New Art!

This year has been such a blur so far! I am finally getting back to my painting and I have a lot to show you over the next couple of weeks.  This one is entitled “Vintage Wishes”  It is 12x12in. on  canvas, done in acrylic and mixed media.  I love the neutral vintage tones combined with the bright colors! Stay tuned for more! I have been working on being a little more free with my paintings, so you never know what’s up next!

 

See more at www.easthamart.com Here is another recent piece that is similar.

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Thanksgiving Decorating Ideas

  

I can’t believe it’s that time again! Thanksgiving! Soon the house will be covered in glittery red and green. But first, here’s some easy ideas to tide you over to that fancy feast and to show off your fall decor for a few more weeks!

First, pillows! This is the first year I’ve added fall pillows but it has made a huge difference! Easy and stylish. 

  

Next, there should always be something on your table for the big feast. I added a white wire basket filled with fall leaves and three green and orange bottles. These bottles were from the dollar store, so they were very economical. I finished the look by adding a couple of white pumpkins to the ends.

 
Finally, the mantle. I added a lantern, fall leaves and some wheat on top. I also added a basket of wheat on a crate on the side and a wreath above everything. I plan on adding a few more fall leaves to the wreath, but even without them, it looks great! 

 
This year I am hosting Thanksgiving at my house, so I am sure some more  fall posts are on the way! Until then, shop my  Etsy page for your early Christmas shopping needs!
  

Black & Ivory Halloween Mantel

  
 Finally! Here it is! The big Halloween mantel reveal. I went with ivory, black and wood tones and tried to make it look like an abandoned witches home: 

   

    
    

Plus the rest of our 2015 Halloween decor: 

  

    
    
    
   
 
I hope you enjoyed our virtual Halloween tour!! Be sure to check out my Etsy store to shop some more great treats!! 

How to improvise… Halloween floating candles

  
What do you do when something doesn’t turn out the way you wanted it?
This is what I wanted:

  
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This is what I got:

  

Oh my. You can tell these floating candles are obviously toilet paper rolls with led candles on the top. So, rather than admit defeat, I got creative. I wrapped the candles in some shear purple material I had laying around and added some raffia to tie it all together! Viola! It’s not perfect, but it’ll do!

 

   

This egg carton holder however is a great idea to hold the rolls up while you are spray painting!
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Vintage Vanity with secret jewelry box mirror

  

It’s been a while since I have posted any of my latest creations! Life has been pretty chaotic with lots to do (as usual)

Here is a look at my newest creation. 

   
    
    
 
I currently have this for sale on Etsy but I may have an offer pending. Either way, if you are interested in this or something like it, I will always do a custom order!! Let me know if you would like a quote. Areas within 20 miles of Morrison Colorado will ship free! 

Halloween chalkboard

Here is this years Halloween chalkboard art:   
 

Fall/Halloween diy combo wreath 

  
Do you need an easy way to decorate for both Halloween and fall with just one swoop? Then I have a great idea for you! Introducing the Halloween/fall combo wreath. This can be as hard or as simple as you would like to make it, but the basic concept is easy as pie. 

First create a wreath (or buy one) that would make a great, eye catching fall decoration. Go with fall colors such as red orange tan purple and black and make a wreath full of flowers and leaves and whatever else you would like to put in it.

I used a wire wreath frame and first weaved a black boa through it, so it had a feathery texture. I then added various gourds and floral pieces that were mostly orange and purple. 

  
Now the fun part! Halloween-ize it!!! I have had this wreath for a couple of years now and each year I add different Halloween elements to it. This year I have a scary skeleton man in the center. I have also done a giant spider and a spooky Halloween sign. All you have to do to make this a spooky Halloween decoration is grab your favorite hunting materials and add it or tie it to your fall wreath! Make it removable so later you can simply take it off and have a new wreath! 

Simple yet effective! There you have it, a fall/Halloween combo wreath! My go to every year 🙂

   
 

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