountains.

Then she took this one of hubby and I.

We walked across the road and hiked a ways up Pine Hollow trail.  These tokens from nature were scattered everywhere along the way.

I loved this brilliant bush and dubbed it as 'fire on the mountain' on facebook.

I'm sure that the heavy rains have stripped a lot of the trees by now.

So glad that we took the time to enjoy God's gift of fall in our beautiful mountains!