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October 15, 2011

vintage halloween - mini home tour

My hubby and I took a little much needed vacation time this week.  We took a leisurely drive up the coast, took the grand babies to the pumpkin patch, visited a local amusement park and even managed to tackled a few projects on the home front as well.  Now I have so much to share that I hardly know where to start.



Because I never seem to color in the lines, I think I'll start with my Friday outing and work backwards from there.



My sister in law and I planned a little shopping excursion to a few of our favorite stores that are all decorated for the holidays.  I never arrive at her house during any holiday season without my camera in hand and Friday was no exception.



These photos are all from here charming home.  She is a collector of vintage and has such a knack for display.   I've learned never to make a quizzical face at her purchases because she always has something brewing in that creative mind of hers.


She claims not to be crafty and says she can't sew but somehow manages to transform adorable fabric into pillows and slipcovers in the blink of an eye...


give her a few picks of seasonal goodness and she works her magic...


She has a wonderful collection of quilts and vintage table cloths and is not afraid to use them.  That's one of the things I admire about her...she somehow manages to always put the love of people above the love of things. 

I have more of her vintage Halloween collection to share tomorrow...and then maybe you can help me convince her to start sharing some of her talent with the blog world herself.

I'm joining The Tablescaper for Seasonal Sunday...

13 comments:

  1. what amazing decorating!!! LOVE it all......fall is the best for decorating!!!!

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  2. looks like you hit some nice places. I love the quilt in the first photo. Was wondering what you came up with for the dandelion fabric??

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  3. Are all the pictures of her house. My goodness she has so many decorations. I love the quilt too.

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  4. So CUTE! I love to decorate for every holiday but Halloween and Christmas are definitely my favorites... and the ones I have the most decorations for!

    I'll be back tomorrow to see "part 2"...

    ~Chris

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  5. How sweet of you to showcase your SIL! I love her decor & all the vintage-look! Thanks for sharing.

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  6. She definitely has a flair for decorating! I can see why you take yoour camera while visiting her home!

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  7. Beutifull decorating...Beutifull colours!

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  8. Patty- All of this Halloween/fall decorating at your SIL's house is just amazing! She has some wonderful collections of quilts and vintage and definitely knows how to display them. :-) Thanks for signing up to follow me- I see that you have some interest in many of the same blogs that I visit. I'll be back again later to read more of your blog. Busy Sunday today! :-) Sue

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  9. SIL's porch area is sooooo cute and charming. Love it all!

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  10. What a darling home! Your sister-in-law certainly does have a way with display. I love those vintage quilts!

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  11. Love all of those polka dots! So happy that you chose to join Seasonal Sundays.

    - The Tablescaper

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