Monday, October 13, 2014

Halloween Vignettes

I looked back through my posts to see how I had decorated for Halloween over the five years I have been blogging. I have learned a great deal from other bloggers and enjoy making seasonal vignettes. 

Today is Thanksgiving Day in Canada. We celebrated Saturday so DS and DGS could join us. Low key, great meal, time to visit. DGS brought home a cold from school on Wednesday and gave it to me Friday. Sunday I felt not so very fine so it was turkey Soup Sunday and Turkey sandwiches Monday.

Below are 5 years of my Halloween Vignettes. I tell myself I make them for DGS but I suspect I make them for myself too.

2014 - Pumpkins from Laity Pumpkin Patch. Cast Iron Crows from years ago, wooden crows and pumpkins thrifted last year, cutting board from my Mom years ago and banner from two years ago. A mixture to make something fresh.

2013 This was my favourite, I used great junk finds (thrifted) and felt just like a junk blogger. This was the year I needed a lift in October and this did it for me.

2012 The year I bought a great and very different pumpkin. The painted buffet was finished and still in the carport so I had great junk to add to the vignette.

2011 First try at finding burlap (this is landscape/plant wrapping burlap). This was before close weave burlap became easier to find (not including real burlap potato sacks). Gourds, waxed leaves, burlap and a great bowl.

2010 A mixture of gourds and pumpkins, a folk carved and tin finned fish, peeks at special paintings. This was my 'beginning' in deliberately making vignettes. Before I just called it decorating.

I love using PicMonkey to make collages, frame pictures and add watermarks. Their team continues to add exciting additions to the program.


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  1. Hi Joy,
    How fun to look back over five years of fall decorating. You did a beautiful job each year!
    Enjoying your blog,

  2. Joy it is so much fun to look back. You have a great knack for vignettes for sure. I love the little banner!


  3. One of the great things about blogging is having the history in print and photos.

    I love your Halloween decor - maybe I will put some up today!

  4. Stoppin in from the Mosaic Monday blog hop,,,,I love the "junk" year, 2013. Have a wonderful day and enjoy the fall season.

  5. It was fun to see the variety from over the years :)

  6. Fun fall decor. I love to decorate for the different holidays too.

  7. Very nice, and varied decorations over the years. We had our dinner Sunday night and leftovers for lunch today. I've had enough turkey for a while. :-)
    Thank you for linking to Mosaic Monday.

  8. How fun to see your decorations through the years!! If I had to choose a favorite - I would pick 2013 too - followed by 2012 - I like them ALL!!

  9. What a fun look back. I can't choose a favorite. I just enjoyed them all.

  10. You had my favourite 'sultans hat' decorative pumpkin (2010 vignette)! :) I so wanted to buy one this year and couldn't find it anywhere:(
    I would love if you share your vignettes with my fall themed party Big Autumn Bash:


  11. Memories are good, and it's great to look back and see photos of our past years on our blogs. Looking back can be fun and also inspiring. I love you tag banner, so cute and simple, exactly how Like!

  12. One of the things I love about blogging is the chronicle of memories available to me. I think the junk finds vignette is my favorite. Thank you for sharing these at Make It Monday.

  13. Interesting to see how your style has changed. I do think those 2 little wooden crows are very cheery!

  14. So much fun to see your review ... all so different and interesting. I love the 2014 decorations.
    Thanks for sharing.
    Audrey Z. @ Timeless Treasures

  15. Such a fun look back! Love your Halloween decorations! The web with the spider and the crows are amazing! Thank you for sharing.

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  16. OMYGOODNESS...I love all of these. I couldn't choose a favorite if I had to...Love those cute wooden crows..:)

  17. I like 2012 and 2013, too. They're so adorable. Thanks for sharing with us at the Halloween blog hop.

    1. P.S. Just want to let you know that your vignettes will be featured as the most viewed post at the Halloween 2016 Blog Hop.


Thanks for visiting. I read and appreciate all your comments. Joy

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