Sunday, September 28, 2008

Halloween Extravaganza...

I recently visited a local store called The Gilbert Manor. They had the cutest Halloween decorations. Keep count of how many project ideas you get here.

I'm salivating over all the ribbon.
















Oh, they have a nice little statue of me.



Forget the decorations here, I want the cabinet.





Here they placed those Christmas candle sticks inside the jars.




Look how cute those plates are.


Oops, dropped my hat.







I would love to have this arrangement at my front door.

















My mother just asked me if she could host a baby shower at my house. With a gulp, I said yes. I tend to go nuts knowing lots of people are coming over. I go into project overdrive and ignore the kids and hubby for a few days. I'm excited though. I've always wanted to make the diaper cake that I saw here. I plan to dress it up with Halloween colors.

Have a great week! Thanks for letting me know I wasn't the only person in the world that didn't know how to can food. I actually just finished my second jar of peaches. Yum!

52 comments:

Diane@A Picture is Worth.... said...

Hi Brandee,
Thanks for posting all these neat pictures. I like the one you wanted by your front door too!
diane

Melissa said...

DARLING stuff. I, too, love ribbon. I have a little obsession with it! I just learned how to can myself! So fun.

ceekay said...

That store looks great! Is it in Gilbert? I should try to go there for their Christmas decor!!

salpetitt said...

Thanks for sharing! I enjoyed visiting your blog. I'll be back!~Sherri

Tracey said...

Cute, Cute stuff!!!
I love the little statue of you.....LOL!!!

~The Robin's Nest~ said...

LOVE that store-It's not often you visit a store that has that many wonderful things in it. I enjoyed looking at every single photo. It's amazing what people come up with when it comes to crafting!
Thanks so much for sharing your visit!
P.S. I love that cabinet too!

Kitty Scraps said...

Good Morning Miz Brandee,
Thanks for sharing all the bootiful Halloween eye candy..cute stuff! My fingers are itching to craft, hopefully I'll be back home soon *smiles*

Your home is gorgeous, I'd ask to host a party there too if you were my kin folk or neighbor *smiles* I can't wait to see all the cute ways you come up with to decorate for a October baby shower. Have a wonderfully blessed week!

Chris said...

I would love to go shopping in that place. I love ribbon , I buy lots of it thinking I'm going to make a huge beautiful bow, also I have bought every product out there to make a big beautiful bow. Still hasn't happened. I just buy beautiful ribbon. :)

Hugs,
Chris

Darlene said...

Hi Brandee,

I absolutely LOVE that store....it took me forever to look at all of the pictures! I think I LOVE everything in it! Oh, and both of the black pieces are TDF! What a fun store to browse!

Rae said...

What a fabulous shop! I could drop a bunch of money in there, no problem!

Good luck with the baby shower. Can't wait to see pictures of that fun cake!

duchess said...

What a great store. I so need that red corner cabinet in my family room.

My home - My life said...

Oh my - that store looks amazing! Thanks for all the great ideas.

Have fun with the shower - I am sure you are a wonderful host!

Lisa Ann said...

I would be out of control in that store! So many wonderful things in one place.

Shannon said...

Such pretty pictures!!! I love it all!

Marie said...

What a great store! I love all those vintage/primitive Halloween decorations. :o)

Carrie said...

Wow that is one great store! Good luck with the baby shower be sure to take pictures.

Ms. Tee said...

Oh, this post really gets me in a fallish mood - lots of great ideas!
Thanks for sharing with us! :)

AJ said...

OH MY! I would love to have been shopping with you! Don't tell me you came away empty handed?!?! Saw so many things I would love to have, especially some of those pumpkins that match my my candy corn jar!

Laura Ingalls Gunn said...

I need the candy corn cones. Where is the store?
Loved how you "dropped your hat". Made me laugh.

Reynie said...

Love all that stuff! Oh the ideas running through my head now from all that inspiration!!

momof3azkids said...

I love the decor they have for Easter and Christmas too. So many cute ideas...so little time to copy!

Susie Harris said...

I love that store! Thank you for sharing all of those very neat ideas. Not sure if my head and house can hold anymore, hehe. Have fun with that baby shower~

Ruby Red Slippers said...

At first glance, I thought the first picture was your home, and was thinking, "So, that's how she makes so many cute things."
That place is so neat, and looks like it is bursting with great ideas. I loved the halloween plates-so clever!

Ruby Red Slippers said...

P.S: I hosted my sisters baby shower last year and had a ball-I did all vintage baby clothes (hung on wreath holders), with old suitcases, silver rattles, and old quilts.I brought in old cradles to put the gifts in and around. We did it as a brunch with coffee/flavored seasonal creamers and seasonal teas-just some ideas...Have fun-I LOVE planning stuff like that.

Hooked on Houses said...

Wow, what cute Halloween stuff! I was cracking up over the statue of "you." I don't think any of us believes you're a witch, Brandee. Ha.

I'm afraid that by the time I get around to decorating for Halloween, it's going to be Thanksgiving. *sigh* I'm behind on everything these days! -Julia

Chris said...

Those are spectacular! I loved all the plates, and the lettered plaques. OH...and the witches hat! I could go on and on!

Girly Stuff said...

Yeah...I thought it was your house at first glance also. Cute store. I go psycho when I plan stuff too. The whole family becomes involved...what kind of therapy will they need one day?

Ginger said...

Great pictures of the store and all the goodies. I love your funny comments under your pictures. You sound like you have a great sense of humor.
We had a baby shower in Feb for my daughter in law, and made the diaper cake. Af first glance, it looked like a real cake. Lots of fun to do.
Ginger

Rhoda @ Southern Hospitality said...

That was a fun tour! ANd yes, that bookcase is going in the black/white guestroom. It's coming along really great now so stay tuned for more.

beth at aunties said...

I lost count! Too many projects and amazing and darling Halloween and fall items. Its a great store!Ribbon really seems to add so much.
Have fun with the baby shower, diaper cake and getting ready for it. Your home is already gorgeous so try not to neglect your hubby and kids too much.
I can almost smell the peaches and hear the ping of the lids.. Good for you!

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Connie said...

What Gor-geous stuff in Gilbert. Your home will be bee-u-ti-ful for the shower. I would love to see it in person.

Good Grief is a great way to sum up my last couple of weeks. So thanks for that. I would swing by your house if you were on my way to Georgia. But nope, you're in the stinking wrong direction.

You might could put some beads on some last minute key chains. You never know how many will sell. I hope the whole kit-n-kaboodle!
~Connie

Kailyn said...

Love Halloween decorations..! I’m stealing ideas from you.

Marivic_Little GrumpyAngel said...

Thank you for taking us places with you! So many great ideas! I desperately need to get off my lazy buns and go halloween shopping this week.

nikkicrumpet said...

what beautiful things...how did you get out of there without spending a fortune?? I loved the open mouthed pumpkin candy dish...too cute! And that front door display would be AWESOME!

cindy said...

Hi Brandee, good thing that store isnt closer to my house! I would be broke!..I loved just about everything...really liked the candy corn cones...so did you get anything?...I bet you did!~Cindy~

Debbie @ ribbonwoodcottage.blogspot.com said...

Brandee, I loved that tour, thanks. Those plates are toooo cute. Hey good luck on your baby shower, I am sure your house will look amazing and you will get lots of ooohs and aaaaahs.
You always have a great looking place to me, wish I could have gone shopping with you!!
Blessings,
Debbie

Rue said...

Hi Brandee :)

I just drooled all over my computer LOL I love that shop and those little white smiling pumpkins are soooo cute :)

Great canning job! I've never done it.

hugs,
rue

Mrs. Trixi said...

Thank you for sharing all of these great pictures. So beautiful. I love that diaper cake too.

Nicole said...

What a fun store. I just love cute, fun and darling stores like this one. I love the little candy corn holder things.

Lorie said...

Such great crafts! I need to know where this is?

Joy said...

That was sooo fun to go along with you and see all of the fall delights. Thanks so much for posting all of those fun photos!

Tausha said...

I loved the candy corn cones! Yum-so much that I must do it this week. I have a cone hanging out in my garage-just waiting for me to do something with it. Weird I know! Thanks for sharing the inspirations!

Ros said...

Where is this great place? I am sooo into plates. I know your shower will go great. Did I tell you about the girl who did a shower and had full sized toys on her table for height and to hold serving dishes? Yes, a child's chair, a big dump truck, and old fashioned looking scale, like you would see at a potato farm. stuff like that. It was very cute mixed in with all the other stuff. Have a great day!

Half of the Style Sisters said...

Fun shop! I love all the ribbons and the black hutch! I must get one for myself one day. Very cute. Thanks for posting all the pics.

Karin

Debra said...

Wow...all of it looks great. I am a sucker for mini pumpkins.

Tracey said...

Miniature donkeys are ADORABLE!!
If you haven't seen one you should check them out :)

Kitty Scraps said...

Hi Brandee,
I love NPR, I listen to it in the car too just like you *smiles* Sometimes if I'm going into work later in the day then I have to listen to Radio Reader in my crafting room. Can't miss that! This is one of the drawbacks working on this store set, missing my NPR time. With a 45 minute commute, an hour and a half daily, well that's a lot of time to enrich my mind and keep current on news. Thanks for sharing that you love NPR too, I get chided a lot by people who just don't seem to get it so it's nice to meet another fan *smiles*

Tamara Jansen said...

Thanks for the pictures! They're FAB! We Canadians aren't as into Halloween as you guys are but.....I think we should pay more attention to this important holiday :)

Laura said...

OMG, it took me this long to make a comment! Wow! Not only am I salivating over the decorations, but the furniture as well! I will take one of each! The diaper cakes are fun to make, I have only done one but wanting to do another!

Have fun at the shower!
Laura :)

Cherry's Jubilee said...

Hey there! Love that store...I am soooo gonna make a candy corn tussy mussy. TONIGHT> love it. I posted some candy corn of another kind! Hey where are you ...I see you have not posted in several days...it is not like life gets in the way or anything. jeese. cherry

tardevil said...

Oh I am in love with those photos. Boy, could I ever tear up an after Halloween sale at that store...since I'm not there, you'll have to just do it for me! LOL!

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