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Thursday, October 11, 2012

End of the week

SO glad to have the work week behind me!  It was a craZy one that's for sure.  It's a good thing I love my boss {she really is great!}and my co-workers, who I couldn't survive without.  

The cooler weather has finally arrived in Arizona and I am beyond thrilled.  With a chill in the air, comes the decorating for fall.  I haven't done much this year, but I did manage to create my oversized centerpiece for the kitchen table.  And case you are wondering, we don't really eat at the table least not since the kids grew up and left home. 

This HEMLOCK apothocary jar is a find!  I found it locally for nearly 40 bucks...but I bought it at Ross.  The price? Only twelve bucks.  I need to find a bag of spiders to put in it.  Sure, of course I could fill it with chocolate, but that would be too tempting, whereas rubber spiders would not be!  :)  Also found some of my larger potion bottles at Ross...they were three bucks or less.  A few of the antique bottles came from our recent trip to Tombstone. 

The three white milk vases came from Goodwill and the old lantern was on clearance at Hobby Lobby for four bucks {hard to believe they were originally forty!}The metal fence around the skeleton was an Arkansas find that I hadn't used yet.  It worked out perfectly. 

The last photo is a shot of the fun decorations I have hanging from the light above my kitchen table.  My very favorite piece is the pirate.  I bought it in Arkansas years ago when I was on an annual girl's trip to the BIG craft fairs.  It is an incredible piece made by a talented local artist.  I sure love hand's just more appealing. 

Before you know it, I will be packing up the fall decorations in preparation of Christmas.  Time flies! 


  1. I love your Arkansas finds of these day's I am going to make the drive up to see you....I'm just 2 hours away from your Arkansas craft fairs.
    Teresa Wilkins

  2. Teresa MUST make the 2 hour jaunt. It is WELL worth it. This year was as amazing as the last five! :)