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Monday, October 26, 2009

This and That around the cottage and STENCILING WOES

I just wanted to share a little more fall, a tiny more halloween....
to say that STENCILING IS HARD !!
It didn't take me but a split second to KNOW that this type of basket was
never going to work !!

I was trying for the cheapest basket...just to see if I could do this !!
I SHOULD have known but.......I didn't think of all those recessed places and...besides all that..
baskets MUST be hard, even for a pro !!
Oh, well, I'll find a use for them, anyway.
I heart baskets with a passion....even when they are messed up !
AND...why did I even try it? I do NOT have a crafty bone in my entire body !!!!

I love this plaid ribbon...I love most anything plaid....
this pumpkin man looks sad....or scared.....oooooo

I adore WITCHES.....

...another try....
I am so so glad that I am....
easy to please.....!!



sweetpralinemadness said...

I'm lov'n your Halloween decorations. Those are adorable baskets. Happy Halloweenie!!!

Ralph said...

Autumnal rubies abound from the roses to the leaves to the 'corn' candy. Nothing creepy here, just the looks of the season. Nice rubies!

Cathy said...

Halloween has really arrived at your it!!! Everything is so fun and have really done a wonderful job!!!


laurie @ bargain hunting said...

I think the baskets look great! You did pick a difficult basket to try to work with. All of your H'ween decor looks great! laurie

fiberdoodles said...

The numbered baskets are adorable! Everything looks so pretty and festive! Thank you for sharing with us ;)

Sue (Someone's Mom) said...

Everything looks great. I don't believe you aren't crafty. I'm dangerous when paint is involved. I rarely try anymore:)


Kathleen Grace said...

I think the baskets look fine BJ. If you want to try again, the secret to successful stenciling is very little paint on the brush. Just dab most of it off onto a paper towel until the brush is almost dry and then gently bounce the brush straight up and down. Stenciling a basket is a great idea:>) The table and dishes are beautiful!

Theresa said...

I love your baskets! Yhe plaid ribbon is so cute as are the other decorations! You have such cuteness in "BJ Land"! Have a blessed day!

Justine said...

Okay, I'm going to tell you what's got me confused. Why the numbers 1 and 2? Any significance? And with stenciling (not that I'm very practiced at it) you have to dab dab dab, kind of pushing into the stencil.

I love all of you fall decor. Lookin' good girl!

Justine :o )

gina said...

Love the corks with the candle! I read about another blogger having the same problem stenciling on a basket and she got so frustrated she just whipped out a sharpie and filled in the spots.

Hootin' Anni said...

Everything is so BOOtiful!! Seriously. I do love the effect and the 'country charm' that the corks make in the glass with the candle. Excellent idea.

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Becky said...

Good morning BJ!!! How are you? Long time no hear!

I LUV all your fall fabulousness!!! Looks like you've been a busy chick lately!

Have a terrific week!!!!

Deb said...

you are ready for Halloween....very festive...

Gary and Elizabeth~ said...

All your decorations look perfectly lovely. Well done.
I have never stenciled on a basket only the wall. I guess it would be hard on a basket with all the recessed places. I think the baskets turned out great, I want one!
Enjoy your day and keep creating,

Amy said...

I am so sorry it took me such a long time to stop by. Sorry because I now see what I have been missing! I LOVE your Halloween decor! I just want to hire you to come decorate my house. And you say you have no crafty bones. I disagree.

Thanks for stopping by my blog so I could see your wonderful blog! I am now a follower.

Risa said...

Cute Halloween decor!

Pat@Back Porch Musings said...

I love this, BJ!!

I'm going to go find our collection of wine corks! Love how you did the corks with the candle.

xinex said...

Love the baskets and the accessories, the ribbons, colors and all. Good job, BJ!...Christine

Penny @ The Comforts of Home/Lavender Hill Studio said...

BJ, I love the stenciled baskets! What a great idea. And your fall nesting is just perfect.

ellen b said...

Hello bj! Love the ruby in your fall decor. For someone without a crafty bone in your body things are looking mighty fine with your basket...

glimpse of my world said...

You did very good-- I love them too... Happy Halloween!!

Beautiful pear tree lane said...

I think your baskets look great, and so are you decorations.
Thank you for sharing.

pinkyshelo said...

oh those are adorable decorations.. Love the plaid ribbon too..

Brenda Eason said...

It all looks so festive. You do great no matter what you think =)