Wednesday, September 1, 2010

Laying The Bones

It's almost Labor Day, people. Doesn't your brain go straight to Halloween?
Yeah, I know but you gotta keep up in the retail world.
I will admit to having some fun. Some of you know that this is about my least
favorite holiday (since growing up anyway, who says we adults can't dress up and get
free candy?).
Anyway, while I have some great Halloween art from Altered Ever After, the
rest of my Halloween orders have not arrived.
This week after hours, I have spent time at the antique malls gathering black gloves, umbrellas and a few other goodies to give the shop a great backdrop for the rest that will be here any day now.
I think of myself as a kind of happy and joyful... an optimistic kind of person.
I don't know where the above idea came from, but I'm calling it "clevah".
Click to enlarge and check out the old insurance premium statement that I wrote on.

It was really easy to find vintage black gloves. Witchy. How easy would it be to stitch them together, add a little more ephemera, and make a spooky garland?

Okay, here is where I'm patting myself on the back. This antique kick sled has been hanging in the rafters since last winter. I figured it was getting close to cool weather, why take it down now?
I went to the hardware store, bought and painted a couple of brooms black, shredded an umbrella, and there you have it.
I love it.
We have lots of black crows and owls that will be perched for the ride.

Come by and see me!

(Happy Labor Day, by the way).


Blogger Gracie's Cottage said...

I get the shivers just looking at that...very cool!


September 1, 2010 at 1:55 PM  
Blogger Jeanine Burkhardt said...

Angie... I did indeed get back to SEE what you "brewed-up" over night!!! Totally AwEsoMe!!! LoVed the creativity... Soooo glad we popped in... Jeanine, ChiPPy!-SHaBBy!

September 1, 2010 at 5:30 PM  
Blogger Ms. Robinson said...

oh wow....this is the best...

September 2, 2010 at 10:17 AM  
OpenID dogsmom said...

Black gloves are easy to find?
I am hoping that now that you mentioned it they will be, but yard saling season is about over around here. I may have to browse some antique shops just to look.
I like your adventurous sense of creativity.

September 13, 2010 at 1:11 PM  

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