Significance of the Name

My Blog’s name is a tribute to my Dad & my Husband. My Dad because he used to sing the song to me, "How 'd You Like to Swing on a Star?" It's about reaching for your dreams, you can stay where you are & be safe OR YOU CAN SWING ON STAR. Stars also refer to a difficult night just after my husband died. I was talking to him (I often do.) & said how I missed his "I Love You's". That night he gave me a dream... a gorgeous, bright blue night sky filled with thousands of stars, in the middle the stars formed an "I LOVE YOU"....such a gift on so many levels.

So "follow your own path, & don't worry about the darkness, for that is when the stars shine brightest”

Saturday, October 15, 2011


I don't know about the rest of you, but decorating for Halloween is so much fun! 
As you all may know by now I love all things magical, fairies, elves, wizards, witches and well GHOSTS too!
I thought I'd share some of my Halloween Decorations. 
Although, what you see today may not look like this in a few days as I am constantly re-arranging and re-creating! Do you do that?
For example the pumpkin above looked like this until I decided to add a mask I remembered I had stored away....

You just use masking tape, silver paint, some glitter on the top and add a mask.

This is how my mantle looks today....

I love this green and love using different versions of it in my decorating.
The old oil lamp is dear to me, it was my brother-in-law's, Tony, thanks dear Tony. 
I knew it would work wonderfully here. 

I use this cloche every season. You will see it over and over again,
used in many ways. It is a wonderful piece to have on hand, can't recommend having one enough!

I bought the spider and added green glitter!

A few other scapes.....

This is on a flea market find chair I redid. Love Mr. Pumpkin Head! 

This Apothecary Jar is another flea market find...I think I paid like $2.00,it has a chip in the back, on the lip... so just hide it in the back for $2.00!

 A kitchen counter....

It's Halloween, its a great time to let your imagination and creativity go and have fun! 
Just Remember...... 

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  1. I loved all the decoration especially the mask. It was awesome! Well done!

  2. Cute Halloween decor!! I just love Halloween!

  3. Love the painted pumpkin with the mask. It reminds me of a masquerade ball.

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    Liz @ The Brambleberry Cottage